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Forum topic by Fired_Yo_Momma posted 04-01-2016 03:11 AM 942 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Fired_Yo_Momma

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04-01-2016 03:11 AM

Hi all,

So I have decided to get a new table saw. Originally I wanted the Saw Stop 3HP unit but well ahh I can’t afford it. I know what some of you saw stop kool aid drinking guys may say well how much is your hand worth, I hope I don’t hurt myself now. Not many pop up on craigslist and the ones that do are the 1.75HP model. So I have read the reviews from here and other forums and overall I am going with Grizzly Adams.

So here is my main question for you guys. Would you go with the 3HP G0690 or the 3HP G1023RLW? What I noticed between the two models that caught my eye are this:

G0690 G1023RLW
Price: 1525 1395
Max Rip Right of Blade: 29 1/2 26

I love the dust collection that have for the G1023RLW and bulit in Router table is a nice touch as well. I like the switch housing on the G1023RLW (sorry I don’t like the dangling cord on the G0690). The G1023RLW looks more beefy. I just confused why the G0690 is more money besides being a bit of a bigger table.

Sorry for the bad grammer and spelling I went to California public schooling.

Thanks

-Dave


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bonesbr549

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#1 posted 04-01-2016 03:31 AM

I had a 1023slx for 10 years and it never failed me. Cut a lot of wood on it. I think if memory serves, it was 1200 new delivered, and I sold it for 800. 3hp minimum in my opinion. I only sold it to upgrade to the SS industrial 5hp saw. Only time i ever had any issues was cutting 12/4 and then jst had to slow down a bit(Griz that is never a prob with the SS 5hp)

Good luck and post pics no matter what you get. We all love new toys even if they belong to someone else.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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Kyle2112

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#2 posted 04-01-2016 05:08 AM

Hey Dave, I’ve had my 1023rl for about a month and I’m running a 3hp dust collector with 8” pipe almost all the way to the table saw. So, plenty of suction. The 2” collection hose inside keeps getting clogged with small slices of wood. I’m going try making a zero clearance insert. That should stop the fine pieces from dropping down the collection tube. BTW, I love my new Grizzly TS.
Kyle

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EZCyclone

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#3 posted 04-01-2016 07:02 AM

I’ve done a lot of research as well and will be driving down from central Iowa Monday morning to get a G1023RLWX 5HP with the 7 foot rails which I will wiggle around to achieve 60” cut right of the blade. Will get a second router wing and left wing to fill in the extra space. I’ll grab the mobile bases as well and build up a nice shelf system like on the G0605X1. The plan is to build a “tri wing” sort of setup for an out feed table that has a 30” X 72” solid center section with fold up wings which I will drive by air cylinders from the front of the saw. Should be a fun build! Also going to pick up a G0453ZW – 15” Planer and dust collector while we are there. Should be an 18 hour day, but what a fun trip!

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knotscott

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#4 posted 04-01-2016 09:40 AM

The jury seems to be split right down the middle, and both are well proven values. There are pros and cons with each. Go for whichever makes your heart beat faster.

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

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alittleoff

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#5 posted 04-01-2016 03:02 PM



Hey Dave, I ve had my 1023rl for about a month and I m running a 3hp dust collector with 8” pipe almost all the way to the table saw. So, plenty of suction. The 2” collection hose inside keeps getting clogged with small slices of wood. I m going try making a zero clearance insert. That should stop the fine pieces from dropping down the collection tube. BTW, I love my new Grizzly TS.
Kyle

- Kyle2112


The fence you have on that saw would make you love a Craftsman table saw.
Gerald

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KYSean

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#6 posted 04-01-2016 03:33 PM

I’ve had my 1023slx for 8 years with no problems.

-- http://editedwrite.com

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visualj

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#7 posted 04-01-2016 04:54 PM

I went with the 690 as it has a better fence. Seemed heavier duty. The 690 also has a cast iron wing to the right. And then a additional one made of poly coated MDF. I don’t think the 1023 has that.

Not that the 1023 would be a bad purchase. Far from it, t took me a while before I determined between the two.

Yes, I like the 690.

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sawdustjunkie

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#8 posted 04-01-2016 06:13 PM

I got a 690 just over a year ago. I love it. It rips 8/4 lumber with ease.
I was thinking about the 1023, but heard of the same problem with a clogged hose in the saw. The 690 works just fine.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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KYSean

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#9 posted 04-01-2016 08:30 PM



Hey Dave, I ve had my 1023rl for about a month and I m running a 3hp dust collector with 8” pipe almost all the way to the table saw. So, plenty of suction. The 2” collection hose inside keeps getting clogged with small slices of wood. I m going try making a zero clearance insert. That should stop the fine pieces from dropping down the collection tube. BTW, I love my new Grizzly TS.
Kyle

- Kyle2112


-- http://editedwrite.com

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KYSean

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#10 posted 04-01-2016 08:31 PM

2” collection hose? Where, what how.

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Rob

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#11 posted 04-01-2016 08:38 PM

I have had the 691 (690 but with long rails) since 2008 and I haven’t had any issues at all with it. I would buy it again if I was in the market for a table saw. Plenty of power, decent fence. Good price.

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Kyle2112

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#12 posted 04-01-2016 08:55 PM

It might be a 1.5 or 1.75” hose but it feeds down to the 4” collection port. The biggest problem is it snakes around. If it was smooth or a straight drop to the 4” port it wouldn’t be so bad. So, yesterday I tried removing the hose and plugged up the area around the hand wheel…it seems to work, but not happy with the overall aesthetics.

-- Everyday is an opportunity to learn something new. www.WillowsWoodTech.com

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KYSean

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#13 posted 04-01-2016 10:27 PM

Mine just drops to a collection area on a slant that goes to the hose outlet. No hose.

-- http://editedwrite.com

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Boberto

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#14 posted 04-02-2016 12:29 PM

I like my 690. When I got it just over a year ago it came down to the 690 or 1023. I chose the 690 because you could remove or install the riving knife or blade guard from above the table. The 1023 you had to go thru the door to do that. My saw dust just drops to the bottom to the collector port. There is no hose as Kyle2112 shows.

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