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G0453Z 15" 3 HP Planer with Spiral Cutterhead

Upgrade to a spiral cutterhead with power to spare.

The G0453Z 15" 3 HP Planer with Spiral Cutterhead recognized ahead of the rest of the 15" planers tested by WOOD Magazine for its combination of clean cuts and the ability to control snipe.

The 4-row spiral cutterhead with 74 German-made indexable carbide inserts cut some of the finest surface finishes money can buy.

Each insert can be rotated up to three times to expose a new sharp edge for superior finish.

Reducing the cut to the size of a single insert makes for a cleaner cut and reduces noise compared to the traditional straight knife cut.

The 3 HP motor spins the cutterhead at 4800 RPM to plane your stock up to 15" wide by 8" thick, cutting as deep as 1/8" per pass.

Additionally, the G0453Z features a built-in mobile base, adjustable bed rollers, two-speed automatic board feed, and solid cast-iron extension wings.

Like all Grizzly planers, the G0453Z comes with a 1-year warranty which covers parts and assures the unit is free from factory defects. (Consumables are not covered by the warranty.)

The G0453Z manual was written by our U.S. based Technical Documentation Department and is packed with useful information. The complete and easy to read manual makes it easier to assemble and maintain your planer.

The Grizzly Customer Service and Technical Support Teams are U.S. based. Parts and accessories for the planer are available on-line and shipped from the Grizzly parts warehouse in Springfield, MO.

CSA certified

Note on replacement inserts:

  • Models manufactured April 2015 and later use H7319 (74) 14mm x 14mm x 2.0mm replacement inserts.
  • Models manufactured March 2015 and earlier use T21348 (74) 14.17mm x 14.17mm x 2.0mm replacement inserts.


  • Motor: 3 HP, 240V, single-phase, 15A
  • Maximum stock width: 15"
  • Maximum stock thickness: 8"
  • Minimum stock thickness: 3/16"
  • Minimum stock length: 8"
  • Maximum cutting depth: 1/8"
  • Cutterhead diameter: 3"
  • Cutterhead type: 4-row spiral, 74 inserts
  • Cutterhead speed: 4800 RPM
  • Feed rate: 16 & 30 FPM
  • Table size with extensions: 15" x 42"
  • Dust port size: 4"
  • Footprint: 22" x 22-1/2"
  • Overall dimensions: 32-1/2" W x 42" D x 45-7/8" H
  • Approx. shipping weight: 672 lbs.


  • Board return rollers
  • Pedestal-mounted control panel
  • Built-in mobile base
  • Adjustable bed rollers
  • Rubber-coated outfeed roller
  • Built-in lifting rods
  • Angled dust port hood
  • Magnetic switch with thermal overload protection
  • Four-column support with table locks
  • Precision-ground, cast-iron table and extension wings
  • Heavy-duty cast-iron construction

90 Customer Reviews(4.8 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review

Anonymous Reviewer
Very Good Value 07/04/2020 1:08:02 AM

I bought the "Polar" color version of this in 2013. It continues to be a great planer. I had a 12" Powermatic planer, 1.5 hp, from the 60s for 30 years-back when they were green. The Grizzly planer was a big step up-no snipe, good chip collection design, much quieter with the spiral cutter head, much better cut surface (especially on figured woods), obviously a 3" wider cut, and a much smoother/easier thickness adjustment. (Setting the knives on the Powermatic was always a challenge.) I have two criticisms of the Grizzly. If you want to take a real fine finish cut, say 1/16", the out-feed roller leaves striations, especially on softwoods. As a result I've learned that you can't do that and you have to plan for the final thickness with a thicker last cut. Also, the outfeed roller picks up particles from softwood so you have to periodically clean it with a brass bush. Secondly, the gearbox screws weep (not really leak) gear oil. To remedy this I took the four screws out, one at a time, and wrapped them with some yellow Teflon tape. This fixed the problem. I also taped the the filler and drain hole plugs as a preventative measure on the gear box. Two final comments. Accidentally, I rolled the planer into a shelf and busted the stop button which stuck out the farthest without any protection. (I'm waiting for a new one to arrive. ) The old one still works, without the red button, while the actual switch in the box is in place and functional. To prevent this from happening again I rotated the button control box 90 degrees on the pedestal. The buttons are now better protected since they face the in-feed table and would be less likely to hit something when I move it. Finally, because of space considerations I move the planer around quite a bit. The roller wheels work well but they slip to the down position a little to readily. By shoving a chunk of wood in the foot lever I keep if from doing this and I can move it easily. Of course, I can always take it out if I want it solidly stationary.

