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Forum topic by dakremer posted 07-25-2017 07:26 PM 1789 views 0 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-25-2017 07:26 PM

Really close to buying this. Already got permission from the wife – lol. Just wanting some thoughts from the Lumberjocks community.

Anyone have this saw? Like it? What are some things I should check when I go look at it?

Right now I’m using a 15+ year old Jet contractor saw. A cabinet saw would be an amazing upgrade…..

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!


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#1 posted 07-25-2017 07:27 PM

If you can’t read the words in the picture, here is what it says:

Great cabinet saw! Moving to a basement shop and it’s too big for my new down sized shop. Great design – riving knife, tilts left, etc. It’s only a little over 6 years old – hobby use only. With freight this saw costs almost $1500 new from Grizzly. Here’s the link to Grizzly’s page for the saw:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3-HP-240V-Cabinet-Left-Tilting-Table-Saw/G1023RL

Poplular saw – rated 5 stars on Grizzly’s website. I also put a mobile base on the saw – very easy to move around! You can check out the base here:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Heavy-Duty-Mobile-Base/D2057A

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 07:35 PM

Some of those Shop Fox mobile bases have
a problem with bad caster wheels that crack.
They’ve probably fixed the problem by now
but there are still older bases out there.
I had a couple wheels crack on me on one
and I was able to swap out wheels from other
single casters I had.

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#3 posted 07-25-2017 07:53 PM

Should be a great saw. Id say price is decent. The limitation Ive noticed when looking at the specs of this saw is that it is only 26” cut.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 07-25-2017 07:58 PM


Should be a great saw. Id say price is decent. The limitation Ive noticed when looking at the specs of this saw is that it is only 26” cut.

- firefighterontheside

That’s the one thing I’m not sure about. Would like to have more capacity. Wonder if that can be upgraded down the road?

I’m thinking back though, and can’t remember the last time I needed to rip something wider than 24”....

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 07-25-2017 08:05 PM

The front rail of that fence is 2×3 square tube i believe. You could replace the front and back rails to extend it. The back rail should just be a piece of angle iron. It supports the extensions tables and allows the fence foot to ride on it. Otherwise you should be able to buy a kit from Grizzly.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 07-25-2017 08:22 PM

I bought my G1023 for $550 about 6 years back. Its a left tilt without a mobile base though. Id try and get him down another $100 but I’m a cheap bastard.

Check the belts for wear and check the miter slots for alignment to the blade. Both can be fixed easily however. Id also raise and lower the blade to check out that worm gear. If you can see it under power that’s a plus.

I haven’t thrown anything at the saw that it couldn’t handle. 2” maple, 2” cherry, 4” doug fir. No issues. I did nibble away at the doug fir in 3 passes.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#7 posted 07-25-2017 08:56 PM

Chrisstef, How do you like the tablesaw? Accuracy? repeat-ability? etc….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#8 posted 07-25-2017 09:00 PM

For that price (or even less), you should be able to find a nice Unisaw w/Biesemeyer or PM66… American made and better parts availability/support. IMO, that Griz is way overpriced. YMMV.

Cheers,
Brad

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#9 posted 07-25-2017 09:22 PM

Should be a great saw. Id say price is decent. The limitation Ive noticed when looking at the specs of this saw is that it is only 26” cut.

- firefighterontheside

That s the one thing I m not sure about. Would like to have more capacity. Wonder if that can be upgraded down the road?

I m thinking back though, and can t remember the last time I needed to rip something wider than 24”....

- dakremer

It’s pretty easy to slide the front rail over to the right to gain another 10” rip capacity. Just leave the bracket, and slide the rail by one bolt hole….you’ll have one less bolt, but plenty of holding power, plus there’s no drilling. You’‘ll need to relocate or replace the measuring tape, and fill the gap between the front and rear rails.

Looks like a nice buy at $850 to me….the G1023RL has the factory riving knife. Treat yourself to a new blade!

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#10 posted 07-25-2017 10:43 PM

Yeah, I’m still waning back and forth. At first $850 seemed like a really good price, but now I’m not sure. Lol

He said he is firm on the price. However it’s been on craigslist for 9 days with no buyers…..

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#11 posted 07-25-2017 11:32 PM


He said he is firm on the price. However it s been on craigslist for 9 days with no buyers…..

- dakremer

Proof that his price is too high.

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#12 posted 07-25-2017 11:37 PM

When you find a sheet of plywood over 48 inches wide let me know.

As far as how long it’s been on CL, you assume that CL is full of people in your area that have a need (or the money for) a saw of that caliber. Just because it hasn’t sold immediately doesn’t mean it’s overpriced, just a small pool of buyers.

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#13 posted 07-26-2017 12:10 AM

I’ve used Baltic birch plywood that is 5×5.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#14 posted 07-26-2017 12:30 AM

Where I live, you see a saw like the ones you listed advertised about twice a year. It is either priced higher than a new Grizzly or it isn’t fit to haul home for free. I have seen a couple of good deals in the last 5 years and they sold the same day they were advertised. Don’t assume that the used route is practical in all locations. $850 seems a little high to me too but not terribly so.


For that price (or even less), you should be able to find a nice Unisaw w/Biesemeyer or PM66… American made and better parts availability/support. IMO, that Griz is way overpriced. YMMV.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


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#15 posted 07-26-2017 12:39 AM

I have had my Grizzly table saw since about 1985 . Still runs perfect. Love it and never wonder if it will do what I think it should. It is a 12 ’ – 2horse motor. Dado, rip, cross cut. make cove trim/ Even done resawing as deep as it will allow on 15’ 3” thick beech beams.

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