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Forum topic by DaringDave posted 04-03-2011 06:43 AM 9628 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2011 06:43 AM

Good evening. I am new here at LJ. Hoping you folks can help me make a solid decision. I have the opportunity to purchase a used DeWalt DW746, which looks to be in great shape, for $600 out the door. I am also considering, for a few bucks more, the Grizzly G0715P, which would be a brand-spanking new saw. I am upgrading from an old, old, old craftsman contractor saw I can pick up with one hand. So, either of these saws will be a tremendous upgrade. I want to make sure I am getting the best deal for my money and time. I know that this will not be the last saw I purchase, but is the next step up in the evolution of this process.

Thanks in advance!


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#1 posted 04-03-2011 07:00 AM

Cast iron wings, sliding miter table, and 52” rip capacity were all options for the DW746. A used basic 746 with steel wings, no slider, and 30” rip isn’t much of a bargain IMO, but if it’s loaded with all the good stuff it could be a decent deal. The fence is adequate but was never considered top notch. It also doesn’t have a riving knife. On the plus side it is well made, and made in the USA.

The G0715P has solid cast iron wings, riving knife, full enclosure, a Biese clone style steel fence, and a warranty.

Both saws have table mounted trunnions and similar one piece cast blade shroud.

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#2 posted 04-03-2011 07:40 AM

The Grizzly G0715P tested at Fine woodworking was not compared to DW746 or that type
Because the Grizzly G0715P is in a higher class
I would never buy another TS with stamped steel wings,as my Delta contractor did

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#3 posted 04-03-2011 01:38 PM


I have a DeWalt DW746 saw with a BenchDog cast iron extension router insert that I like very much. My saw has a cast iron extension table on the right side and the bench dog is cast iron on the left.

However, having said that, please note that DeWalt no longer makes a hybrid saw, for whatever reason. I personally would NOT purchase a saw where the manufacture no longer makes a product that is similar to the one that I am buying. The riving knife is another major issue, and there is NO after market company that makes a riving knife for this saw. Because of these reasons, the DeWalt really does not seem like such a good deal financially. Just my 2 cents worth. :))

Because of the above reasons, I would definitely recommend you spent the extra money and get the Grizzly G0715P, even if it meant you would have to wait a little longer to save for your new purchase. Grizzly seems to be a really solid company and will be around to support their products, and has a good reputation for their product and satisfaction from the customer.

Good luck with your decision.


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#4 posted 04-03-2011 02:18 PM

I bought the Grizzly about a month or so ago, I couldnt be happier with the saw, it has been a real joy to play with.

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#5 posted 04-03-2011 05:56 PM

Go with the Grizz. You will even be able to repair it should something happen. Ain’t that a novel thought?


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#6 posted 04-04-2011 04:21 AM

Thank you all for your time to read and post. Looks like I am buying a Grizzly.

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