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Forum topic by davidroberts posted 11-15-2009 08:31 AM 3605 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2009 08:31 AM

While wasting time surfing table saws on ebay I ran across this entry. Here’s a link to the ebay page that shows a $600 3hp cabinet saw. It is by all appearances the Grizzly 1023s. I also included the link to the Grizzly page for the 1023s. I know what a 1023 looks like. I see mine every day. Maybe the hand wheels and motor cover are slightly different. The cabinet looks a little more squareish. Other than that, I can’t tell the difference at this distance. No difference to speak of in the specs. No doubt it’s China made. Maybe China is dumping product on the market…

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#1 posted 11-15-2009 08:51 AM

S&H = $327! So $927 for a Harvey, vs $889 for a Grizzly….hhhmmmm.

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#2 posted 11-15-2009 11:18 PM

I bought a 16” drill press from a company named TransPower, model dm18 in Walnut CA in 1992. It turns out to be like a General from that same time period. That saw looks like a General to me with the band name a little lower??

I still have that drill press and it works great. The top is hinged to cover the belt and pulleys and when I got put it all together and ran it the handle broke off that holds it closed and I put a bungie cork on it and let it go. I just changed that bungie because it got stretched and the top was rattling. Nice Price but I am a Powermatic or Steel City Man when it comes to my tablesaws.

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#3 posted 11-15-2009 11:56 PM

Knotscott, I just calculated shipment to my residence – $301. What a deal…....

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 02:36 AM

Yep, all these places, Jet, Grizzly, Harbor Freight, Enco, etc. buy from the same far east factories, have it painted their own signature color and slap their label on it. This ain’t nothin’ new. My metal working lathe is a Jet but it could be a Grizzly, Enco, or Harbor Freight, they’re all identical. What you basically get is a choice of colors. You can see identical machines all the time with different brands, sometimes the only difference is the type and location of the start/stop switch. And of course the color.

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#5 posted 11-16-2009 02:44 AM

I bought a Grizzly riser kit made for the G0555 bandsaw and installed it on a Jet saw instead. Except for the color, it was a perfect match. (see the reviews on LJ’s)

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#6 posted 11-16-2009 05:21 AM

sure looks like it. be careful though the 3 horses might be be mini’s… ;0)

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#7 posted 11-16-2009 05:56 AM

It’s my understanding that the G1023SL is made in Taiwan, not the PRC. I wonder if some mainland factory has cloned it.

BTW, the G1023 series is being discontinued because it doesn’t have a riving knife which is now required if you want UL certification in the US. Perhaps the tooling has been sold?

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