December 23, 2020

Grizzly Industrial G0838 Variable-Speed Wood Lathe Review

This product is made for woodwork. It comes with a very stable and durable 4 cast iron legs. These work hard to protect you whilst you by minimising vibrations.

The tachometer on this device comes in a digital form allowing for precise readings. It has a secure headstock and tailstock adjuster that works to help you be more accurate when working. With this product, you should be able to perform industrial level jobs from your garage at home. It comes ready to work without the need for another table hence it is self-sustainable. 

Model NumberG0838
RPM (Rotations Per Minute)100-1300
Motor3-phase, 5.6A
Faceplate Size6″
Weight352 Pounds
Dimensions16″ x 24”
Horsepower2 HP
Warranty2 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


It comes in a green and silver finish that feels organized. As opposed to needing a table to work on this option comes with 4 legs meaning it can stand on its own whilst you work. This also means you can work almost anywhere. The blade is made from iron meaning it can perform the heavy jobs with ease. 

Performance Review

The product 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 a large amount of space, I would not recommend this product for home use because it is very loud. The design of the product is efficient, and it will no doubt get the job done. However, there are lighter and more accessible options if you do not need to perform professional jobs. 


The product comes with 4 legs which makes it much safer than many other products in this range. This is because they can withstand the weight of the machine much better than a table could. 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, precaution should be taken because this product is powerful and not a joke. 

Who is this product ideal for?

This product is a heavy-duty industrial-grade machine. It is not very suitable for home use hence if you are a professional carpenter then I would recommend this option for you. It otherwise is very expensive to use if just for a hobby. 

Our Verdict

In the end, I would recommend this product for people who do this professionally. It is an industrial product meaning that if you just want to use it at home then it would be overkill. It is loud and powerful hence to use it you will need additional equipment such as gloves, goggles and noise blockers. Unless you are willing to buy all these then you really won’t enjoy using this product.  

David D. Hughes

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