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Grizzly G0690

by doncutlip
posted 10-02-2011 03:37 PM


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wiswood2

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#1 posted 10-02-2011 04:59 PM

Great buy ,You will never be sorry.for getting that saw, happy cutting.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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knotscott

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#2 posted 10-02-2011 05:06 PM

Congrats on the new saw! What blade did you put on it?

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 10-02-2011 05:37 PM

Congrats on the saw, I am with knotscott make sure to get a premium blade on it. The one that came with it, if one came with it, can be your spare. Good luck

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doncutlip

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 05:57 PM

Grizzly supplies a blade, so for now I just use that one. i was thinking about a WWII blade, but does Freud make one that competes?

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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ShaneA

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#5 posted 10-02-2011 06:13 PM

Freud does make quality blades. I use the WWII blades, but on a contractor saw. I would imagine a WWI or any other of the top end freud full kerf blades would yield great results on a cabinet saw. I prefer Forrest blades for the longevity of their sharpness. However, I would imagine most higher end blades will yield good/consistant cuts, some with less cost than others. I have seen knotscott recommend some blades on other posts that sound like a lot of bang for the buck.

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 10-02-2011 06:13 PM

Don,
Well done and welcome to the G0690 Club!

FYI, don’t forget (like I originally did) to clean the waxy/greasy oil off the height & angle adjustment gears and such. I ended up using WD40 and paper rags to wipe everything clean.

Adjustments are SOooo much easier after that ;-).

You are going to love this TS for many many years. You might even consider adding the cast iron T10223 Router Extension to the G0690. I love the extra space as well as the convenience. Mine

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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knotscott

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#7 posted 10-02-2011 07:35 PM

The Freud Fusion will actually cut cleaner than the Forrest 40T WWII…especially in ply and fine crosscuts, but will be a little less efficient in thicker ripping and will be a bit more prone to burning due to the double side grind. The WWII 48T was introduced a year or so ago, and is more comparable to blades like the Fusion and Infinity Super General (my top pick of the 40T general purp blades). The Infinity Combomax 010-050 for ~ $70 is another excellent choice.

On the bargain side, there’s the US made Delta 35-7657 from Cripe Distributing for $18 plus s/h, the German made Onsrud 42T ATB for as little as $15 shipped, and the Oshlun 40T from Holbren for ~ $25 shipped.

If you cut a lot of thicker materials, or just want a really clean cutting ripper, you might consider the 30T WWII ...nearly as clean as the 40T WWII, but noticeably more efficient in thicker ripping up to 3”. It even crosscuts respectably well in all but the finest cuts.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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doncutlip

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#8 posted 10-02-2011 09:12 PM

Thanks Mike, I did forget to do clean those gears.

The scale didn’t come attached, it’s a peel and stick. How do you decide where to stick it? OK, that didn’t sound right…um, where do you place it such that you can use it for cuts?

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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lilredweldingrod

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#9 posted 10-02-2011 10:33 PM

Don I have the same Grizzly. I just slide the fence up next to the blade and set the 0 under the cursor mark and stuck the rest down. If you are a little off, just loosen the cursor and fine tune it over the 0.

I know you will enjoy your saw as Mike and I do. Happy sawing. Rand

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lilredweldingrod

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#10 posted 10-02-2011 10:36 PM

Mike, As soon as I get Momma’s fridge paid off, I am going to get the cast iron router table too. Does the router table come with the support legs?

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Howie

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#11 posted 10-03-2011 02:32 AM

Sweet looking machine. Enjoy

-- Life is good.

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 10-03-2011 04:20 AM

LilRed,
The router extension comes with ONE leg only. I thought it should have two and ordered/back-ordered a second leg. After waiting six months on that back order, I had discovered that the second leg really is NOT needed, even when sitting on the ShopFox mobile base. So I cancelled the order and left it with the single leg and that actually makes it easier to level with the attached posts.

BTW, do notice that I used the original right wing as well as the router extension (an option that requires you to drill matching holes on the outside of the stock wing). Be prepared to step up through your drill bit index and use a punch to set the first holes properly. FWIW, well worth the effort.

Mobile base:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Heavy-Duty-Mobile-Base/G7314Z
and the extension:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Extension-Kit-For-G7314Z/G8684Z

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 10-03-2011 04:26 AM

Rand’s advice on where to stick the measuring tape is right BUT make sure it is not under those 2 nylon bushings on the underside of the near end of the fence or they will destroy your tape in short order. Don’t ask how I know this! The good news was the tape was warranted. The bad news was it was backordered for 2 months. You will really enjoy your new saw. Replace the blade with a better one. I like Diablos but others bad mouth them.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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lilredweldingrod

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#14 posted 10-03-2011 07:50 AM

Andy, the good news is I ordered the Starrett tape and put it on my saw. Don’t ask why.lol

Mike, I noticed the right wing was still there. I figured you drilled the edge. You have the exact set up I have been thinking about. That will give me three router tables. he he One for raised panels, one for stiles and rails and the other for making the edges real pretty.

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EandS

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#15 posted 10-04-2011 03:17 PM

Beautiful machine. I love the Grizz

-- ~ eandscarpentryandwoodworking.com ~

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Woodmaster1

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#16 posted 10-04-2011 10:25 PM

nice looking saw, it was at the top of my list until my wife said to get what I really wanted. I have a new unisaw waiting on the school’s loading dock. I have to wait until the bobcat is free to take it to my garage. It is worth the wait and save around a $100 instead of lift gate residential delivery.

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HorizontalMike

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#17 posted 10-04-2011 11:05 PM

Yeah, I picked mine up at the UPS Freight Terminal, bought a $40 HF 1-ton hoist, hung it on the I-Beam and unloaded it myself into the garage.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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doncutlip

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#18 posted 10-05-2011 12:05 AM

Yes Woodmaster if I thought I could get a Unisaw down to the basement I would have bought one for sure.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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