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wncguy

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02-08-2012 06:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw router tablesaw mobile bases

First – thanks to everyone that shares their knowledge & expertise. I found LJ by accident a couple of months ago as I searched for information on equipment for a home shop. I want to set up the shop in extra space in the garage (12×20 – I’ve already run 220 in that area). My previous wood experience was limited to 25+ year old bench top items -seldom used. Now it’s time to get some real equipment. The information on this site is invaluable to a novice like me. I had no idea how important that blades for the saws are, so all that information will be used too.

I have now identified several items for my first purchases – the Grizzly G0555 band saw, the Porter Cable 895PK router kit, and a table saw as the first items. The TS choices I have now are the Grizzly G0715P Hybrid & the G1023RL. The extra $500 smarts a bit, but at 66, it will be the only TS I can imagine needing. I also will look into dust collection some more before deciding.

So a few questions, would the G1023 be less likely to have issues setting it up, versus the Hybrid? Any other concerns?
I’d like to be able to move both BS & TS, & while ratings for the Shop Fox bases on these TS’s are not good, would that mobile base be Ok for the BS?
Would the HTC 3000 be a good choice for the TS mobile base?

Thanks, Darc
Springtime in the Western NC Mountains is coming soon!

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad


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knotscott

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 07:03 PM

The G0715P is a nice hybrid, but the G1023RL is simply in another league. It’s easier to setup, is heavier, and has much more robust underpinnings, so should hold settings better. It’s also got bigger smoother handwheels, and obviously more power.

Here’s a look at the guts of a G1023RL:

I don’t have a comparable pic of the G0715P, but the former G0478 is representative enough to make the point about the guts below the table:

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

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Bill White

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 08:57 PM

Can’t give ya an opin on the Grizz saws ya listed. I have an older G0444Z contractors saw that has been a joy to use. I probably would have bought the cab saw, but found mine used at a great price. Mine is run on 220v.

OK! Its not a cabinet saw, but it works for my shop, and I have good dust collection.
I have the BS and the TS on casters. I like the flex that moving brings to my shop.
Hope this helps.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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wncguy

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 05:54 PM

Knotscott – your photos sure show the difference… If my wife will agree that’s what I will do.

Bill – your positive experience is also another reason I think I will focus on the grizzly.

Thanks to you both!

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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kizerpea

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#4 posted 02-11-2012 03:12 PM

If your wife agree???What?????don.t ask for premission…buy it! then if she said anything about it then ask for forgiveness..i learned that a long time ago.LOL

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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BerBer5985

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 04:21 PM

Hahaha^^^ exactly. Most purchases on my tools are snuck into the garage. If she ever asks, I tell her I’ve had that for a loooong time. She never questions it!

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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knotscott

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 05:28 PM

” ...Most purchases on my tools are snuck into the garage.”

LOL…there’s a good reason why most of my routers have the same color scheme. My first router was red and black, so buying others that look like it raises fewer questions than a yellow, green, silver, or blue one would!

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

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kizerpea

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 05:43 PM

My wife mite come into the shop two times a year..other than that we comunicate by phone.

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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wncguy

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#8 posted 02-11-2012 09:19 PM

Geez – I am not only known as a newbie, but now probably a wuss too.
I think I pass on making comments regarding my wife since the first liar doesn’t stand a chance.

I do appreciate your very thoughtful input on life!

Looks like I’m decided on the Grizzly 1023 TS & plan to order with their 0555 BS for 1st purchases, along with the PC router.
Then look for jointer & dust collection options. Any thoughts accepted.
Thanks!

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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kizerpea

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#9 posted 02-12-2012 02:01 PM

when it comes to dust collection, there is a informtion over load! from diy cyclones to harbor freight mods..use your search lumberjocks opt…..an tool review

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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knotscott

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#10 posted 02-12-2012 04:20 PM

If you’ve got the room, the budget, and the electrical requirements, I’d look into an 8” jointer vs a 6”....there are a lot of roughsawn boards wider than 6”.

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

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#11 posted 02-12-2012 04:34 PM

wncguy; I don’t think you can go wrong with Grizzly, they have a good service history and are equal or above to many of their “more famous” counterparts.
The guys here on LJs will give you the best advice, listen to them and consider their reasoning.
Your choice of a Porter Cable router should be a pretty safe bet, but also look at Milwaukee, Bosch and even Hitachi who also make very desirable and exceptional routers. That wife of yours is a definite Keeper. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 02-12-2012 06:07 PM

My 2-cents… Go with the Grizzly cabinet saw. At 66, I would think it is about time to ‘treat’ yourself to something nice that will bring a smile to your face EVERY TIME YOU USE IT.

FWIW, I have the G0690. I had ordered the G1023RLX but it was still in pre-delivery stage. I love it. And Knotscott is correct about going for an 8in jointer over buying a 6in. The 89in jointers don’t make the classifieds as often as all the 6-inchers, but once in a while they do come up on CL. Got mine that way (and it was Grizzly also).

Have fun! Buying new stuff is a really fun part of this hobby.

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

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woody57

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#13 posted 02-12-2012 06:35 PM

You can’t miss with pc routers. I’ve used them for many years and know a lot of professionals that have used them for years. A big reason I chose pc routers is that I saw how much they were abused in shops and on job sites and kept on running fine.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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