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Forum topic by Rod_B posted 01-14-2011 09:42 PM 5700 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rod_B

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01-14-2011 09:42 PM

I’m ready to upgrade to a 3hp cabinet saw. Considering Grizzly G0690 or G1023RL. Can’t really see much a difference. Any opinions or advice?

-- Rod -Cincinnati, Ohio


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 10:10 PM

Had the G1023RLW on back-order (May 2010 order got pushed to August 2010 before I switched to the G0690.) for months and finally had to order the G0690 because of constant postponement of delivery dates. Well my G0690 came in and I have never looked back. I love it!

Is Grizzly finally delivering these things?

FWIW, the G0690 design has many years of service behind it, whereas the G1023RL design is a new re-design that has been delayed several times already. You will need to decide if that is an acceptable risk to take, buying a new design.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 10:24 PM

I cant speak for the G1023RL but i own the G0690 and i think its a great saw at a decent price. I went thru a crapsman 21833 and 22116 and a delta 36-715 hybrid before getting the grizzly G0690. I asked the same question and recieved some good advice.
see my thread here on grizzly. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/18174

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 10:58 PM

G1023RL guts:

G0690 guts:

Former G1023SL guts:

The G0690 design looks to be a modification of the G1023SL design, with accommodation for a riving knife, whereas the G1023RL is a lot different…updated belt, blade shroud, updated fence, etc. Per Shiraz Balolia, president of Grizzly, the G0690 and Laguna Platinum are essentially the same saws from the same factory made with the same key parts.

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 11:25 PM

Rod,
I can’t speak for the 1023RL, but I have a G0691 that is the same saw as the G0690, and I love it I’ve been using it for 8 months now and have had no problems and it runs like new yet ! I picked it because it had more beef inside.
Good luck with what ever you pick.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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