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Item #: G0766
Model # G0766
Overview
This lathe is perfect for serious woodturners who want to turn large bowls, furniture pieces, and other large-diameter projects. With 22" of swing, a heavy-duty 1-1/4" x 8 TPI RH spindle, electronic variable speed control, and a 3 HP, 3-phase motor that runs off single-phase power using a variable-frequency drive, this lathe has plenty of clearance and torque to easily rough-out big projects at low speeds. The heavy-duty cast-iron bed and stand make this lathe extremely stable, and the headstock can be positioned anywhere along the bed, giving you a wide range of control and flexibility with your projects. Check out all the great features below!

Made in an ISO 9001 Factory

Features:

  • Low speed range of 100-1200 RPM and high speed range of 100-3200 RPM
  • Electronic variable-speed control with digital readout for spindle RPM
  • Headstock positions anywhere along the bed
  • Single-phase frequency drive provides 3-phase variable-speed control and additional torque without requiring a 3-phase power supply
  • 10° spindle indexing
  • Tailstock, headstock, and tool rest support have lever-action cam locks for quick positioning
  • Forward/reverse spindle control
  • 4-1/4" tailstock barrel travel
  • Includes spur center, cupped live center, knock-out tool, tool rest, 6" faceplate, and indexing pin
Specifications:
  • Motor: 3 HP, 220V, 3-phase
  • Required power supply: 220V, single-phase, 20A
  • Swing over bed: 22"
  • Swing over tool rest base (banjo): 18"
  • Swing over tool rest: 16"
  • Distance between centers: 42"
  • 1-1/4" x 8 TPI RH headstock spindle
  • MT#2 headstock and tailstock tapers
  • Variable speed: 100-3200 RPM
  • Tool rest width: 14"
  • Overall dimensions: 81" long x 49-1/2" high x 23" deep
  • Approximate shipping weight: 584 lbs.
Reviews

111 Customer Reviews (4.9 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Daniel C
Excellent Value 08/15/2019 3:48:16 PM

I purchased this lathe new when it first came out from the Pennsylvania facility (closed now, very sad day for me in NY) at a fall tent sale. I have worked it very hard for several years now and it is holding up very well. Mostly bowl work with some heavy unbalanced pieces. Smooth, powerful and consistent. You might be able to buy a better lathe but you will not find a better value. If you are thinking about upgrading to a "big boy" lathe and you choose this one, it will be a very long time before you out grow its capabilities.

richard B
5 stars 08/11/2019 11:53:52 AM

now that I had a chance to run this for a month I must say It's a great value and pleasure to use. I was planning on a Powermatic but couldn't pass up the price of this Grizzly. Other than a few minor differences and the overall weight of these two Grizzly is the best bang for the buck. I poured a 6" slab in my garage and sank 4 led bolts to hold it down. I have put full 20" rough blanks on it with no problem. Also the speed control make this an easy task.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent Lathe 08/05/2019 1:35:08 PM

There's a reason Grizzly always seems to be sold out of this lathe. I waited 2 months for the slow boat from China to arrive with mine. It finally arrived about 2 weeks ago and you will need a sturdy friend to help set this thing up. The G0766 is a beast. I did my research and narrowed my wish list down to the Jet 1840EVS, Laguna Revo 18-36 and the Grizzly G0766. The Grizzly had the most power and capacity and also ended up about $700 cheaper than the other two. After reading literally hundred of comments and reviews about the G0766, I decided to take the plunge. Grizzly was great to work with and even held off shipping a week at my request because I was on vacation.
The only negatives are that I needed to reduce the flange on the spindle with a file so my chuck would fit flush. Took almost 2 minutes with a file because I went real slowly. If I had to do it again, it would only take 30 seconds. Also, the rotating handle on the tailstock advance is kind of a wobbly piece of plastic. It works and turns just fine but I think I'm going to replace it with a nice chrome one. A lathe like this nice should have a nice chrome handle. That's it. That's the only two things I could find to complain about and they're not even complaints. It runs great and works like it should. If you're looking for a full capacity wood lathe, the G0766 is a good choice. I'd buy it again.

Anonymous Reviewer
Super Lathe 07/08/2019 4:57:10 PM

I owned five other lathes, this lathe is by far the best lathe I have owned for manual turning. The inverter technology is great for delivering power. The only drawback is the spool up time, if your are starting and stopping a lot, it takes a little more time than a direct drive lathe.

Anonymous Reviewer
Works great 06/27/2019 5:22:46 PM

I build a new shop and outfitted it with all grizzly tools. They all work great

Anonymous Reviewer
06/14/2019 4:59:45 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
06/03/2019 6:54:45 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
05/30/2019 3:45:25 PM

From the quality of packaging, I knew I had purchased a piece of equipment that was considered superior by the company that made it. While my use of the lathe to date has been limited, I have found nothing to change my opinion that Grizzly makes really good wood turning machinery.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/26/2019 3:54:06 AM

Excellent lathe. I find this lathe very simple and easy to work with. I really like the ability to dial in the speed for cutting and sanding. This lathe may not have all the bells and whistles, but so far it handles any size of wood. I have turned an 18" bowl so far. I have been turning almost 25 years and selling my work in art galleries. This will be probably the last lathe I will ever need. This is the first Grizzly machine that I have owned and I am impressed. I currently own 2 Jet lathes. I am excited to be able to turn larger bowls and natural edge pieces. I do a lot of turning with the raw pieces of wood. One happy woodturner.
Lowell S

William M
05/05/2019 12:42:10 AM

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Scott W
Wonderful lathe 04/17/2019 2:02:05 PM

I have had this a few weeks now, runs very smoothly and is very easy to control the turning speed. It is heavy and can be a challenge to put together unless you have a couple of strong friends.

