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Forum topic by Rob_s posted 12-22-2017 04:05 PM 474 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rob_s

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12-22-2017 04:05 PM

One is available near me. Any known issues? Anything to look for in particular? Any advice? Any ideas on reasonable pricing? Seller says 20 hours of use.

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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 12-22-2017 04:22 PM

I bought my G0690 back in 2010. I have had zero issues with it, and it a pleasure to use.

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

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#2 posted 12-22-2017 04:32 PM

from my understanding they are a great saw.

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#3 posted 12-22-2017 05:05 PM

I haven’t read of any systemic issues with the G0690. If the price is right and it suits your needs, go for it.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#4 posted 12-22-2017 07:12 PM

I have had mine for 2 years. Never needed an adjustment. Was perfect right out of the box, except for adjusting the fence. Love the saw.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#5 posted 12-22-2017 08:37 PM

good saw, I got mine in 2012 and love it

-- Ken

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Rob_s

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#6 posted 12-22-2017 10:05 PM

Can it be converted down to 110 V?

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#7 posted 12-22-2017 10:27 PM

Can it be converted down to 110 V?
- Rob_s

Doubt it… but if it can, then it’s only got a ~1.5hp motor. You need to check the motor data plate to verify. The 690 is basically an imported Unisaw clone, and the Unisaw did offer several motors that were dual voltage, so if you are lacking 240v, you might want to keep an eye out for one. They also typically go for a bit cheaper due to the smaller motor size.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Rob_s

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#8 posted 12-23-2017 02:43 PM

He’s asking $650. Reasonable?

I kind of feel like at that price it would be worth adding the 240 to the shop.

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#9 posted 12-23-2017 03:23 PM


He’s asking $650. Reasonable?

I kind of feel like at that price it would be worth adding the 240 to the shop.

- Rob_s

Very fair IMO if its in nice shape. It’s a solid well proven no frills saw with a good fence, plus it has a riving knife. Hard to beat at that price unless you stumble into a steal on a PM66 or Unisaw. I’d be there yesterday!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#10 posted 12-23-2017 03:24 PM

You can’t a better saw for that amount of money! $650 sure sounds like a good price if it was well cared for.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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