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G0490X 8" x 76" Jointer with Parallelogram Beds and Spiral Cutterhead

The next level in 8" jointers.

Professionals and hobbyist woodworkers alike, you can't go wrong with the exceptional value of the G0490X 8" x 76" Jointer with parallelogram tables and 4-row spiral cutterhead.

With the spiral cutterhead, dealing with dull or nicked edges is as easy as loosening screws and turning any of the 40 carbide inserts to a fresh edge. This process will reduce tearout and save you time over sharpening and resetting straight knives like a traditional jointer cutterhead requires.

This parallelogram jointer features an infeed table over 43" that is helpful for surfacing longer stock. With the parallelogram table setup, the four points of contact allow for easy adjustment of each table for perfect alignment.

The easy-to-use lever-controlled table elevation quickly adjusts the table height. The 5" tall, center-mounted fence is amazing for edge-jointing wide stock. The built-in mobile base allows you to easily move this beast around the shop as needed.

Like all Grizzly jointers, the G0490X comes with a 1-year warranty which covers parts and assures the unit is free from factory defects. (Consumables are not covered by the warranty.)

The G0490X manual was written by our U.S. based Technical Documentation Department and is packed with useful information. The complete and easy to read manual makes it easier to assemble and maintain your jointer.

The Grizzly Customer Service and Technical Support Teams are U.S. based. Parts and accessories for the jointer are available on-line and shipped from the Grizzly parts warehouse in Springfield, MO.

CSA certified


  • 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: 3-3/8"
  • Cutterhead type: 4-row spiral
  • Insert size & type: 14 x 14 x 2mm, indexable carbide
  • Cutterhead speed: 4800 RPM
  • Table size: 8" x 76-3/8"
  • Fence size: 36" L x 5" H
  • Minimum stock length: 10"
  • Minimum stock thickness: 1/2"
  • Dust port size: 4"
  • Footprint: 16-1/2" x 44-1/2"
  • Overall dimensions: 76-3/8" W x 24" D x 45-1/2" D
  • Approx. shipping weight: 556 lbs.


  • Precision-ground cast-iron tables
  • Parallelogram table adjustment
  • Extra-long infeed table
  • Rabbeting table
  • 5" Tall center-mounted fence with angle gauge
  • Fence stops at 45°, 90° and 135°
  • Sturdy cabinet stand with built-in mobile base
  • Pedestal-mounted switch for easy access
  • Poly-V serpentine belt and pulley system
  • Shielded & lubricated bearings
  • Pair of push blocks included

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

Anonymous Reviewer
09/08/2020 6:15:42 PM

Everything works great as advertised Im very happy with my purchase.Everything works great as advertised very very happy with my purchase

Anonymous Reviewer
08/07/2020 11:11:22 AM

Rock solid jointer. Was on back order, took about 3 months to come in but couldnt he happier. I can cut in either direction with no tear out with the spiral cutter. Need a friend to assemble it. Would buy again.

Joseph I
Long term ownership 08/04/2020 4:42:08 PM

I have had this machine for over 5 years and I would buy it again in less than a heart beat. The fact that I don't have to concern myself with knives and their sharpening is such a plus as to make this aspect alone worth the money. All the rest is icing on the cake. I couldn't be happier with anything else.

Greg M
05/20/2020 12:46:30 AM

I had a 6 jointer and upgraded to this 8 jointer with spiral cutter head and Im amazed. This machine joins with my other Grizzly machines; table saw, bandsaw, wood lathe, planer, and dust collector. I now have a total Grizzly shop and Im totally pleased with them all. Im also very impressed with the customer service I have received from Grizzly. Try acquiring customer service with some other brand of machine where you are dealing with a Middleman. Ive always had great support from Grizzly and that, along with great machinery, has been a very important deciding factor in purchasing all my shop equipment through Grizzly. Just keep doing what you are doing Grizzly and you will be around for a very long time.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent machine as usual from Grizzly! 01/29/2020 1:32:16 PM

I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband,
He loves it!

bruce B
Totally happy with it! 11/30/2019 12:31:46 AM

I purchased this Joiner about 30 days ago and after getting her set up and pre-flighted, I'm once again Totally happy with My Grizzly tool purchase!
My entire shop IS a Grizzly advertisement starting with a G0605X 12" table saw, a G1033X 20" Planer,
a G0574 Radius sander, a G9956 Air filter, a G1029Z Dust collector, a G8688 Mini Late and the G8689 Mini Mill.
a Shop Fox W1733 down draft sanding table, plus several small hand tools.
Yep! Grizzly has helped make the best guitars that I can. Thank you Grizzly for such great tools at prices even a Luthier can afford!

