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Posted on New to me G1023 (1989 I think) needs some love.....and I need advice.

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Charlie

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#1 posted 833 days ago

I wouldn’t worry too much about the thin, even, layer of oxidation on some of the parts under the table. You can clean them up since you have time, but it’s really not hurting anything.

If you want to get several blades, go on eBay and buy some Onsrud blades. I have a few and usually get them for around $22 to $25 each. They are easily comparable to the blades you spend $100 or $120 for.

I’m not familiar with all of the Grizzly models, but for dust collection, that little trap door is the least of your worries. You need a motor cover. :)

Get an after-market miter gauge. The ones that come with the saw typically aren’t very good.

You can probably get the belts at an automotive store, BUT make sue you tell them you need a MATCHED SET for a multibelt drive. The numbers on the belts will probably give you the information you need as far as what PROFILE you need. The “V” in those v-belts may be a slightly different shape from the “V” in an automotive belt. The slant on the sides of the belt have to match the slant on the pulleys. The fact that I can read the writing on your current belts suggests they may not be all that old. Get the information on what the CORRECT belts are, but I’d move replacing all the belts a little lower on the list of things to do.


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