Ronald S
Awesome machine 06/18/2020 11:34:42 AM

I purchased this machine to create some nice wood working products and i am very happy with the machine so far. It takes a bit to get used to sending smaller items through it but is works awesome. It is quiet and smooth.

Richard F
Couldnt be happier!! 06/12/2020 3:36:29 AM

I ordered and received this unit in late February. The control box had been damaged in shipping, and even in the midst of the COVID-19 shutdowns, Grizzly promptly got me the parts that I needed to repair it (simple fix).

Because of my full time work, in Emergency Management, my shop was shut down until just a week ago, and today (June 11) is the first that I needed and got to try out my new planer. Im BLOWN AWAY!!!! Precision planing, with no observable snipe. Steady self-feed. Quiet!!! ( I think my dust collector is louder!). I was working with ash, black walnut, and oak today, so I was working with moderate hardwoods, not pine or cedar. The planer was flawless, and I was amazed!

This is my third big Grizzly tool, as I have the 20 open-side sander and the ceiling-hung air filter. While I needed to make a modification to the sander so that it fit my needs, Im very happy with all three. Grizzly tools have treated me well!!!

Anonymous Reviewer
Awesome 06/07/2020 1:40:46 PM

Awesome planner
Easy to setup, just take your time and do it right. Very quite and accurate.
I absolutely love this planner.

daniel C
06/07/2020 1:05:34 AM

I haven't used it yet, but I am looking forward to firing it up

Doug S
I love this planer 05/31/2020 2:38:48 PM

Ive been wanting to upgrade my planer for a long time and was finally able to get this beast. It was packaged well for shipping and assembly was straight forward. This one is much quieter than my old planer. The built in mobile base is a must. This is a great planer and Im very happy with my purchase.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/31/2020 12:47:51 PM

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Perfect piece of equipment outstanding. 05/22/2020 2:46:11 PM

I Tried out The planner, I Ran it through The Joe test. The planner past with great expectation. I had no snipe, The scale read true. I do believe, it's because I followed the instructions to A T on set up!! I set the table rollers to .005 ! Book calls for. 002 ----020. Call other Tolerances were set by the book. I would recommend the G053Z to any person on the Planet...

Anonymous Reviewer
05/07/2020 1:18:49 AM

The G0453Z works very well. I cannot wait until I have more time to use it.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great planer 04/08/2020 10:42:37 AM

This is an industrial quality machine very heavy Works as it should and it is so quiet compared to straight blade machines I'm very happy with it. Takes about an hour to assemble and set up. I noticed upon reviewing that some people had complained about infeed roller marks As with every heavy duty planer you have to take enough material off per pass to erase those marks.

John R
04/04/2020 11:23:34 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
03/25/2020 12:45:48 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great product 03/20/2020 2:57:47 PM

Went I bought this machine I thought I had ordered the model with the stationary table which weighs 300 lbs but I actually ordered the one with the stationary head that weighs 700 lbs. imagine my surprise when my grandsons and I tried to pick it up. We managed though and after a few hours had it set up and running. It is very quiet and leaves the wood soooo smooth that little sanding is required. Snipe has all but disappeared. I have a garage filled with rough wood and needed something really stout to get it all planed down. A friend had this model with the blades rather than the spiral cutting head and he recommended it. He is thinking of converting his to the spiral cutter after hearing my raves about the results I am getting. The engineering is outstanding and assembly was relatively easy with one person but I recommend two. It weighs 700 lbs but is easy to move around with the wheel lift system. Great piece of equipment.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/14/2020 1:44:49 AM

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Donnie C
03/03/2020 2:44:10 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great planner 02/20/2020 11:48:52 AM

I haven't used it much but it seems to do a great job.

