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Forum topic by Karamba posted 11-02-2015 10:15 PM 1118 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karamba

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11-02-2015 10:15 PM

I am about to buy either of these saws but every time I am ready to press the “buy” button I think the other saw is better, go to the shopping cart. swap the saws and then the history repeats again.
G0715P seems to have more substantial fence but is of older design and there are many posts about blade misalignment.
G0771 has cabinet mounted trunnions and I did not see much complains about the blade misalignment issue but apparently has very downgraded fence. Also the saw was released very recently so the problems might not be reported yet.
Apart from that is there anything else I am missing ? Is G0715P a better overall built machine taking into account 25% weight increase ? (although based on the package content it looks like most of the weight difference goes into the fence assembly)
Would interesting to know the opinion of someone who saw both saws.


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Alexl

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#1 posted 11-02-2015 10:52 PM

i had the same dilema and ended up ordering the 771 last weekend.. should be here later this week. I had to take back a Ridgid due to aligment issues and i know the 715 has basically the same underpinnings. Because i was burnt on the ridgid, i went with the 771. I have read that the fence is perfectly serviceable.. and is easily upgradeable later on. An alignment issue is not an easy fix.

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#2 posted 11-02-2015 11:04 PM

Can’t answer the exact differences between the two, but I do know the 715P (polar bear series) is on sale. Got the Christmas flier in the mail. Good luck with your decision

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 11-02-2015 11:36 PM

Does the G0715P have table-mounted trunnions (hence the blade alignment problems). If so, I’d say run to the G0771, opting for the cabinet-mounted trunnions. You can always buy an after-market fence if need be, but there’s nothing to be done about the inherent weakness of table-mounted trunnions.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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tom in indy

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#4 posted 11-02-2015 11:37 PM

I was in the same dilemma about a year ago, but throw in the Jet too.
I looked at all of the reviews that I could find. The 715 had some BAD issues with the blade staying in alignment. I ended up getting the Grizzly G1023RL, I am HAPPY that I did.
If you have the availability of 220 I would save some more pennies and go to the 1023.
If I had the space I would go to the “long” table but my shop will not allow it.

I decided I would buy my “forever” saw and not a “for now” saw.

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Karamba

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#5 posted 11-03-2015 03:28 AM

I inclined for the G0771 too but today I called Grizzly tech support and the guy on the phone told me that G0715P is a better and a more luxury saw. I did not ask him about all alignment issues though.

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#6 posted 11-03-2015 01:56 PM



I inclined for the G0771 too but today I called Grizzly tech support and the guy on the phone told me that G0715P is a better and a more luxury saw. I did not ask him about all alignment issues though.

- Karamba

You should ask him. When I bought my 1023rl I did and the tech admitted that the problem with the 0715 still exists.
They won’t offer that info, but I believe they will answer a direct question.

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ste6168

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#7 posted 11-03-2015 02:57 PM



I inclined for the G0771 too but today I called Grizzly tech support and the guy on the phone told me that G0715P is a better and a more luxury saw. I did not ask him about all alignment issues though.

- Karamba

What makes it a more “Luxury” saw? I have the G0771, and I personally think it is a nicer saw, and I couldn’t ask for more.

The G0715P has the same internals as the Rigid, so why test it?

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#8 posted 11-03-2015 03:38 PM

I bought the 771 about 8 months ago. I’m not convinced that the 715P has been fixed. I will be upgrading the fence later, so once that’s done there would be no advantages of the 715 over the 771.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#9 posted 11-03-2015 03:52 PM

For the price difference, you can get the 771 and then upgrade the fence to either a shop fox or a different aftermarket one and have something that’s not a crap shoot with the alignment issue.

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Karamba

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#10 posted 11-04-2015 04:51 AM


For the price difference, you can get the 771 and then upgrade the fence to either a shop fox or a different aftermarket one and have something that s not a crap shoot with the alignment issue.
- AZWoody

Hardly. G0715 currently is $100 more than G0771. The only place where you can find good fence with rails for this price is craigslist, if you are lucky. The fence equivalent to the stock one on G0715 after shipping is $324.00

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jmartel

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#11 posted 11-04-2015 06:36 AM

Yes, but then you have the table mounted trunions with the 715P. Not something I wanted.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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Karamba

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#12 posted 11-04-2015 01:51 PM


If you have the availability of 220 I would save some more pennies and go to the 1023.
- tom in indy

A friend of mine bought a house going this way. They were looking to rent a 2 bedroom condo in some modest neighborhood of town, and a realtor was showing them around. She talked them into actually buying one instead of renting. Then she said 3 bedroom ones were “just a little more”. Long story short they live now in a huge 3500 s.f. house in a very expensive area.

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AZWoody

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#13 posted 11-04-2015 02:03 PM


For the price difference, you can get the 771 and then upgrade the fence to either a shop fox or a different aftermarket one and have something that s not a crap shoot with the alignment issue.
- AZWoody

Hardly. G0715 currently is $100 more than G0771. The only place where you can find good fence with rails for this price is craigslist, if you are lucky. The fence equivalent to the stock one on G0715 after shipping is $324.00

- Karamba

I never said you would have it for the same price, just that you have $100 to put towards a good fence and not have the pay the price of the crap shoot. How expensive do you think it would cost to have to ship a table saw back for an exchange, and cost of downtime?
Fences start at around $150. You don’t have to get the same one that’s on the other model.

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Karamba

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#14 posted 11-04-2015 02:53 PM

I also noticed G0771 does not have a dedicated riving knife unlike other saws Grizzly makes. Does it make any difference ?

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AZWoody

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#15 posted 11-04-2015 03:01 PM



I also noticed G0771 does not have a dedicated riving knife unlike other saws Grizzly makes. Does it make any difference ?

- Karamba

In my opinion, it is something you want but it does have one, and in the photos it shows one that you can have set up to full height but can also drop down to below the top of the blade for non-through cuts. The G0715 has something similar as well.

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