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Item #: G0656X
Model # G0656X
This 8" Jointer has all the features you'd want for precision jointing applications and ease of use. For precision jointing, we started with a 6-foot, cast iron bed and added positive handwheel adjustment for both the infeed and outfeed tables. A built-in mobile base, center-mounted fence with lateral rack-and-pinion control and a pedestal mounted switch all combine to make this jointer one of the best jointers you'll find anywhere.

CSA certified meeting CSA C22.2 #71.2-08 and UL 987-7 standards!


  • Motor: 3 HP, 240V, single-phase, TEFC, 3450 RPM
  • Amps: 15A
  • Precision-ground cast-iron table size: 9" x 72-1/2"
  • Cutterhead: Spiral with 40 indexable carbide inserts
  • Cutterhead speed: 4800 RPM
  • Cutterhead diameter: 3"
  • Max. depth of cut: 1/8"
  • Max. rabbeting depth: 1/2"
  • Cuts per minute: 21,400
  • Deluxe cast iron fence size: 35" L x 5" H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 522 lbs


  • Beds slide on dovetailed ways
  • Shielded & lubricated bearings
  • Built-in mobile base
  • Handwheel infeed, outfeed table adjustment
  • Heavy-duty center-mounted fence
  • Handwheel controlled rack-and-pinon fence adjustment
  • Built-in dust chute
  • Rabbeting table
  • Easy-to-reach, pedestal-mounted switch controls

4 Customer Reviews (4.5 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Nathan N
As smooth as silk 06/24/2018 3:22:59 AM

Wow! The spiral cutter is the only way to go. Had to wait for a couple months to get it but worth every moment. Built my first table with it the other day and the joints disappeared. Great product

Anonymous Reviewer
06/17/2018 6:23:26 AM

I ordered the G0656X 8 " jointer with spiral cutterhead as an upgrade replacement for the 8" grizzly straight knife jointer that i had for several years, of which I sold. It was ordered in December 28th 2017 and was backordered until I received it until May 21st 2018. I was very excited about ordering it and although I had to wait a long time to get it, I am very pleased with the quality of the machine, the performance, the perfect paint job and the price. I would do it again if I had to. Besides the all these features I personally think it is the best looking jointer on the market. THANK YOU GRIZZLY for a great machine. I also bought a 14" Grizzly bandsaw last fall and have a 20" planer and 10" 3 H.P. Grizzly table saw. Jerry Cardwell, Alton, IL.

Anonymous Reviewer
Overall: very pleased 12/17/2017 1:57:34 PM

I expected the dovetail ways to be a little fiddly, but shimming them to get the tables parallel was much easier than I expected. However the fence was looser than I expected but some wedges inserted to immobilize it during operation works just fine. The end result is that the machine turns out stock that is beautifully flat and square. So I am very pleased.

Anonymous Reviewer
Good value 01/27/2017 2:06:44 PM

Compared to the jointer I was previously using (my grandfathers) this Grizzly is great. I'm very glad I paid the extra for the spiral head since I work with figured woods a lot and I've had almost no tearout even though it isn't a Selix head.
There are two things I think are poorly designed. 1. the frame on which the motor is mounted makes positioning and adjusting a time consuming, frustrating job. I'm glad I only have to do this once in a great while. 2. the fence angle stop is a floppy, inaccurate design that I would never trust for a 90 degree setting.
All in all this is a good machine for the money.
Dealing with UPS Freight was a nightmare.