A new Cabinet saw for $795

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Blog entry by Recut posted 10-25-2009 10:39 PM 1215 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have seen posts on Lumberjocks re- the Grizzly G1023Sl so I don’t need to tell anyone that it is a nice cabinet saw. I really wanted a Unisaw but come on, a new cabinet saw for 800 bucks. I ordered and assembled the saw. It only took a few hours for my wife and me to assemble it. I took the cosmoline off with mineral spirits despite somebody‚Äôs suggestion to use WD40. I think that I made the right choice. It will be a few weeks before I get a 220 line to run it. (I have to go out of town for awhile.) But I digress. If you have been looking for a 3 HP cabinet saw, it’s hard to beat this sale.

-- Jim, Richmond Virginia - Plan your work - Work your plan.

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#1 posted 10-26-2009 12:37 AM

Congrats on your new toy. I use lacquer thinner to clean off the cosmoline.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 10-26-2009 04:50 PM

I’ve had a Griizzly for several years and no problems with it. Good people to deal with.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#3 posted 10-26-2009 05:02 PM

congrats on the new saw…exciting…

one question—-what is the cosmoline???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 10-26-2009 06:14 PM

The cosomoline is the petroleum Jelly / weak tar stuff that is put on bare metal surfaces in order to prevent rust. A nasty item that we usually see on a freshly issued firearm in the military. Trust me, when you get a new tool that has a tabletop, it will be covered with it.

Thanks for the congrats – I am excited….

-- Jim, Richmond Virginia - Plan your work - Work your plan.

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#5 posted 10-27-2009 01:31 AM

Have fun with the new saw, Recut. It’s hard to wait to get to use a new tool, but it’s usually worth the wait. We’re like kids waiting for a new gift from Santa. New toys are always my favorites.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#6 posted 10-28-2009 02:07 AM


I’m about 8 days ahead of you with my 1023SL. I used a single-edged razor blade to remove 95% of the cosmoline from the top and wings. It worked great. A little bit of mineral spirits quickly too care of the rest.

Since I saved so much on the saw, I bought the tenoning jig. Getting the cosmoline off that item was a real bear…


-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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