|Review by JSB||posted 03-06-2014 03:50 PM||4695 views||0 times favorited||37 comments|
After one week of use the EXACT same problem I was having with the Ridgid appeared. I’m waiting on Grizzly to see how they handle this situation. The blade misalignment when lowering and raising the blade is worse than it was on the RIDGID. It’s so strange that it takes a few days worth of use for this to show up. The exact same problem with two completely different companies. I’m cursed. I shot a video this time of the problem. You can see it here:
Grizzly contacted me back asking me to return the saw in exchange for a brand new one of the same model that will be inspected for the same issue before it leaves them. I’m done with table mounted trunnions so I’m not getting another G0751P. I’m getting the G0690 instead. Hopefully I won’t have to worry about a table saw for 20 or 30 years and I can get back to woodworking. I shot another video showing the problem but this time I measured the deflection with a dial indicator. You can see it here:
UPDATE 3 Hey folks. I honestly forgot about updating this. Grizzly returned the saw with zero issues and wanted to give me another new G0715p that was to be inspected for the same issue before leaving their facility. I was tired of dealing with the same issue over and over so I decided to just get the G0690 instead. I’ve had it for a couple months now and I’ll post something about that saw after a little while.
I never had the opportunity to use a good G0715p but I’m sure my problem isn’t too common as they sell thousands of these saws.
Grizzly’s customer service is A++. It’s the reason I chose another Grizzly model even after this situation.
After wasting time and money trying to replace my Porter-Cable hybrid saw with a RIDGID I decided to spend a little more and get a more solid saw. I chose the Grizzly G0715P because of my excellent experience with my Grizzly band saw. The old “you get what you pay for” saying is so true with table saws. If you buy a benchtop model you will be thrilled after upgrading to a box store hybrid. If you have a box store hybrid you will be thrilled upgrading to something like this.
-prewired for 220 (pro for me, maybe not for you)
-Cast iron wings
-Enclosed cabinet with great stock dust collection (I imagine better if magnets used to cover the slots in front and foam to seal the gaps at the table/cabinet connection)
-The hand wheels feel much more solid than what I’ve used before
-t-square style fence (yay!!)
-The insert plates are thin like most other hybrid saws which makes it difficult to reproduce. I think I will be able to make one but I would have been much happier with a standard drop in style insert plate. Minor annoyance.
-See updates above.