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07-30-2017 02:40 PM

Hey Everyone,

I have the good fortune of moving into a new place with room for a shop.

My first need is a new table saw. I have been surfing Craigslist looking for a used saw and am getting nowhere. I am really out in the sticks


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#1 posted 07-30-2017 02:44 PM

Duplicate. Not sure how I managed that?.

Mods delete?

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#2 posted 07-30-2017 02:59 PM

If you have 220v, and are remotely serious, I’d definitely consider upping the budget to a 3hp industrial style. The Grizzly G1023RL is < $1500 to your door and is a lot beastier than a 120v saw.

If no 220v, and/or dont’ want to spend $1500, the Grizzly G0771Z or G0715P fit the budget. You might be able to find a Jet Proshop 708492k with steel wings on sale within budget.

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#3 posted 07-30-2017 03:56 PM

I have 220 and would love to buy the G1023RL. Unfortunately that saw, delivered, is almost $1700.

The G0771Z is almost $1000. Any thoughts on the G0771Z?

Shipping and tax add up.

Thanks.

S.

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#4 posted 07-30-2017 04:09 PM

I believe Scott was referring to this.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3-HP-240V-Cabinet-Left-Tilting-Table-Saw/G1023RL

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

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#5 posted 07-30-2017 04:13 PM

Is shipping to your location more than the $109 quoted on grizzly.com?

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

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#6 posted 07-30-2017 04:16 PM



I believe Scott was referring to this.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3-HP-240V-Cabinet-Left-Tilting-Table-Saw/G1023RL

- firefighterontheside


I believe Scott was referring to this.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3-HP-240V-Cabinet-Left-Tilting-Table-Saw/G1023RL

- firefighterontheside

Yes. That is the G 1023RL. Unfortunately $1700 is more than $1000 by a fair margin.

I was asking about the G0771Z as I have a $1000 budget and it would be about $960 landed.

Thanks

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#7 posted 07-30-2017 04:20 PM



Is shipping to your location more than the $109 quoted on grizzly.com?

- firefighterontheside

I hope not. At $109 for shipping and $69 in sales tax I am at $953. Getting close to the top of my budget limit.

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#8 posted 07-30-2017 04:22 PM

What I’ve heard about the 771 is that the fence is the weak point compared to other t-square fences, but that it is serviceable. It would not be difficult to upgrade to a nicer fence down the road. Also, it has cabinet mounted trunnions which make it easier to adjust alignment than table mounted ones. I like that it is prewired for 120. The 715 was prewired for 240 and required an extra part to use on 120.

It looks like the 715 has been discontinued.

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

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#9 posted 07-30-2017 04:27 PM

If it wasn’t clear, I have to pay sales tax. My budget is $1000 or less for the saw, shipping and tax total.

I may be able to stretch a tiny bit but not much.

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#10 posted 07-30-2017 04:39 PM



What I ve heard about the 771 is that the fence is the weak point compared to other t-square fences, but that it is serviceable. It would not be difficult to upgrade to a nicer fence down the road. Also, it has cabinet mounted trunnions which make it easier to adjust alignment than table mounted ones. I like that it is prewired for 120. The 715 was prewired for 240 and required an extra part to use on 120.

It looks like the 715 has been discontinued.

- firefighterontheside

Hmm.. Not the news I wanted to hear. I need a good fence. Spend $953 on the saw and then another, maybe, 500-600 on an Incra fence. I would probably be wishing that I had the G1023RL….,

Working on a budget can really suck…..

Thank you for the info.

S.

The G0771 can be wired 220v.

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#11 posted 07-30-2017 04:42 PM

I agree with a grizzly product. Bang for the buck, and better quality than any of the big box store saws.
I must say though, IMO. I don’t like the G1023RL vs G0771Z
The G1023 has 1 extra HP, and a 1/2” extra in front of the blade, 12” vs 11.5”. Better fence, but only 26” rip vs 31”. The photo on the web site shows a router table wing too.
So, Is that all the fence you will want? Upgrade someday to 52”. will that router wing still be usable if fence is upgraded?
Just things to think about. The G1023 is nice, but $750 extra dollars for 1hp, and a 1/2” in front of the blade.
I thought I saw an fence upgrade option, so maybe just longer rails in the future, but that still brings up the router table being able to extend out to the 52” mark.
Thats if that is even a desire of yours to have the longer rails. No way I would buy a saw and be stuck with a 26” rip capacity. The 3hp, would be nice, and you can tell a difference. But I have a home hobby shop, and the 2hp size works fine for me. Affordability, Once you get near $2000 saw mark, then Powermatic and Saw Stop start becoming real options.

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#12 posted 07-30-2017 04:44 PM

Incra LS fence is only $400

Griz 0715P is a good entry level cabinet saw.

Combine the two with a Freud LU83 blade & you’re in bliss.

M

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#13 posted 07-30-2017 04:53 PM



Incra LS fence is only $400

Griz 0715P is a good entry level cabinet saw.

Combine the two with a Freud LU83 blade & you re in bliss.

M

- Madmark2

That sounds like a good combo. Where can I find the G0715P?

Most of the places I looked at the Incra it was $550-$609. I did find one outfit at $425 but they don’t have it in stock. I will keep looking.

Thanks for the recommendations.

S.

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#14 posted 07-30-2017 04:58 PM



I agree with a grizzly product. Bang for the buck, and better quality than any of the big box store saws.
I must say though, IMO. I don t like the G1023RL vs G0771Z
The G1023 has 1 extra HP, and a 1/2” extra in front of the blade, 12” vs 11.5”. Better fence, but only 26” rip vs 31”. The photo on the web site shows a router table wing too.
So, Is that all the fence you will want? Upgrade someday to 52”. will that router wing still be usable if fence is upgraded?
Just things to think about. The G1023 is nice, but $750 extra dollars for 1hp, and a 1/2” in front of the blade.
I thought I saw an fence upgrade option, so maybe just longer rails in the future, but that still brings up the router table being able to extend out to the 52” mark.
Thats if that is even a desire of yours to have the longer rails. No way I would buy a saw and be stuck with a 26” rip capacity. The 3hp, would be nice, and you can tell a difference. But I have a home hobby shop, and the 2hp size works fine for me. Affordability, Once you get near $2000 saw mark, then Powermatic and Saw Stop start becoming real options.

- bigJohninvegas

I have been contemplating that. My last saw had the Vega 52”. I started wondering if I really need a 52”. Most of my cuts are 24” or less. How much would I really miss the extra capacity??

Thank you.

S.

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#15 posted 07-30-2017 05:14 PM

My last saw had the Vega 52”. I started wondering if I really need a 52”. Most of my cuts are 24” or less. How much would I really miss the extra capacity??

I think you just answered your own question :)

I have a 50” Biesemeyer for my saw, but haven’t installed it due to a current space constraint. Been happily using the stock Jet-lock fence that came on it. For large sheet goods, it’s much easier to rip them with a circular saw to rough dimensions and then do the final cuts on the TS. Of course, YMMV… some people could not get by with anything less, some people would never need the capacity. Depends on what you do.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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