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Forum topic by cjs1 posted 10-04-2009 04:20 PM 1390 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-04-2009 04:20 PM

I iam thinking about buying either a Jet Proshop table saw or one of two Grizzly cabinet saws (GO691 or 1023SL), but I am concerned about not being able to get the cabinet saws into my basement due to their larger size. I have never owned a table saw before and don’t know if the can fit down a standard set of stairs with the way they are packaged for shipment from the manufacturer. Has anyone had experience getting a cabinet saw into their basement with a standard set of stairs?


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#1 posted 10-04-2009 04:28 PM

The table will not be attached to the base, so there should be no problem (other than weight) going down a set of standard stairs.

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#2 posted 10-04-2009 04:30 PM

I am sure, with a little extra disassemble you could get it down there. My concern would be getting projects back up the stairs.

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#3 posted 10-04-2009 06:29 PM

The G1023, G0691, and Jet Proshop all have the same size table (27”d x ~ 40”w), and take up roughly the same amount of space. The G0691 has longer rails, but is also available as the G0690 with the same rails as the others. If you’ve got 220v, definitely get one of the industrial cabinet saws.

Take a look under the hood of each one:

Here are the guts of a G0478 hybrid that are similar to the Jet Proshop’s:



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#4 posted 10-04-2009 07:54 PM

I agree with Lew. I have a G0478 (the hybrid, a bit smaller/lighter than the cabinets). You can take the top off, or maybe it comes separate, with the hybrid it didn’t. The cast iron wings are separate and need to be attached as part of the assembly process, and the fence comes in a totally separate box. I’m pretty sure you can break it down to manageable parts, you’ll still need a bit of muscle to get the big chunks down though.

One thing that may help is to go onto Grizzly’s website and check out the manual for the saws you’re interested in. Read through the assembly process so you know how it comes shipped, and check the maintenance section to see what all can be broken down.

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#5 posted 10-05-2009 03:23 AM

Thanks for all the good information. I obviously need to give this more thought and some additional research. Maybe the basement isn’t the best location for a my workshop.

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#6 posted 10-05-2009 05:42 AM

Give Grizzly a call and ask them for the sizes as shipped and they will let you know what they are.

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