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Newbie woodworker, can't wait to get my hands dirty.

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commented on Molten 05-17-2012 10:56 PM
commented on Molten 05-17-2012 11:47 AM
replied on Need some help in choosing a table saw 05-17-2012 11:43 AM
replied on Grizzly G0715p problem-blade parallelism changes with elevation 05-01-2012 12:28 PM
replied on Jointer knives 04-23-2012 11:49 AM
commented on General International 50-260 table saw 04-23-2012 11:42 AM
commented on gillyd's Profile 04-23-2012 11:41 AM
commented on gillyd's Profile 04-22-2012 05:39 PM
commented on gillyd's Profile 04-22-2012 04:12 PM
posted review Finally can breathe safely! 04-20-2012 12:27 PM
commented on end tables 04-14-2012 12:22 PM
replied on Tool Gloat - Supermax 25x2 - Coolest tool in my shop. 04-02-2012 11:49 AM
replied on DADO BLADES 04-01-2012 12:06 PM
commented on Supermax 19-38 04-01-2012 12:41 AM
replied on Tool Gloat - Supermax 25x2 - Coolest tool in my shop. 03-28-2012 01:00 PM

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#1 posted 02-27-2011 06:43 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 02-27-2011 07:02 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 02-28-2011 04:55 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 02-28-2011 06:12 AM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 02-28-2011 06:33 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” …Enjoy the experience.

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#6 posted 04-09-2011 02:11 PM

Thanks for the comments! :)

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#7 posted 08-18-2011 04:36 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself just about 2 years ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…
I apologize for the late welcome but I am currently serving overseas and don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands.

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 04-22-2012 03:51 PM

Hey gillyd, which saw did you end up purchasing after you returned the Grizzly? How are you liking it?

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gillyd

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#9 posted 04-22-2012 04:12 PM

WLuke,

General International 50-260, definitely a man’s saw. I have been meaning to write up a review on it. It cuts through things like a hot knife through butter.

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#10 posted 04-22-2012 04:20 PM

Thanks Gillyd

in your opinion is your General superior to the Grizzly you temporarily had?. I’ve also been looking at a General as I can get them locally here in Canada easier than a Grizzly. Kind of just been looking for the deciding factor to get me to choose between the two of them. Model I was looking at it the 50-200R M1. I guess you could compare it to a G0715 but slightly better.

Luke

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#11 posted 04-22-2012 05:39 PM

WLuke,

The 50-260 is a full fledged cabinet saw, with more HP. Its just a beast, so much cast iron, you could tell it was made to last. Its probably unfair to compare the 50-260 with the G0715, really two different saws. I looked at a 50-200R as well and I didn’t like the rails it had (I did like the dust collection inside it though), but it is a better comparison with the G0715 as they are similar in power. If you are local to Canada can’t you get the real General saw’s (the one with the maple leafs on them) or are they as expensive up there as they are here in the states?

I would have liked my G0715 had it not had alignment issues. The 50-260 that I have now growls and exudes power, where as the G0715 just kinda purred like a kitten. If you are going to look at a better comparison to the 50-260 your going to have to jump up to the 1023’s – those are 3HP cabinet saws.

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WLuke

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#12 posted 04-22-2012 06:20 PM

gillyd

The Canadian made General saws are extremely expensive. About $3000 for the cheapest up to about $10,000. I was seriously thinking about getting one but I’ve been hearing so many good things about Grizzly lately (with the exception of your issue and some others I’ve heard). I don’t want to buy more than I need but don’t want to have to upgrade in 2 years either.

GI doesn’t seem to make your saw anymore, they go straight to the 50-270 which appears to be similar but comes with a larger price tag, about $1999.00 on sale.

I’m still torn but I think I will end up going with the Grizzly G1023 or if I can get some good pricing maybe the GI 50-270.

The G0715 looks appealing but to me, more power makes a large difference. Some people say they can cut 8/4 maple and so on, so that confuses me a little to because not often will you be cutting anything thicker. But how it goes through that blade is another story.

Luke

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#13 posted 04-23-2012 11:41 AM

The 50-270 would be a nice saw, you’d be OK with the G1023 too (there are a few versions of it). Nice problem to have :)

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WLuke

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#14 posted 04-23-2012 12:34 PM

Thanks gillyd

I’ll let you know what i end up going with.

Luke

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