New to me Griz A1S or G1004 what do you think?

Dave Paine

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Since you asked what do we think, I have to say - it should serve you well.

I have a Grizzly G1008 which I purchased from the original owner in Jan 2017, the original owner purchased this new in 2000.

The G1008 is the same as the G1004, but with a power feed on the X axis, and perhaps a coolant pump.

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My one-shot lubrication pump had broken lens and cover. I was able to clean the inside and replaced the broken parts so now working again.

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I recently moved the switch so it was easier to reach. At times the original location was lower than the table and so not easy to reach.

I made a bracket out of wood to move this higher and 90 deg, the 90 deg was just to be able to screw this in the new location.

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The new location also serves to store the milling vise handle.

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My G1008 machine has a mix of metric and imperial hardware, just FYI so you do not scatch your head when a metric wrench does not seem to fit - that screw or bolt head may be imperial.
 

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I found out about the metric vs standard yesterday when I picked it up. Being made in Taiwan I figured it would all be metric so that is all I brought. 90% was standard and luckily the gut had a full toolbox.

Any recommendation for a good inexpensive DRD add on?
 

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Thanks for the links. About paint from Grizzly: I talked to a service tech and he said they no longer sell that older green paint but I just got a reply from an email i sent before talking to the tech saying the part number for the paint Is PPAINT-3.

Who do I believe? Or am I better of taking a clean part that has good paint to my local Sherwin-Williams store and have them match the paint.
 

Djnagle

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Thanks Warren. I looked into that and their paint is for the newer machines unfortunately.
 

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Oh, Have you tried calling the parts ordering number and ordering that part number from Grizzly? Who knows maybe they have one sitting in stock. I would try just ordering it to see what happens. You never know.
 

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I am sitting in the Sherwin-Williams store waiting for my paint to be mixed. I'll let you all know how it looks compared to the original.
 

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I'll post pic tonight but they match the color perfectly so in 20 minutes i walked out with a quart of Grizzly Machine Green for $22.
 
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