Grizzly vs Delta Table Saw

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Forum topic by Runner posted 04-14-2016 04:36 PM 803 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-14-2016 04:36 PM

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I’ve read lots of reviews, but haven’t been able to find any real comparison between the Grizzly 715p and Delta 5000. I initially ordered the Grizzly, but the order was cancelled due to no stock. So I started looking for alternatives. My budget is $1000 or less and I can’t do 220v. Opinions and advice appreciated.

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#1 posted 04-14-2016 06:28 PM

I haven’t used either saw, but have seen both superficially on display. One downside of the Delta is the stamped steel extension wings- on a saw in this price range, I’d hope for cast iron. The Grizzly looks good, but what struck me is the fence. In the picture it looks like a Biesemeyer style fence, but “in the flesh” it looks like what’s happened to the nickel candy bar: it’s a lot smaller in width and height than a full sized fence, and doesn’t seem as sturdy. I think that there especially might be some difficulty doing accurate vertical cuts.

If I may be so bold, I’d recommend checking out the Craftsman 22116. It fits your budget, and quality-wise it’s much better than the two you’re looking at. It runs off 120 V, has a full sized Biesemeyer fence, and is literally rock solid. [It has a granite top, rather than iron].

I bought one about a year ago, and have been extremely pleased with it. It has plenty of power for my needs, and is really accurate and the fence is terrific. I really like the granite top. It’s really sturdy and precisely machined- the wings fit perfectly and the miter slots are smooth and straight. I have had no problems with chipping, and it doesn’t rust or stain!

I got a display model, so was able to do some bargaining. Even with the rough exposure it probably had as a display, when setting up I found both the fence and blade alignment <0>s the best value out there. Just my $.02 Good luck!

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#2 posted 04-14-2016 10:01 PM

With a thousand dollar budget, I’d buy a used Unisaw!! It will be waaaaaay better than the saws you are looking at, and cost you the same money or less!


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