09/13/2019 11:41:48 PM

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Bill D
Worth the wait.. 09/01/2019 2:34:32 PM

Ordered when military discount was offered. Finally arrived in August. Took a while to assemble. Had two young studs lift the top onto the base. Plan on removing the front panel to get to the bolts behind the motor to secure the top. Other than the front cover removal I followed the instructions to the letter and everything went together easily. I'm a hobby woodworker so haven't used much but so far GREAT. Wouldn't trade the built in mobile base for anything.

Anonymous Reviewer
09/01/2019 1:52:36 PM

I received my jointer in excellent condition. No problems assembling . Jointer tables came out of crate one one thousands dead flat . Fence has to be reset to 90 after each use .runs quite. And the spiral cutter leaves great finish.

Stephen R
Worth the wait! 06/30/2019 5:31:11 PM

From order date to delivery was 8 weeks. When I ordered this, the Grizzly rep told me it would be a minimum of 12 weeks. i ordered lift gate service and the UPS driver moved the crates into my garage. That was service I did not expect!

Assembly was very straight forward, nothing complicated. i needed my two adult sons to help me lift the bed onto the stand, the rest was easy. After checking all settings and calibrations, i found that the machine was already dialed in perfectly.

i have run quite a bit of lumber through this already and i am very pleased with the results. Extremely good value for the money!

My congratulations to Shiraz Balolia, you have built an impressive company, with a philosophy of delivering great products for reasonable costs. i will continue to purchase equipment in the future.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great machine 06/14/2019 8:34:20 PM

Ordered on 4-9-19 was on back order was shiped to me on 5-15-19 . Came un damaged ups freight with tail gate service .Easy setup except dealing with weight of table used loader tractor. Does great job. Did not have to adjust tables. Passed the nickle test. carbide inserts well worth extra money.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/14/2019 10:10:23 AM

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Worth the Wait 04/30/2019 4:07:52 AM

It took some time to get, but I am glad I waited to catch one in stock. I ordered it on March 28th and it was in my shop on April 1st. No Damage.
I had some help to setup the Jointer, the only issue I had was the bolts on the motor mount were not hardened so the heads popped off. I replaced them with grade 8 bolts and finished the assembly. So far it runs great and is very quiet. The finish on the wood is great and the fence seems to work well. I am glad it is on a mobile base.

04/22/2019 2:29:10 AM

very quiet, love the spiral cutter head. great product for the price.
frame is a bit on the cheesy side for the weight that sits on top of it.

John B
Great Jointer 04/15/2019 2:14:31 PM

I bought this jointer a few weeks ago and wish that I had bought it ten years ago. Even with hickory boards, I get excellent results. The noise is significantly less than my old 6 inch jointer and it produces better results. Overall, it was easy to assemble but I had to rig up a hoist to pick the bed up to set it on the stand and installing the attachment bolts was somewhat of a problem requiring small hands and nimble fingers (my wife). If you are considering this particular jointer, I would strongly suggest you spend the extra money for the spiral cutter head!

Paul S
Very Nice Jointer 04/06/2019 12:01:33 PM

I bought this jointer when it was on back order and had to wait nearly a year for it to be shipped, I would say it was worth the wait. I had upgraded from an older 6'' Jet that had served me well for many years but there is really no comparison between the two. The cuts are extremely smooth and adjustments are a snap. Woodworking as a hobby the cost is always an issue but I have used some off the other more expensive brand 8" models at woodworking school and was concerned because of the price it would not measure up but I can see no noticeable difference. I don't use my woodworking machines to make a living so I can't speak to the rigors of daily use but I have had this machine for almost a year and it works perfectly.

Mickey H
03/04/2019 5:58:52 AM

There was a ridiculously long wait time for back orders to be filled as anyone looking into this item is fully aware. Grizzly did keep in contact and made me aware of any updates as well as shipping arrangements. The boxes came via semi. There were zero signs of damage to the crates. The driver was very polite. I made arrangements with a neighbor to borrow equipment in order to facilitate moving the 2 crates from the roadway approximately 150 yards down my driveway. That was unnecessary as the driver offered to move it.

I have been completely satisfied with my purchase experience. The jointer operates smoothly with only a minute amount of vibration. The helical head cuts smoothly leaving a near perfect finish. Its very easy to tell which side was jointed versus the planed side with straight blades. The only complaint I have with the jointer is with the fence. I have noticed the fence never returns to 90* after moving it. This isnt a deal breaker in anyway as I always check it with a machinist square after any movements were made.

I would definitely recommend this jointer to anyone looking to walk away from box store lumber that has time to wait for the back orders to be filled.

