|Forum topic by Houndstooth||posted 07-20-2015 06:05 PM||712 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-20-2015 06:05 PM
I am new to woodworking, and I was hoping to get some advice about a table saw purchase. I’ve been scouring Craigslist for the past month or so looking for a table saw. There is a seller a couple of hours away selling a used Grizzly G1022 (contractor saw) with a Vega fence. The saw itself looks to be in decent condition (some surface rust, but nothing major). However, it appears that the saw has one stamped steel extension wing. The seller is asking $150.
The Grizzly cast iron wings for this saw are no longer in production and appear to be somewhat difficult to find (there is only one listed right now on ebay). Eventually, I would not be opposed to putting a cast iron router extension onto the saw and have it double as a router table, so this may not be a major issue. My other options are: (1) to see if he will take a fair price for just the fence, and pick up a Craftsman 113 series saw with cast iron extensions when one pops up on Craigslist; or (2) wait a few months to see if I can find a better deal, and if not, pick up a new Ridgid R4512 from Home Depot.
Does anyone have any thoughts on the Grizzly? Should I pick it up ASAP, or wait for a better deal on a saw with CI extensions on both sides?