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Forum topic by moonls posted 11-04-2010 02:33 AM 12713 views 1 time favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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moonls

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11-04-2010 02:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tool question tablesaw grizzly model go715p

I want to upgrade to a better table saw and was very interested in the Grizzly GO715P. Can anyone who has bought this saw or knows about it give me a critic?

-- Lorna, Cape Cod


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dale26

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#1 posted 11-04-2010 03:54 AM

I just received my Grizzly G0715P.. Will tell you more later when they are able to get this porn off of this site….............

-- Dale-Stuck in Lodi

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 12:40 PM

I have heard good things about the Polar Bear series… very similar to their regular series.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 11-04-2010 04:43 PM

Mine is on the truck and should be here this afternoon!

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Szczuldo

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#4 posted 11-04-2010 06:02 PM

I’ve had mine for a week, just put the 220v outlet in the garage a couple days ago. Haven’t had time to make any cuts, but it’s on a mobile base and passes the nickle test. I’ll write a formal review probably this weekend but I’ll give a couple of points for you right now. I came from a cheap aluminium top table saw so this is quite an upgrade for me.

The good:
-Blade was within 0.002 inch out of the box. Now <0.001 inch
-There is a cover in back which unscrews to allow easy access to the rear trunnions, dont know if other saws have this but i found it extremely helpful.
-Motor up down and angle movements are smooth as a hot knife through butter.

The neutral:
-Do not know how I feel about the fence, the adjustment screws move too easily and I feel that readjustment could be a task I do often. Some teflon tape might help this.
-Fence does not slide along rails as smoothly as a T2 fence that I was messing around with at the local woodworking store. Once again some further adjustments might make this better.

Like i said, i have not had time to mess around with this saw too much due to schoolwork. I should have some time this weekend to have some fun but most likely will be next weekend for a true test. Its hard enough to have that saw sitting in my garage and not use it, writing this post makes me want to go out there and do something with it right now…

I wish I could have gone for the full blown cabinet saw, but I was already pushing my budget with this, plus I also bought the tenoning jig and an incra 1000se miter gauge. I have very high hopes for this saw and do not expect it to disappoint.

-- -Alexei

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moonls

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#5 posted 11-04-2010 06:17 PM

Thanks for your input so far. Please let me know Alexei and Simons44 when you’ve had a chance to use your new saws!
Lorna

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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Lenny

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#6 posted 11-04-2010 07:42 PM

Hi Lorna. I tried to repsond this morning but got an error message. Here’s a link to a discussion on the saw that might be of interest/help. As you know, it is so new there is not much known about it. I wonder if any of the woodworking magazines have done any reviews on it?

“Grizzly”; http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=4964301&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&vc=1

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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moonls

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#7 posted 11-04-2010 09:53 PM

Thanks for the input Lenny. I checked out the link. The model I’m looking at is quite new so not a lot of info. I do know that Grizzly has a good reputation.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#8 posted 11-04-2010 10:02 PM

Szczuldo – Waxing the rails should help the fence slide better, and some Locktite might possibly hold the adjustment screws in place once you’ve got it dialed in where you want it.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#9 posted 11-08-2010 07:18 AM

moonls or dale,
Any updates? I had to delay the arrival of my saw until Tuesday.
-Jeremy

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#10 posted 11-08-2010 07:51 AM

GRIZZLY TOOLS ARE JUNK. RESALE VALUE IS NOTHING. BAD WELDS, GREEN CAST IRON, SOFT HARDWARE, TO MANY TO LIST. BEEN THROUGH THE GRIZZLY PHASE.

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Howie

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#11 posted 11-08-2010 01:41 PM

Twice: I have a grizz GO555X and have nothing but good to say about it. Use it everyday and never had a problem with it. Just my .02.

Moomls, keep us posted

-- Life is good.

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moonls

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#12 posted 11-08-2010 04:31 PM

Thanks for the input Howie.
Jeremy, I can’t give you any input yet. I’m getting an electrician to install a 220 line and will make a decision to order the Grizzly very soon.
Twiceisnice, this is the first really bad review I seen for Grizzly. What Grizzly tools did you have to make you so negative on the brand?!
Lorna

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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Simons44

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#13 posted 11-10-2010 05:56 PM

My saw arrived yesterday!

rails and fence

I also bought the mobile base and the 37” outfeed roller table

I am planning on assembling on Wednesday 11/17. More updates to come.

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#14 posted 11-10-2010 11:58 PM

I’d like to hear how the well that outfeed table works. I am going to be looking to either build one or buy one in the next months.

My review of the saw is coming soon. Just waiting for the camera to change so I can take some pictures.

-- -Alexei

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moonls

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#15 posted 11-11-2010 12:49 AM

I’ll be watching for your reviews Simons44 and Szczuldo, and I hope to be able to give a review myself in the near future.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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