Anonymous Reviewer
I'm flat out impressed! 04/07/2019 5:16:56 PM

I knew turning would be fun and challenging at the same time. Each different type of wood has its own behavior and even that changes from piece to piece. One thing that does not change though is the lathe itself. It turns smooth and consistent every time and the variable speed without playing games with numerous belt changes etc. is well worth the difference in cost. It seems to have an amazing amount of power and the weight of the unit makes it so much better when turning a bulky out of balance chunk of wood. One thing I would change though is I would have bought were larger lathe tools. I bought a set of standard sized turning tools. The carbides I bought are so much nicer with the added length of the handles. Next purchase will be a set with much longer handles. Lighting is an issue though, for me, so I've had to add a stand light and this increased my efficiency and end results. I'm surprised this is not a standard equipment item. Hats off to Grizzly for providing such a great product at a reasonable price!

Anonymous Reviewer
03/27/2019 11:52:11 AM

Very pleased with my new lathe, prompt shipping, well packaged, and an awesome 3HP machine.

dave C
03/13/2019 3:38:01 PM

This lathe is awesome, more than i will ever need. I would like to see more accessories for this lathe a mobility base would be nice and a built in tray for centers and such

Anonymous Reviewer
lathe was fantastic but ups freight was not 03/07/2019 4:34:56 PM

I purchased this lathe about 3 weeks ago to replace an older smaller Grizzly lathe. I am very satisfied with this lathe. Set up and assembly took about 2 hours. I had it for about a week but only used it about 2 hours so far but the power and precision are excellent. Every thing works as advertised and I am looking forward to getting back to turning larger bowls. The only complaint I have is their choice of UPS freight for the shipping. It took almost 2 weeks to get the lathe and I was told the delivery would be in 3 to 5 business days. It sat in Ohio for a week and I could not get a straight answer from UPS as to why. Then I had to drive 45 miles each way to their terminal to get it. I would recommend this lathe andI feel it is the best value for the money for a 3 hp lathe.

Anonymous Reviewer
02/09/2019 11:49:53 AM

I am new to wood turning and since I got this machine I have used it every day. Its well made, solid and a joy to work on.

Anonymous Reviewer
Solid lathe 02/04/2019 12:03:42 PM

Good solid lathe, heavily built. The inverter and variable speed are really nice compared to stopping to switch belt and pulley arrangements. I'm 5'10" and find that this lathe sits a little high. I may look into shortening the legs a bit.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/25/2019 4:10:44 PM

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kevin M
01/19/2019 5:49:39 AM

The lathe has plenty of power and the variable speed is a important addition without having to constantly move belts.
I am looking forward to doing larger and more intricate projects with this lathe.

William P
Powerful, stable lathe 10/25/2018 9:55:34 AM

This is my third, and hopefully, last lathe. After learning to turn on an older, lighter unit, I needed something with a larger turning capacity. I also wanted to take advantage of modern speed control technology and get away from step-change pulleys. This lathe fit my needs and my budget. It's swing exceeds anything I've used in the past and the dial-in VFD speed control is a wood turner's dream. It has plenty of power down in the low range. My first project was to spin a split limb into a bowl. 250 RPM roughing it down to a round blank, 1000 RPM to shape and rough out the interior, 2000 RPM to finish cut. The easy to adjust VFD speed control lets you push your stock to the max speed on the fly while avoiding vibration. Between that and the machine's overall weight, you get super-smooth cuts.

Setup is easy and straightforward. Uncrate and it's ready to use in a couple of hours. No adjustments or calibration required, aside from the leveling feet. I've assembled and installed machine tools throughout my career and I know a few "one-man assembly" tricks, so I did the assembly by myself. Simple hand tools are all that's required. However, the two legs exceed 100 lbs each and the bed, without headstock or tailstock, exceeds that. Assembly will go faster with two people. The ground surfaces are protected with oil paper so there's no washing off cosmoline to slow you down. Wipe is down with a soft cloth and apply a little past wax to the bed. Two hours tops and you're ready to turn.

Note the spindle size. The 1.25x8TPI spindle is larger than my existing accessory set, requiring the addition of the 1.25-to-1 inch adapter. If you're upsizing to this model, verify that your chuck and faceplates will fit or plan to purchase the $40 adapter. Not a big deal, but you will not want to wait for a second order to start using your lathe.

My only caveat to this review is the tool height adjustment. I have used machines with a rack-and-pinion height adjust mechanism in the past. The lift-into-place tool rest took a little getting used to. While this wasn't unexpected, I frequently think it would be great of I could fine-tune the cutting tool's position.

