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03-06-2016 11:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: deluxe xacta® saw 3hp 1ph 30 rip 708674pk g0690 g1023rl

What does everybody think of the Jet Deluxe Xacta® SAW 3HP, 1Ph, 30” Rip
708674PK? How about Jet customer service?

I’ve been trying to decide between a Grizzly G0690 and G1023RL. I wasn’t considering Jet until they went on sale for 15% off (that ends tomorrow), which brings the price much closer to the Grizzly G0690. On paper at least, the Jet has all the best features of both Grizzlies combined into one saw. Add to those features a drawer, push button arbor lock, and 4 additional years warranty and it looks pretty attractive.

The current price is $1950.74 (shipping included) and can be bought without tax at some online retailers.

If it’s not worth the extra money, I’ll keep waiting for a Grizzly sale and trying to choose between those.


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#1 posted 03-06-2016 11:18 PM


What does everybody think of the Jet Deluxe Xacta® SAW 3HP, 1Ph, 30” Rip
708674PK? How about Jet customer service?

I ve been trying to decide between a Grizzly G0690 and G1023RL. I wasn t considering Jet until they went on sale for 15% off (that ends tomorrow), which brings the price much closer to the Grizzly G0690. On paper at least, the Jet has all the best features of both Grizzlies combined into one saw. Add to those features a drawer, push button arbor lock, and 4 additional years warranty and it looks pretty attractive.

The current price is $1950.74 (shipping included) and can be bought without tax at some online retailers.

If it s not worth the extra money, I ll keep waiting for a Grizzly sale and trying to choose between those.

- JustLikeJames


They have great customer service as does Grizzly. It seems, from what I’ve read, that Jets quality control is better. I’ve had a couple of Jet products and they’ve always been great with me. I still have a 23 year old Jet bandsaw and am very happy with it. The free shipping and tax is a great deal too! I know that Southern-tool.com also has free lift gate service also. Thats where I just got my Powermatic TS. I like the company and will purchase from them again. I’d go with Jet.
https://www.southern-tool.com/store/jet-10-inch-xactasaw.php

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#2 posted 03-06-2016 11:33 PM


What does everybody think of the Jet Deluxe Xacta® SAW 3HP, 1Ph, 30” Rip
708674PK? How about Jet customer service?

I ve been trying to decide between a Grizzly G0690 and G1023RL. I wasn t considering Jet until they went on sale for 15% off (that ends tomorrow), which brings the price much closer to the Grizzly G0690. On paper at least, the Jet has all the best features of both Grizzlies combined into one saw. Add to those features a drawer, push button arbor lock, and 4 additional years warranty and it looks pretty attractive.

The current price is $1950.74 (shipping included) and can be bought without tax at some online retailers.

If it s not worth the extra money, I ll keep waiting for a Grizzly sale and trying to choose between those.

- JustLikeJames

They have great customer service as does Grizzly. It seems, from what I ve read, that Jets quality control is better. I ve had a couple of Jet products and they ve always been great with me. I still have a 23 year old Jet bandsaw and am very happy with it. The free shipping and tax is a great deal too! I know that Southern-tool.com also has free lift gate service also. Thats where I just got my Powermatic TS. I like the company and will purchase from them again. I d go with Jet.
https://www.southern-tool.com/store/jet-10-inch-xactasaw.php

- Woodchuck2010

Thanks for the info, I am really leaning that way. I’m going to wait for a few more opinions to come in first, but I can’t get the Jet out of my mind. It’s going to hurt paying more initially, but I think I’ll be happier in the long run.

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#3 posted 03-07-2016 01:16 AM

I had that saw for several years and was very happy with it. The Xacta is a solid well built cabinet saw. I do not have any Grizzly products so can not comment.

