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jwflyfisher

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10-15-2015 03:23 PM

Hello.
I am starting to invest in some new tools for my shop. My wife still calls it a garage. I sold most everything while I was out of the area on some energy projects. I am considering a Grizzly G1023RLX or a G0691. Has anyone had any experience with either saw or can anyone provide some input as to the difference in the two? I will be doing several house projects as well as getting back into custom furniture projects for people. I have also considered the Laguna Fusion but I am leaning towards the 3hp motor.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
jw

-- jsw


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lepelerin

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#1 posted 10-15-2015 03:58 PM

if you simply use the search function on this site, you will get many answers to your own question.
The same identical question has been asked and answered multiple times.

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Shane

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#2 posted 10-15-2015 04:00 PM

If you are only going to respond to scold the poster then please don’t post. It’s not like we have a topic limit. Who cares if it’s being asked again? Sometimes people want to just get up to date opinions and get to know other people on the forum better.

Just my $.02

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lepelerin

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#3 posted 10-15-2015 04:07 PM

@Shane. I was just giving pointers for him to get an answer to his question!

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ForestGrl

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#4 posted 10-15-2015 04:36 PM


@Shane. I was just giving pointers for him to get an answer to his question!

- lepelerin


The way your post was stated, you were chastising the OP, not “just giving pointers.”

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#5 posted 10-15-2015 07:17 PM

I bought the 1023rlw a couple months ago, I thought about going with the laguna fusion because woodcraft near me had one. I’ve never used the fusion but I like my grizzly a lot, much rather have the 3hp motor for not much more money. After looking at the two grizzly saws you’re looking at, if it were me I’d go with the 0691, only reason is because the dust port is on the side and not the back like the other. Mine is on the back and I have an outfeed table that has a bottom shelf right in the way of my dust port which is a pain. It was from my old table saw which is why mine is a pain, could always build a different one I guess.

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Toledobill

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#6 posted 10-15-2015 07:35 PM

I also am starting the search for tools. I have read that the grizzly saws that r made in Taiwan have flatter tables, built a little better than their chinese counterparts.. Don’t know if that is true but a grizzly rep may help you..

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MT_Stringer

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#7 posted 10-15-2015 08:39 PM

1023 RLW – three years and counting – no complaints.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/45746

Searching… 10 pages of hits! :-)
http://lumberjocks.com/search_results?cx=017914489645407774653%3Agwwk-zif3wk&cof=FORID%3A9&safe=high&q=grizly+1023&sa.x=0&sa.y=0

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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michaelinthebasement

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#8 posted 10-15-2015 08:46 PM

I recently reviewed the 1023RL. It is still meeting all expectations.

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KellyB

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#9 posted 10-15-2015 09:02 PM

I have had mine since this spring, and have had no problems.
The saw was dead-on out of the box; I haven’t had to adjust anything, yet.

I am still astonished at how smooth it is, compared to my old Jet JCS10


I recently reviewed the 1023RL. It is still meeting all expectations.

- michaelinthebasement


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jwflyfisher

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#10 posted 10-15-2015 09:14 PM

Thank you all for your direction and input. I apologize for not getting back sooner but I had some meetings to attend to. I am told I still need to make a living.
I am hoping to make a decision in the next few days and all your experience is greatly appreciated.
jw

-- jsw

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knotscott

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#11 posted 10-15-2015 09:20 PM

I’ve had the Shop Fox equivalent of a Grizzly G1023SL since 2008, and have been thoroughly happy with it. The beefier underpinnings and larger motor should pay dividends over the Laguna 120v hybrid.

Regarding table flatness…..reasonable flatness is all well and good, but I think it’d take a fairly large deviation in a specific location for it to really make a notable difference in a cut. The proof should be in the pudding. If there was an issue with flatness, it’d show it’s ugly head very quickly….

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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tom in indy

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#12 posted 10-15-2015 11:45 PM

I bought the G1023RL the first of the year.
It was dead on when I got it. Had to tweak the Rip fence….but that is to be expected.
My only “complaint” is with the 1023RL is the short distance to the right of the blade, But my shop can’t handle anything any wider.

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sawdustjunkie

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#13 posted 10-16-2015 12:15 AM

I also have the 690. Almost a year now and with 3 h.p. it can cut thru anything I have run thru it.
The only thing I had to adjust was the rip fence. It was slightly off, but was very easy to adjust.
I like the 3 drive belt system and can’t ask for any more on the saw.
Good luck in your selection. You won’t go wrong with either saw.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#14 posted 10-16-2015 12:52 AM

Yea I just had to adjust my fence when i got mine, was really surprised the blade and miter slots were aligned pretty much perfect.

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MT_Stringer

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#15 posted 10-16-2015 12:56 AM

If the saw will be delivered to your house, be sure to purchase the “lift gate” option for delivery. That way, the driver will put it on the ground and use a pallet jack to move it in to your garage. Three times for me so far (TS, Band saw, Drum sander).

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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