I bought this about a month ago, wanted to give it a good test run before writing a review. It's substantially less money than anything else in its class, so I never expected it to be the best out there. But honestly for the price you can't go wrong, it even has the spiral cutterhead!
My biggest complaint is the amount of shipping grease mine was covered in. I have a few other grizzly tools and they were easy to clean, I had about 5 hrs into degreasing this, most spent on the cutterhead. Had to remove every cutter and clean every blade, every screw, and all the tiny indents that hold the cutters in place with q tips. If you dont get all the grease and it gets on your project it can leave fish eyes in your finish. I wish it shipped with the cutterhead not attached and not covered in grease.
I think the way the switch is mounted is a weak point and I'm going to figure out a way to reinforce it. I use two hands when turning it off and on, one to brace the box and one to press the switch. It's a head scratcher as to why they allowed it to have so much play and didn't design some reinforcement into the design.
My tables needed almost no adjustments and it does a phenomenal job of jointing lumber. It's really nice being able to joint stuff wider than 8" and it's really increased my production as i dont have to rip wider boards to 8" anymore. And i can do some really nice projects that call for wider planks such as farmer's tables.
I'm very happy with my purchase and haven't been let down by a Grizzly machine yet.
Beware, it's extremely heavy. I don't know how I woukd have unpacked it with out my tractor. It comes bolted down to the shipping crate and has to be lifted off. Id borrow or rent one otherwise .