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Forum topic by TDog77 posted 12-17-2011 10:22 PM 7872 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-17-2011 10:22 PM

A few of you have steered me towards the Grizzly line of saws from other posts including my own for my first non portable saw and in going through their website I kind of like the G1023RLW but had a few questions. I was originally going to purchase a separate router table but due to space constraints I should probably go with an attached to table saw style but before I buy are there any real limits on doing it this way? I would also like to know that if I put it on a moving platform like the affordable one they have on the site do you have to place the router extension legs on wheels as well in order to keep that portion supported or can you just screw up the feet and move the saw out of the way then move it back and put the legs back down for use. I will need to move it on occasion and don’t want to get something that is a royal pain or that I move and take things out of whack. While I am at it is there something else close to this price point that you would do instead?


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#1 posted 12-17-2011 10:41 PM

You mean like this? Mine is the G0690 because they were having delivery problems with the G1023RLW about a year and a half ago when I originally placed an order. The T10222 Router extension lets me have an entire right wing as cast iron. I installed the router extension AFTER the original right wing (an option that requires you to drill mounting holes in the outer right wing to mount the extension to). Also, the ShopFox mobile base with extension is pretty solid and does not slide when TS is in use.

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#2 posted 12-17-2011 10:55 PM

Looks like that setup gives you quite a bit more work area to the right then the one that is factory attached like the one I posted or maybe it is the picture angle. Does that shop fox stand scale down to accommodate a shorter right wing like on the 1023? Other then the color and having the router location is there any other difference between the 1023rlw or GO690?

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#3 posted 12-17-2011 11:07 PM

If you are looking into the mobile base for the saw, Look into the Delta brand mobile bases. They are foot actuated with one lever, which makes for easy moving with high stability when in the locked position. It got great ratings for stability and ease of use and there are many different versions for different footprints of different tools.

I have the Grizzly G0690 with the Delta 50-273 base. It moves effortlessly and is immovable when locked. I weight 220lbs and have put all my weight into it to try and move it. It is differerent from other mobile bases as it actually lowers the tool to the ground instead of trying to stabilize it with outriggers. When moving, it raises the tool off of the ground using leverage. It really is effortless to put into the mobile position with the footpedal.

Needless to say I will always go with the delta mobile base for the future tools I buy. I highly recommend. Also, You can’t go wrong with the Grizzly. I spent over a year looking and testing and traveling to shows in order to test all the different saws. I went with the Grizzly. It is NOT cheap in quality but it has a great price for what you get.

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#4 posted 12-17-2011 11:11 PM

Just what I was looking for. Thanks PKFF

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#5 posted 12-17-2011 11:16 PM

If I didn’t explain it fully, I used BOTH the original right wing PLUS the router extension wing. Note that the STOCK rails on the front, fit right up to the end of this double wing setup. IMO, an absolutely perfect setup, but then again I like my machine. ;-)

The mobile base extension (a separate purchased item from the stock mobile base), the single arm extension part, can be cut to fit the distance that you need with whatever setup you decide to have or go with.

BTW, the stock extensions on these Grizzly saws is nothing more than sheet metal and rather flimsy, IMO. Mine is still in the original shipping box and I have not even cut the tape on it.

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#6 posted 12-18-2011 02:04 AM

There are some differences between the 1023RL and 0690. The 0690 appears to be a modification of the original former G1023 so it could accommodate a riving knife. The new G1023RL series is a total overhaul with different drive system and different inner workings. I believe the G0690 has a Leeson motor. Both are getting good reviews from owners.

Original G1023 (S, SL. SLX, SLW, etc):

G0690/0691:

New G1023”RL” series:

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#7 posted 12-18-2011 02:43 PM

Horizontal Mike, are you talking about the stock extensions for the mobile base or the Wings/table extensions? The wings I got with my Saw are heavy Cast Iron and the extension table was wood.

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#8 posted 12-18-2011 05:56 PM

PKFF,
I am talking about the extension table for the mobile base. My stock cast iron right wing is still used, but the extension beyond that needs a support leg and the mobile base extension allows you to put wheels under that extension table. PLUS, by being attached to the main mobile base, you cannot “forget” and snap it off when moving the TS.

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

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