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Forum topic by opium89 posted 03-20-2012 12:22 AM 1474 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2012 12:22 AM

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Hi all!

I’ve had the G0690 for a few months now, so far so good. One thing however is a constant thorn in my side, the 29.5” crosscut capacity. I’ve spoken to Grizzly, and they tell me the “classic” fence system for the G1023 will fit on this saw, and seems a bargain at $299. Are there any other options I should consider? Looks like the Vega PRO50 can be had for $279 through Amazon, which seems a steal, and of course there is some more expensive options from Delta, Incra, etc. Anyone tried any of these options on the G0690, and how did they perform? Any info appreciated!

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 12:25 AM

How about a cross cut sled or maybe i am not understanding you problem?

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#2 posted 03-20-2012 12:45 AM

I do have a crosscut sled, but it’s really only good for pieces > 30” deep or so, plus I need to fiddle-fart around with anything longer then the sled itself, which becomes a pain if I need to do repeatable cuts. I really dislike the McGyver approach adding a strip of wood with one of my squeezie-clamps on the end.

My latest is a perfect example….I need to cut a 1/4” back for a piece of furniture that’s 32” x 48”. As you can imagine, my first issue is how the heck do make the 32” rip without fuss (in my case, I have to make the cut left of the blade), and once I do the rip, then I get to sling a floppy piece of 1/4” on to my 30×24 sled. This alone is enough to make me want to add the extra rip capacity.

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#3 posted 03-20-2012 12:58 AM

Your G0690 is a left tilt saw, meaning there’s very little need for any rip capacity on the left. Slide the front rails to the right for more capacity. If you slide it the distance of one bolt hole, you won’t even need to drill anything, but you’ll need to relocate or replace the measuring tape. It’s literally as easy as unbolting the front rail, sliding it the same distance as the bolt spacing, and bolting it….leave the angle brackets alone. You also may want to add an extension to fill the gap between the front and rear rails. Cost $0.

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