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Forum topic by Matt88 posted 1276 days ago 2106 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Matt88

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1276 days ago

Does anyone have this saw can post a video of this thing in action? I can’t find anything on youtube and would like to see this thing run and maybe cut some wood :) Debating on this as a purchase for next month, trying to convince myself to spend the $1175. A..n..y..b..o..d..y? Thanks!


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lilredweldingrod

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#1 posted 1276 days ago

Yeah Matt. I would like to see something on this model as well. I’ve been talking to Grizzly about the possibility of lowering it to my level. I’m waiting on photos of the underside of the cabinet to get an idea of the max it can be lowered.

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Kevin

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#2 posted 1276 days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bSd_kdelAE
A video showing the nickel test on a 715 Hybrid. The 1023 sounds better from what I can tell though, but then again it’s hard to judge with speakers. As far as cutting, i’ve had no problems cutting. A good sharp 40T blade rips right through 2” thick oak, walnut, maple, cherry that i’ve ran through it.

I have the 1023SL which is the older version of the RL.

-- Williamsburg, KY

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mrjoeg

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#3 posted 1275 days ago

I just got mine set up and used this weekend.
What would you like to see?Nickel test?
A db noise meter with it cutting or idle?
Let me know I can do a quick video with my iPod and email it to you.
I love this saw and would be happy to help, I was in the same place having originally had my sights set on the hybrid and decided to make the move up to the 1023RL.
Regards

-- Joe

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Matt88

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#4 posted 1275 days ago

Well..going from a $99 craftsman, I would like to see how the saw cuts, say 2x’s? and how the boards glide across the cast iron as opposed to practically dragging across my craftsman. Thanks Joe, I appreciate it!

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mrjoeg

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#5 posted 1275 days ago

Ok Matt,
I will go out tonight and shoot some video, I will then need to figure out how to post it.

-- Joe

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Kevin

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#6 posted 1274 days ago

Oh Matt, the difference is night and day. You really can’t compare them.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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mrjoeg

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#7 posted 1274 days ago

http://s1127.photobucket.com/albums/l628/Joegann/?action=view&current=0368620f.mp4&evt=user_media_share
Matt,
Try this link for the video link.
I will probably take some flack for the 4 safety violations, sorry I am not much of a video presenter.

-- Joe

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JasonWagner

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#8 posted 1274 days ago

I couldn’t help cringing while watching that cross cut. Maybe we couldn’t see, but I would not want to ever use a fence and miter gauge at the same time. The wood should touch the blade and one other thing (fence or miter gauge)...adding two “other things” (especially perpendicular to each other) could create a pinching situation.

That being said, thanks for posting the video Joe. I have a 1023SL and was going to say that a 2x of any type of wood is no problem, and that a nicely waxed table is as smooth as a marble countertop. I did replace my belts (3) with quality notched V style belts and it quieted it down a bit.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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mrjoeg

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#9 posted 1274 days ago

Poor video angle, although there was only 1/2 to 3/4 ” gap between wood and fence. Again Perhaps a little more forethought prior to the next video production.

-- Joe

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Kevin

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#10 posted 1274 days ago

Nice video there Joe. Glad you pointed out there was a gap between the wood and fence. I had a friend that I had warned not to crosscut with your rip fence, but he wouldn’t listen to me. A week later he almost cut his finger off.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 1274 days ago

Jason, please explain how using a miter gauge and fence, ON THE SAME SIDE of the blade at 90 degrees, ”...could create a pinching situation.”? If that were true then we should never use push sticks, or our hands to push stock on THE SAME SIDE of that blade as the fence is. A miter would actually produce LESS angular pressure than a push stick.

But wait, there’s more. Here is the famous Tommy Mac (Rough Cuts) using a miter and fence ON OPPOSITE SIDES of the blade (sans riving knife) to create a tenon. Tommy’s example is different than mrjoeg’s and actually is a less-than-safe practice on at least TWO counts IMO. At least he is not using a miter-stop which MAY offer some explanation. Just sayin’...

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

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Matt88

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#12 posted 1274 days ago

Perhaps Grizzly will hire you as an on the road sales rep. Thanks for the video Joe! This was actually informative in a few different ways. I can see how large the table is in reference to the rest of your garage (as space in mine is limited), and didn’t even think about the noise factor…which if you can speak over it, is much quieter than my current saw. Definitely glides on the table and through the blade better than my craftsman :S For $99 I guess I got what my wife paid for :)

On a side note, I received my G0555 band saw yesterday, and after putting it together and test driving it, I think Grizzly is my industrial tool of choice. I did have one issue…and still not resolved. The small fence piece that attaches to the back of the table is supposed to be attached with two cap screws. Well the cap screws that came in the bag are way to short to go through the fence piece. Even if it was long enough…it would go straight through, as it doesn’t say to use washers. Maybe an search will turn up something. It also came with a piece that wasn’t even mentioned in the instructions, a knob with a screw attached to it. I read through the instructions again, cover to cover to make sure I didn’t miss something along the way, but nothing. I added the riser block and put it on a Shop Fox stand. After cutting a test piece I think it cuts to my standards, so I am anxious to pick up a timber wolf blade and see what difference that makes (as I have heard it is wonderful). Well anyway, thanks again Joe…I will tell my wife I am now obligated to purchase this saw as someone spent the time to record a video for me :D.

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Brrman

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#13 posted 1274 days ago

Great video – I am thinking about purchasing this saw as well. Need to replace my old Delta contractor before I tackle my kitchen cabinets.

-- "Being a perfectionist does not make one perfect..."

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mrjoeg

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#14 posted 1273 days ago

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I am glad it helped,

-- Joe

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