To everyone who owns a grizzly G0611X. I have had this machine for 3 years now and have had the same problems with the bits from Grizzly, Shop fox and Powermatic all breaking after 5 or 6 drawers. The machine has sat for 2 years after my frustrations and I have been subbing out my drawers to a local drawer manufacturer. I figured I would give it another try and bought more bits from grizzly hoping they had figured out the issues. They didn't. After talking with my other drawer guys, I asked how often their bits broke. They told me they have them sharpened every 6 months! I decided to do a lot of research online and have found a bit made for a 30K machine that fits perfect into the grizzly machine. The bit has lasted and does a beautiful job with this machine. The machine is great, but the bits are the only problem. For everyone here that says their Leigh dovetail jig is the best, they are apparently not a production shop that makes 100's of drawers a month. I own a Leigh and it is great if you want to do something out of the ordinary, but they are incredibly slow to make a full drawer. With the new bit in the Grizzly machine, I can dovetail all parts in 3 minutes finished. Don't sell your machine from frustration. Here is the site and info for the replacement bit that kicks ass!
shop.Akhurst.com Omec A23 750 single flute dovetail bit. Cost $69 + Shipping
I am guessing that this bit will need to be sharpened once a year with my production rate. Nice to set the machine perfect and not worry about recalibration every time a bit breaks. Hope this help everyone that was as frustrated as me