Overall, very happy with this machine. You will not find a better medium-class machine in this price range. I can't say how it would hold up to commercial use, but in the month that I've had mine, I've found nothing to complain about. Great backyard shop machine and, based on the size and features, very affordable.

Rick F
Things I did not like. 10/25/2018 9:31:56 AM

Ok first complaint the delivery I paid to have it brought to the house. Ended up taking it to the local Elevator to have them load it on my trailer. the truck had no way to turn the crate around to fit on my trailer. This cost me only five bucks. The 75 bucks was wasted. My tail stock shaft would hardly turn in and out. The handle was broke on unpacking the clip was no good.Some point going to turn a wooden one. I think they broke it at the factory turning the tail stock fully in. So took it apart and cleaned the threads then lubed put back together. This helped some . Tore it apart again and sanded the top of the key way slid it into the housing it stuck. Bought a Brake cylinder hone.After an hours work the shaft moves freely . The tool rest locking system is backward. It locks going down,so to move it you have to hold the handle while positioning this is a royal pain in the ? Another thing I wish the tail stock lock was on the front. I wish the threads in the drive shaft were easier to thread stuff on. Ok to stuff I liked.
Loved how smooth the bed was. the tail stock slides easily. The infinate speeds is awesome smooth and constant. It was easy to assemble.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/19/2018 11:13:53 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great machine 10/11/2018 7:09:53 PM

Im truly pleased with this lathe to my dismay I didnt check to see if this lathe had a duplicated and it doesnt. Again this is a great machine but will not fit all my needs.

Anonymous Reviewer
09/05/2018 2:59:28 PM

Excellent piece of equipment and in my opinion well worth the price .

tom S
08/12/2018 9:14:15 AM

Wonderful tool love it all I expected and .more great power enemy problem I red about had been adressed and fixed by grizzly very happy

Mathew G
First Lathe 08/07/2018 2:23:09 AM

I bought this lathe (first one) about six months ago. It finally arrived about 1.5 months ago and I love it. I attend a woodturning class/group and the lead instructor has a Powermatic. This lathe is not on the same level, but will do most of the same things the Powermatic will. The motor wines on lower speeds but just a little. I'm being picky. If someone else didn't write about the noise I wouldn't have really noticed it. The adjustment nobs for the banjo aren't as nice as the Powermatic but everything is pretty similar. Great quality, and I don't know how much better I would need...ever.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/02/2018 10:41:13 AM

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R D
Good Quality 07/10/2018 6:56:01 PM

Excellent piece of equipment. Solid and easy to use with lots of power. I have not had it long but I am very pleased with the lathe.

Anonymous Reviewer
AMAZING!! 05/17/2018 7:58:26 AM

This lathe is a beast! More power than I could ever ask for, at least for the type of work I do.. I highly recommend this for any intermediate turner or above, you wont regret it!

Todd Y
05/14/2018 11:07:07 AM

Great lathe very easy to use and very smooth very happy with it, made this candle holder in about an hour.

Brian M
04/26/2018 2:53:25 PM

Had mine for about 2 months. I looked and researched for months and the G0766 is hands down the best value out there if you need a large powerful lathe. It comes securely crated,sets up in about an hour I set mine up myself but I'm a pretty big guy. I would recommend 2 people... its heavy! Smooth running ,quiet, all the power most people will ever need. One of the few purchases I have made that exceeded my expectations!

Jamison R
Well packaged.. 04/18/2018 2:43:26 PM

Lathe was delivered to home by flat bed truck and forklifted into my garage. From there it took a few hours to undo crating material and reassemble in my woodshop. I did it with 2 people.. the headstock is alot beefier than anticipated. Plugged lathe in same day and loaded up a piece of wood. There are a few paint chips missing on lathe and def inverter whine when running but other than that it is as expected. Second log chucked up was a 40lb piece of off balanced mango. Lathe didnt budge. Glad i bought it..

John E
Pro quality, great price 04/18/2018 12:36:52 PM

I turn professionally and have written a book for Linden on turning. I teach turning and Im a certified Easy Wood Tools instructor. This machine arrived at he shop in western South Dakota, including delivery, just a hair under $2k, which I consider very affordable. It took an hour to unpack, assemble and get up and running. It is smooth as silk, totally stable and an absolute delight. The only tiny suggestion I have is a spindle lock instead of having to insert a pin. We have several other large Grizzly machines, and the company has been very easy to deal with, and very helpful and informed.

Paul L
04/16/2018 4:23:50 AM

This lathe has done everything I have asked it to do. Very pleased highly reccomend this lathe.

James
Really enjoying my 04/12/2018 10:04:30 PM

As with all my Grizzly tools this lathe has been a great value and has functioned very well so far.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/12/2018 12:03:40 PM

When I decided to upgrade my lathe from the small cheap one I purchased a couple of years ago I looked at everything. I always seem to come back to Grizzly. My shop is mostly equipped with Grizzly tools. I can't say enough good about the tools I have purchased from Grizzly. The price point is very reasonable and the quality is always well above average. So when it came time to get a better lathe the Grizzly G0766 kept coming to the top of the list. The size of this machine is impressive (it took 4 guys to get it into my shop), the fit and finish was great, set-up was a breeze as well. I've only used it a few times so far but it has performed flawlessly. the machine was back-ordered at the time I placed my order but it shipped on the exact date it was promised and I actually received it a day earlier than expected. Any issues that may have been experienced earlier with electronic power converter were not present on mine. Bottom line, this is a rock solid lathe that will more than likely outlive me. I'm very happy with my decision and I would not hesitate to recommend this lathe to anyone. I have attached a picture of the new lathe (and the old one) in my shop!

