|Forum topic by Mike||posted 01-04-2012 12:14 AM||3026 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
01-04-2012 12:14 AM
My new work shop should be finished in the next month, so I am beginning to think about the tools. First thing will be a table saw. Previously I owned a grizzly 10 “, 3 hp saw, it was an older model, I bought it used. I think it was built in the late 90’s (97 or 98 not sure). Of course I have been looking at all the choices out there, jet, delta, powermatic, steel city, sawstop but am leaning toward the grizzly since I had good luck with the first one, and it looks like the most saw for the money.
There are three that I am focusing on two 10 inch, 3 hp, and one 12 inch 5 hp #1. http://www.grizzly.com/products/12-5-HP-220V-Extreme-Series-Left-Tilt-Table-Saw/G0696X , #2. http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3-HP-220V-Cabinet-Left-Tilting-Table-Saw/G1023RLX , #3. http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3HP-220V-Cabinet-Table-Saw-with-Long-Rails-Riving-Knife/G0691.
I am really like the 12 inch extreme series 5 hp model. If I am reading all the spec sheets right, the 12 inch has a has a 30 ¾ “ deep top verses a 27 inch top on the 10 inch models, which is good. Also the arbor on the 12 inch is 1 inch diameter but the 10 inch is only 5/8 inch, not sure if this is good.
Is the trunnions on the 12 inch extreme series beefier than on the 10 inch model.
The 10 inch Grizzly G0691 has a “Leeson” motor, which I am guessing is a brand. Does it have a reputation for being a more reliable motor?
I am just a hobbyist wood worker is the 12 inch just overkill and added expenses for not much additional benefit ?
I appreciate any and all comments. Please tell me if I am over looking anything.
Thanks in advance for your help.