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Item #: G0821
Model # G0821
Overview
Finally, a benchtop jointer with a spiral cutterhead! Forget the hassle of changing knives and reap the benefits of carbide inserts: long lasting edges, quick cutter changes, and silky-smooth surfaces on even the most highly figured hardwoods. But that's not all, this jointer has some other big-time, exclusive features, such as grab handles on each end of the table, and a baked-on, non-stick coating on the top that provides a slick surface for your workpiece. The extended table wings also allow you to work longer pieces of wood, and the aluminum fence helps keep the weight down for a high level of portability. This machine is ETL listed and meets UL 987 standards.

Made in an ISO 9001 Factory

Specifications:

  • Motor: 1.5 HP, 120V, single-phase, 12A
  • Max width of cut: 6"
  • Min workpiece length: 8"
  • Max depth of cut (per pass): 1/8"
  • Cutterhead speed: 8,000 RPM
  • Cutterhead diameter: 1-7/8"
  • Footprint: 19-1/2" x 11"
  • Table size: 30-3/8" x 6-1/4"
  • Fence size: 22-1/2" x 4-1/4"
  • Dust port: 2-1/2"
  • Fully adjustable fence with 90° and 45° stops
  • Includes free pair of safety push blocks
  • Approximate shipping weight: 56 lb.
Reviews

41 Customer Reviews (4.7 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent addition to my small shop 08/04/2019 11:04:36 AM

This is a fine machine. It works great in my small shop as I can store it away on a shelf. Easy to move as it is only about 50 pounds. Makes very nice edge joints.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/29/2019 3:45:38 PM

The spiral cutting head made this the jointer tool I wanted. It si fun to use and was easy to set up.

Anonymous Reviewer
Works very well. 05/22/2019 1:35:39 AM

The benchtop jointer works well. Nice smooth finished edges. The only problem I had was when attaching the handles I did not have the correct screws to attach them. I went to the hardware store and purchased them. I built a wooden stand and fastened the jointer to it. The jointer is rock solid.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/15/2019 8:58:12 AM

Great product, easy to set up and easy to use. Put it on a shelf when done. Nice and easy !!

Anonymous Reviewer
Good For the price 04/07/2019 11:36:44 AM

Very loud, Makes a very smooth cut. Very little assembly required.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/04/2019 1:14:50 PM

Haven't used it yet. Waiting for the weather to warm up

Anonymous Reviewer
Great Jointer 03/15/2019 1:40:48 AM

Works very well. Only suggestion I have is there should be some sort of calibration dial so you can tell how much you are raising the feed table up or down. Love that spiral head!

Anonymous Reviewer
02/20/2019 10:39:54 PM

It cuts well but too many adjustments to the table and fence in order to make it parallel, plumb and square.

Anonymous Reviewer
02/20/2019 3:58:56 PM

Bought this jointer instead of a larger one to save space. Works great, right out of the box. Easy set up and leaves a good finish on the wood. The only thing I have found that I don't like is the finish on the table. The coating is wearing off after just a little use. I did use paste wax on the table and that makes the wood feed easier.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/30/2019 2:50:01 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
great benchtop jointer! heavy sucker... 01/18/2019 3:56:54 AM

Great little jointer once its all setup. FYI ...Instructions for assembly were absolutely horrible... my recommendation to Grizzly is to do a little experiment and grab a random person and have them attempt to put it together using only their instructions; needs a serious rewrite.

Warren D
Not sure just yet 01/09/2019 4:22:36 PM

I have to review the process of getting this thing co-plainer. Am getting "convex" results. I do like the quality of the surface that has been planed.

Anonymous Reviewer
Fantastic jointer 01/06/2019 7:42:30 PM

I bought this jointer a little over one month ago. I have put it through the paces jointing over 500 board feet including walnut and oak. Carbide blades still extremely sharp and motor running smoothly. Couldnt be happier and worth the few extra dollars for the spiral carbide blades.

Bob J
01/06/2019 6:40:24 PM

Very Happy with this Tool! Grizzly had it on a one day sale for $100.00 off. I was all over it!