Anonymous Reviewer
very happy 04/12/2018 10:32:49 AM

Nicely packaged, easy to put together, performs well.

Scott W
04/08/2018 4:35:51 PM

I ordered the G0766 at the end of January and was disappointed to find out that it was back-ordered until late March (estimated). But I waited and got the shop ready. I began turning again about a year and a half ago on a little 12 x 18 lathe from a low cost tool supplier. When I got the updated availability date of early March I was thrilled as I had read so many great things about this lathe. There were two items I read about that people did not like but were easy to fix. One was the banjo was 25mm not one inch so aftermarket tool rests were difficult to find and the other the spindle shoulder was too large to allow some chucks to seat properly. So I purchased a 1" drill bit to drill out the banjo and had a file at the ready for the spindle. The lathe finally came in on March 15th I rushed up to Bellingham to pick it up. Brought it home and had it unloaded and set up within an hour (with the help of a material lift. This is heavy! )
As I set it up I measured the banjo and it appears that Grizzly listened as the hole in the banjo measured 1.002" not 25mm. But the spindle was a hair to large to fit my Nova G3. So the small file came out and I shaved off that hair and the chuck fits perfectly now.
Since March 15th I have turned several bowls from some nice maple burl that a friend gave me and some green maple bowls as well. This lathe is so smooth and powerful. I never felt comfortable in front of my other small lathe above about 1200 RPM. This machine I have had maxed out several times with no worries. I can see this lathe lasting a long time.
Oh, and the crate this comes in has some really nice plywood on it. I couldn't resist on making a ballast box and cabinet.


Now I am waiting for a small cyclone dust collector on back order... Need it soon of the shavings will pile up!!

Chris S
Time will tell but for now all is well. 03/13/2018 1:13:44 PM

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Scott C
Nice Machine-Great Value 02/07/2018 2:28:28 AM

This was a Christmas Present from my Wife and I just now got set up and turned some old Oak logs that were laying around the shop. But to cut to the chase the Customer Service was Great. And Technical Service was beyond belief since before I purchased, I had some questions about the performance of the Lathe. The Lathe was delivered in a Nice Crate and Pallet, no damage, and all parts were in the crate. Before going with Grizzly I looked at all of the machines out there. Powermatic, Laguna, Oneway, Jet, NOVA, and a few others. And what the conclusion was unless you are going to be using the machine in a Commercial setting were it is turned on at 8am and run until 8pm 6 day's a week no sense to spend the 6 to 10 K for a machine. Grizzly makes a good machine at a reasonable price. I would recommend this machine to anyone who loves to turn, but does not do it for a living. I would then recommend to look at the G0799 and then look at the Powermatic and other hardcore Commercial Machines. Grizzly has come a long way since they first came on the Woodworking scene 35 years ago. I will have to say I was wrong, they kept up with R and D, honed there products, and above all Customer Service that is always there for you........Grizzly has converted me over from a loyal die hard Powermatic guy.........

Mark L
Awesome lathe 02/04/2018 1:10:56 PM

I bought the G0766 last month. It arrived in a crate in perfect condition. It was not missing any parts and went together with no problems.
It runs great, is very smooth and is all the lathe I will ever need.
Why pay over double to get the bigger name lathes when this does it all.
Only suggestion would be to change the toolrest to standard full size 1 inch and offer accessory tool rests.

Anonymous Reviewer
none 02/02/2018 4:09:13 PM

can not revue at this time because the machine came to me with a defective part that is in the process of being replaced.
I am disappointed that it was NOT check out before shipping, very discouraging after being excited for the purchase.
Ref 9149207

Anonymous Reviewer
WOW Great lathe and excellent value! 02/02/2018 11:12:03 AM

I bought this lathe last month and so far and has been fantastic. Quiet and smooth operation, very heavy with no vibration, and no issues. With the help of a friend, I was able to put the lathe in my basement. We open the crate and carried the pieces down separately. The Motorhead was the heaviest. We could have used in dolly to go down the steps but we're able to handle it together. I also have a 12in Grizzly jointer that is phenomenal! Would definitely recommend this product and would purchase again.

Bart C
Incredible lathe 02/01/2018 12:00:29 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
01/29/2018 5:42:33 PM

Bought this lathe to replace my 1980's Delta 12x36. Although my Delta was a great lathe it did not have the capacity I was needing.
The G0766 fit the bill perfectly with 22" swing and 42" bed length. Three HP motor as well. Best Bang for the Buck IMHO!
Can't see how the other imports can justify their increased price difference over this lathe. This is my first Grizzly and the quality is great.
Next purchase will be one of their 17" band saws.

