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post #1 of 9 Old 09-17-2012, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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tell me this isn't exactly like the Grizzly....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350361341573...84.m1423.l2649

never heard of this company, but the planer is EXACT.....

http://www.grizzly.com/products/12-1-2-Planer/G0505

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It looks to be very similar. I wonder if any of the Canadian forum members have heard of the King Canada Tool brand.

I know some people have had issues with Grizzly. I have been happy with my Grizzly tools.

I would rather purchase from a known company with the potential of later technical service and spare parts.

The appearance can be similar, but whether all the parts are interchangeable cannot be determined from a picture.
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There all made in china and Taiwan. Better stuff is in Taiwan. Better metal, parts and finish.

My HF lathe is identical with interchanging parts of the grizzly or ShopFox who is owned by Grizzly.in today's market who knows. You can get Ford parts cheaper from Mazda since ford buys them from Mazda (certain vehicles not all.). Freezer on the bottom type fridge's were all made by Amana before Katrina regardless of manufacturer name. No one makes everything themselves anymore.
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Very likely from the same factory.

FWIW, I like many Grizzly tools, but I'm not seeing any advantage with this particular Griz planer over the Ridgid, DeWalts, Delta, Steel City, etc.
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I can't believe you can't see it, they are not exactly the same, one is green and one is gray. It is staring you right in the face. I kid, I kid.
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I can't believe you can't see it, they are not exactly the same, one is green and one is gray. It is staring you right in the face. I kid, I kid.

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can't believe you can't see it, they are not exactly the same, one is green and one is gray. It is staring you right in the face.
and all kidding aside, the green one is OBVIOUSLY better for the environment!

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Okay, here's the deal. King Canada tools are basically junk. They used to have a line years ago (20+) that was quality and over the years, much like everything else, they have gotten cheaper and cheaper. I have a very old King benchtop drill press that I love but it is about 20 years old. I wouldn't have any of the newer King products in my shop if you paid me. Trust me, save your money.

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
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It's likely they're made in the same factory, but each manufacturer (or distributor in this case) makes a lot of different specifications which you may not be able to see but can have a big impact on the quality of the final product.

Things like bearing design, steel thickness, motor specs, etc all might vary between brands even if the outward appearance is similar.
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