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#1 posted 344 days ago

I have the same saw, mine is a 1993 G1023. This is a solid machine. If you look on the cabinet just below the bottom of the table on the left side you should find a sticker with the serial number on it. I replaced the arbor bearings and had to put a new motor on it. It cost $318.00 plus about $27.00 shipping, part #P1023056A. The magnetic switch was bad (playing around with it is how the motor got burned out) and after consulting with a Grizzly Tech guy I opted for a disconnect type switch from the borg, cost between 20.00 and 30.00 depending on what you get. It works great. My saw only has one bolt on the motor mount also and it causes no issues. The bolt is really just to lock the belt tension, the motor is supported by the steel rod on the left with the 2 cotter pins in it. I had some arbor play, it moved in and out about a 64th of an inch. I solved that problem by tightly wrapping fine string in the gap and putting liquid super glue on it, instant washer. There’s no friction on it so it should hold up nicely. The vibration is probably due to the arbor bearings being worn and since it’s not too difficult a task I strongly advise replacing them while the machine is torn down for restoration. I got mine at a local bearing supply house under $30.00 ask for two 6203’s. Replace the fence, it’s a bad design. The casting on the rail mount is too short and it will not be square over the full length of the rail. I got a good deal on a Vega Pro 40 fence on Amazon, it’s a really good fence and cost less than half the price of it’s equals. You’ll also need to cut a hole in the cabinet for DC, I made mine 6” and a readily available 4” collection hook up covers the excess hole until I can covert my DC system to six inch. The hole is just above the cabinet floor on the back and works well. Also built a motor cover to aid in DC it’s just a plywood box with slots where the motor hangs for ventilation and I hung it from a couple of screws. I really like my saw once I got it dialed in it’s been like a rock, great power. I use to have a Jet Exacta left tilt cabinet saw and in use there is little difference. Both are powerful and cut accurately. I repainted mine while the top was off, a coat of forest green industrial Rustoleum really made a huge difference. Grizzly stocks parts for this saw and my motor came in 5 days. The tech I spoke with was very helpful and didn’t try to sell he just made suggestions. You should be quite pleased with this saw when you get it back together and will be intimately familiar with it, that’s a good thing. links to two videos that show how to replace the arbor bearings :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM6CWHc9-kU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwCQT2UVs9U


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