DANIEL E
01/20/2018 2:38:18 PM

I think this lathe is great value. I have not used it as much as I would like with it being so cold out. But am very happy with it. Wish they would bore the banjo to one inch though.

Larry J
Awesome 01/16/2018 2:56:59 PM

Read numerous reviews before purchasing the G0766 and almost all of negative reviews have been addressed. Very happy with this lathe

Anonymous Reviewer
01/16/2018 1:44:40 AM

I own several Grizzly products and have not been disappointed by any of them. Great value.

James K
01/13/2018 9:34:13 PM

I am a novice wood turner. I have been using a small 1/3 hp shop fox. I got the G0766 just before Christmas. It arrived in great shape. I assembled it myself. It is one quiet smooth running machine. No more bogging down on heavy cuts with this 3 hp motor. I think this lathe would serve any wood turner and is about 1/2 the price of competitive models with 3 hp motors.

Thomas S
Fine lathe 01/13/2018 1:17:21 PM

I was ready to move up to a full-size lathe and this fit the bill very nicely. The EVS is great; machine smooth and vibration free. Very happy with machine.

Anonymous Reviewer
Love this lathe 01/10/2018 6:45:43 PM

This is my third lathe, and by far the best I could ever imagine. The power and weight is so smooth that I fine myself spending more time in the shop. The turning capacity is much greater than my old lathe, so I find myself trying to max out this one. Very happy with my purchase, and yes I would recommend it to a friend. I am 64 and it is the perfect height, there are reviews that say it is to tall, not for me!

Jared D
Wow 01/07/2018 4:10:30 PM

I came off a 12 harbor freight lathe and upgraded to this. I have never been so pleased! Head shaft and tail stock align perfectly. Everything is easy to set up and use. I had to change the plug to what is in my garage and we were up and running. The only thing that I havent done yet is drill the tool rest hole up to the standard 1 hole so I can use Standard tool rests. This is a lot of large for the price. You cant go wrong with this at all!

John S
Accessories unavailable 12/29/2017 9:31:02 PM

I bought this product a year ago and have been happy with it. However, I needed a "S" shaped tool rest for turning bowls. I could not find one on the Grizzly site so contacted their customer service by email. They responded and told me that they did not offer this kind of tool rest and I needed to get it from another manufacturer. They also reminded me that the tool rest post must be 25mm, and 1" was too large.

So, NO, I do not recommend this lathe for bowl turners. Grizzly does not offer a complete line of accessories and finding OEM accessories will likely prove to be difficult.

rich F
Could not be happier!! 12/29/2017 2:34:39 AM

My lathe arrived a couple weeks ago, UPS freight. I ordered lift gate service and the UPS guy brought it to the street and then rolled it up my driveway an into the garage. The lathe crate was in perfect condition and after unboxing, everything was in good shape. With the help of a friend, I got the lathe put together and in position. Turned it on and it ran so smooth!! no vibration at all. Turned one small project with no problems. Looking forward to starting some larger projects. One critique would be that the spec sheet says the tool rest has a 1 inch shaft... its not. Its 25mm. My Robust tool rests have a 25.4mm (1 inch) shafts and do not fit. I'll drill out the banjo with a 1 inch bit. It's only 0.4mm so no big deal to ream out. Just would be nice to have the spec sheet right. Overall, very happy.

jay H
Great Lathe. 12/07/2017 9:41:21 PM

The lathe is great, lots of power and the variable speed makes life easy when turning natural edge bowls. The face plate was a little warped but customer service replaced it with no hassle. Very nice people to work with. I have had the Grizzly 17 inch extreme band saw now for about a year and use it almost daily and it is great also. Would recommend both.

Brian L
12/06/2017 8:18:30 PM

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Paul M
11/24/2017 5:40:02 PM

So far so good. Will post more after some time of uses

David P
Loving the lathe! 11/16/2017 12:56:17 PM

Enjoying getting back to wood turning after many years away. Seems to be a great lathe, and the digital speed control is fantastic. Read lots of reviews ahead of purchase, and wondered about the few negative comments. Looks like those were based on preferences and not the quality or functionality of the machine. Very quiet and extremely stable. Only issue I have had is that the included faceplate was the wrong thread size, but Grizzly is replacing it without hesitation. Highly recommend Grizzly and the G0766!

Larry
Good Lathe 10/16/2017 6:39:02 PM

The lathe seems to have plenty of power. The threading in the feet/base was poor. I had to "chase" 2 of them, why not make the tool rest hole 1" (25.4MM) instead of 25MM?
I have to remove the tailstock, when I use my hollowing system, and that's a real joke, removing and re-installing that, thankfully I don't have to remove the tool rest banjo, it's even worse!
My old lathe coasted quite a bit after it was turned off, this one stops almost immediately, not sure if that's a good or bad thing.
Bottom line, if there's something comparable, for a little more money made somewhere other, than China, I'll spend the extra money!
There wasn't a "MAYBE" under the "Would you recommend this product?"

robert B
great product 10/13/2017 1:57:21 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Very happy! 10/12/2017 3:22:44 PM

Already Ive turned bowls that were impossible before.

james B
10/12/2017 1:55:49 PM

I bought my new grizzly G0766 3hp lathe in Sept 2017. Have turned several large pieces with no problems. It was missing 1 locking lever on the banjo. Grizzly sent me a new one right away. Customer service was very helpful and friendly. Not being used to such a large lathe I placed my arm against the face plate and burned some skin..