Gary B
01/23/2019 3:11:47 AM

I ordered this a month ago showed up in 3 weeks was small hole in box pointed out by driver we opened there was no damage. I paid for truck with lift gate. Driver used a pallet jack put it right where I wanted it I had 2 neighbors help lift the bed onto stand rolled it in place. Took about 2-3 hours for total assembly . Spent maybe a 1/2 hour making sure everything was square and set right. this machine was does a fabulous job flattening and making boards square. I had a hard time spending this much for a machine that makes. boards flat and square but use it once and sold for life. Everything was a pleasant experience thanks

Matthew N
This is exaclty what my shop needed 01/22/2019 6:30:09 PM

I bought this machine to replace an old bench top Delta unit, and I am so glad that I did. This machine came out of the crate almost ready to use (assembly required). The tables were nearly co-planar out of the crate. I have enjoyed using it for a couple months now, and feel that it is everything I thought it would be. The segmented cutter head handles odd grain patterns well, and the machine is surprisingly quiet to operate.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/19/2019 3:22:59 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great machine 01/18/2019 1:04:57 PM

Sold my old Grizzly with a 47 bed the same day my new one arrived. Out with the old in with the new and its so nice to have the long bed. So quiet too.

Oak R
Easy setup and working great! 12/21/2018 2:39:35 PM

Right out of the box the jointer was very well setup, the out feed table was within 1/2 of a thousandth of an inch parallel to the cutter head. The in feed table was also parallel to the cutter head/outfeed table but leaning about 2 thousandths of an inch downhill toward the blades, so just had to adjust the leading edge (blade edge) of the out feed table up a tiny bit. Really easy to adjust and work with. My only issue is the fence is very sloppy when adjusting, and every time I move it I have to redo my 90 degree setting (possible user setup error?), but since moving the fence is infrequent (normally to distribute the wear on the cutter head), it's not a big deal. Great machine and recommended.

Luke T
12/09/2018 4:17:21 AM

Awesome machine. Purchased in February 2018 and received it in September with an extra $300 tariff fee. Im using it to straighten and flatten 6 wide oak flooring planks. The rough milled material is no match for this jointer. Make sure you keep the beds waxed. Only issue I had was the pulley key on the motor shaft was not tight and slipped out.

Anonymous Reviewer
Solid, quality machine and a great buying experience 12/06/2018 3:14:18 AM

I ordered this jointer in late August fully expecting to wait 6 months for its arrival (well known to be on frequent backorder). The order status page was easy to access, and I checked it often. A very pleasant surprise came just 12 weeks later that the order had shipped! I had also watched many YouTube videos on unpacking and setting up, with stories of how UPS had handled their package very roughly. Even though these customers found no damage to their machines, this made me nervous. Fortunately, Grizzly chose SAIA LTL Freight to ship my order, and they were a true pleasure to deal with. I live in a poorly accessible neighborhood for a big delivery truck, so I chose to drive the hour trip from my home in Asheville, NC to their loading dock in Greenville, SC and easily coordinated to have them forklift the containers into my Tacoma. Crates were in pristine condition. I enthusiastically recommend SAIA for shipping needs. Got home, used my tractor front loader to lift them out of the truck bed. The crating and interior packing by Grizzly was excellent. Very solid and well considered. Nothing was damaged. Not even close. Assembly instructions were clear and easy to follow. A cursory check of flatness and parallel orientation of the beds seems pretty spot on. I'll do a full eval at a later time. First cuts superb. In summary, five stars and two thumbs up to Grizzly for their process and customer support.

Allen E
Very pleased 12/03/2018 4:18:04 PM

I waited 4 months to receive but it was worth it. The setup was straightforward with good instructions. There was little adjustments needed. You do need more than 2 people unless you hat a forklift. This is my first jointer and I am learning, but it does what I expected. I strongly recommend.

Anonymous Reviewer
12/02/2018 2:44:38 PM

Only recently got it assembled and haven't used it yet except for testing but so far, so good.

