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04-14-2017 02:59 PM

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hello, first-time poster here. I was wondering what you guys thought of these two saws? which do you think is better, more reliable and just an overall better value for the money? I can get the delta 36-725 for about 571 with a coupon, and the grizzly G0771Z is on sale for 859.00 shipped. thanks in advance for the responses.


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#1 posted 04-14-2017 03:30 PM

Grizzly makes a solid mid-grade product just short of buying professional equipment in my opinion. I feel Delta has started taking shortcuts the last few years and some of their products have really disappointed me. I am not sure about their saw though. I recommend looking at the Rigid hybrid saw as well. Runs about the same price as the Delta and the only drawback is the assembly, which I can help you with. I love mine.

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#2 posted 04-14-2017 06:32 PM

Is this the daily, “which cheap table saw do I buy?” thread

Everyone is going to sell you on what they have and malign the other company. That Delta is aimed at contractors but a lot guys here have one and like it. Grizzly is cheaply made with minimal quality control but a lot of people like them too and they can afford good customer service. If that Grizzly doesn’t have the same alignment problem that plagues Ridgid and Craftsman then I would choose it given only those two choices.

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#3 posted 04-14-2017 08:00 PM

I’d go with the G0771Z over the Delta for just about every aspect you can compare, except for the built in mobility of the Delta. It’s more money, but I think it’s money well spent. The G0771Z offers a full enclosure, solid cast wings, stronger motor, better customer service, sturdier cast iron construction under the hood, more mass, a decent fence, and cabinet mounted trunnions.





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#4 posted 04-14-2017 11:10 PM

Thanks for the replies, does anyone know if the grizzly has any alignment issues?

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#5 posted 04-14-2017 11:38 PM

I have the Delta and it has provided me with a lot of bang for the buck and woodworking enjoyment. I don’t have any hands-on experience with Grizzly but if I could have economically gotten one here in Alaska, I may well have done so. In addition to the pros that knotscott outlined, the Grizzly fence looks to be stouter and dust collection is a solidly mounted 4” fitting vs the tilting 2½” fitting on the Delta. I use an adapter but since the Delta’s DC fitting is part of a blade shroud that tilts with the blade, the larger fitting/hose puts more weight on it than was intended. I support the hose with a small stand.

I haven’t yet found a third party throat plate for the Delta, so you’d have to buy from Delta or make your own, which isn’t a quickie project. Grizzly’s isn’t either from what I can tell, but it looks like Leecraft makes one for that saw…which also fits the Ridgid. I wouldn’t fret much about the Delta’s built-in mobility. A mobile base for the Grizzly isn’t that much extra and while it doesn’t offer foot-operated convenience it’ll get the job done.

To restate a couple of knotscott’s points: I sure would’ve liked cast extensions and cabinet mounted trunnions. Fortunately, I’ve never had to adjust mine.

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#6 posted 04-15-2017 12:41 AM


Thanks for the replies, does anyone know if the grizzly has any alignment issues?

- Bryce123

There were some alignment issues with some of the earlier G0715P’s, R4512 and Cman 21833… all shared a similar trunnion design. The G0771Z is a different animal, and has cabinet mounted trunnions. The fence on the first offering of the G0771 got a few less than stellar reports, but haven’t heard of any systemic issues so far with the G0771Z.

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#7 posted 04-15-2017 05:44 AM


Thanks for the replies, does anyone know if the grizzly has any alignment issues?

- Bryce123

I do not have the G0771, but with cabinet mounted trunions alignment should not be an issue. All you do to align is loosen the table and tap. My Griz is a G0732 Contractor which they do not sell anymore. Got it used but havent regretted anything about it.

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#8 posted 04-15-2017 12:13 PM


Thanks for the replies, does anyone know if the grizzly has any alignment issues?

- Bryce123

I do not have the G0771, but with cabinet mounted trunions alignment should not be an issue. All you do to align is loosen the table and tap. My Griz is a G0732 Contractor which they do not sell anymore. Got it used but havent regretted anything about it.

- BenDupre


How does the place of mounting trunnions relate to the alignment ?

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