I grilled the Grizzly rep at length about the differences between the cast iron wheels and trunnion, and he said the cast iron was definitely superior in performance, especially in resawing, because the cast wheels being much heavier have a flywheel effect which keeps the blade moving through large pieces much more consistently, he also said the cast iron trunnion had much more precise adjustments than the steel. So I decided to buy this almost new used G0513X2 for $850.00 rather than a new G0513. I bought it locally sort of, had to drive 98 miles to pick it up, but I saved myself the $99.00 shipping charges on a new one from Grizzly. The person I bought it from also included a Shopfox mobile base worth $75.00, and 6 blades worth about $49.00 apiece, that totals up to $468.00 in additional savings, so I think I made out pretty good. I spent a day tuning it up, and was, at the end of the day, able to slice a piece of veneer 1/32” thin.
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