December 23, 2020

Grizzly Industrial G0838 Variable-Speed Wood Lathe Review

If you are considering buying the Grizzly Industrial G0838 lathe, read on. It is equipped with very sturdy and durable four cast iron feet. These minimize vibrations during your work. This reduces the risk of mistakes. It also makes it safer to use. Now let us move on to this Grizzly wood lathe review.

The G0838 tachometer is digital and provides accurate readings. It has a secure headstock and tailstock adjustment that helps you be more accurate on the job. The machine is ready to use without you needing another table, so it is self-sufficient. With this product, you should be able to perform industrial-level work in your home garage.

Model NumberG0838
RPM (Rotations Per Minute)100-1300
Motor3-phase, 5.6A
Faceplate Size6″
Weight352 Pounds
Dimensions16″ x 24″
Horsepower2 HP
WarrantyTwo years


  • 4-legged design for better stability
  • Powerful motor that can cut through hardwood
  • Heavy-duty blades that will not rust easily


  • Very loud, therefore unsuitable for residential areas.


The blade is made from iron, which can efficiently perform heavy jobs. It comes in a green and silver finish that feels organized. As opposed to needing a table to work on, this option comes with four legs meaning it can stand on its own whilst you work. This also means you can work almost anywhere. 

Performance Review

The Grizzly Industrial G0838 comes with 2 Horsepower and requires 220V to work. This is quite a taxing amount of power; hence you should expect sky-high electric bills. Unless you have a property with ample space, I would not recommend this product for home use because it is deafening. The product’s design is efficient and will undoubtedly get the job done. However, there are lighter and more accessible options if you do not need to perform professional jobs. 


The Grizzly G0838 comes with four legs, making it much safer than many other products in this range. This is because they can withstand the machine’s weight much better than a table. The last thing you want is for the table you are using to work on not being able to handle the weight and falling on you. Still, precautions should be taken because this product is robust and not a joke. 

Who is the G0838 ideal for?

This G0838 is a heavy-duty industrial-grade machine. It is not very suitable for home use; hence, I recommend this option if you are a professional carpenter. It otherwise is costly to use if just for a hobby. 

Our Verdict on the Grizzly Industrial G0838

Ultimately, I would recommend the Grizzly Industrial G0838 Variable Speed Wood Lathe to people who do this professionally. It is an industrial product, which means it would be too much if you want to use it at home. It is loud and powerful so that you will need additional equipment such as gloves, goggles and silencers. If you are not willing to buy all of this, you will not use this Grizzly wood lathe.

David D. Hughes

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