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Forum topic by tsdahc posted 02-27-2012 05:26 AM 2054 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tsdahc

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02-27-2012 05:26 AM

Topic tags/keywords: g0715p grizzly table saw

I asked for a new table saw for christmas and was gifted a Bosch 4100. Now I did ask for this saw as my previous wood projects all dealt with remodelling and using a crappy plastic craftsman table saw. So upon receiving the saw I set everything up, adjusted what few things I could find needed adjusting threw a new freud blade on and went to town. I now have been using the saw regularly for a month and have started noticing issues such as the table is not flat at all, the fence sometimes will lock down straight other times I have to mess with it. As far as a saw for doing construction work/remodel and cutting sheet goods this thing is a very nice saw, almost fetl as if I should keep it for any future remodel jobs. As far as woodwroking though I feel that the saw may hold me back.

Moving on I want to step up to a cast iron saw and have been interested in the Grizzly Hybrid saw, the G0715P polar bear. I only have 110 in my garage, I have no room in my electrical box for 220 and the quotes I was given for adding a sub panel were close to a grand, so 110 it is. My next concern is size, I am in a one car town house and need to be able to move the saw into the side area so a car can be pulled in.

The main questions I have are

With this saw and a mobile base would it be possible to move the saw up a small ramp? ( my main garage floor is 8 inched below the side storage area, currently I move my planer, DC, MS, TS and Router table but none of those are anywhere near the weight of a cast iron TS)

How tall is the table saw from floor to top of the table? The site says 40” but that seems awful high for table height, I am assuming they are including the height of the fence. If you have a mobile base please let me know what brand and how tall yours is if you can.

Does the fence remove easily from the rails for storage?

All the reviews I have read most seem positive as long as you dont get a defective one, if you have one and want to give me your thoughts on it good or bad please feel free to either post here or PM me.

If anyone has any suggestions on another good saw around the $800 range let me know.

The main reason I am leaning towards the grizzly is I can go to their tent sale and either pick up a new one or hopefully find a scratch and dent one in may.


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hjt

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 05:22 AM

Sorry to say I have no answers to your questions. I googled both saw and I must say – wow, what an upgrade! That’s one beautiful saw. In my opinion, trying to move 400 pound up a ramp would be very difficult if not imposible for me. Also the 240 issue is a concern. Is there a way to replace any of your breakers to the slim style? That would free some room in the box. This of course assumes that you have enough service to begin with.

I saw this review http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2152 which states that they converted the saw from 240 to 110.

Now the following http://www.grizzly.com/products/Contractor-Style-Saw/G0732 saw is not the polar, but if you look through the photos, you will see it is 110 volt. might be an option and still an upgrade fromthe bosch.

-- Harold

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 06:06 AM

”Does the fence remove easily from the rails for storage?”

Yes.

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

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tsdahc

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 08:40 AM

HJT, The ramp shouldnt be too bad, I regularly moved two motorcycles up and down without any problem. My biggest issue was how small the casters are on most mobile bases (motos 17” rim rolls up ramps much easier than small casters). That and the clearance of the base as it moves up the ramp. My dewalt planer is on a stand with small casters and bottoms out on my current ramp. I found rocklers all terrain base which looks like it should work just fine, uses larger caster. I think as a precaution I am going to get the base first, set it up with the dimensions of the saw, and load it up with some weight and see how it goes. I could in theory switch my standard breakers but I am out of capacity, I live in a townhouse that is 100% electric and I was told I would have to add a sub panel, so no 220 for me, kind of a bummer but next shop will be 220. I wanted a non contractor saw for dust collection purposes. Theres a few places that make saws like the grizzly polar bear but are considerable more expensive, such as saw stop, laguna and jet. Probably a little better quality than the griz but out of my price range.

Knotscott, thank you, I figured it would be but just wanted to double check. I hate not being able to actually see the machine before purchase. I may have to take a day trip to PA and go see it.

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gillyd

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#4 posted 02-28-2012 12:03 PM

Should be able to move it, its a nice saw, definitely worth the 800 dollars if you can’t find a used unisaw. I was one of the unfortunate ones that got a defective saw. Make sure you test the blade parallel at different heights to the fence.

In fact if you want to read my review you can see it here. http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2137

I was disappointed it didn’t work out the polar bear was a nice saw, I actually went local after my grizzly experience and bought one like this http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/266 which is a true 3hp cabinet saw, totally in a different class than the grizzly, but its more expensive so hard to compares apples to oranges.

Even after my experience with the polar bear saw and grizzly, I’d consider buying from them again since they took care of me on the return of the saw. Good luck!

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northeaster

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#5 posted 02-28-2012 12:20 PM

I have the G0715P on the recommended Grizzly base (ShopFox Model D2057A/Grizzly G7314) in a roughly finished basement with slightly uneven concrete. Under those circumstances, moving it is no laughing matter and the ground clearance is quite minimal, on the order of an inch. That is good for stability, but if shifting the saw frequently would be necessary I would definitely seek a different solution as you are doing. Table height for mine is 34” mounted in the base (33+1”, not 40+1”) but it certainly feels like the 400 lb number for the saw with wings and fence is realistic.

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