Anonymous Reviewer
Had bypass surgery on 9/12/2017 can not wait to enjoy my lathe I think I will be well pleased 10/11/2017 1:18:54 PM

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Steven S
10/06/2017 5:04:08 AM

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JACKIE J
10/06/2017 3:18:35 AM

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Duane N
Great lathe! 10/05/2017 11:16:42 PM

More power, swing and length than I need. Perfect!

Gordon M
10/05/2017 3:36:00 PM

I haven't had the opportunity to actually turn anything on the new lathe yet, but it is all set up and everything seems to be in perfect operational order. I also want to say that Grizzly always does a great job crating their products for shipment, and anytime I have had an issue, or question, their customer service staff was great! I look forward to many years of turning with my new lathe.

Joseph W
10/05/2017 12:47:50 PM

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Daryl B
Excellent product along with excellent service! 10/05/2017 12:27:54 PM

I received my 766 in early September after being on back-order for several months. Grizzly made it worth my while to wait for it, and the product is everything it is reported to be and then some. Great value for the money, everything I'll ever need and thensome!

Anonymous Reviewer
Wonderful Lathe 10/05/2017 10:39:31 AM

I had researched different lathes to buy for over a year when I decided I needed an upgrade. I'm thrilled with my choice!

Ryan W
09/27/2017 10:16:39 PM

This lathe is less than half the price of the "Pro" models, but it is all you need. I am a "Pro" and this is all the lathe you need.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great !!!!! 09/09/2017 4:52:37 PM

lots of power and very smooth. The only thing I could ask for is to have the spindle lock but that is ok. You better have some help to set it up.

william L
09/06/2017 1:09:17 PM

Amazing lathe. Sturdy and well built. I've had no issues other than a few paint chips.

MIke O
G0766 Review 08/14/2017 5:10:51 PM

I purchased my G0766 in mid February. I started turning with a mini lathe I received as a Christmas Gift 5 or 6 years ago. Turned some pens and small bowls. As with most turners, I got hooked. I was building a 5 leg table for a friend, and had to have more spindle length, so I purchased a HF lathe to turn those legs. I used it for about 3 years, turning more bowls and a couple of hollow forms. However, with the 12" swing and low horsepower, I was very limited in choices of what to turn. I finally decided to upgrade to a real lathe, and purchased my Grizzly. So far, I love it. Unlike my previous two machines, this one has as much power as I think I will ever need. I have turned several items on this lathe, and it has performed extremely well. I would not hesitate to recommend this to a friend, family member, or anyone else who was interested. My only complaints are the banjo should have a 1" hole for tool rest instead of the 25mm hole, and I also had to file the spindle down behind the threads so my chucks would register against the spindle shoulder. Both minor fixes.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/30/2017 8:39:50 PM

Just now have it set up and begin first bowl turn. Great so far.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/14/2017 3:10:41 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
06/10/2017 11:49:28 PM

Yes the lathe is excellent but you need to provide more tool rest options, I tried to purchase a curved tool rest but was told you did not carry any for my lathe.

Christopher L
Much Nicer than expected! 06/07/2017 10:11:51 PM

This lathe came quickly after ordering and well pack. I paid for lift gate service and it was worth it. This machine is heavy! Did not take long to assembly. I have only been turning for a few years and have had a vintage lathe, but after lots of research I think this is the best deal for the money for sure! It runs very nice and quiet. The variable speed is very nice to use. I see using this Lathe for years to come and not out growing it in my life time. Thank You Grizzly!

Jack S
06/05/2017 3:33:25 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
06/04/2017 5:49:13 PM

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Gordon R
Well built, solid machine, excellent value for money 06/02/2017 4:20:40 PM

I took delivery of my new G0766 two months ago and have been delighted with it from the moment I opened the shipping crate. The unit was well packed and arrived in perfect condition. It was very easy to assemble, requiring only assembling the legs to the bed ways and assembling the banjo to the ways. It has performed flawlessly for the two months I've owned it and shows no indication of future problems. I've read other reviews talking about a "dog whistle" sound at some settings but although it does make some noise typical of solid state VFD's, I certainly do not find it objectionable.

My only criticism is the lack of accessories available from Grizzly. A selection of tool rests in various sizes and configuration would finish this package off perfectly, in my opinion. That being said, it is simple enough to weld up what I require.

If I had the opportunity to revisit my purchase decision, I would buy this lathe again without hesitation.

Cheers, Gord

Roger W
06/02/2017 1:02:19 PM

I can't say enough good things about this lathe.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/02/2017 11:26:16 AM

Overall, an excellent machine. Shipment was delivered in excellent time. I turn a number of birch burls. It has handled everything I have put on. Why they have a 25 mm post instead of one inch is a concern.

Freddy B
06/02/2017 3:55:40 AM

I am very please with this lathe , After I worked for a couple weeks I realize how convenient is the reverse speed when you are turning a bowl in the oposite side over a difficult position you have to adopt on a regular lathe.

