|Review by pjones46||posted 04-05-2013 04:49 AM||4448 views||1 time favorited||46 comments|
Based on many of the reviews I have read, the Grizzly G0690 Cabinet saw was the best bang for the buck. As there have been many reviews given I will only add a few comments to those that I have read.
The saw arrived without a ding, dent or missing part and went together well. I was very disappointed with wiring as it appeared to be only 14 gauge wire with a 220 plug configuration I had never seen. I had my electrician rewire it completely with 12 gauge wire and use a more conventional twist lock plug as my whole shop is twist lock.
Anyway, had to wait for about two weeks for the changes and then plugged it in and it would not run. I called Grizzly Tech Support, who were very patient, understanding and helpful; they sent me a new capacitor n/c and sent me an instruction sheet to adjust the centrifugal switch inside the motor. The instruction sheet in no way was for this motor so I sent them an email and basically said I wanted a new motor and within a day they shipped one out no charge and without a question or problem. Installed the motor which was a pain to do and everything is running beautifully.
However, now after using the saw for a time, I do not like their fence set up as when you lock it in position it moves the position closer to the blade and out of the adjusted dimension of the cut. I have adjusted, readjusted and it still moves about a 1/16” when you go to lock it in position. Guess I will just have to learn to live with that for now.
Overall still a good value for the money and I am very pleased with their no quibble customer service, but I do have a few suggestions for Grizzly.
1. They could try every motor to insure they run before they ship out a tool and that would cut down problems like mine before it got to the field.
2. Make darn sure they sent out the correct literature for any field corrections.
3. Change the wiring to a heavier gauge and add an option for plug configuration/type wanted by the customer.
4. Continue with the no quibble replacement as it was a pleasant surprise and indicates to me that they stand behind what they sell.
All said and done, I give a five star to the warranty support, but only 4 stars overall because IMHO their fence arrangement needs some work.
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