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Forum topic by Bob2004 posted 02-15-2017 08:07 PM 639 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bob2004

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02-15-2017 08:07 PM

I am looking to buy a grizzly 1023z tomorrow. He was asking $750 but agreed to sell at $550. He is including blades, extention table, upgraded rip fence. The year of manufacturer is 1996. Does this sound like a good buy and what should be checked? Thanks!

-- Bob, Northeast Ohio


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#1 posted 02-15-2017 08:15 PM

If it’s in good shape, that’s a decent saw, and $550 sounds like a pretty nice deal….it’s basically a Taiwanese Unisaw copy under the hood. IIRC, the Z originally had the Shop Fox “Original” dual locking fence (W1410), and a 3hp motor. It’ll be a right tilt saw, and was pre-riving knife, but it did originally have a traditional splitter and blade guard assembly. The BORK riving knife will fit that saw if you want to equip it with one.

As with any used tools, check the overall condition for neglect and damage. Check under the hood for any cracked castings in the trunnion assembly. You can spin the blade by hand to listen to the bearings, but those are easy enough to replace if necessary. Check the handwheels for ease of movement too, but again, usually easy to clean and lube if needed. You can check the table for flatness, but don’t get too hung up about it….it will generally take a pretty large deviation in just the right place to actually impact the cut. Good luck, and please post back with pics if you buy it.


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#2 posted 02-15-2017 08:27 PM

That saw is an almost identical Asian clone of the Unisaw… Check the picture Scott posted above with this one:

$600-$900 is a pretty typical price around here for the Unisaw… Griz a bit less.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#3 posted 02-19-2017 06:03 PM

Update…....I purchased and brought home the grizzly 1023 left tilt tablesaw. Here are a couple of pics. The seller included 5 extra blades, 2 miters and a movable base. All appears to be in great shape. My project list is growing.

-- Bob, Northeast Ohio

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#4 posted 02-19-2017 06:16 PM

My wife actually expects me to make stuff now!

-- Bob, Northeast Ohio

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#5 posted 02-19-2017 06:38 PM

That’s a nicer version than what I was originally thinking. Not only does it include a router table, but it’s got what looks to be an extended Shop Fox Classic fence, plus a mobile base. Really sweet deal for $550. Does look to be right tilt to me, unless the saw is fully tilted in the pic.

Congrats, and enjoy!

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#6 posted 02-19-2017 08:32 PM

the 1023z was defiantly a right tilt ….. but still I reasonably good deal …...NICE SAW GRATZ :<))

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

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#7 posted 02-19-2017 08:40 PM

Now that I see pix of it I think you got a fantastical deal…keep us up to date if you find anything wrong with it.

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#8 posted 02-19-2017 09:15 PM

Awesome deal.
Right tilt, but that’s not a big deal.

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