Anonymous Reviewer
02/14/2020 12:02:16 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great machine 01/23/2020 11:12:47 PM

I purchased almost a month ago and love it. Setup was easy and no adjustments needed out of the crate. No snipe or thickness variation more than a few thousands. I havent had the opportunity to use much yet but looking forward to it!

Anthony S
Well built, great price, powerful and quiet with fantastic results. 01/15/2020 1:17:22 PM

I've had this planer for about two months and, so far, have no complaints. I have probably used it for around 15 hours of actual use with no real issues.

It took about two hours to assemble, align, and clean the entire unit before my first use. The bed rollers had to be adjusted slightly, which was the only real issue and was easily corrected.

The machine is stable and well built. The mobility kit is simple, but very easy to use and works well. The 3 HP motor has plenty of power and the noise levels are considerably quieter than I expected. The finished boards come out very smooth with minimal to no snipe. And the maximum usable cutting width is a little over 15''. I added a wixy thickness indicator to my unit (great accessory) and verified its accuracy with a digital caliper. The results were consistent and accurate, within +/- .003", which is pretty great in my opinion. I was also pleased to discover that this ships with the upgraded rubber feed roller, which helps with the finish on the boards.

Overall, I highly recommend the Grizzly G0453Z. It is the best, spiral cutterhead 15" planer for the money. You won't be disappointed.

Anonymous Reviewer
very nice machine 01/13/2020 4:36:37 AM

so far I love this planer, meets the expectations.

Richard C
01/03/2020 2:07:57 PM

Did not have a single hitch in getting it up and flawlessly operating thanks to a great UPS GROUND delivery driver who dropped it right on my shop floor. Everything worked perfectly once assembled. Assembly instructions were clear. Mobile base allowed it to be moved into position. Had to change the electrical plug to match the shops outlets.
Should have given more thought to fixed vs moveable table. Moveable table makes infeed and outfeed support more difficult.

Anonymous Reviewer
Very happy- why did I wait so long! 01/02/2020 12:30:10 PM

Very high quality machine with plenty of power and so quiet by comparison. Set up takes awhile but everything proved to be in proper adjustment. Why did I fight a bench top Unit for so long? Very pleased!

Anonymous Reviewer
12/26/2019 8:45:49 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great planner 12/18/2019 11:59:35 AM

So far it has produced great results. The boards come out so smooth. This was my first project, although not finished, I was real happy with the flatness right out of the planner with minimal sanding.

No Comparison!!! 12/16/2019 2:21:09 PM

Upgraded , I mean big time from a Ridgid table top 12 . From a state of deafness to I can hear you now. I have problems hearing wether it Is on or not, over the sound of the dust collector . The GO453Z is a great addition to my already green herd. A GO548ZP 2 hp dust collector, AGO523ANV, 17 bandsaw, AGO1014Z combination sander and AGO821 bench top spiral jointer. What a finish, started it out right on black walnut and after learning how to adjust the depth (not too much at a time) , plenty of power and smooth!!!!

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent planer 12/12/2019 12:42:45 PM

Easy setup. I can run it without wearing earplugs. Very smooth finish.

10/27/2019 11:54:01 AM

Quiet. Produces small easily collected chips. Results in uniform thickness smooth surface.

Paul M
planner 10/21/2019 10:49:49 PM

Very happy so far seems to be worth the 4 1/2 month wait

Anonymous Reviewer
Very happy 10/20/2019 12:19:55 PM

Set up and assembly went well, does a great job only small issue is the dust collection is not that great, wood chips exit out the front. Ran some walnut through and zipped right through did a wonderful job.

