The Coolidge Chronicles #13: Part 5 - Grizzly G0696X 5HP 12" Table Saw

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Blog entry by darthford posted 12-07-2013 05:25 AM 2057 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Part 4 - Grizzly G0696X 5HP 12" Table Saw Part 13 of The Coolidge Chronicles series Part 14: Video Blog - Table Saw, Jointer, Cyclone, Planer in action plus decibel readings! »

In part 5 the Grizzly FEEDS on 4×6’s…the first test cut oh yes I did throw a 4×6 at it GET SOME! I filmed some video also, of the saw, the jointer, and the planer, plus decibel readings for all three. I’ll see about getting that out on Youtube tomorrow.

Dust collection fail…I had read this was the case with this saw there’s far too much saw dust escaping…though I did have nearly the full 4 inches of blade out and was cutting a 4×6, still this may need some improving.

This is the base for my torsion box table, Kreg legs and rails 28×44. The top will be 30×60x4. Okay 4×6 beams to mount the casters may have been overkill…yeah so! lol

My Ridge Carbide blade arrived today, I’m saving it for the fine woodworking and using the Freud for stuff like hacking 4×6’s.

Because the Ridge Carbide lady on the phone today was so nice, and their tech guy was nice enough to answer a couple questions I had not related to my order I’ll give them a plug here, always nice dealing with pleasant helpful people.

The blade didn’t have the fancy swirly laser cuts but it did have these interesting copper inserts…interesting.

Here are a couple of close up’s of the teeth, at the right angle they shine nearly chrome like.

New tool review, I dub these bad ass I could shave with them they are that sharp…and then there is…

New tool FAIL, so FAIL…yes they rate a first ever category Obamacare Website FAIL! Okay so they were only $10 at Lowes, part of the black Friday stuff but good grief neither of them will cut anything, not paper, not plastic, nothing.

That’s all for now, tomorrow I continue on my torsion box table.

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#1 posted 12-07-2013 05:49 AM

my 10” Ridge Carbide blade had those copper plugs as well.
i was nerves seeing them spin the first time… but now its nothing. i did some reading and they are there to help absorb heat and theres some other reasons… but its normal for some.

i am wondering what the runout is on that beast of a blade haha. (mind didn’t come with the fancy plastic coating…)

how do the teeth compare to the WW2? (as far as carbide thickness? and what not?)

lastly… can you do an update on your cyclone? i read your initial review, but was wondering how its going now and how the update and any critiques?

-- David Henley

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#2 posted 12-07-2013 07:06 AM

I happen to have a brand new 12” WW2 blade so I’ll take some measurements tomorrow. I’m returning it because the run out was .008. I have not measured the run out on the Ridge Carbide 12” but the run out on the Freud 12” was within .001.

I’ll open up the cyclone bucket tomorrow and have a look, it moves a lot of air for sure and soaks up some amps, I had to put it on a 30 amp 220 breaker.

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