Grizzly go771z compared to go1023 series?

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Forum topic by jtp79 posted 12-15-2016 08:03 PM 1727 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2016 08:03 PM

I have been looking at the go 771z model since I made my last post and about had my mind made up to pull the trigger? What are the advantages of the 1023 series compared to the 771z? Considering it is twice the price. Is it worth it and why?

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#1 posted 12-15-2016 08:14 PM

That’s a comparison of a hybrid saw vs an industrial style cabinet saw. Very much like comparing an S10 to a Silverado 3500 diesel. There’s a huge difference in the robustness of the underpinnings. Not to mention nearly double the HP with the G1023RL. The G1023RL weighs about 50% more too….less vibration, more stable, etc. The 1023’s handwheels are larger, will work more smoothly. The motor should labor a lot less, be less sensitive to blade changes, wood thickness, setup, etc….note that it’ll require 220v. The fence on the 1023 is heavier duty too. It’s worth noting that the redesigned G1023RL has been around a while, whereas the G0771 popped up within the last 2 years (likely less), so has less of a track record. With that said, the 1023 is a luxury for a hobbyist, not an essential…both are good value for the price point, but IMO the 1023 is hell of saw for the money….should be the last saw you’ll ever need. Both will cut wood, but it can really come down things like loving the saw every time you use it, or just having a functional tool…really depends on you, what the price difference means, etc.

A look at the exploded diagram of the mechanisms will show a lot of design and duty differences. Note things like the vertical elevation screw and dovetail ways of the 1023, vs a swing arm, the larger parts, etc.

This is a look at the trunnions of the Jet Proshop, and the G0478….not the G0771, but a decent representation with a similar design:

Here’s a look at the G1023RL trunnions:

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 08:41 PM

For a hobbyist and a mild one at that, is the saw worth twice the money? Right now I have a lil rinky dink craftsman table saw and it struggled with some 1 inch walnut when I was cutting it. Its also too small for me to be able to cut 4×8 sheet products without help because the weight wants to turn the machine over. So either is going to be a huge upgrade.

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#3 posted 12-16-2016 03:12 PM

Yes, even for a hobbyist 1023 worth twice the money. I only wish 1023 had a 120v version as there is a huge crowd that needs precision but not so much power.

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