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Grizzly G1021X2 Review

For users who have a woodworking shop or carpentry business, it is essential to have the ability to obtain boards of a custom thickness. Ordering from a supplier can be a real headache so many people turn to the use of planers. Grizzly offers users the G1021X2 as an option to add to their woodworking equipment. It has many great features that make customizing boards easy. We will base our recommendation on user skill level and project needs.

Grizzly G1021X2 Planer with Helical Cutterhead

Grizzly G1021X2

The Grizzly G1021X2 is a large, stationary planer. It can be made mobile by purchasing an additional movable rack for it to be mounted on. It features a carbide helical cutterhead, cast iron tables, and a 1-year warranty.

The Fox W1863 is very similar to the Grizzly G1021X2. Both are 15-inch planers with carbide inserts. They have the same shipping weight.They are both two-speed planers.

Carbide Helical Cutterhead

The Grizzly G1021X2 is a 15-inch planer that has an indexable carbide helical cutterhead that is curved and set at a 30-degree angle. It’s a 4-row cutterhead that has 52 indexable inserts. These can be rotated three times to expose new cutting edges. The cuts the planer makes will be perfectly smooth even on the toughest woods because of the way the inserts are positioned along the cutterhead. Additionally, their cutting edges are positioned at a slight angle to the wood.

Motor and Cutting Capabilities

The planer features a 230 V, 3 horsepower, single-phase motor. It cuts up to 3/32 inches deep at its full width or 1/8inches deep on 6-inch-wide material. Users can plane material from 3/16 inches to 6 inches thick with a feed rate of either 16 or 28 feet per minute.

The maximum cutting width is 14 7/8 inches, the maximum cutting height is 6 1/8 inches, and the maximum cutting depth is 1/8 inches. Its minimum stock length is 6 ½ inches. The minimum thickness of a board that can be fed is ¼ inch.

Cast-Iron Tables

Its infeed and outfeed tables are cast iron. The table can travel smoothly up and down the four-column supports or it can be locked firmly in place during operation. Also, due to their composition, they add stability and durability to the overall structure of the planer.

Other Specifications

The cutterhead’s speed is 5,000 rotations per minute. The unit’s total shipping weight is roughly 581 pounds, making it difficult to maneuver. Additionally, the G1021X2 features:

  • Ball bearing return rollers
  • Cabinet-style stand
  • Thermal overload protection
  • Large side-mounted handwheel
  • Pedestal-mounted control panel
  • Powder coated paint


The planer comes with a 1-year warranty. This warranty covers parts, assuring the unit is free from factory defects. Consumable parts are not included in the coverage.


It’s obvious that the Grizzly G1021X2 offers users many great features. With its carbide helical cutterhead, it offers smooth cuts every time. Additionally, it offers safety features like thermal overload protection. We recommend this for serious woodworkers and those users in industrial settings.

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