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Forum topic by MarionSSS posted 01-31-2011 03:16 AM 1125 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MarionSSS

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01-31-2011 03:16 AM

My new G1023 was delivered last Thursday and I finally had a chance to start cleaning up the rust preventative today. As I was cleaning up the top I noticed the t-slots seemed to have some sort of coating in them. I’ve owned a Rockwell (Delta) contractor saw and then a Jet cabinet saw and those had plain machined t-slots. Coating is not consistent in places. Is this normal? If it is, what is the purpose of the coating? Should it looked chipped like that? Also, the machining is not flat across the bottom – looks like when the plowed the slot it was cut too deep – the “t” isn’t as deep.


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harvey4804

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 05:27 AM

My 1023 will be here on tuesday, I’ll take a look and see if it has the same coating.

-- Ryan, FRMR HMM165 - HMX1 01-10

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 05:42 AM

I will take a look at mine here in a few minutes and let you know if mine is the same. I’m pretty sure it’s not though.

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 06:15 AM

Just went and checked mine out. My 1023 isn’t like that at all, the edges are smooth. I’m not sure what I’d do about that :(

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 10:29 PM

That doesn’t seem right to me. I would call Grizzly and ask for a new saw.

-- Ken

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MarionSSS

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#5 posted 02-01-2011 03:49 AM

I emailed Grizzly’s technical support and received the following reply:

“We appreciate your interest in our products. The coating in the t slots is protective coating. It is there to insure that the t-slots do not rust in transit. It can be left in place, and will likely wear with use, but has already done its job. I apologize for any inconvenience this situation may have caused.”

So there you have it – it’s rust protection. I’m not sure why it should be different than the rust protection on the rest of the saw but I’m okay with their answer. It doesn’t seem to affect the use of the miter gauge. I plan to use the saw primarily for ripping anyway – my TS55-MFT/3 combo and miter saw are for cross cuts.

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#6 posted 02-01-2011 04:28 AM

Oh, I was actually thinking it wasn’t that stuff, but it was chipped instead. Yes, I cleaned mine out when I got it. I use my saw for ripping 95% of the time also and it does a wonderful job at that :)

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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