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Forum topic by Cerestes posted 01-01-2011 02:56 AM 1708 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cerestes

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01-01-2011 02:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I’m pretty close to pulling the trigger on the new Grizzly Hybid Table saw (Polar G0175P).

I’m still second guessing myself, and thinking I might be better served holding out for a similar price (~$1000) used saw via craigslist.

Something along the lines of this: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tls/2137913647.html

3hp motor, true cabinet saw w/ a Bisesemeyer fence.
vs.
2hp motor, hybrid, and a worse fence but with new safety features like a riving knife, etc.

Any votes and/or suggestions?


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#1 posted 01-01-2011 02:59 AM

Ill go for the used one

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 03:29 AM

I have the 1023 also. Very good saw, I would second on the 1023. If you can just do some simple test before you buy it, but from the looks of it, the saw has been taken good care of.

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 05:27 AM

What kind of tests would you recommend doing?

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#4 posted 01-01-2011 05:52 AM

Just firing it up, making sure tables are flat, handles turn smoothly, blade is set 90 degrees to the table, just basic stuff like that. From the looks everything should be ok. Saws like that should last a very long time if maintained properly.

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#5 posted 01-01-2011 07:07 AM

If the used saw looks like it has been well used, turn it on and let it run without a blade and listen for bearing noise, esp. after you shut it off and it’s running down. Bearing replacement takes time—maybe half a day depending on the saw, plus the time to have a machine shop remove and replace the bearings on the arbor. If they are failing, it shouldn’t keep you from buying the saw, provided you negotiate a price to reflect the work you need to do to get it up to snufferoo.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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