I capitalized on the 5% coupon, Christmas sale, and gift card from my family …
The Grizzly G1023RL will be here tomorrow (01/04/2012). I ordered this saw New Year’s eve, Monday 12/31/2012 at 3pm EST. The saw will be delivered to my garage withiin the same week with a holiday. Hats off to Grizzly and UPS for having an efficient setup with delivery and stocked warehouse.
Luckily my dad helped me get the shop organized and cleaned up for delivery. We spent New Year’s moving my garage bench to the other wall and freeing up my woodworking area in the back. I’ll have my wife’s side of the shop when the car isn’t parked there, so I’ll wheel the table saw more onto her side. Here are the shots of the shop ready for delivery:
This is going to be the woodworking zone. It is roughly 8’ from the back corner to each window … so I’ll have an 8’x8’ square to house my bench/outfeed, and ts when I wheel them out of the way. The 8’x8’ zone will be big enough so I can pull the saw out into the middle of the shop and get an 8’ board run through if needed. The lights don’t look that bright, but they’re actually very nice. I am going to buy 3 more for the south side of the shop and install them in the spring/summer.
The garage workbench is 2’x8’ to give this picture some scale. So I have a decent amount of room in front of this bench before I run into the other garage door. I have about 5’ of width left, possibly a future spot for a CMS on collapsable stand?
Here is a shot from my side of the garage. With both cars out of the shop, I actually get a pretty decent work area. So with everything on mobile bases, I’ll be able to organize my shop however I want. Note the snow, it was 8 degrees outside this morning! I might be waiting for some warmer days before I get to play with this TS
I’ll post an update tomorrow or Saturday when I have pictures/video of the saw delivery.
Table saw has landed.
The UPS guy was super helpful. Took him all of 2 minutes to get the packages off the truck up the driveway and into the shop. He proceeded to help my lift off the cardboard box and open up the packages so I could inspect things. He stuck around for a bit because he wanted to just see what it was and ask about why I bought it. He was great, so I gave him a $10 tip for his extra time and courtesy.
The saw has about 1,500,000 pounds of cosmoline on the table surface. It is going to take me a full day to clean this stuff. The box had almost no damage except for some scuff marks. The saw was wrapped in plastic wrap under the styrofoam packaging inside the cardboard box.
The pallet it is on looks old and weathered, no sense in trying to save that wood for a project.
I’m super excited to dive into this beast when my mobile base arrives Monday.
Here are some shots, I threw one in of the ups guy just because…
UPS guy giving me the thumbs up!
Cool thing was his whole trailer was FULL of Grizzly machinery. Looks like I wasn’t the only person capitalizing on the sale. His next stop was one town over, with a GIANT sliding table table saw and a 19” bandsaw. It was cool seeing all the grizzly boxes in the truck.
I’ll probably do another blog post dedicated to the cleaning and setup of the saw instead of editing this post again.