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bigarm

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03-24-2016 10:39 PM

I want to buy one of these very soon as a couple of them have a few bucks off for a couple more days. The 2 cabinet saws seem very similar. I’m leaning towards the 690 because of the dust port. I have read until my eyes are bleeding but would like to hear more opinions. The hybrid is much cheaper and actually if I went that route there’s another model that I forgot the model but would lean to it because of the adjustments. Let me know what you think.


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#1 posted 03-24-2016 11:05 PM

The other Hybrid is the 771, which is what I have.

If your budget allows, get the 690 or 1023. If your budget doesn’t allow, go with the 771. The 715P has alignment issues like the Rigid 4512 does. The 771 will benefit from an aftermarket fence, however. So factor that cost into buying it. I’m still using the stock fence, but will be upgrading at some point in the near future.

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 11:35 PM

I have the G0715P with an Incra LS-III precision fence and an Incra Miter1000 miter gauge and a Freud LU83 40T thin kerf blade. cuts like a dream. I also use a DRO height gauge and can do very tight, repeatable cutting. It cuts softwoods like butter and hardwoods like jatoba with ease. IMHO the above combination is one of the most cost effective precision cutting systems:

The hardest part of the install & setup was getting the cosmoline off the top. The 45° & 90° stops were dead on out of the carton. And the saw runs like a dream. Invest in the ZCI, I ordered mine with the saw.

M

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ottox1

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#3 posted 03-25-2016 12:12 AM

I recently purchased a 715P. Although there was some hardware missing to attach the rear fence (there was a hole ripped in the box and I guess it fell out), the saw went together well. I had to adjust the trunion to line up with the miter slots; it was “OK” but I wanted it as near to perfect as I could get it. Grizzley has a video on their web sight that shows you how to do it. I also moved the on/off switch about 8” to the right so that when I’m standing in the normal position to use the saw I can just hit the off switch with my knee without moving or reaching to the left.

So far it has worked flawlessly. The table is super-flat and the extensions line up perfectly, and it has more than enough power.

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Roger

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#4 posted 03-25-2016 12:51 AM

Hey bigarm. I actually came very close to buying the G0715P, but, instead, I got the G01023R. It arrived this past Friday. I had a 25.00 off of shipping, but, I did opt for the “lift-gate” 34.00 fee. That was a great decision, and for me and the driver, was very easy to get it in my garage.

I just finished up getting it set up today. I’ll be playing with it from now on. I was driving myself crazy, like you for the past month or so. This model, to me, had quite a few things that helped sell me on it. Although, right now Grizzly has their table saw week sale going. The G0690 is in that sale. (it’s cast tables are only 1 1/2”. Anyway, the few things that sold me were this: the 1023 has a
+ 1 3/4” thick cast iron top/s.
+ Big, easy to turn wheels for raising/lowering, and beveling the blade.
+ 3hp single phase motor, pre-wired for 220.
+ the massive trunnions are mounted on the cabinet, not the table
+ Riving knife/Splitter….............easy to install and un-install.
+ Shop Fox Biesmeyer style fence which is nicer than I thought. Here is a link to what I just posted the other day:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/153250 I was super impressed at the quality of everything on this saw. These are just my thoughts. I think all are good choices, and they’re not too bad in the wallet area. I could not afford a 2000.00 and up saw. I’m retired. I believe this will last me till my final days on this earth. I hope to build many projects with this fine saw. “Bertha”, replaced my 1950’s Craftsman, which was really just worn out on many different aspects. Anyhoo, good luck with your decision. It is fun fun fun getting anything new and big as this.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 03-25-2016 01:09 AM

I went with the 690 a year ago when I bought new and have no regrets. You can very simply remove the riving knife or blade guard from above the table where the 1023 you had to go thru the door to do so. Maybe they have changed that.

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#6 posted 03-25-2016 01:13 AM


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#7 posted 03-25-2016 01:27 AM

I have the G0690 and it is more machine then I will ever need.

