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Forum topic by smboudreaux posted 1149 days ago 1460 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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smboudreaux

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1149 days ago

has anyone mounted a Biesemeyer BC50 on to your G07515P? The helpful folks at Grizzly said it will work but it will required some light modifications. I was looking to get clarification on “light” from someone with first hand knowledge of the subject.


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#1 posted 1148 days ago

I do not have any experience with the G0715P, but supposedly it comes with a very nice Biesemeyer clone. I own the shopfox classic (which I think is the one that comes with the G0715P) and certainly there is no appreciable difference between a Biesemeyer and the shopfox classic other then a few very minor issue like some different bolts and a big sticker that says shopfox.

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#2 posted 1148 days ago

The fence on the G0715P looks to be a slightly lighter duty copy of the Biesemeyer. Unless you already have a Biese you want to put on it, what’s the incentive?

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#3 posted 1148 days ago

the main incentive would be to upgrade to 50” rip capacity. secondly i have read there are some issues with the fence on the G0715P. Waviness on the faces and bolt that need to be replaced. My line of thinking was if i’m going to spend the money and time to upgrade to a 50” rip fence why not Biesemeyer? At this time grizzly does not offer extension to allow the factory fence to be used for a 50” capacity, at least thats what i was told

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#4 posted 1148 days ago

The Biese is excellent, but can be very expensive. AFAIK you can’t buy the G0715P without the fence, so you’ll own one when you get the saw. Unless you plan to sell it as new in the box, it’s worth trying out before you spend the bucks for the Biese. I guess I just hate to see someone put $1300 into a nice $800 hybrid saw if they don’t need to because you’ll definitely take a big depreciation hit on the saw if you ever decide to sell it.

Manufacturing defects on other G0715P fences might not apply to yours….those things tend to be isolate and/or corrected pretty quickly with Grizzly. If the rip capacity ends up being the only draw back, you can easily buy longer rail stock from a steel supplier for a fraction of a new Biese. Also, because the G0715P is a left tilt saw, you shouldn’t need left side rip capacity, so you should be able to slide the front rail tube over to the right by several inches, adding roughly 10” or so rip capacity to the right.

As much as I liked my Biese, I also like my Jet Exacta II just as much (both made in the USA), and found the Shop Fox Aluma Classic (available from Grizzly) to be very similar….it’s the size and duty rating as the Biesemeyer Commercial fence, and is available in 50” rip for less than a typical Biese.

Good luck.

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#5 posted 1148 days ago

much appreciated. i was not aware the front rail tube be shifted over. i’ll keep that in mind when i’m setting her up. the saw should arrive today or tomorrow. this sight again proves itself as a wealth of information for the less experienced ww’s.

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#6 posted 1146 days ago

the saw came in wed, i put it together last night. I’m extremely impressed with the fence. Please keep in mind this is my first “real” table saw. I’m stepping up from a Ryobi contractor saw. Increasing the rip capacity will be a piece of cake. Rectangle tubing and angle iron. I’m glad scott brought up that option. chances are i would have never thought about it. got a buddy that’s gonna hook me up with the materials so increasing the rip capacity wont cost me a penny. scott, i def owe you lunch

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knotscott

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#7 posted 1142 days ago

Congrats on the saw. We need pics! (...and I’ll take a tuna sub with hot peppers, lettuce, and tomato! :-))

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

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