Greg M
Awesome planer 05/25/2019 12:06:14 AM

This planer was backordered and I was being patient and so glad I was. This is an awesome planer and I really like the spiral cutter head. I had a board of Birdseye maple which also had some curly grain to it and I saved it for this planer. I know my previous planer with straight knives would have torn this type of grain to pieces. I processed this board in my new Grizzly planer and I swear, it doesnt need sanding with zero tear out. Man, what a nice machine this is. Im soooo glad I waited for this planer......it was definitely worth the wait.
I read a lot of reviews where people mention the cleanup on these was a huge mess. I seriously didnt find it bad at all. Plus much easier to wipe oil than to remove rust. Setting the machine up was straight forward and checked board thickness on both sides and was right on. No roller impressions on the wood surface and outfeed roller is now rubber which eliminates that problem. I really feel that these reviews dont fall on deaf ears . I think that Grizzly folks read them and use these to make improvements on their products. I believe in the very near future, all planers and jointers will have spiral cutter heads as standard equipment versus straight knives. They are so much quieter and do a much nicer job for so much longer.
I now own 5 Grizzly machines and I am 110% satisfied with every single one of them. This planer will join the family of the other Grizzly machines I have and Im impressed with every one of them. I have always received second to none customer service when needed.
I did install a wixey digital readout on this planer and love that too....works great. If anyone out there is thinking of buying a quality 15 inch planer at a bargain, you couldnt go wrong with this machine. Bottom line, Im so glad I chose this planer, so satisfied with its performance, and cant beat the price.

Anonymous Reviewer
Efficient and effective machine - excellent product 05/02/2019 1:40:44 PM

I've run the first 500 bf through the machine-excellent result. Machine did trip an internal breaker after an hour of use. Have since adjusted amps to 15.5 and reset breaker-no problems. Mobility is great-much better than my previous non-Grizzly planer. Machine's intake is designed to minimize taking too big a bite off a board which I like-doesn't bog the machine down. All in all-very pleased. Don't think Ill dread planing as much as in the past.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/29/2019 8:45:33 PM

Bought this planer as a replacement for a regular cutterhead machine. It was easy to clean and set up. The manual is clear and understandable. Machine works as advertised. Spiral cutterhead produces smooth results on figured walnut. Do check the tightness of the cutters as the manual recommends. I found one that was loose.

Anonymous Reviewer
Good planer, but a little wait 04/12/2019 11:33:54 AM

I am excited to really get some use out of this planer. Delivery to my house was nice and set up was straight forward. The test cuts I've made look great. My biggest complaint was the wait, as this was backordered for a few months until I got it. But I understand, it is a good product and high demand.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/10/2019 9:29:47 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
04/10/2019 12:48:37 PM

This is the first planer I have owned ,so I was hopeful the set up and the learning curve would be manageable . Grizzly 's owner manual really made the process easier than expected . I've made a few small projects and found the G0453Z 15" planer make my amateur skills look professional . Thanks Grizzly for your great products !

David C
Works great. 04/10/2019 11:32:06 AM

I've only got a hundred board feet or so through the planer but I'm very happy thus far. Set the bed rollers at .002 and you will have zero snipe. The feed roller is very aggressive and will pull the stock through without slippage. You will need to remove about a 32nd of an inch to remove the feed roller tracks as it comes set up from the factory. You may consider lessening the feed roller tension if you plan to use this as a fine surfacing machine. The spiral cutting head is awesome! THIS THING IS HEAVY! It doesn't feel that heavy when moving it around, but don't be fooled it is heavy......especially if you must take it down a flight of stairs. Be careful. That said, I'm very happy with the machine, its capacity and power.

Anonymous Reviewer
09/08/2018 5:43:33 PM

Nice planer. Has plenty of power. Upgraded from a Rigid 13" so still getting used to the Grizzly and all its nuances.

Only complaint so far is the straight dust chute. Parts breakdown shows it's supposed to be angled to one side and an angled chute makes more sense unless your collection hose is coming down from above otherwise supported so it doesn't droop in front of the outfeed table as mine does. Currently, the wood feeds from my outfeed table right into the hose. May have to see if I can jury rig a quick-connect 90 elbow to solve this.

Anonymous Reviewer
Best planer I have ever had 09/02/2018 6:54:31 PM

Now I have two green machines. I am painting my work benches green. I am using Grizzly Green plastic laminate on my bench tops. Give me a year, and, I will have a workshop full of Grizzly Green. (The popular 8-inch jointer has been ordered-I can hardly wait till it arrives.

