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08-04-2015 09:28 PM

I’m looking at buying a new table saw. The 2 that i am considering are the grizzly G0715 or the G0771 according to the specs they seem to be about the same the main difference is that the 771 is $675 and the 715 is $775. the problem is there aren’t any reviews on the 771, but there are quite a few positive reviews for the 715. any additional input would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 08-04-2015 09:31 PM

I have the 771. It’s a very nice saw. The differences seem to be that the 771 has cabinet mounted trunions whereas the 715 has table mounted. The 771 has the worse fence between the two, but I plan on replacing mine.

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#2 posted 08-04-2015 10:01 PM

Well there’s got to be some reason for the 100 buck diff.

You’ve asked one of the worst questions you can ask on this forum: “What tool should I buy?”

FYI the other one is any kind of electrical question.

Call Grizzly!!

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#3 posted 08-04-2015 10:17 PM

Stay away from the 715 still having alignment issues . I have this saw power is great but front to back blade can be of as much as 20 thousands . Have mine zeroed out with blade height at two inches .

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#4 posted 08-05-2015 12:15 AM

justbob, what did Grizzly say when you called them?

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#5 posted 08-05-2015 07:52 PM

I just got off the phone with a Grizzly product specialist who told me that if i was going to do any cabinet work or make furniture not to buy either one. He told me that they weren’t very accurate didn’t have a lot of adjustment to get it properly aligned. He told me to buy a cabinet saw. All and all I thought it was an odd response

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#6 posted 08-05-2015 08:03 PM


I just got off the phone with a Grizzly product specialist who told me that if i was going to do any cabinet work or make furniture not to buy either one. He told me that they weren t very accurate didn t have a lot of adjustment to get it properly aligned. He told me to buy a cabinet saw. All and all I thought it was an odd response

- justbob

Hah! At least he was honest…

Aside from telling you to buy a cabinet saw, Did he mention any specific differences between the two saws you inquired about originally?

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#7 posted 08-05-2015 08:04 PM

Probably trying to upsell. A cabinet saw is better, but the hybrids aren’t exactly unaccurate and incapable of producing furniture/cabinets. If you don’t have 220V and/or don’t want to spend the money, either machine is fine.

To be honest, I haven’t even tried to align my saw yet. Works just fine for now and I haven’t had time. I built a full entertainment center with it straight out of the box, so it obviously works. It’s on my list of things to do, but hasn’t happened yet.

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#8 posted 08-05-2015 11:10 PM

Unless the design of tools has changed greatly over the past 6 years (when I dumped my contractor saw for a Unisaw) I’d stay away from the table-mounted trunnions. They have inherent problems when tilting the blade, especially all the way to 45 degrees, and are a nightmare to fix if they get out of whack.

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#9 posted 08-05-2015 11:21 PM

bob…as a “before end of year or a tad into next year” table saw buyer… I will be only looking at true cabinet saws. such as G1023RLX. Yes, it costs twice as much. But I have learned skimping out costs you down the road. Looking at the grizzly line up.. I am confused: G1023RLWX 5HP for $1395 and the G1023RLW 3HP for $1375. $20 difference from 3HP to 5HP. Hmm….

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