|Review by lilredweldingrod||posted 05-21-2011 07:38 PM||5144 views||1 time favorited||53 comments|
This review is just for unloading and assembling the Grizzly G0690 10” 3hp cabinet saw. and I will say that most of you will not need the manual at all as far as assembly is concerned. I was very impressed with the construction and workmanship of this saw and the price wasn’t bad either.
After getting the saw on the ground and in the shop, we unpacked and checked for any damages. The way they pack these things, is almost impossible to receive damage in normal handling. Everything arrived in pristine condition. and another absolutely amazing thing is that I ordered this on the 13th of May and it was in my shop on the 17th of May.
On getting the saw uncrated, we flipped it upside down to check construction. As I am confined to a wheelchair, the normal height of 35 inches with a mobile base, is a major safety issue for me. I do not like to cut wood with the possibility of a kickback catching me in the face. Been there, done that. I was looking for 29 inches, but am used to 31 on my old Ridgid saw.
This baby is built!13 gauge metal, and very nice welding. Being a welder, I always see that. lol I felt very positive and SAFE with the idea of cutting the cabinet lower for my needs. The bottom ring is a formed channel welded to the cabinet. and 1 1/2” above that is the dust chute, which give added stability to prevent racking or twisting of the cabinet. I decided to leave the top leg of the channel for that extra stiffness.
Moving on to the assembly part; I was expecting this horrible glob of at least 1/4” cosmoline from the other reviews I have read. I used paint thinner and will be able to reuse the towel many more times. That stuff came off so easy, that it is not even worth mentioning.
The wings and fence bars were a snap to install. We never had to even look at the manual for any assembly questions.We were able to cut the cabinet down 4 inches, install a mobile base and do the regular assembly in less that 4 hours. It just don’t get no better than that.
One review I read complained about the polish on the cast iron wings being much duller that the table top. NOTHING like that here. I am very impressed with the quality of this saw and the craftsmanship as well. And I looked for problems! I spent 30 years in manufacturing and repairing metal equipment and when it comes to quality control issues, I do know what to look for and there are none in my machine.
I have not even plugged mine in yet. I still have the electrical 220 plug to hook up, so this is just on the quality and assembly of the G0690.
So far I give Grizzly 8 stars for the ease of assembly