Anonymous Reviewer
good value, packaging could have been better. 11/28/2018 1:16:12 PM

During transport the table had shifted within the packaging and was poking through the end of the crate. I assembled the machine with no issues. I checked the infeed table with a dial indicator for parallelism with the cutting head and co-planer with the outfeed table. The factory adjustment was within a few thousandths of an inch as received, certainly good enough for woodworking. It runs smooth with minimal vibration. So far I've only used it on one small job, but I'm happy with the results. This is an impressive machine, especially for the money. I would have rated it 5 star if the crate hadn't been damaged, though the packaging issue was likely due to rough handling by the shipper,

Anonymous Reviewer
G0490X Jointer Review 11/22/2018 5:48:43 PM

I ordered this 8" jointer in late July 2018 and finally received product in late October 2018. Due to change in import regulations, there was an applicable tariff increase in this span. I used drop-gate service from UPS and experienced no major problems. Reaching the scheduling personnel was cumbersome, but the delivery driver was VERY helpful. Moved both crates up driveway and into garage. Main crate had broken corner. Driver noted on lading while I took some photos. No damage was noted to interior contents. Crate is cheap 1/4" Chinese plywood. Both bolts securing ways to crate had pulled free from crate mounts. Assembly was relatively straightforward. Used an engine hoist and straps to lift ways onto base. No adjustment was required. Ways were true and in-feed side zeroed correctly. Fence squaring is touchy (same on my old Grizzly 6"), but will seldom do angled jointing. Use of an extension cord not recommended. Cord length too restrictive for current shop layout. Made a 10' 10/3 220V extension that works fine. Machine not powered for extended periods anyway. Think the machine deserves consideration, but delivery process really black-eyes the entire company. Had there been another 30-day delay, I would have cancelled the order, paid the extra cash and picked up the yellow competitors jointer from local supplier.

Anonymous Reviewer
so far so good! 11/22/2018 3:05:10 PM

Very pleased with jointer,still pissed off about Trumps tariffs

Anonymous Reviewer
Great machine 11/22/2018 1:17:11 PM

Happy with the product so far. What Im not happy about is that it took nine months to get it. I was promised three different delivery dates that were not kept, then was told it would be sometime in 2019 before it arrived, causing me to go out and buy a used jointer only to see mine shipped two weeks later! Now I have one I need to sell.
When I ordered the jointer originally I asked if it would be price protected since it was not in stock and was told it would be. Two months later I was hit with a 20% price increase. Price protection should mean what it implies. I have several large Grizzly tools in my shop that Im happy with, but this was the worst managed purchase Ive experienced from any vender.
John Davison

Anonymous Reviewer
very happy 11/17/2018 2:29:40 AM

It took a little while to set it up but very happy with the results.

Mark R
Good price 11/15/2018 6:07:19 AM

This was on sale with free shipping so it was a very good value. The assembly instructions were fairly well written and the assembly process went fairly smoothly but there were two extra flat washers and to missing split lock washers. I ended up using my tractor hydraulics to lift the table on the base so there was no chance of dropping it and it made lining up the holes easy, although it could be done by hand by two strapping young men. I rate the fit and finish as excellent. There was some dings caused by shipping but it was minor cosmetic and not worth hassling with returning pieces. I haven't used it yet so I can't rate it 5 stars since I don't know how well it really works. If the specifications are a good indication, then it should work fine. It is a very stout machine so I expect I will be happy for many years to come.

Thomas R
10/15/2018 6:53:00 PM

Okay quality
Works well
Took 8 months to get it
Grizzly raised the price 300 dollars because of new tariffs

Scott G
Still a good value, even with the tariffs. 10/12/2018 11:54:33 AM

I just received this jointer after a long back order delay. It arrived with a damaged piece. This was taken care of quickly-customer service has been great. I think the machine is still a great value, even with the added tarrifs. My only complaint would be the next to useless assembly and adjustment instructions. Grizzly should really focus on putting together a better manual package. I can't comment on the function of the machine yet. I've only run a couple of pieces of scrap through it so far.

Anonymous Reviewer
The product is great even with the Trump tariff 10/05/2018 10:17:54 AM

Wish I had known they offer a military discount before I bought it.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/04/2018 1:38:46 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great jointer, worth the wait! 10/03/2018 12:11:18 AM

I waited for over 6 months for this jointer and am very glad I did wait. It came damaged and their customer service was great in resolving the issue. The only reason for 4 stars was the wait and the damage. When I ordered it I expected a wait based on the other reviews I read but.. they have had this jointer in their catalog for a while and I would think that after offering this machine for as long as they have, Grizzly would have their supplier issues figured out by now. I also believe a carton built better than the one it came in would have prevented the shipping damage but after waiting so long I wasn't sending it back.
Overall, they took care of me on the damage and once you use the jointer you'll be glad its the one you choose. Can't believe how much of a difference the spiral head makes. it is glass smooth and so quiet compared to my old one. The jointer itself is worth 5 stars!!

