|Review by waldo||posted 03-18-2011 08:18 PM||4815 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I have had my new Shop Fox for about 2 weeks now and I’d like to think that I have put it through the paces by now. The saw is 230v and 3hp, comes with dado insert, push stick, blade, wrenchs, etc. It took roughly 2 hours or so to get this thing put together and ready to go. I looked at the Grizzly g0691, but didn’t like that I could be denied the liftgate by the trucker, I live at the end of a cul-de-sac, so I went with the Shop Fox, there is a dealer 30 miles from me.
Moving on, this saw is incredible by all counts! I have fun dadoes at 3/8 with no problem at all, crisp and clean and trust me, no issue with power. I have been making cabinets out of hickory and have run about 50 board foot through this saw and absolutely clean cuts, good glue lines and no power loss whatsoever. I wish I could get into a more technical aspect of the saw, but I’m not that kind of guy. I do have a Wixey gauge that I did use to set the blade, but it was within .01 of square at 0 and .02 at 45, which is well within my goals and I could fine tune to a perfect 90 and 45 with no issues. I can’t say enough about this saw really, the riving knife is great, the splitter works great, all in all I am thrilled with the purchase, which was $1507 included tax, out the door price. The grizzly g0691 was $1539 plus $35 for liftgate, so I saved a little and got to look at the packaging etc. before accepting. There wasn’t a scratch on the saw at all, packaging was perfect. I know this review is all over the place… I had a 1 1/2 hp jet contractor saw that was wired for 220v and I can’t believe the difference in cut quality.
-- One miscut away from firewood...