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bigarm

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#8 posted 03-25-2016 01:37 AM

This would be nice. My wife says skip the hybrid and get one of the others. I would be upgrading from a Delta 36-725 so probably the cabinet saw is more of an upgrade. The only thing about the cabinet saw that worries me is how much 220 will cost to add to my shop. I wonder about the difference between the fences on the 690 and 1023.


I went with the 690 a year ago when I bought new and have no regrets. You can very simply remove the riving knife or blade guard from above the table where the 1023 you had to go thru the door to do so. Maybe they have changed that.

- Boberto


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bigarm

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#9 posted 03-25-2016 03:19 PM

OK today is D-Day, so this is a last call for information. Once I make that call, it will be a done deal This is a really hard call, but am leaning to the 0690 unless someone has some very good reason not to do so. It appears both can operate on 20 amp circuits, but the 1023 says it can operate on 15 amps. I know nothing about electricity so have no idea what that means, Can someone enlighten me?

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#10 posted 03-25-2016 03:51 PM


Hey bigarm. I actually came very close to buying the G0715P, but, instead, I got the G01023R. It arrived this past Friday. I had a 25.00 off of shipping, but, I did opt for the “lift-gate” 34.00 fee. That was a great decision, and for me and the driver, was very easy to get it in my garage.

I just finished up getting it set up today. I ll be playing with it from now on. I was driving myself crazy, like you for the past month or so. This model, to me, had quite a few things that helped sell me on it. Although, right now Grizzly has their table saw week sale going. The G0690 is in that sale. (it s cast tables are only 1 1/2”. Anyway, the few things that sold me were this: the 1023 has a
+ 1 3/4” thick cast iron top/s.
+ Big, easy to turn wheels for raising/lowering, and beveling the blade.
+ 3hp single phase motor, pre-wired for 220.
+ the massive trunnions are mounted on the cabinet, not the table
+ Riving knife/Splitter….............easy to install and un-install.
+ Shop Fox Biesmeyer style fence which is nicer than I thought. Here is a link to what I just posted the other day:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/153250 I was super impressed at the quality of everything on this saw. These are just my thoughts. I think all are good choices, and they re not too bad in the wallet area. I could not afford a 2000.00 and up saw. I m retired. I believe this will last me till my final days on this earth. I hope to build many projects with this fine saw. “Bertha”, replaced my 1950 s Craftsman, which was really just worn out on many different aspects. Anyhoo, good luck with your decision. It is fun fun fun getting anything new and big as this.

- Roger

Do you know the width of the saw with the fence at the widest point? My Delta is apparently 62” and I can’t go any wider. Less might be better.

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knotscott

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#11 posted 03-25-2016 04:38 PM

The widest point is usually the length of the front fence rail. Grizzly says the front rail is ~ 46-1/2”. The stock configuration gives you 26” rip capacity on the right. With the space available, you could “slide the front rail about 10 to the right, for 36” rip capacity, and still be under the 62” of your current saw.

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bigarm

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#12 posted 03-25-2016 05:04 PM

Thanks. That may sway me to the 1023. I still like the location of the dust port on the 690, but otherwise it seems the 1023 might be the way to go.

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#13 posted 03-28-2016 01:06 AM

I think the amperages mentioned are for 220v, not 110 (or 240 vs. 120, if you prefer). Putting in 220 is easy to do yourself (my town, at least, lets you do your own wiring), or you might be able to enlist a retired electrician or someone without any current jobs. Of course, if you have to put in a new service panel or subpanel, that will run the cost up.

I’d have more than one 220 circuit. When you start making sawdust, you’ll want a DC. A 2 hp DC sucks a lot more sawdust than a 1.5 hp., and the 2 hp job will require 220v.

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bigarm

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#14 posted 03-28-2016 01:36 AM

Thanks. I have contacted an electrician and sent him the info. He is to contact me the first of the week. I ended up ordering the 1023. I have a Harbor Freight dust collector now. It runs on 110.

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