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Overview

The first thing that comes to mind when describing the Grizzly Ultimate 16" Jointer is MASSIVE CAST IRON! Tipping the scales at 1650 pounds, this jointer features a solid cast-iron base, hardened and precision-ground cast-iron tables, a center-mounted cast-iron fence, and cast-iron table elevation handwheels. When smooth operation, large cutting capacity, and mirror-smooth finishes are high on your list of desirable features, rely on Grizzly to deliver!

For the ultimate in extreme-duty machines, the G9953ZX features a spiral, indexable-insert cutterhead. By using a spiral cutterhead, a cutting edge is always in contact with the workpiece, unlike a conventional straight-knife jointer. This provides for the finest finish available and a much quieter machine that's unlike any other. The carbide inserts are not only replaceable, but each one can be rotated up to three times to expose a new sharp cutting edge. It's like getting three blade changes for the price of one!

Made in an ISO 9001 factory

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Motor: 5 HP, 220V, single-phase, 25A
  • Maximum width of cut: 16"
  • Maximum depth of cut: 5/16"
  • Cutterhead diameter: 4"
  • Cutterhead type: 6-row spiral with 120 inserts
  • Insert size & type: 14 x 14 x 2mm, indexable carbide
  • Cutterhead speed: 5000 RPM
  • Table size: 99-1/4 "x 16-1/4"
  • Fence size: 43-1/4" L x 6-5/8" H
  • Minimum stock length: 18"
  • Minimum stock thickness: 1/2"
  • Dust port size: 4"
  • Footprint: 23" x 57"
  • Overall dimensions: 99-1/4" W x 45-1/2" D x 32" H
  • Approx. shipping weight: 1719 lbs.

FEATURES:

  • Parallelogram tables with handwheel adjustment
  • Precision-ground cast-iron tables
  • Heavy-duty center-mounted fence with stops at 45°, 90° and 135° and rack & pinion lateral adjustment
  • Pedestal-mounted switch for easy access
  • Magnetic switch with thermal overload protection
  • Solid cabinet stand with noise-dampening system
  • Twin V-belt drive
  • Pair of push blocks included
Reviews

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

Ron L
The high quality that one would expect out of an ISO 9001 factory. 07/08/2020 8:55:46 PM

I have owned a number of machines from Grizzly over the years, and I will say that with this machine they got the quality right. The overall fit and finish of the machine is the best I've seen from the company; it appears that being made in an ISO 9001 factory is paying off. Delivery was as planned (you'll need a forklift or tractor capable of lifting about 1900 pounds off the back of a semi tractor trailer). We first moved the crated machine into my shop; garage doors about 9'4" wide provided just enough clearance for the crate. After uncrating, we rewired the circuit used for my old jointer (a 12" wide Grizzly), moved the machine to its new location in the shop on mover's dollies, removed the shipping preservative, and fired the machine up. It runs smoothly, and as expected sits rock solid, with no vibration. The fence adjustment mechanism is also smooth, and works well. The cutterhead guard works perfectly, too. The finish produced by the spiral cutterhead is the best I have seen..truly exceptional. The dust collection is ducted to near the cutterhead, resulting in more effective debris removal. My dedicated dust collector is apparently below the CFM draw required, however, as I am getting some debris on the infeed table with each cut. I don't think this is a design defect of the machine. If you work with wider stock on a routine basis, or do a lot of glue ups, this is a great machine to consider. I would purchase it again.

Joe G
Almost glass- like finish! 05/20/2020 11:45:44 AM

I have multiple machines with Shelix style heads on them but this joiner gives the absolute best finish.
Tables glide up and down smoothly.
Dont wait to purchase this item. One of Grizzlys best

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05/07/2020 3:09:58 PM

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Justin C
Awesome 01/26/2017 12:18:19 PM

I couldn't be happier with my purchase this machine is incredible sets up super easy can make the most warped boards flat once again incredible tool and credible company will definitely purchase more