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Did I Tell You I Hate Grizzly?

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I have had three Grizzly tools and have had problems with all of them.

 

Yesterday, I was trying to lower the table on the drill press and the crank handle slipped.   No problem, it's held in by a set screw.   A metric one, of course because they apparently got a deal on them somewhere.   Found the right hex wrench and just started to turn it.  Pop.  Case broke.   Well, it's a plastic lever surrounding a steel (non-metric 1/2" diameter) collar.   OK, maybe the steel collar will hold it.  Set screw moves in and out just fine, but not when the collar is on the shaft.  Apparently, it's stripped inside.   I am not going to call Grizzly and get a $14 part and $18 shipping.   I may try to re-thread an SAE set screw, failing that, Friday visit to the repair shop to find a part from another vendor.

 

I will never buy another, even used, Grizzly.

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Sorry to hear about your Grizzly problem, have read numerous complaints just like yours recently.

 

Keith, I found that most power tools now have a mix of SAE and metric I have sets of both now thanks to HF they aren't too expensive. Also found that Lowes, Ace, HD and the local screw store supply metric screws and bolts. Also have a set of metric taps and dies too, they come in handy once in awhile.

 

Herb

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Hmmmm. Never had that happen on my HF drill press. Nor, on either of my Shopsmiths.:lol:  

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There you guys go again...rubbing it in about having a dedicated shop.:P

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3 hours ago, Grandpadave52 said:

There you guys go again...rubbing it in about having a dedicated shop.:P

 

you say this like it's bad thing....

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13 hours ago, Grandpadave52 said:

There you guys go again...rubbing it in about having a dedicated shop.:P

They just have no respect, Gramps! They love to rub it in, don't they?

 

Let's see how they would like going from a 500 sq/ft dedicated shop to 50 sq/ft in the corner of a garage. I sure do miss my; full size table saw w/outfeed table, band saw, dust collection, assembly table and workbench, dedicated tool storage, material storage rack(s)...

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6 hours ago, Gene Howe said:

Dave, ya gotta have somewhere to store the tools. 

Oh, I do...in boxes on top of boxes which are behind other boxes, containers, totes, etc. except for the ones that are hanging behind different boxes.:D

14 hours ago, Stick486 said:

you say this like it's bad thing....

You say tomato, I say broccoli ;)

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4 hours ago, schnewj said:

They just have no respect, Gramps! They love to rub it in, don't they?

Yep sure do...I'm not whining though...wait a minute, I am.:rolleyes:

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1 minute ago, schnewj said:

Holy crap! I don't remember posting those tips have you been looking at my photo gallery?

:lol::D:lol:...suppose we can get published in one of those high society WW magazines? 

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