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Forum topic by gmussell posted 01-24-2012 04:17 AM 1891 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2012 04:17 AM

newbe here, so I’m sorry if I am doing this wrong/or in wrong place. This picture is of an add on Craigs list the man wants $500. I emailed him and asked him for a model number. He replied that the saw had no model number, does anyone know what saw this is?

thanks

George


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#1 posted 01-24-2012 04:39 AM

Looks like a decent saw. Right tilt, no problem. Model shouldnt matter. Its likely a 3hp and looks like a 52 inch right cut. If it checks out ok, not too high. But I think for the money you could find some used american made machinery . But if I needed a saw now I wouldnt hesitate on it. Doesnt appear to have been used hard. Good luck JB

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 05:08 AM

I should have posted the rest of the ad.

3 hp, 220v left tilt table saw. Saw is in great shape and includes moveable base and extension table. Please email with a phone number if interested. Thanks

JB, thanks for the reply,I’m not sure if I will jump on this or not. I have seen every tool posted on Craigs list for the last 3 months. People think their tools are gold, this is the cheapest cabinet saw I have seen.

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#3 posted 01-24-2012 05:18 AM

I dont think I would be scared of it but if you talk to the guy you might tell him that he has a right tilt saw. Enjoy

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 05:20 AM

Looks like it is the 1023S. See here:

http://www.thewoodshop.20m.com/g1023s.htm

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 05:20 AM

Grizzly tools are pretty affordable and I’ve used a few. Be aware that with the exception of a planer that functioned flawlessly for years every Grizzly I’ve dealt with needed some modification or repair in short order. I think it’s just a matter of them using very little quality control. Sometimes you get a perfect machine but other times you have to fix some sloppy work yourself.

My own tablesaw is a Grizzly model. It works perfectly now that I’ve ground the mounting holes on the arbor bigger, replaced the broken fence with Biesemeyer, stuffed shims between the motor shaft and pulley and installed a good blade. The saw was free so I’m satisfied with it.

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#6 posted 01-24-2012 05:54 AM

GMussel,
Your right about the Craiglist pricing on tools. Too many people live in a fantasy world about what their stuff is worth. Anyway, I can tell by the logo that that is a much older Grizzly. Grizzly has come a long way since then. I would not purchase a Griz of that vintage. Unlike a vintage Powermatic an older Grizzly is just not good news. Early Griz products had more problems and they are not improved with age and use. The newer Grizzlys are a much better bet. I have a Griz jointer that’s just great and lots of folks have had good luck in recent years. If you have the kind of problems encountered by JAaune on a new model Griz Grizzly would take care of it. Their customer service is very responsive nowadays. If you have problems with this used one then you are stuck. Ask around on the Sawmill Creek web site where a lot of Griz owners post and you can get a feel for the company and its products. A new Griz 3 hp is about $1250.00. A lot more money I know, but I would either wait for a better used deal or wait til I could buy a newer model Grizzly. PS. That looks like a right tilt to me – and no model #? Seems kinda strange.

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#7 posted 01-24-2012 07:32 AM

Looks like an older G1023S. Right tilt. Not sure what fence is on it. The 1023 was a well proven work horse. With the mobile base and that fence, $500 looks like a pretty good deal if it runs well and works well.

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#8 posted 01-24-2012 10:37 PM

Thanks for all the great info. I did not realize the quality of grizzlly had changed over the years. I will try to find out if he knows how old the saw is. I’m in the process of building a shop behind my house, about 30ft by 22ft will be a shop. I hope to have enough money left for tools. I already bough a used jet band saw and I’m hoping to upgrade my table saw. The other one I’m thinking about is
http://denver.craigslist.org/tls/2804231418.html

I have heard mixed reviews on the steel city. Does anyone know how the SC and Griz compare.

thanks

George

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#9 posted 01-24-2012 10:52 PM

George – Grizzly has definitely upped their game in recent years, but their primary way of achieving that was going with better designs and better quality on newer models, as opposed to just improving existing models. The basic G1023 didn’t really change much. Subsequent models were equipped with better fences, left tilt options, wider wings, and accessories like router tables…paint and emblems have been updated too, but the base saw was essentially the same until they redesigned it to include a riving knife 2-3 years ago when the introduced the G0690 and G1023RL. The basic G1023 is a solid saw IMO.

Here’s a look under the hood of an older right tilt G1023S:

Here’s a look at a more recent left tilt G1023SL:

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