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Help! Grizzly G0715P

by DMill
posted 12-31-2016 02:49 PM


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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 12-31-2016 03:29 PM

ENJOY ….your new saw ….don’t sweat the small stuff …... :<)
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#2 posted 12-31-2016 03:45 PM

It’s not worth fretting over. Most folks prefer cabinet mounted trunnions because they’re generally easier to align, but it’s not a major deal IMO. Hopefully alignment will be a once and done ordeal, and you won’t have to worry about it anymore. The premium you paid got you a heavier duty well proven fence, which is a significant contributor in the performance of any saw. Get the alignment dead on, buy a decent blade for it, and enjoy.

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

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#3 posted 12-31-2016 07:14 PM

Ok, I guess I feel better about the trunnion mount, I was just going off research I did before I bought a saw and people said cabinet mount was better. The fence on the saw is great though, over all I’m pretty pleased with the purchase. The cast iron top and wing have rust on them form the factory, any suggestions how to remove it without scratching the surface?

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#4 posted 12-31-2016 10:22 PM



... The cast iron top and wing have rust on them form the factory, any suggestions how to remove it without scratching the surface?

- DMill

Usually there’s a greasy cosmolene coating to prevent rust. WD40, kerosene, or mineral spirits and a scotch brite pad should work well to remove either. Then coat with a light Boeshield T9 and/or paste wax.

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

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#5 posted 12-31-2016 11:07 PM

I have a G0715P and love it. The trunnion was accurate out of the box. No worries.

M

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#6 posted 12-31-2016 11:23 PM

I had both saws. It is not just the fences. G0715P is overall much substantial and beefier saw than G0771.
About cabinet/table mounted trunnions. This is a fairy tale promoted by many who has no experience with neither.
You need to tap the trunnions vs table too when adjusting it. So what ? It is a 15 minutes ideally once in lifetime job. Who cares.
Much more important is how the table behave after it is adjusted and it has nothing to the with the place of trunnion mount.

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SirGareth

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#7 posted 01-01-2017 12:30 AM

I have the 715P and it was aligned out of the box.

As the belt stretches, you will need to tighten it. The instructions caused me fits. The manual says to raise the blade all the way up. But then the motor cannot drop down to tighten on the belt. Raise the blade about an inch or two from the top. You will have better access to the screw and be able to drop the motor to tighten the belt. It has been a great saw for my needs. Enjoy!

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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#8 posted 01-01-2017 12:42 AM

I’ve had the same saw for over a year. No problems with it. A great first saw and expect you’ll get lots of cuts from it.

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#9 posted 01-01-2017 12:47 AM

About cabinet/table mounted trunnions. This is a fairy tale promoted by many who has no experience with neither. You need to tap the trunnions vs table too when adjusting it. So what ?

Well, then it’s a fairy tale I promote, even though I’ve got a lot of experience with both. So What? Unless you are really careful, by having to move the trunnions, rather than just the table, you can inject error in alignment between the trunnions that can cause several other problems. Done carefully, it’s not an issue, but still no where as easy or safe as just having to shift the table top one way or another.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: Hopefully (and usually), they are properly aligned from the factory, so the issue doesn’t need to be addressed.

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#10 posted 01-01-2017 10:49 AM

With G0715 and other clones you set the dial indicator to the back of the blade and reset it to zero. Then slide the indicator to the front of the blade. With the dial indicator in place tap on thd trunnions till the indicator is back at zero. Tighten the screws watching the indicator to make sure the trunnions do not move as you tighten it. It is much faster and accurate than table connected trunnions where you need completely remeasure back and front all the time.
It teally nothing to talk about and certainly not worth considering when choosing a saw.

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#11 posted 01-01-2017 12:44 PM

i too have a 0715P and love it.
since its a 220/110 20a, i chose the latter and ran a dedicated circuit. i have no problem pushing oak thru. like someone else said, get some good blades. they make all the difference

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DMill

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#12 posted 01-01-2017 05:44 PM

Thanks for all the replies and helpful info, I finished putting the saw together and am going to buy a dial indicator to check and dial everything in.

One other issue I had was the wire coming from the cabinet to the switch seems too short. I had to unscrew the plug from the cabinet so it would fit. Did anyone else have this problem?

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#13 posted 01-01-2017 05:59 PM

How’s your new saw cut?

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#14 posted 01-01-2017 09:52 PM

and am going to buy a dial indicator to check and dial everything in.
- DMill

You do not need the dial indicator just for this. Just use the combination square between the outer edge of the slot and the blade. It will give you more accuracy than you need.

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#15 posted 01-01-2017 10:13 PM

I wish you would have asked here before you bought

On the same page as the saw it has a Manual and click on it and it tells and shows you everything.

I really do not think you have a grip since it was published and you could have read it, but it does sting when you get something and expect something else.

To me I love Grizzly and have a shop full.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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rbm328

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#16 posted 01-15-2017 02:19 AM

D.-
first off, you can purchase a relatively inexpensive dial indicator. never hurts to have a few measuring instruments in your bag. i have one. i made the track for it, instead of purchasing one. you can find how to build them on internet.
second, i bought my machine used and the guy who built it, made that wire to the switch very tight. since i went from 220 to 110 20a, i just loosened it. its no big deal. i’ve had my machine for over a year and never bumped that wire.
good luck with the machine. you’ll enjoy it!!

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#17 posted 01-15-2017 02:52 AM

Several years ago I bought a dial indicator from Harbor Freight for some ridiculously low price on sale. I have used it many times since then and it has turned out to be a pretty good tool for woodworking. As little as the typical woodworker needs one, I think it is a good value.

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