10/02/2018 3:31:52 PM

Just got this jointer put together after having it sit in the crate in my garage for 3 months while I tried to find the time to get it to my basement. That process was a project in and of itself. This thing is a massive piece of cast iron and steel! Anyway, I had a couple hours putting it together. I did not have any documentation for the base, which doesn't really need a whole lot of assembly, but I did have to make a best guess on which bolts to use for the foot lever/wheel which allows you to move the machine on it's base. The motor was mounted on the underside of the assembly, which is not where it ultimately ends up, and the switch is bolted to the inside of the base. Again, with no instructions for the base, I had to figure things out. That was about the worst of it, though. The instruction for the machine itself are very well written. No Chinese instructions pretending to translate to English.

Everything was well packed, coated with oil to prevent rust and went together easily. I do recommend some sort of hoist or ratcheting crank supported by overhead rafters to lift the jointer onto the base. Two very strong weight lifters might have been able to do it, but my 150 pound frame does not put me in that category. Think it through. Be safe. The entire assembly is over a quarter ton. I was a little nervous about having issues with the machine as I was one of the first to receive mine from a new manufacturer. Yes it took me a long time to get it. About 14 months to be exact, due to the Chinese government shutting down factories and putting restrictions in place for others. That wasn't Grizzly's fault. But in the end, it was well worth the wait. The fit and finish exceeded my expectations and I'm certain that once I get everything cleaned up and adjusted (if it even needs adjusting) I'm going to be even more impressed. I finished the wiring last night and fired it up. Very quiet machine. I like the serpentine type belt. No vibration.

Grizzly got this one right!

Anonymous Reviewer
Great with a wait 09/24/2018 2:05:58 PM

Product is excellent. Well packaged and clear instructions for setup. Didn't require too much adjustment. Cuts very well. A huge upgrade over my old 4" Jet with knives. I am very pleased with the mobile base as well - its easy to engage and rolls very well.
I wish it didn't take 7 months to deliver. Actually, the projects I have planned for this could wait 7 months, so that wasn't necessarily the biggest problem. I do wish Grizzly had enough of a handle on their suppliers to be able to give me a decently accurate delivery time frame up front instead of missing it by 3-4 months.
I was impacted by the tariffs too, but I can't hold that against Grizzly.
Hindsight being 20/20, I probably would have bought a Jet back in January since I wouldn't have had to wait 7 months and the cost of the Jet back in January would have been similar to the cost of the Grizzly in September, after the tariff increase.
Thats a moot point though and now I have a machine that I love.

Brendan K
Product is great however delivery time is the worst I've every experienced! 09/10/2018 4:51:43 AM

On the jointer itself, it is a great product, easy to put together and I am very pleased with the results from using it a little over the past months. The absolute killer bad thing is with Grizzly the company itself! I ordered this early Jan 2018 and it was delivered in August 2018 - I think there were 3 or 4 emails stating that the shipping date was moved forward. Not only did I have to wait 8 months but also, due to Grizzly not shipping it by I think it was June 2018 (?), I had to pay an extra USD $200+ due to the new tax on steel. To be honest, if I knew beforehand that it would take 8+ months and the extra cost, I would have bought it elsewhere! I had plans on building a few tables for myself and these plans were on a Grizzly 8+ month delay... would have been nice for them to provide a financial discount due to their extremely poor delivery. I would definitely not recommend Grizzly to others if they are not prepared for a very long delivery time.

Larry M
08/17/2018 10:21:12 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
08/14/2018 3:27:07 PM

Took an extraordinarily long time to ship (almost 7 months), but after receiving it (FINALLY) it is everything i have come to expect from a Grizzly tool. Very happy to have this tool as part of my shop.

Robert B
Very good jointer 08/11/2018 11:55:04 PM

This is an excellent jointer. After assembly it required no adjustments. Tables were already co-planer.

The only problem I had with it was getting it. 8 month delivery time.

Dave B
08/11/2018 5:42:40 PM

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Ralph K
Very nice jointer 08/10/2018 12:19:03 PM

Purchased this jointer to replace an older 6" machine. I really like the long beds, easy adjustment of the beds and the spiral cutterhead. Bed were coplaner when I received the machine so only adjustment required was to the bed stops and adjusting the beds to line up with the top of the cutter and the depth of cut indicator. I did need to ease a little bit of rough edge on the beds but that only took a few minutes with a file, otherwise fit and finish was very good.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great product at a very attractive price point 06/30/2018 12:36:13 AM

Because of a factory change, it took a full year to get this machine, but it was well worth the wait. The jointer arrived well packed and in perfect condition. The set up was well explained and went without incident. After checking tolerances and testing, I confirmed that the machine left the factory already perfectly set up. Last but not least, this machine with its spiral cutter-head does a fantastic job of what it is designed to do. Thank you Grizzly for a great product at an incredibly fair price.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/11/2018 6:17:20 PM

