Grizzly is a woodworking machinery and tools company that sells directly to consumers. By eliminating middlemen, the company is able to keep tool prices low.
Grizzly tools are produced in Taiwan and undergo strict quality controls. These include testing by ISO 9001 factories and Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories.
What is a table saw?
A table saw is a woodworking tool that allows you to cut large amounts of material in a very short period of time. It’s a powerful tool that can be used for rip cuts, crosscuts, miter cuts, dado cuts and many other cutting applications.
There are a few different kinds of table saws. Some are portable, while others are stationary and are more often seen in shops or commercial spaces.
Generally, portable saws have a universal motor linked directly to the blade, while stationary ones use an induction motor that transfers power through a belt. The induction type of saw tends to be quieter and can cut denser materials better, but it requires more preventive maintenance.
Most table saws have a “rip fence,” which guides the workpiece during ripping, and a miter gauge system that allows you to make crosscuts. These two systems allow you to make accurate cuts when ripping stock at any angle between 90 and 30 degrees.
What is a jointer?
A jointer is a machine that smooths the surface of rough-cut or scrap lumber to create flat edges on boards for various applications. It’s a handy tool for woodworkers who mill their own lumber, reclaim wood from demolition projects or buy rough sawn lumber to save money.
The machine has a blade (cutter head) that spins within the table, while a fence and blade cover guard protect the wood. The fence can slide along the length of the board to help align the cuts, and the blade cover guard swings out of the way when a board passes over the cutterhead.
A jointer flattens one surface on a board at a time, so you may need to make several passes before the board is flat and consistent. To track your progress, squiggly pencil lines across the face of the board are helpful. These lines will be removed once the high spots are gone, and the surface is flat.
What is a planer?
A planer is a woodworking tool that removes material from a board to make a flat, smooth surface. It can be used for a variety of applications, including trimming wood scraps or irregular pieces to an even thickness.
If you’re working with rough-cut lumber, a jointer may be necessary to produce a flat face before you can use a planer to reduce the material. Some jigs can also help you prepare the board before using the machine.
You’ll want to choose a planer that has a dust collection system. This will keep your work area free from sawdust and wood chips that could cause problems with the machine’s cutting head.
After you’ve bought a planer, make sure you set it up correctly before you start using it. This includes making sure the blade area is clean of any debris, and running each board through it lengthwise before adjusting the depth setting.
What is a router?
A router is a networking device that manages the flow of data between computer networks. It can be used to pass data between LANs (local area networks) and WANs (wide area networks).
When a data packet arrives, the router examines the destination IP address, consults its routing table and decides which path is the best to send it. The packet is then transferred along this path.
There are different types of routers that you can choose depending on your needs and budget. Some of them are more capable than others.
For grizzly woodworking projects, you can use a plunge router with a ball bearing guide to cut accurately. This type of router is easy to use and requires no tool changes for changing depths of cut.