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Shop Update #21: G0690 is on the way...

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Blog entry by TheKingInYellow posted 07-20-2011 07:26 PM 1156 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: Measure once, drill once, measure again, throw out wood. Part 21 of Shop Update series Part 22: Tidying, organizing and pics of my progress »

10% coupon at Grizzly? Check.
Wife’s (reluctant) approval? Check.
G0690 ordered? Check.

Finally getting a real saw! Now, of course, I need to get 220v to the garage.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...



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reggiek

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#1 posted 07-20-2011 07:50 PM

Congratulations on the new saw. I have the G0691 (same saw – longer rails) and I love it….mine arrived almost perfect out of the box and only required a few tweaks by me. I added an Incra LS TS fence (I have one on my router table – it is excellent) but the supplied fence was adequate. I am still considering the sliding table option….but have not gotten to pulling the trigger yet. The only item on the saw requiring a bit of work was making sure the angle was correct on the detents….mine was reading 43.8 degree, I was able to work it to 45.05 degree.

If this saw is the only 220v item in your shop, you might want to take a look at the Quick 220 that I reviewed a while back….it is cheaper by far then an electrician…(mine worked great….and is still working for my neighbor now that I have wired 220 into my shop). Basically, it links two 115 circuits to make the 220 (same as would be done in the panel) – it has an led to tell you when you have found two circuits that are not on the same run. It will not work with ground fault interrupted circuits though (most outside receptables have this).

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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TheKingInYellow

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#2 posted 07-20-2011 08:15 PM

I considered that, but I only have 2 120v circuits in the garage, so I wouldn’t be able to run my DC/fan/etc if I did that.

I don’t mind pulling the cable myself, it’s not a long run.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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dbhost

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 11:05 PM

Congrats! That is a really nice saw!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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lilredweldingrod

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#4 posted 07-21-2011 04:21 AM

I hope you love yours as much as i love mine! Great saw.

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TheKingInYellow

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#5 posted 07-21-2011 07:13 AM

Thanks guys, I’m really looking forward to it.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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live4ever

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#6 posted 07-21-2011 09:27 AM

Congrats! A real cabinet saw changed my life. You’re gonna love it. What’s the first honey-do to appease the wife?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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TheKingInYellow

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#7 posted 07-21-2011 09:33 AM

First thing is end-grain cutting boards for her, and Xmas gifts. I could never manage the required precision before. It’s also why I got the jointer this year.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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live4ever

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#8 posted 07-21-2011 08:21 PM

Precision, you say? Next thing you know, you’ll be itching for an Incra positioner. :)

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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TheKingInYellow

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#9 posted 07-21-2011 08:28 PM

Have a 1000SE already :D

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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