The jointer has met my expectations. The shipping crate was not sturdy enough to survive shipment, the jointer was bolted to the 1/4" plywood crate bottom and bolts had pulled thru leaving the jointer lose in the crate. There was no damage to the jointer. The crate also had forklift damage, but none to the jointer. Assembly was straightforward. I do have a rattle when it runs, so will look for any loose fasteners.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent product 06/01/2018 1:12:45 AM

I have only owned it for a month and had to wait 8 months for it to be delivered but after the first board, I am glad I waited. This Jointer is excellent

Anonymous Reviewer
05/31/2018 10:26:18 PM

The only down side for this jointer is the wait time to get it. I ordered it on July 4th 2017 and received it in May 2018. I have used it a few times and it works great. So if you have 10 months to wait, go for it.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/31/2018 8:03:19 PM

I waited almost a year for this product. Very hard to put together and some Allen wrenches and bolts to put swivel wheels were missing.

Donald F
05/31/2018 6:07:19 PM

I ordered this G0490X 8" jointer eight months ago and I'm glad I didn't cancel my order. I love it. So much easier and quieter than my old 4" Shopsmith I've had for years.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/31/2018 1:57:57 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
05/31/2018 1:10:27 PM

I have set up the machine and I am impressed with initial first trial cut. The spiral cutters leave a very clean cut. I will not have time to really give it a good test until I get back from vacation.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great quality! 05/31/2018 11:47:08 AM

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Jas F
Worth the wait!! 05/31/2018 11:30:07 AM

Highly desirable machine took over a year if back order but was well worth the wait. Cuts like smooth glass and live the spiral cutterhead.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/31/2018 11:18:05 AM

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Dennis R
05/31/2018 10:43:07 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Solid machine with a few quarks 04/03/2018 9:01:28 PM

The good.
- The spiral cutter head produces great results.
- Parallelogram beds were easy to align.
- Quick startup.
- Long bed is great and makes pieces easy to handle.
- Motor has good power

The bad
- lifting and mounting the motor is rough in the working space. complete this prior to flipping the base.
- Aligning the motor can be a rough but a quick jig in the shape of a U. Ensure the top and bottom are square then use a level to align the pulleys. This took a few adjustments on the mounts for the planer assembly to the base then several more for the motor. I used an auto screw jack to fully tension the belt and some ratcheting tie down straps.
- Paint splatter on the bed
- The spring on the guard had a lack of tension but was correctable.

Overall once all adjustments were completed the machine has preformed fantastic with great results. I would recommend the machine but note it will take at least half a day of adjustments to deal with the assembly issues.

Anonymous Reviewer
Jointer 01/15/2018 3:49:44 PM

I bought this a month and a half ago but have been ill so not able to assemble it. Last week the neighbor and I assembled my wonderful gift to me. The more we assembled, the more we were impressed! I am looking forward to being able to play in my shop again. I have a list of projects and this jointer is certainly going to be a big help. Thank you! I have been going through your catalog and have found several more wood working tools I will be purchasing soon.

Anonymous Reviewer
Good product, terrible delivery time 12/18/2017 3:29:51 PM

I ordered this product back in April. The following month when it was originally supposed to be delivered, it went on back order. I didn't receive it until 7-1/2 months later in November. Every month when I called for an update, the projected delivery date moved out another month with no idea when the product would actually be delivered. I've seen online that many, many others had the same experience throughout 2017. I'm not sure what's wrong with Grizzly's operations team, not to have any visibility or control over their supply chain and manufacturing / scheduling process - very disappointing.

Anonymous Reviewer
12/18/2017 11:15:15 AM

Too cold in my shop, haven't tried it yet

Anonymous Reviewer
12/17/2017 2:47:12 PM

Got the jointer. It was easy to set up, works great! Couldnt be happier with it! Only complaint was that I had to wait about 7 months for it to finallly be delivered

Anonymous Reviewer
Nice, 12/17/2017 12:37:41 PM

Very satisfied, was delivered no problems driver even put in the garage thanks

Anonymous Reviewer
It mills wood well but I have continuing issues 10/24/2017 11:06:01 PM

I have had this almost three years and use it often. It does a great job jointing. However I have had several issues. 1) The E-Stop switch was not tight. Operating the rotational switch eventually caused wires to come loose and short. I was able to fix this. 2) The motor pulley works its way down the shaft causing the belt to skip grooves and rub. This is an on going problem. Grizzly support didn't provide a solution to the pulley movement. I've tighten the two set screws and used loctite. I've aligned the pulleys and made the motor shaft parallel to the cutter. Eventually I drilled/tapped the motor pulley for a larger setscrew which kept the pulley in place (last I looked). I think (hope) the pulley is now staying in place but the belt did skip a grove or two recently. I'm guessing this is due to pulley and shaft alignment. I find it difficult to align the motor shaft exactly parallel to the cutting head due to the motor's weight and mounting apparatus. 3) The fence does not maintain 90 degrees to the table once it is moved in or out. I use a precision square to adjust the fence every time I move the fence moved. I can accept this at this price.