D Rasmussen

Geoffrey Y
Great buy 08/11/2018 3:48:24 PM

I have use the planner for about a mouth with no issues, UPS did there best to destroy the creat but all was well inside.

Greg A
Much better than Woodmaster 07/31/2018 10:44:57 PM

I had purchased a Woodmaster 718 with the helical cutter head several years ago as I was prepping to re-model our kitchen and my 13" yellow portable planer just wouldn't have made it through 1200 board feet of 1" rough white oak and maple. Looked at the Grizzly G0453Z but wanted the 18" capacity of the Woodmaster. What a mistake. No matter how many times I checked tolerances I couldn't get accurate and even planing across the boards. When I finally tired of messing with it every time I used it I sold off the Woodmaster and all its accessaries and said good riddance.
I looked again at the G0453Z. After comparing a couple other major competitors I took the plunge and made the purchase and after two months of use I have had no regrets. The delivery was awesome with the driver using a pallet jack, wheeled the machine into my garage and then helped me remove the plywood crate before leaving. After removing it from the the pallet, completing the assembly and removing shipping grease and oil I checked and added gear oil and was ready to check tolerances before planing for the first time. Using a 1x10 maple board I fired the planer up. The first thing I notice is it was probably a full 20 percent quieter than my old Woodmaster. The in-feed roller took a good firm hold of the board and pulled it through with no slippage. There was very little noticeable planing marks even on the faster feed rate. Using a digital caliper I measured the board along the length of both edges and found only one-one thousandth of an inch variance near mid-length of the board and probably caused by the out-feed end of board dropping about 3 inches (my fault there). Adjusted the out-feed support and ran the board through again. Using the calipers again found the board thickness was consistent along both edges the length of the board. Yep I'm a happy camper! All I can say is what a difference a DEDICATED 3hp planer makes! I am very happy with the G0453Z and kick myself for not doing this 3 years ago/ I own a Powermatic PM2000 5hp tablesaw and MINIMAX 16" bandsaw, with a Oneida dust collection system and all I can say is my Grizzly is a great addition to my workshop.

Anonymous Reviewer
WOW, Excellent Machine 07/20/2018 11:15:57 AM

I have a great source for rough kiln dried wood. I needed a planer to surface rough wood. I considered the lunch box style planers, but planing wood is a critical step in any project. This planer kicks butt. The spiral cutterhead give a glass like surface. Right out of the box the planer was on spec. Used my rotacator to check everything, filled the gear box up with oil, and got the in feed and out feed tables aligned and just like that I was planing my rough lumber. Plenty of power and this thing is quiet. I use mostly red oak and cherry for my projects and this planer doesn't have any problems with either. It is heavy so be prepared for that. Once set up it glides along nicely on the built in mobile base. I love this machine. Worth every penny.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great Product 06/15/2018 12:04:41 PM

My 12" planer just wasn't cutting it. I was planing 12"boards for siding for my garage, needed something that could handle the task . The upgrade had been needed for sometime.It now fits among the other Grizzly tools ,band saw, table saw ,drill press ,sander, jointer and shaper .The planer does a fantastic job on the rough cut pine, can't wait to do some hardwood . Great product.... two thumbs up!

Anonymous Reviewer
06/05/2018 2:40:07 AM

Does a great job and it is much quieter than the DeWalt that I had for the past 12 years.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/01/2018 12:41:37 AM

I bought one for myself a couple of years ago and I liked it so much, I bought one for my son for his birthday earlier this year. It does a super job. Boards come out very smooth regardless of the grain pattern.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/31/2018 5:04:38 PM

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Carlo A
Great product! 05/30/2018 7:50:14 PM

I placed an order for the G0453Z in February 2018 and received it in May 2018 - backordered.
The planer was packed well and arrived undamaged. Instruction manual is clearly written and organized in a logical manner. The spiral cutterhead was missing one blade and screw, but tech/parts support sent a set up very quickly. So far so good.

Leonard H
05/30/2018 5:32:17 PM

Excellent product. I've had it a month and already ran 300 board feet of Hickory through it. Could not be more pleased!

