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rrdesigns

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1259 days ago

Anyone know anything about this saw http://www.grizzly.com/outlet/12-Extreme-Series-Tablesaw-3-Phase/G0606X? It seems like a good price, and I love the cabinets and extended tables that come with it. I need a new saw and have been looking at several in the 3hp cabinet style range (Sawstop, Delta, Powermatic, Grizzly, i.e.) in and around $3000. Getting more bang for less bucks would be a bonus.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs


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Bertha

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#1 posted 1259 days ago

I’m sure you’re aware that it’s 3-phase, right? At 700 pounds and 7 1/2 HP, I doubt there’s much that saw can’t do. It’s an absolute animal, no doubt about it. If it were my bucks, however, I’d spring for a Powermatic (says the guy with a vintage JET). I might even be coerced by some Euro machines. Good luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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patron

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#2 posted 1259 days ago

it looks good
i went to that site
it say’s it is discontinued
there was even a conversion kit
for the electrics (?)

it has all the right features you could ever want

grizzly backs their products
i have bought parts for older model bandsaws
they still have parts for all their stuff

i would say ‘do it’

work safe

on an aside
i just had to have urethane bandsaw tires made for my
mini=max tool
some of the older or foreign tools have hard to find parts
so grizzly is a safe bet

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Don

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#3 posted 1259 days ago

That particular saw is discontinued according to the Grizzly web site.
I don’t have a Grizzly saw but I have a few other Grizzly machines so I can testify that they’re quality and service are both excellent. I’m sure their table saws are equally well made but I’d still recommend going with the Saw Stop. It’s worth the money even without the braking system. And the braking system will pay for itself many times over the first time someone tries to stick a finger into the blade.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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rrdesigns

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#4 posted 1259 days ago

I don’t really need a 12” saw, it just looked like a good bargain. I’m also considering these> http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3-HP-220V-Cabinet-Left-Tilt-Tablesaw/G1023RLX or the 691> http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3HP-220V-Cabinet-Table-Saw-with-Long-Rails-Riving-Knife/G0691

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#5 posted 1259 days ago

The long rail with river is a very nice machine. I have a friend who owns one & it’s quite capable. The only 12” saw that really ever spoke to me was an ancient type-setting saw that weighed something like 1500 pounds. It had a 3 inch cast-iron top & was so silent that it was hard to believe. But I digress…

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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rrdesigns

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#6 posted 1259 days ago

I don’t really need a 12” saw, it just looked like a good bargain. I’m also considering these> http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3-HP-220V-Cabinet-Left-Tilt-Tablesaw/G1023RLX or the 651> http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-Heavy-Duty-Cabinet-Table-Saw-With-Riving-Knife/G0651

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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Bertha

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#7 posted 1259 days ago

I like the 2nd machine after your edit even better.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 1259 days ago

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#9 posted 1259 days ago

Whew, SawStop do take a bite. A really nice saw with a free overhead dustcollector boom thrown in. For 100 bucks less, my vote would be for:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=powermatic+10+table+saw&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=4053563023778966724&sa=X&ei=6Sh5TZiDEqSD0QHn6cjkAw&ved=0CHIQ8wIwAQ#

And I’d take the chance with my fingers and limbs!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 1259 days ago

With Saw Stop fingers are included LOL I own a powermatic the’re good saws but I have worked on a saw stop where I teach and they are a quality machine plus the safety factor. I would trade in a heart beat for the Saw Stop. All said and done we all have our own ideas about what’s the best choice in tools.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1259 days ago

Hi. I have a grizzly G1023Z 10’ cabnet saw It is one of the 11 major grizzly tools that I have and noumber12 is on its way .(backordered) But I can wait. Ther service is second to none .The no there tools ,if you have a problem they will walk you thru ,tell they find out what is realy wrong . I am very satisfied with their product and service.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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#12 posted 1259 days ago

So true, Jim. The Powermatic’s been a dream of mine which has never really been challenged. You know how you get something in your mind? The Powermatic was #1 on my list of things to buy once I moved into my new home & shop. I somehow ended up with a vintage JET contractor saw which I love. The fates are indeed, fates. As petty as it sounds, if SawStop produced a gunmetal grey version stripped of the black lacquer & emblazoned logos, I’d probably give them a second look. Yes, I CAN be that shallow :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 1259 days ago

WisWood, if I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a Grizzly compliment (particularly regarding service), I’d buy both the PM2000 and the SawStop! Grizzly is surely loved around here. That’s got to be considered when looking at saws.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#14 posted 1259 days ago

I would throw no money at sawstop. The tactics they have employed are the epitome of what’s wrong with this country. People do irresponsible things with tools they don’t know how to use so a lawyer sues the manufacture of the tool and lines his pockets. Sawstop likes this because it means they might sell more of their inferior equipment. Get the new Delta or the Powermatic. Both are very high quality saws that will last your grandkids lifetime. The imports are not made to the same standards and are more prone to breakage. You will save a few bucks now but ultimately pay more later.

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#15 posted 1259 days ago

Ken doesn’t like SawStop & I can definitely understand why. The new Unisaw is a fine choice:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=delta+unisaw&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=10767270312191978248&sa=X&ei=ZTJ5TcaJKcm10QG0rIDoAw&ved=0CEgQ8wIwAg#

Here I go again being shallow but I can’t stand the looks of the Unisaw. I remember when you could order a custom color PM2000. They should give me a bright pink one, just to punish me for my shallowness.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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