I have several Grizzly power tools but this is the only one that gives me trouble. Nevertheless I do like the results I get.

Anonymous Reviewer
This tool is wonderful 10/13/2017 2:36:45 PM

This tool was on back order for three months, it is worth the wait.

Anonymous Reviewer
07/30/2017 10:33:57 PM

I like everything about the jointer except that it shakes drastically when I start it up and vibrates too much once it gets going. I checked the belt and adjusted the motor position but still vibrating. Disappointing for a machine in this class.

Mike L
07/24/2017 3:13:20 AM

Went together well. The Switch mount bracket should be reinforced with angle of steel at the right angle for more rigid support

Anonymous Reviewer
Great addition to my shop. 07/23/2017 8:06:55 PM

This jointer arrived well packaged and in great shape. Very easy to assemble using an engine hoist to lift the heavy bed. The beds were perfectly aligned straight out of the box. The spiral heads work great and have had about 200 bf of hard wood run through them. My only complaint is having to wait three months to receive the jointer after ordering it. I highly recommend this jointer for anyone's shop. You will be very happy with the purchase.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great Product - Horrible packing 07/23/2017 3:31:21 PM

The saw arrived after a long delay, but it was worth the wait. When it arrived, I was very scared. the thin plywood box and pallet were badly damaged in many areas. The saw was intact with no issues. Whew!
The jointer works great.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great great value 06/19/2017 11:57:48 AM

I've been a woodworker and boat builder for 50 years, a shop teacher for 40. I've used every popular brand of jointer. The production quality of this jointer meets or exceeds them all. The only con. The motor is not a quiet as a few of the brands. It would be absurd to pay a thousand dollars more for a quieter motor. Sprial cutter head cuts like butter.

Anonymous Reviewer
Superb Macine 06/06/2017 2:32:12 AM

No adjustments needed right out of the shipping container. The freight service had torn the plywood top off the box but everything was still there undamaged. The shippers are TERRIBLE!

Anonymous Reviewer
06/03/2017 6:49:43 PM

This thing is amazing. Does everything I need and reasonably priced.

Hugh B
06/02/2017 3:05:34 PM

I purchased this jointer to go from 6" to 8" and have a longer bed. It was easy to set up and works perfectly. I have been jointing 7"
to 8" white oak. The spiral cutter is amazing. It runs quiet, feeds smooth and leaves a wonderful finish.

Anonymous Reviewer
Nice Jointer, wheels and manual could be better but I'd buy it again 06/02/2017 1:26:15 PM

Overall, once it's together and aligned properly, this is a really nice jointer ...

Since I can only give it whole stars I'd be remiss if I didn't give it 5 .... but it's really 4.75 stars because of two issues: 1) my front wheel drops the jointer hard as I move it if there is any bumps, chips, or debris in/on the floor. 2) the manual needs work ... Some mistakes made putting the jointer together were only figured out by taking it apart again. The manual being ambiguous on some steps contributed to each problem I ran into ... once figured it out it was obvious but it wasn't till you scratched you head on issues you ran into later on. 2nd: The table alignment procedure in the manual is incomplete. This seems to be a common problem since I didn't find a complete solution on the net. I had to come up with a procedure by trying to align it over and over again (each time it took an hour or two). The manual will tell you how to align the tables to the cutterhead and to each other but does not mention several points that you need to know. I've attempted to write down the procedure as I remember it below.

The pros:
- large table
- spiral head
- powerful motor
- built in wheels

The cons:
- the front wheel does not lock and can drop your jointer hard if your not careful
- manual has it's issues which took a bit of time to figure out
- the flatness of my table is a little out of spec ... but only by a thousandth

Note on Grizzly customer support: I think they are eager to help but are not necessarily experts on every machine. When I was having alignment issues they seemed to only be able to reiterate the manual and didn't have additional insight into what to do when all my eccentrics seemed maxed out.
Note on tools: some type of lift is necessary to build this. I have a shop crane.

