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Forum topic by prap posted 03-02-2011 10:25 PM 2371 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2011 10:25 PM

Found 1.5 year old Grizzly G1023rwl lightly used with a mobile base that I’m going to check out tonight. The guy said he doesn’t use it much and needing the money was the reason for selling it. He wants $750 for it. What do you think?
Thanks in advance
Phil


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#1 posted 03-02-2011 10:52 PM

I got a buddy that has this saw and loves it. I just looked on the web site and it sells for almost 1200$. If you have to have it shipped then it would cost you almost 1400$.

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#2 posted 03-02-2011 10:55 PM

I’ve heard nothing but good things about this saw. In that price range, it seems like a winner. I’m assuming your used saw comes with a fence? If so, I’d be really tempted by this offer. I tend to overvalue used tools so you may find some guys around here that say it’s a tad expensive. It’ll be interesting to see. For me, I’d go for it.

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#3 posted 03-02-2011 11:00 PM

Grizzley makes very nice cabinet saws. I bought my 1023SL when it was being closed out for $795. I’d say that the asking price for the saw in question is pretty fair.

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#4 posted 03-02-2011 11:34 PM

Are you sure this thing is a G1023 “RLW” and not a G1023SL converted to the “W” with the router extension? I had a G1023RLW on order last May 2010 and finally settled for a G0690 with a router extension after delivery dates kept getting pushed back and back, finally got pushed to August 2010, just 6 months ago so I bailed into the in-stock G0690.

When you check the TS out tonight, make sure you check the trunnion as they are very different between the G1023SL and G1023RL versions as seen here:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/23469

Both are good saws but the RL is the NEW generation and thus worth a bit more than the older SL version.

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

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#5 posted 03-03-2011 01:52 AM

I think Mike is right…the G1023”RL” series hasn’t been out for a year and a half AFAIK. $750 for a used G1023SLW isn’t a great price, but it’s not unreasonable either. IIRC, they went for ~ $1200 new shipped with warranty.

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#6 posted 03-03-2011 03:26 AM

Well, just got back from looking at the G1023, notice I didn’t say G1023RLW. H Mike and knotscott were right on, when I got there it was a SL. When saw it on Craigslist it had a link to the G1023RLW and when I called the guy I ask if was the same exact saw as the link, he said yes the only difference was where you hang the wrenches. I asked if it had the riving knife he said yes but he had taken it off . Cash in my pocket, I take a 40 minute ride only to be disappointed like a kid at Christmas that didn’t get that pony he wanted. Not only was it not the RLW the table wasn’t completely flat by about 1/32. The wing with the legs under it was low at the end, wether or not this could have been adjusted by extending the legs I don’t know. I also thought it would have been a little smoother starting up and shutting down and the riving knife he referred to was actually just the splitter. I guess I’ll keep on looking and saving a little more.
Thanks for your input .
Phil

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#7 posted 03-03-2011 03:35 AM

Yes, the wings are easy enough to adjust as needed so in that regard that is a non-problem. Keep looking and doing your research. You will do fine when the “right” TS comes up.

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

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#8 posted 03-03-2011 03:52 AM

Yeah, the wings like Mike said are easy enough to adjust. He probably didn’t adjust them correctly when setting up. I figured it was the SL also since the RL is pretty new. I would have still been tempted to buy it, but I would have tried to talk him down to a lower price like 650 or so.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#9 posted 03-03-2011 04:10 AM

Yeah…if you can get the price more within your liking, the wings are easily leveled, and there is an aftermarket riving knife called the “BORK” that fits the G1023SL, which is a very nice saw on it’s own that has an excellent track record. I wouldn’t hesitate to tell him about the model differences, and offer a more reasonable price if that’s a saw you think you’d like. FWIW, I have a Shop Fox W1677 that’s a white “sister saw” to the G1023SL, and have been very happy with it (and the BORK).

In case you’re interested, here’s the difference in the “wrench holders” between the two saws ;-)

Here’s the original BORK riving knife, and the new BORK Blade Guard:

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