Bob P
Anxious to use 05/30/2018 1:39:42 PM

This planer was purchased based on videos by woodworkers actually using what they considered a great buy because of price, performance, quiet operation, and the spiral carbide cutters.
Due to the machine being backordered, it arrived after we had returned to our Iowa home. Friends have unpacked the machine, saying all looks good.
So with not having been put into operation yet, a true evaluation can not be made.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/30/2018 1:25:12 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Love the Spiral Cutterhead Planer 05/30/2018 12:29:11 PM

Had to wait several months after ordering, well worth the wait. I had a huge pile of dried oak boards in my garage that had to be planed. I've ran the planer over 7 hours total since receiving it. It is awesome, planes great. Setting up the planer took about 2 hours. Very quiet operation, I can run inside my shop while it is hooked up to vacuum system. Can move it around easily mounted wheels.
Only complaint, the dust hood is located in the wrong place. Should discharge out of the side, it's just in the way.

Derek S
Good value 05/30/2018 11:27:20 AM

So far I have enjoyed this planer quite a bit. It works very well and is a huge improvement over my previous lunchbox style planer. However, I did have some problems during setup. The overall finish quality of the planer is poor. I had paint flaking off in a few areas. Also when I went to install the dust hood the threads were so caked in paint that I couldnt get the bolts in! I actually had to pull out a set of taps and retap the holes in my brand new planer! Once I finally got everything dialed in the machine runs well. Just have to overlook the paint chips.

Bob M
05/30/2018 11:26:15 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
05/30/2018 11:05:09 AM

I bought this planer because I needed its width and helical cutter

Anonymous Reviewer
03/01/2018 12:55:43 AM

I'm just amazed at the quality of the surfaces after using this plane. It's amazingly quiet compared to my old lunchbox planer. I don't even need ear plugs.

Anonymous Reviewer
Haven't had a chance to use it yet but it is set up and i like itvery well 02/27/2018 10:21:36 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
02/26/2018 6:42:36 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Still love it after 4.5 years... 02/04/2018 1:42:23 AM

I have had this planer for 4 and one half years and yesterday I finally decided to rotate the carbide cutter heads. It was still cutting well but I started to notice slight tear out in figured grains. I finished today and I'll tell you it took some effort but when I ran the first piece back through, after rotating the cutter heads, it was like a brand new machine. Much smoother and much quieter.

I am a hobbyist woodworker so I don't plane as much as a professional woodworker but I do give the planer an occasional workout. My only problems have been a leaky gasket that I can't seem to stop but I'm not going to the trouble to disassemble the gearbox and fix it and when I rotated the heads, 3 screw heads broke off and I had to extract them with a special tool. Some other minor things about the planer I have just managed to overlook or learn to work around.

Over all, the little bench top planers that I had before don't compare to what this planer can do. It's powerful, has 2 speeds, it's quiet, very little tear out, relatively easy to work on, heavy duty, and YOU DON"T HAVE TO ADJUST BLADES!!!! I still love it after 4.5 years.

P.S. I got the Byrd Shelix cutter head for my 8" jointer and now it's a dream machine, too!!!

Jason T
Good Planer for Our Small Production Shop. Excellent Value. 12/28/2017 2:11:14 PM

I upgraded from a Dewalt DW735 planer to the Grizzly G0453Z and it is proving to be a very good decision. The planer was on back order for some time, but it was well worth the wait. The setup takes some effort but once I got everything dialed in, the results are excellent. The feed is powerful and I have found that I can easily send and receive boards when working alone. No snipe. Smooth cuts at either speed with no tear out on the large lengths of white oak that I've been planing. When I take really light passes, say 1/64", I can see some faint outfeed roller marks, but this is well within expectations and nothing that can't be quickly removed with light sanding. Reasonably quiet operation. My dust collection is louder than the noise produced by the cutting head. Changing the gear oil is a little tricky, but not too bad once you figure it out.