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#4 posted 03-07-2016 12:01 PM

For quality and function, I know of no reason not to get the Jet if its the saw for you. Value-wise, I think the Griz is a better bang for the buck, especially if you mail order the Jet. One significant benefit of paying a premium for the Jet is to take advantage of their vast dealer network and the dealer support that goes with it…that’s part of their pricing breakdown. If you mail order it, you lose that benefit. I hear that Jet’s CS is excellent, and their warranty is good, but you’ll end up being your own middleman just like you would with Grizzly, while still paying for dealer support.

Regardless, I also know it’s important to buy the one that makes your heart beat fastest…

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

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#5 posted 03-07-2016 12:18 PM

Have one. Love it. Never made one adjustment in 15 years.

Went thru some issues with a used Jet lathe I was refurbing. Cust service and tech support was great.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#6 posted 03-07-2016 12:19 PM

I have that saw and bought it on the same sale 4 years ago. I love it. Great fence , solid construction, and super CS.
The blade shroud with its 4” hose works extremely well compared to a sloped bin style that always gets piles of sawdust.
I looked hard at both the saws you are looking at as well, but in my mind they did not have all the features of the Jet, plus the 5 yr warranty.
I ordered mine thru Tools Plus and paid no sales tax and it arrived in less than a week, perfectly packaged and the QC was great! I had one minor tweak to the fence and I was up and running.
All in all it is a joy to use and easy to maintain. Very user friendly.

Ask Charles Neil how he likes his! He has the 5hp version of mine.

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#7 posted 03-07-2016 01:49 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone.

I placed the order with southern-tool.com this morning. They said they have 25 of that model in stock so I should have it later this week. I’m so excited. This will be a huge step up from my very old Grizzly 1022sm contractor’s saw. The motor still runs just fine, but the table has a very slight sag (trunnion hangs from it), and I can’t get the fence to lock square all the time.

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#8 posted 03-07-2016 04:11 PM

I have the Jet Xacta 3hp TS. Had it for about 6 months now. I have no complaints and I really enjoy using it. Never had a Grizzly table saw, so I can’t comment on that.

-- Julian

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#9 posted 03-07-2016 04:48 PM

I have the Jet cabinet saw I bought over 30 years ago and it still runs like new. It is definitely every bit as good as a Powermatic or unisaw. Go Jet.

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#10 posted 03-07-2016 04:49 PM

I have the Jet cabinet saw I bought over 30 years ago and it still runs like new. It is definitely every bit as good as a Powermatic or unisaw. Go Jet.

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#11 posted 03-07-2016 05:05 PM

Congrats….I think you’ll be happy with the upgrade. Treat yourself and your saw to a nice new blade or two!

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

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#12 posted 03-08-2016 01:04 AM

Congrats, I’m excited for you. Their mobile base is quite good if you need to move the saw around occasionally. I do for maintenance. It’s really a nice nice piece of machinery. Only extra that I bought was the low profile riving knife for non thru cuts.
Now the wait!! I was beyond excited for the 4 days until the truck pulled up. I could not believe how well packaged mine was. Let us know how it goes!

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JustLikeJames

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#13 posted 03-08-2016 01:11 AM



Congrats, I m excited for you. Their mobile base is quite good if you need to move the saw around occasionally. I do for maintenance. It s really a nice nice piece of machinery. Only extra that I bought was the low profile riving knife for non thru cuts.
Now the wait!! I was beyond excited for the 4 days until the truck pulled up. I could not believe how well packaged mine was. Let us know how it goes!

- Cato

Thanks, I can’t wait. Now that you bring up mobile bases…how do you cope with the jet one not having leveling screws? I like the idea of the shop fox mobile base (I know its sacrilidge to put it on a jet) because I can adjust it for my imperfect concrete floor. I don’t know if it matters, but I like to level a saw up when I use it. At the very least, I have to make sure it’s stable.

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#14 posted 03-08-2016 02:58 AM

Good point! I had checked both my workshops floors for level and didn’t have any issues there. Absolutely agree that you want it level and stable, so an adjustable base would be the way to go.

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#15 posted 03-08-2016 04:03 AM

Congrats!!!!! Southern tools are good guys too!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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