Ronald B
01/01/2019 5:13:22 PM

It is great. Small size but capable. I really like the spiral cutterhead. It is worth the extra cost over bldes.

Anonymous Reviewer
Very happy 12/21/2018 12:13:59 PM

It was fairly easy to set up, and works like a charm. I've used it on various hardwoods. So far, so good.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great product for the money 09/26/2018 12:18:25 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
09/21/2018 1:23:41 PM

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Dennis G
09/14/2018 3:51:59 PM

The reason I bought this machine is for the cutterhead. I'm very happy with that feature as it cuts well and leaves a smooth finish.

Things I don't like (I'm comparing this jointer to my old Porter Cable PC160JT):
Wood is hard to push across the infeed/outfeed tables.
There is no adjustment index for the infeed table so you don't know how much you are moving the table.
The blade guard is very difficult to remove, having to remove parts from under the machine and reaching all the way up to remove a screw.
The tables weren't flat and parallel to each other and had to be adjusted.
Both fence adjustment handles were broken from shipping and Grizzly sent the wrong replacement handles but eventually got it right.
The machine feels light and flimsy compared to my old one.

All-in-all, this is a barely average machine with a superior cutterhead.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/22/2018 7:11:24 PM

Excellent jointer,pieces come out smoother than a babys bottom !!! Love it

Isaas M
Well built 08/22/2018 1:22:15 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
05/27/2018 5:04:43 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
05/02/2018 4:10:42 PM

Every use of this machine is a delight. I cannot recommend this product enough. The spiral cutterhead makes a world of difference on the finished product. Worth the extra money.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/18/2018 12:36:46 PM

I give the cutter head a five star,but give the table top three. I had a Grizzly table top jointer with the cast ion table top and knives and it wooded very well. But was very heavy.
This table top with the plastic coating on the top is very hard to slide a board on edge across. I've even waxed it but is still hard to side a board on. I'm VERY disappointed and will probably get tired of messed up edges and will sell it and go back to making clean edges with my table saw. If you ever make one with the spiral cutter head with a cast iron top,I'll buy it.

Ryan B
Surprisingly powerful. Love it 04/15/2018 10:44:39 AM

This little gem is great. The spiral head makes smooth cuts effortlessly. Perfect for my cutting board pieces. Not sure about the aluminum fence but it works well for my needs.

Anonymous Reviewer
Jointer 04/13/2018 1:12:52 PM

Bought this a month ago and it works great. I have jointed primarily Hard white maple and it handles it quite well. Only thing I would change is a visible depth of cut gauge for easier and more exact usage.

Anonymous Reviewer
Disappointed 04/03/2018 8:43:16 PM

I have to admit I am disappointed in the quality of this particular Jointer. This was my first Grizzly purchase after reading a number of good reviews about Grizzly products in general.
The problems I have with this jointer likely fall in the quality control category. For one, the fence itself cannot be aligned properly to the jointer bed, because the metal piece that is holding it is not quite straight, so that once the you lock the fence, it shifts its angle relevant to the bed, i.e it sits sideways to a small extent. I fixed this somewhat by adding rubber o-rings on one side of the fence holding assembly to correct the angle. The next big issue that I have is the lack of ability to make the infeed table parallel with the outfeed table. When they are parallel, the fence on the infeed side is not 90 vertical, where as the outfeed side is. This comes down to the fact that the infeed table has an ever so slight depression in the middle so that you have to choose your poison (either the fence is perfect or the tables are. Can be worked around with somewhat, but in my opinion, i should not have to.
Also, the screws on the underside cover seem to be made out of butter. Extremely easy to strip, which led me to replace them all.
On the plus side, Grizzly customer service has offered to replace this entire thing for me, so I definitely give them credit there. The problem at the time was that neither the infeed table nor the entire machine were in stock. I would have had to wait for more than a month to have anything back in my hands. Admittedly, I chose to just live with this as fixed as I could make it, because i didnt want to be without the tool for that long (needed it for various project). So part of this entire issue is definitely on me.
In the end, I either got a lemon, or the quality is just not that great. Nevertheless, the experience has me soured on Grizzly, especially since it is not easily returned or fixed locally for me. Hopefully other customers have better luck with this particular jointer.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/30/2018 5:55:52 PM

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Kevin E
Very happy so far! 03/26/2018 5:32:45 PM

I bought this about a month ago and have used it several times and I am very happy with it so far. The instructions we good in how to put it together although it was a bit unclear as to how to use the handles for adjustments. I had never seen them before and was befuddled but my neighbor showed me how to use them and they work great.