Anonymous Reviewer
12/15/2017 2:17:01 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
G0453Z 15" planer as advertised and reviewd 12/15/2017 2:09:29 PM

Grizzly has always been known for solid equipment, and the G0453Z is no exception. It arrived packaged well with minimal damage to the outer crate from UPS Freight. I purchased the spiral cutter right up front on this unit vs. buying aftermarket from Byrd Tool or something. Even though the Shelix has a differentiating feature, it made sense to me to have Grizzly install their version, since I don't have experience with these cutter heads yet and didn't know what to expect. There are lots of videos reviewing this product, and I'd agree that I experienced what most others have, as documented in their videos.

I do have to mention that I also experienced disappointment by the outfeed roller imprinting fine impressions in the wood due to its serrated design. I'm sure this was engineered to firmly grip the wood to aid in drawing it through the cutter knives, but it certainly isn't desirable for the finish passes. Grizzly does offer a rubber outfeed roller (#T28060) for $80 to replace the serrated-steel, so plan on adding that to the price of the unit if you expect to be offended by these fine impressions in your freshly planed material. Since Grizzly acknowledges the issue, I suggest Grizzly offer a choice in outfeed roller when purchasing. I haven't swapped to the rubber roller yet, but I'm told it is a better option. Keep in mind that, with all planers, this will likely get built up with pitch and other contaminates over time and will be subject to deterioration, whereas the steel will not as quickly.

I was very pleased that the G0453 was quieter than the 'lunch box' planers and has a no-nonsense approach to their settings and features. It's straight forward to assemble and get up and running quickly. Mine came more assembled from the factory than what the manual described, so that was a time saver. Be prepared to spend some time de-greasing the unit as described in the manual and run scrap wood at first. After cleaning what I could, I planed a 4' scrap piece of construction 2x6 down to 1/4" thickness to be sure all the oils on the surfaces had been hit with sawdust to absorb the remaining oil and discharged. And also check the transmission oil level. Mine was empty for shipment, so be sure to check that and add, if necessary.

I'm looking forward to becoming more familiar with the unit and learning how it likes to run best. On recommendation of "Unemployed Redneck Hillbilly Creations", I installed a Wixey WR550 as soon as I got the planer set up. I'm very pleased with this and it makes adjustments much quicker and precise.

Thanks for the quality product, Grizzly.

Awesome 11/28/2017 12:23:34 AM

This planer with a sprial cutterhead is a must. Great on the ears, you can hold a conversation. Takes a little time to set up, like everything else, first piece of wood that I planed, was awesome. Grizzly fan for life, great equipment for a great price, 6 STARS

Anonymous Reviewer
11/09/2017 2:07:18 PM

Wish this machine came with a digital read out. Very hard to reproduce exact thickness...Other wise this is my second one and is a very nice planer.

Tom W
nice planer 10/30/2017 12:15:45 AM

this machine planes well but infeed falls short with multiple pieces at the same time also the oil resivoir was very low when I recieved the machine make sure you check oil level before using

Anonymous Reviewer
Love it 10/24/2017 11:11:31 PM

I've had this planner 2 years and I love it. Its powerful, fast and easy to use. Iv'e had no problems with it.

Getting the oil in the gearbox during installation was a bit intimidating. I got a large oral syringe from a drug store and hooked it up to some tubing. It took a while but worked good.

Myles H
10/23/2017 11:08:34 PM

I purchased this about a month ago. This was a n upgrade to my 20+ year old Delta 12 planer. What a fine quality piece of machinery. The Spiral Cutterhead is such a great feature of this tool. And I could not believe how quite it runs. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great planer and a great price.

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10/21/2017 10:53:07 PM

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Robert M
too many issues 07/30/2017 4:02:43 PM

My Planer came with a blown bearing. Grizzly was extremely quick at sending me out an upgraded bearing that should have already came in the machine. The metal out feed roller causes deep embossing. I called tech support and was told they would look into sending me a rubber out feed roller and I have been waiting for them to call me back for over 2 weeks. I recently went to rotate the carbide tips and I stripped the bolt holding one of the tips using the tool that Grizzly provided. I then broke the tip of the tool off trying to removed another carbide tip... they were definitely over tightened in factory.

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07/15/2017 12:17:23 PM

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07/14/2017 10:16:25 PM

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We are very pleased at ACW. 07/13/2017 5:07:58 PM

Apple Country Woodcrafters, NPO, replaced an underpowered yellow colored planer with this G0453Z and we could not be happier. It is so quiet we can carry on a conversion when we are standing next to it.