Randy D
Impressed!!! 06/02/2017 1:24:08 AM

I was originally going to purchase a Leguna but after considerable research decided to go with Grizzly. I've ran this lathe for about 3 months. Turned bowls up to 15 inches and spindle projects. I'm impressed with the speed control, weight and balance of the machine, and it's overall "heft". You would struggle to find this size of machine with its performance elsewhere. Very glad I decided on the Grizzly G0766!!! This is my first Grizzly purchase and certainly not my last.

Bill
Poor custsomer service 06/02/2017 1:21:14 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great after metric conversion. 06/01/2017 10:58:06 PM

I love this lathe, there were a few "issues" at first, but Grizzly support was great at working with me to resolve them. I have had issues with finding metric tool rests, but was able to have a local machine shop create me an adapter so now all standard 14-16" tool rests now fit! That is the only thing I would improve on this machine.

chad P
G0766 05/17/2017 2:12:22 PM

Received G0766 lathe 4/21/2017.. packing create was awesome arrived in excellent condition
Assembly time maybe 1.5 hours
Pros.
1.Solid well built machine
2 Plenty of power for large pieces of wood
3 Easily put it up against any competition
Don't see any reason to pay 2x or 3x more for other brands
4.My pulleys all seemed to be aligned well,spindle was true, tailstock /headstock were aligned well
5. Packaged well with padding between all metal parts and ways/bed. Bonus you can use the plywood to make box for under the ways
6. Recommended it, in a heart beat no hesitation

Cons,only being picky
1.Tool rest shafts needs to be machined a little longer, 5/8 tool is above center, makes it a little difficult to clear the center for the chuck for the tenon ,the 25mm tool rest is really no big deal and a easy fix
2. I have a little growling sound especially at low RPM, not sure if I have a bad bearing or just a normal sound for the G0766 have a call in the tech support and my only real concern. But from what I've read customer service is A+, so if it is a bad bearing I'm sure they will replace headstock

Update on the growling sound, it was a bad bearing, so had to send the complete headstock back to have new bearings put in.... it would have been nice if they just could have sent a new unit and then returned mine in same create.... I had to create my up and send in...no big deal but a little inconvenience

3. The whining sound from the inverter is a little annoying but when loaded with wood not to bad....talked to others, some have it, some don't. ...seems other brands that have an inverter have same issue, if you go to Web sit on delta inverter, that particular one is being replaced, so not sure if grizzly will replace but that's not a big concern for me at this point
3. Had a few chips of paint on the bed, tiny, just me being super picky, no big deal

Bottom line for the price you can't go wrong save the extra 1.5k for other tools, you won't be disappointed. I would purchase again with no hesitations.

Chad

Rick W
Great machine 05/13/2017 9:22:53 PM

I have had this thing for about a year, and love it. It replaced an old Rockwell/Delta 12x36 and I love the extra capacity, that was the main reason I bought it, but sure don't regret it.

The banjo isn't a problem with me I have an Axleson engine lathe, and a Miller wire welder so i build my own "custom made" ones

Honestly couldn't ask for a better machine for the money, I have about 7-8 Grizzly machines and have had no problems with any of them

Gary D
Great Lathe 05/07/2017 12:00:07 PM

I am extremely happy with my new lathe. I was very happy to find out that many of the "faults" that were mentioned in previous reviews had been addressed by Grizzly and "fixed". A great lathe at a great price.

Jacob P
This is a beast! 05/01/2017 11:20:42 PM

I've had this lathe for about 3 months now. I don't ever see myself need a bigger lathe or needing more power. Everything works for me, like the fact it's taller then most lathes.

Anonymous Reviewer
It's a well built lathe that I use nearly every day 01/30/2017 6:53:43 PM

I do a lot of big burl turnings and the 0766 handles them very nicely. I love the varriable frequency drive and reverse features. I've turned out 30 bowls so far with no issues or complaints.

Bill P
great machine well built 01/28/2017 2:26:30 PM

I do like my lathe have never enjjoyed anything so much.

Anonymous Reviewer
Terrific Lathe 01/27/2017 11:44:14 AM

I am very pleased with this lathe. It easily compares to Powermatic and Robust products. I studied the options for months and finally chose the G0766. It is smooth and powerful. The only suggestion I would have would be to make the tool rest post a standard 1". I solved that issue by ordering some 25mm bar stock and adapting my other tool rests. This a great lathe.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellant lathe 01/26/2017 10:22:33 PM

The lathe was easy to assemble and runs very smoothly. it weighs 500# but you still need to anchor it to the floor for rough blocks of wood that is not balanced. It would be nice to see more accessories for it in the catalog

Andy B
Great machine 01/26/2017 7:53:19 PM

I am very impressed and pleased with This machine,from the customer service to the price of this three and a half horse motor which is very quiet and the six hundred pound weight means it has no vibration and with a 42 inch bed makes it long enough to turn table legs to the 22 inch center that makes it the perfect machine for turning lamps and bowls.this will be the last lath i own and would highly recommend this machine to anyone.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great lathe for the money 01/26/2017 4:54:01 PM

Wish it had a better spindle lock and come with a standard 1" tool rest post

Anonymous Reviewer
01/26/2017 3:18:57 AM

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Greg
Great product. 01/26/2017 2:13:59 AM

I purchased this lathe because the one I had didn't have variable speed, and I love the variable speed this lathe has. Great product.