An attempt to fill in the missing pieces of the table alignment procedure:

1) know that there are 5 adjustments for each table (four eccentrics and the table height) all of which interact with each other. Alignment is an iterative process.
2) find and mark the high and low point of each eccentric (I used a dial indicator attached to the base to measure the table height above the eccentric)
3) start by setting all the eccentrics to their mid points

Align the Outfeed table:
4) level the center line of outfeed table to the base by changing each of the 4 eccentrics from their midpoints as little as possible. Do only the long direction as the width will be leveled to the cutting head
5) raise the outfield table till the center line of the table is the same height as the center of the cutterhead. This is only a starting point to get close.
6) follow the procedure for aligning the outfield table in the manual with the additional constraint of keeping the out feed center line parallel to the base. Note that you will also have to adjust the table height as you change the eccentrics. There are more pointers which would help here but you will just have to figure it out by doing it as this review is taking me too long as is.
6) you should be able to match the outfield table with out running out of eccentric height (maxing out high or low one or more eccentric in such a way that it is impossible to change the other eccentrics and table height to align the table). If you do you might try allowing the center line to vary slightly (fraction of a degree) from level with the base in #4 and start over but only if you think that will do the trick ... but be aware that the infeed table will need to match this angle and it's eccentrics might not extend far enough. If you get to this point and can't get the outfeed (or infeed) aligned then you will need to decide if the cutterhead is too far out of alignment to be matched (hopefully that will never happen ... although my cutter head was pretty close).

Now the infeed table:
7) follow the infeed table alignment in the manual
8) if the eccentrics on the infeed max out then you will have to figure out what to modify from step #4 forward to give them more room.

Note: I used a very long and accurate straight edge and feeler gauges to determine if one end was off a table or not

Anonymous Reviewer
Exceeded my expectations. 06/02/2017 1:10:00 PM

After much deliberation with myself, I decided to buy the big Grizzly 8" spiral cutter head with 76" parallelogram bed. It performs very well and gets the job done without fuss. Glad I bought it.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/02/2017 11:38:40 AM

Very happy with product and think Grizzly provides high value for the cost. I did have to do some bed adjustments when I assembled it out of the crates but the instructions where clear and I appreciated they mentioned it might take a little time to get it perfect if not set right from factory. Once calibrated, the machine makes a beautiful consistent cuts, little to no snipe and made short work jointing a 7 inch wide piece of curly maple. The long bed and spiral cutter are worth the extra cost for the performance one gets.

Yuri O
Its a great jointer, just make sure to check that everything is tightened down 06/02/2017 5:51:58 AM

This is a great jointers, just be ready to spend time setting it up. I didn't spend a large amount of time aligning the belts and ended up with my lower pulley almost falling off. The jointer works amazingly well though and am happy with the thing. My only frustration is that the infeed table dips about 1/128th of an inch right at the top left corner by the cutter head and after spending a full day messing with the alignment, I was never able to correct it.

The Spiral cutter head with worth the investment also. I nicked a insert within the first couple days of using the jointer and it was a simple remove the screw, clean around the insert, and then rotate and re tighten the insert.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/02/2017 2:20:37 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Good price 06/02/2017 12:46:32 AM

The main issue is the fence. Every time it is moved it has to be resquared. Major inconvenience.

Rich S
06/02/2017 12:21:31 AM

No issues at all. No adjustments needed on setup, leaves a great finish. Great machine for the money.

Dwight A
Excellent product 06/01/2017 8:16:20 PM

This is the absolute best tool, well made, powerful and easy to move around. Highly recommend it for any size shop

James F.
Great Product 01/02/2016 7:52:13 PM

I bought the GO490X 8" jointer, sprial cutter head last month. I love this product. I would recommend this to anyone. Grizzly has great customer service and the staff if very helpful and friendly. I have been a customer since 1987.

J. W. Gourlay
Customer Review 01/01/2015 6:27:12 PM

I recently received a G0490X, 8" jointer. I wanted to thank you all for doing such a great job. My impression is that Grizzly is considered by most to be the "value" manufacturer. This is a code word for "quality not so good, but cheap!"

My experience with this jointer shows how untrue that impression is. The machine went together flawlessly, and worked beautifully from the moment I first turned it on. With machines like this, one has to be psychologically prepared to go through a long, painful, frustrating process to get the settings dialed in just right. I was absolutely DELIGHTED to find that the outfeed table setup was flawless without me making a single adjustment! Everything was flat, and true, right out of the crate. I can't thank you enough for seeing to it that this machine was so perfectly set up!

I'm going to tell everyone on woodnet.net about how pleased I am!

Q & A

Common Questions and Answers about the G0490X:

Q: What type of electrical outlet do I need for this jointer?

A:This unit is prewired for 240V, it is single phase, and 60 Hz. The machine includes a 6-20 plug.