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This is the 8" spiral cutterhead jointer you've been waiting for! With its extra-long 6-foot cast-iron bed with dovetailed ways and precision handwheel controls for each table, this investment will serve you well whether you're running a busy shop or you're just fanatical about your woodworking hobby! This jointer will make your work a true joy with features like a built-in mobile base to make it easy to move around the shop, a heavy-duty cast-iron fence with rack & pinion lateral control, and an easy-to-reach pedestal-mounted power switch with an extra large shut-off paddle. Plus you get the benefit of a 4-row spiral cutterhead with 40 indexable carbide inserts that can each be rotated to expose a new sharp edge. No more sharpening dull knives!

Certified to CSA & UL standards


  • Motor: 3 HP, 240V, single-phase 15A
  • Maximum width of cut: 8"
  • Maximum depth of cut: 1/8"
  • Maximum rabbeting depth: 1/2"
  • Cutterhead diameter: 3"
  • Cutterhead type: 4-row spiral with 40 inserts
  • Insert size & type: 14 x 14 x 2mm, indexable carbide
  • Cutterhead speed: 4800 RPM
  • Table size: 9" x 72-1/2"
  • Fence size: 35" L x 5" H
  • Minimum stock length: 10"
  • Minimum stock thickness: 1/2"
  • Dust port size: 4"
  • Footprint: 16-1/2" x 26-3/4"
  • Overall dimensions: 72-1/2" W x 26" D x 47-1/4" H
  • Approx. shipping weight: 523 lbs.


  • Extra-long 72-1/2" bed
  • Handwheel-adjustable, precision-ground, cast-iron, dovetailed-way infeed and outfeed tables
  • Easy-to-reach, pedestal-mounted switch with large shut-off paddle
  • Center-mounted cast-iron fence with rack & pinion lateral adjustment
  • Fence stops at 45°, 90° & 135°
  • Heavy-duty cabinet stand with built-in mobile base
  • Rabbeting table
  • Pair of push blocks included
  • Knife-setting jig included
  • Shielded & lubricated bearings

7 Customer Reviews(4.6 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review

Anonymous Reviewer
Great Product 01/23/2020 8:58:37 PM

I bought this jointer at Christmas and it was delivered on time. It took a little while to move to the basement and set up. It worked great. No issues and everything was there in the packaging. Very nice jointer that works well. My son is using it to square up wood for violins and cellos.

Anonymous Reviewer
nice machine, happy with it. 01/19/2020 10:54:26 PM

I'm milling with it all ready few weeks, it works fine, nice machine

Anonymous Reviewer
Typical great Grizzly Experience 11/03/2019 8:59:41 PM

This is my third major tool from Grizzly, and Im pleased - as always - with the entire experience. From the phone sales person right through to the delivery, everyone was friendly AND professional. The spiral cutterhead is dreamy, and theres definitely plenty of power!

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.