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Forum topic by MoeBurns posted 07-02-2016 02:22 PM 1039 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MoeBurns

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07-02-2016 02:22 PM

I have been looking at the G0771 for quite some time now and I am ready to buy. I noticed that Grizzly is showing that this saw is on closeout now. I wonder if they are discontinuing it? I have a Vega U50 fence on my Delta contractor saw that I plan to use my new saw, so the shortcomings of the fence are not a concern for me. Well, anyway, I pulled the trigger and ordered it today. I hope I’m happy with my descision.


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#1 posted 07-02-2016 02:54 PM

Get a decent blade, align it, and please let us know how it works out for you. Congrats!

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#2 posted 07-02-2016 03:27 PM

I have a Freud thin kerf combination blade I plan to use. I need to check the specs. to see if it is thick enough for the riving knife. I am so excited to finally have a riving knife! I had a minor kick back incident last week. Nothing hurt but the wood and my pride, but that has really spawned my decision to get a new saw.

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#3 posted 07-02-2016 03:34 PM

I just looked at it nice saw it said this on website :

        
Model: G0771

Act Fast!

Sales of this outlet item are limited to quantity on hand.

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#4 posted 07-02-2016 05:15 PM

Is that the one with the alignment problem like the Craftsman/Ridgid? Maybe that’s why they are discontinuing it.

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#5 posted 07-02-2016 09:54 PM

No, I think that was the 715. Plus, theyou supposedly solved that.

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#6 posted 07-02-2016 09:54 PM

Sorry…duplicate .

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#7 posted 07-02-2016 10:58 PM

It could be that they’re coming up with a replacement model. Earlier they were closing out other models and some people had called to ask about them and were told they were changing factories and were going to be updating the models if I remember correct.

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#8 posted 07-02-2016 11:17 PM

It’s only been out for a year and a half. I doubt they are getting rid of it. There’s no issues with this saw apart from maybe the fence not being as nice as on the 0715. But since you are replacing the fence, I can’t see any reason to not get the saw. I have one and love it, even with the stock fence.

I wonder if they are just updating it or something.

For what it’s worth, I believe I paid $625 for mine when it came out (no shipping, picked up in Bellingham at headquarters). So it’s an OK deal.

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#9 posted 07-02-2016 11:39 PM

It’d be nice to see them offer the G0771 with a better fence.

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#10 posted 07-02-2016 11:40 PM

Does not say closeout for me. Just reqular in stock item. Could be website update went wrong.

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#11 posted 07-02-2016 11:42 PM

I was in the Bellingham showroom recently, and checked out the riving knives on all the table saws. Every one of them appeared to be for thin kerf blades. I asked Smitty (long time employee) whether they included regular kerf knives with any of their models. He wasn’t sure, but thought they might for one of the upper end models.

I know of no reason why a TK knife wouldn’t work fine with any blade. At worst, you’re exposing 1/32” of blade at the back, which is highly unlikely to cause kickback. On the other hand, if the wood should pinch as stresses are relieved, it might cause some concern.

Maybe others can weigh in on this.

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#12 posted 07-03-2016 02:07 AM

I bought the Grizzly 771 saw and so far I love it. nice to have a saw that does not bog down when cutting hard maple or thicker wood. went from a shopsmith to the 771 very huge upgrade for me! I have some 8/4 oak to start cutting pretty soon so that will be it’s real test. I have a used Freud blade in the saw and when I cut some hard maple the cut was so smooth I did not feel the need to sand the end grain. Only problem I have had so far is it flips the 20amp circuit first time I turn it on when it’s cold. Some day I want to switch it over to 220.

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#13 posted 07-03-2016 05:09 AM

On the item page it says “sale” but on the tablesaw page it says “closeout.”

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#14 posted 12-03-2016 10:50 PM

Looks like Grizzly is introducing a new model G0771Z soon. The only change appears to be the fence, which looks to be a single piece rail, T-style fence. It should be a big improvement over the original fence. The price looks to be the same. I have put a few hours on my G0771 and I am so glad I purchased it. It has been great improvement over my old saw.

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