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11-24-2015 02:19 PM

So I am at the point where my 10 years old $60 ACE Hardware bench saw is not enough for my needs. I was looking to buy G0771 but I see many complains about the fence and people upgrade to Biesemeyer, which with rails costs around $400, which makes G0771 a not so smart buy. For $200 more one can get a G1023RL that is a next level saw.
Any other good alternatives in this price range? I am not a fan of buying off the craigslist so please do not send me on that route.
I have immediate plans to build some furniture for the house but I do not see myself making any money from woodworking it is more for fun, call it middle age crisis.


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#1 posted 11-24-2015 02:26 PM

I am not sure where you are getting the $200 more figure? The G0771 is $774.00 shipped and the G1023RL is $1374 shipped… $600 difference. I see we have moved passed the track saw debate and are back on table saws again?

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#2 posted 11-24-2015 02:50 PM

I have experience with the 1023. I owned one for 10+ years and it was a good saw. Reliable and the besy stile fence was spot on. Dislike was lack of riving knife but I fixed that with a microjig splitter and never had an issue.

the other one you list is a hybrid, and as someone who has had them all from desktop lowes POS, to a contractor, to shopsmith to cabinet saw, get the cabinet saw. They are not any bigger, and invest in the 220 and get the 3hp. Trust me when I say you will never say “dang i have a saw with too much power”, you will say “dang, I’d wish I’d got more power that little extra was not that big a diff looking back”

BTW, I only sold my griz to upgrade to a 5hp sawstop ICS. I paid 1200 for the griz ran it for 10+ years and sold it for 800. Not bad!

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#3 posted 11-24-2015 02:53 PM


I am not sure where you are getting the $200 more figure? The G0771 is $774.00 shipped and the G1023RL is $1374 shipped… $600 difference. I see we have moved passed the track saw debate and are back on table saws again?

- Alexl


1374 – (774 saw + 395 fence) = 205

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#4 posted 11-24-2015 03:00 PM

I am in the same boat. Stay with my Bosch 4100 contractor saw and wait months/years to afford the $1400+ cabinet saw or buy the wallet friendly G0771/G715P with considerable less options. I do not want to make a mistake in this. So… my decision is to wait and not rush.

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#5 posted 11-24-2015 04:25 PM


I am not sure where you are getting the $200 more figure? The G0771 is $774.00 shipped and the G1023RL is $1374 shipped… $600 difference. I see we have moved passed the track saw debate and are back on table saws again?

- Alexl

1374 – (774 saw + 395 fence) = 205

- 716

Fair enough, I have only had my G0771 for a few weeks but i can assure you the fence is perfectly serviceable. I have it set to a runout within .008” and it is repeatable along it’s entire length. There is absolutely no reason that you would be required to change it out. Remember that the ONE individual i know of that swapped to a biesemeyer was the same guy that dropped the saw off the back of his truck… could be most of the “problem” he was having with the stock fence. If you are running a professional cabinet shop the fence may not be adequate… but neither is the saw. It is a perfect saw for a “Hobbyist” which is exactly what Karamba is asking. On the other hand, Karamba has been asking essentially the same question in different ways to the same audience the past few weeks, assuming he is looking for an answer he hasn’t gotten yet. I mean him no offense but i am starting to wonder what he is really looking for?

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#6 posted 11-24-2015 07:20 PM

I’m sure the G0771 is a nice hybrid, but the G1023RL is in another league. Not only is there substantially more power, better fence, more mass, nicer handwheels, etc., but the supporting trunnion structure is considerably more robust. Both will cut nicely when set up correctly with a good blade, but the G1023RL will be much more pleasant to use and operate, and will have an easy time with everything you throw at it. There’s definitely a price premium, but I think the 1023 offers a heck of a lot of saw for the money, and is a big step up in duty rating. Only you know what the premium means to your budget, but if that price difference doesn’t deter you, I’d take the leap for the 1023 and never look back.

G0771:

G1023RL:

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#7 posted 11-24-2015 07:30 PM

No doubt the 1023 is a lot more saw! As with everything in life, there is always compromise.

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#8 posted 11-24-2015 08:25 PM

G1023RL:

- knotscott

That hose definitely looks like a 5 minutes DIY project. Couldn’t Grizzly spend 50 cents more and install something more functional ? Actually sorry DYIers, I am sure you can do better:

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#9 posted 11-25-2015 03:27 AM

I have a older 1023. If I wasn’t looking at sliders now I would buy it again.

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#10 posted 11-25-2015 03:38 AM

Take your money and buy some crack. It won’t last long but it’ll totally awesome. For like. 4 days.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#11 posted 11-25-2015 03:46 PM



So I am at the point where my 10 years old $60 ACE Hardware bench saw is not enough for my needs. I was looking to buy G0771 but I see many complains about the fence and people upgrade to Biesemeyer, which with rails costs around $400, which makes G0771 a not so smart buy. For $200 more one can get a G1023RL that is a next level saw.
Any other good alternatives in this price range? I am not a fan of buying off the craigslist so please do not send me on that route.
I have immediate plans to build some furniture for the house but I do not see myself making any money from woodworking it is more for fun, call it middle age crisis.

- Karamba


Ok, so you need a Hybrid or Cabinet saw why ? Like it or not, a used American made saw would be a better piece of machinery, and probably cost you less then what your going to find new nowadays.

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#12 posted 11-25-2015 06:09 PM



Take your money and buy some crack. It won t last long but it ll totally awesome. For like. 4 days.

- TheFridge

ROTFLMAO!!!

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#13 posted 11-25-2015 06:14 PM

Glad someone appreciates my humor :) and crack-cocaine.

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