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Forum topic by Mrowell posted 09-09-2015 02:49 PM 703 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2015 02:49 PM

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Hey everyone!

I’m thinking of upgrading from my small jobsite table saw to a full cabinets saw. Two saws that have come up are the grizzly 1023rlw and 1023rlwx. Anyone have input on these machines? The 1023rlwx has a 5 hp motor vs the 3 hp on the 1023rlw and only cost 20 bucks more?? Am I missing something?


-- Matt R

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tom in indy

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#1 posted 09-09-2015 09:44 PM

I bought the G1023RL in February.
It has done everything I have asked it to do with out even a stutter.
I looked at the G1023RLW but I already had a router table so….....
I wish I had more room in the shop because I would like to have a longer table to the right side of the blade…..

just my $0.02

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#2 posted 09-09-2015 10:46 PM

3hp is mega-plenty for a weekend warrior like me, but if you’ve got a 220v circuit capable of delivering the amperage required for 5hp, another 2 ponies shouldn’t hurt anything….might even help the motor last longer b/c it doesn’t work very hard.

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#3 posted 09-09-2015 10:55 PM

I will have a designated 240v circuit for the saw. Do you know if there is any differences between the two other than the hp?

-- Matt R

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#4 posted 09-09-2015 11:07 PM

The side by side comparison on Grizzly’s site shows them identical except for motor. Even the weight is listed the same on the specifications sheets although I think that’s a misprint because the box weight is a few pounds off which is likely the larger motor. It sure looks to me like it’s the same saw with a larger motor. The only real difference is one requires a 15 amp circuit and the other a 30 amp circuit with larger wire in the walls. You could always call Grizzly and ask them to be sure.

Do you really only want 26” right of blade cutting capacity?

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#5 posted 09-09-2015 11:12 PM

I would prefer more then 26”, may end up building an extension around table saw. Do you have other suggestions for saws similar in budget?

-- Matt R

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