Jim
Great lathe 11/08/2016 4:49:07 PM

I have turned a lot of bowls on this lathe and it performs great it still runs vibration free just like the day I bought it I love this lathe and would recommend it everyone The only thing I had a problem with was the feet but I took them off and cut four pieces of rubber mat to go where the feet go one each and this made it stable and fixed the problem easy fix.

Roger in Texas
Great product when on a limited budget! 07/11/2016 5:20:10 PM

Purchased this lathe about a month ago as (hopefully) my last upgrade lathe. After using a mid-lathe the difference between this and the midi would be like comparing apples & oranges, so I'll just list the pro's & con's. Pro's: as much (if not more) power as I forsee me needing in the foreseeable future. Have thrown very hard dry ironwood of about 14" and the motor just kept asking for more. Largest piece so far was an 18" x 20" piece of pecan turned into a vase again, no problem. Some have said the center is too high; however, at 6'1" and a 32 inseam, the center is exactly at my elbow so I'm really not sure what the fuss is about. Weight of the stock unit is "ok" but with unbalanced loads I could see it wanting to travel across the shop - I have room in my shop, so it's bolted down eliminating this issue (others may need to put on a shelf w/sandbags etc). Setup, good documentation, easy assembly (will definitely want a second person to help lift during assembly).
Con: really wish Grizzly would offer an upgrade to a 1" post on banjo so we can use "off the shelf rests". Easy enough to fix w/1" reamer, but shouldn't have to do this - wouldn't be so bad if Grizzly offered more rests that fit.
All in all, even though the banjo issue is a pain, being a third of the price if PM/Airplane brands I'd do it all over again and would highly recommend to anyone on a limited budget.

ROB
JUST WANT WEAR OUT AND SILKY SMOOTH 06/14/2016 1:11:21 AM

A FEW YEARS AGO I BOUGHT A SAW G5959Z I WANTED A NEW ONE BUT MY MEN IN THE SHOP HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO TEAR THIS ONE UP------I ALSO HAVE A GO513X2 BAND SAW I MADE A MISTAKE I SHOULD HAVE GOT ONE WITH A BRAKE--WHAT A GREAT BAND SAW SO EASY TO SET UP---RUNS SO SMOOTH AND QUITE---I ALSO HAVE A GO462 THAT WAS A SUPER GREAT WOOD LATH----I FINALLY FIGURED OUT MY BROTHER NEEDED A GOOD LATH SO I GAVE IT TO HIM----NOW I HAVE GO766 WOOD LATH WHAT A GREAT SMOOTH RUNNING LATH-----I HAVE HEARD THAT IT IS JUST TO HIGH TO THE CENTER------WELL I AM 5' 4" AND IT IS PERFECT FOR ME----WHAT A SMOOTH RUNNING LATH-----GRIZZLY ONLY MAKES ONE TOOL REST----NOW THAT IS NO PROBLEM---THEY SELL A SET OF DRILLS AND I USED THE ONE INCH DRILL AND NOW I CAN USE ANY TOOL REST WITH A ONE INCH POST---IN FACT I HAVE TWO NEW TOOL REST THAT JUST SLIDES RIGHT IN----IF YOU HAVE A DRILL PRESS THIS IS A SNAP ... DRILL THE POST ON THE BANJO TO ONE INCH-----I AM 83 AND THAT LATH IS JUST PERFECT FOR ME I HAVE DONE A LOT OF TURNING WITH IT--------I LIKE SEGMENTED TURNING THE MOST AND ESPECIALLY OPEN SEGMENTED TURNING----WOW WHAT A GREAT LATH. PERFECT HEIGHT----PERFECT SMOOTH SPEEDS THAT VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL IS GREAT---WHEN YOU TURN THE SPEED DOWN ITS ALMOST LIKE PUTTING ON THE BRAKE--------BY THE WAY I ALSO LIKE THE WAY THE PEOPLE AT GRIZZLY ARE SO HELPFUL AND KIND-------TO BAD THERE AIN'T A 6 RATHER THAN A 5 FOR RATING. THANK YOU GRIZZLY (I SAVED A BUNDLE OF MONEY ALSO)

SriniDurand
Great Product 04/18/2016 5:39:47 PM

I have had mine since January 2016, thus far I think it's a fine lathe. It came with a bad speed POT that Grizzle fixed no problems with very fast shipping. Solid machine, well constructed, everything they say it is it is. The spec says it turns down to 100rpm but mine turns down much less on its way to 0rpm. Motor inverter has a dog whistle sound between 200rpm and 1000rpm, not bad, but it exists.

Plus:

1) Well constructed
2) A ton of power at low end
3) smooth
4) Drive and tail stock near perfect alignment

Minus:
1) Bolt from tail stock to long, so the tail stock cannot simply be slid off the unit,.
2) Dog Whistle sound( elect sound not mech) between 200rpm and 100