I would also like to see more environmentally designed packaging material so all of the packaging material can be recycled.

Other than that really good product and only time will tell if it is excellent!!!

Nice Job Grizzly

Cary
An Accuracy Review 03/15/2018 10:18:35 PM

I received this one in February 2018, build date (next to the serial number) October 2017. The original extruded aluminum fence was malformed and Grizzly was quick to replace it. I checked the replacement fence against a known flat surface and there was a small (~0.08 inch) twist. Not surprising for extruded aluminum. I was able to install the replacement fence in the "sweet spot" for most of the total length of the tables, including the out-feed table. Passes. The spiral cutterhead is correctly aligned with the out-feed table. A trusted straight edge gave me a maximum of 0.010-inch out-of-flatness (depression in the middle of the in-feed table) which is acceptable, according the Mark Duginske, "Mastering Woodworking Machines," The Taunton Press, 1992. I ran various lengths of scrap for face and edge jointing. Straight and square. Passes. The provided dust bag, driven by a blower in the machine, works pretty well. No need to route the dust to a separate collector. Passes again.

On set-up I made small adjustments to the alignment of the infeed table per the rather-good manual instructions. I also noted that the in- and out-feed tables are of reasonably thick cast aluminum, which I suspect were machined flat before powder coating ( I'm guessing). I topped it with Johnson Wax.

It would be nice if the drive belts for the cutterhead and dust blower were a bit more substantial, so I will order backups and see how it goes.

Overall, works for me.



Eric P
Super cool 03/14/2018 12:25:07 PM

Love this so far. Works great and easy to put together and adjust

Michael H
Nice jointer 03/01/2018 12:58:00 AM

This is a nice jointer, surprisingly heavy duty. The spiral cutter head does an awesome job! I waited to purchase a jointer until this unit was back in stock (a week)...glad I did. Wish my planet had the spiral head as well. Nice unit overall. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a jointer

Anonymous Reviewer
02/27/2018 2:15:30 AM

This machine is so awesome. The wood is so smooth, I can use 400 grit sandpaper to finish it off. Now I need a planer just like it.

Anonymous Reviewer
Got my table saw in and I am very very happy. Good Quality. 02/27/2018 1:41:18 AM

Nothing bad to say about the two items I bought, a jointer and table saw. Very nice equipment.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/17/2017 10:35:21 PM

Service good. Product not so good. It came with defective fence and replacement fence just as defective as first.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/15/2017 9:31:39 PM

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Ruff G
08/14/2017 8:50:27 PM

The spiral 6" joiner is a fine machine. I had it about a month and have used it a lot. It performs very well even taking a full 6" cut on hard wood. I would recommend it to anyone that just needs a small jointer.

Garit S
great results straight out of the box 08/14/2017 11:41:29 AM

This was payment for a job I completed and I can't be more thrilled. It has made quick work of small projects. Not only has it made the quality of my work better, but it has cut down on the time I spend on a project. The spiral cutter head gives such an amazing finish that sanding is almost unnecessary.

Thomas J
08/13/2017 8:36:40 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
08/13/2017 2:28:01 PM

very pleased with the performance of this small jointer. would recommend it for the casual woodworker.

Anonymous Reviewer
Smooth Cutter 08/13/2017 11:51:34 AM

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Q & A

Common Questions and Answers about the G0821:

Q: Does this jointer come with the dust bag-or does it have to be bought separately?

A:Yes, this unit does include a dust collection bag and bag clamp.