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07/12/2017 6:00:16 PM

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Bruce L
A good planer! 07/09/2017 3:55:38 PM

I like this planer and it certainly does the job I anticipated. One thing I dislike about the planer is the low quality of the dust collector hood. It is made of flimsy thin gauge sheet metal and the hose connector portion is aimed straight instead of angled right or left.

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07/09/2017 1:49:24 PM

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06/21/2017 11:47:07 AM

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carl D
06/17/2017 1:21:02 PM

The raising and lowering of the machine is downright dangerous. IE: If it is raised and you wish to lower it, you MUST put your foot UNDER the lever to release the UP-LOCK.
When you do this, the machine comes SLAMMING down in a horrendous way and makes a hell of a noise. I see NO way to solve this problem without redesigning a VERY poor mechanical design. Which I suppose I will have to do to keep the machine from bashing itself to pieces.

Also:raising and lowering of the table makes all kind of mechanical noises. I was unable to determine why. In addition the shaft attached to the handle, wobbles badly when raising or lowering.

Thirdly: Installing the dust chute, is a joke. Poorly designed.

Finally: the outfeed roller, leaves marks on the stock. It is my understanding that others have complained about this. Outfeed rollers should NOT be serrated; as this one is. Also; it is my understand that Grizzly is aware of this, and future modes will come with smooth outfeed rollers. But get this: IF any customer wants to replace the serrated roller and install a smooth roller; even if it is brand new; Grizzly WILL charge them $79.00 dollars plus shipping. I KNOW this because I asked them to do it at their cost, and they refused.

I bought this after looking at the Powermatic (exact model except for a few minor cosmetic changes); because the Grizzly was over a thousand times less.

Now I see why. "Ya git whatcha pay fer".

Oh well.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/17/2017 10:12:09 AM

A monster. Love it to pieces. Fast, smooth clean.

Gary R
Very happy customer!!!! 06/13/2017 12:40:24 AM

Planer exceeds my expectations. I have planed walnut and hickory so far and it chews through it like butter. The spiral cutterhead was worth every penny. Beautiful cuts and it is soooo much quieter than traditional blades. 100% thumbs up!!

Clint W
06/10/2017 1:18:33 PM

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Great product 06/10/2017 11:20:25 AM

I bought this machine a month ago I love it an I recommend for any one any time not only this but for all the machines that I have bought from grizzly it's all outstanding. I like to think grizzly for the great product and for the great service thanks team grizzly.

James S
06/09/2017 5:18:53 PM

The GO453Z is a great machine. I wish I had purchased one years ago.

daniel D
06/05/2017 3:06:32 PM

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06/04/2017 3:46:34 PM

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bobby C
06/03/2017 9:46:41 PM

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06/03/2017 5:42:31 PM

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06/02/2017 2:46:45 AM

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Don D
06/02/2017 2:22:24 AM

This is my second major tool purchase from Grizzly, my first is a G0555 band saw with the riser block. Both have exceeded my expatiation's.

The Spiral head works well and is very quiet. The dust collection on the Planer is superb, I connect to a cyclone dust collector.

Anonymous Reviewer
Super performance 06/02/2017 1:33:27 AM

This is by far a super machine , boards coming out looking fine

bruno J
06/02/2017 12:41:52 AM

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Jon W
06/01/2017 10:27:30 PM

I love it and wish I had purchased one long ago. Had a little trouble with the feed roll drive chain but grizzly sent out new chains in a matter of days .Very good customer service.

tom F
above and beyond 02/03/2017 1:47:45 PM

i went into business in july 2015 and purchased this machine. the growth of my business far exceeded my expectations and this little brute kept right up with it. i was planing thousands of board feet of oak, hickory, jatoba and other hardwoods weekly and it kept pace without giving up the ghost. the amount of abuse this machine took is inconceivable and i have no intention of selling it.
this machine turned me into a grizzly fan. i am now moving up to a 20" planer for bigger purchase orders and i would be foolish to buy anything but another grizzly.
tom f.