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Forum topic by John Mills posted 09-21-2016 05:56 AM 957 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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John Mills

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09-21-2016 05:56 AM

I drove through a blinding rainstorm to get into Springfield on Friday night for Saturday, September 17th sale. I got in line at 0415 and surprisingly I was not at the head of the line; instead I was at the twentieth position or so. I came down to purchase a G0715P hybrid saw and would have paid full price if necessary. All prices were knocked down 30-50%, but that wasn’t the end either. The rain storm blew through the north side of the tents, creating topical rust on many of the machines. I bought mine for $399, which was $451 off new. I also picked up a Shop Fox 6” jointer W1745W retailing for $845, but it only cost me $275 due to the aforementioned rust. I then saved another $200 on a dust collector.

Grizzly loads your vehicle or trailer and all you need to do is cover it up and strap it down! I’m going back in June to purchase a new planer and possibly a lathe too. If you haven’t ever been, it’s the Black Friday sale for men; without the fighting, knocking down or offensive behavior.

Now I have to add a new circuit and tune the equipment.

Thanks everyone for the advice on how to tune the saw. I purchased a master plate, but the dial indicator which mounts to the miter slot was unavailable. I’ll get one elsewhere.

-- John M. - Iowa "If the women don't find you handsome, at least they'll find you handy"


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MadMark

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#1 posted 09-21-2016 07:12 AM

715p is a great saw. You want to take it to the next level add incra rip & miter fences

M

-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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joey502

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#2 posted 09-21-2016 10:57 AM



715p is a great saw. You want to take it to the next level add incra rip & miter fences

M

- MadMark

How do you get past all of that stuff to utilize the rip fence or miter gauge?

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John Mills

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#3 posted 09-21-2016 04:30 PM

I will very likely upgrade it. I have the Kreg miter gauge now with an extension bar, which is moderately bulky. I looked at the increase before, but at the time was using my craftsman it didn’t seem economically viable. Now I got the new saw, it’s on my order sheet.

-- John M. - Iowa "If the women don't find you handsome, at least they'll find you handy"

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John Mills

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#4 posted 09-21-2016 05:30 PM

I just ordered the infra miter gauge from amazon prime and the dial indicator.

-- John M. - Iowa "If the women don't find you handsome, at least they'll find you handy"

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bonesbr549

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#5 posted 09-21-2016 05:33 PM

Ya done good son!

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

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Joshh

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#6 posted 09-21-2016 06:24 PM

enjoy the saw.

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John Mills

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#7 posted 09-21-2016 07:10 PM

Jose, you said not to use a dial indicator? When I posted questions about tuning up the G0715p, I was advised to purchase a main plate and a dial indicator to overcome the tendency of the saw to be misaligned. Is this not so?

-- John M. - Iowa "If the women don't find you handsome, at least they'll find you handy"

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Boerneaggie

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#8 posted 09-21-2016 07:41 PM

Wow! Now that’s a fantastic deal!!

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 09-21-2016 10:03 PM

wow incredible wish I went to the 1 in muncy…...... GRATZ TO YOU SIR

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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John Mills

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#10 posted 09-21-2016 10:09 PM

Muncy, PA closed its doors in May and the September sale at Springfield was all of Muncy’s inventory, so most of the machinery was in excellent condition.

-- John M. - Iowa "If the women don't find you handsome, at least they'll find you handy"

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 09-21-2016 10:59 PM

thought it was before that : http://cdn0.grizzly.com/events/2015/09/090115-Grizzly-Press-Release.pdf

either way I really messed up big time … LOL

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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HokieKen

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#12 posted 09-21-2016 11:09 PM

Congrats John, that’s a sweet haul! I recently broke down and forked over the cabbage for an Incra miter gauge. My only regret is not doing it sooner. I have a feeling you’re gonna like it.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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huskerfoos

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#13 posted 09-22-2016 11:09 PM

That’s awesome. Me and my wife rode up from MS on a whim. I wound up purchasing the G0771 model. And as far as I can tell, it is just some of the surface rusting, which is minimal.

I will make another thread as to not hijack your any more than I have.

JJ

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