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04-15-2012 11:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly table saw fence arbor bearings parts g1023

Hi, everyone. This is my first posting and to me an important one. Also, Thank You, to everyone welcoming me to Lumberjocks.com. I am looking for information on a table saw.

I purchased a used Grizzly Table Saw from a production shop. I’m now doing an overhaul on it. Forgive me, I thought that I was given the manual, but cannot seem to find it. I have the manuals for the power feed that came with it, but it isn’t with them.

Anyway, the seller told me it was a 1023. I don’t see the model no. on the saw, but I did find the serial no (I have a hunch that that doesn’t help).

I have gotten into the arbor shaft, bearings, pulley, etc and have found that I’d just like to replace the whole shaft system with the exception of a few of items that appear to be in good shape (such as two nuts, pulley). I want new bearings, shaft and collars. I also want to rebuilt the fence but don’t know the model or if I can get parts.

TWO PROBLEMS
1. The parts diagram for the G1023 downloaded from Grizzly’s website, doesn’t exactly match the items I need, though it is generally the same. I don’t want to order the parts shown in the diagram just to find out they aren’t the right ones for my saw.
2. The downloaded manual for the G1023 shows the fence rails to be round. HOWEVER, the fence on my saw has square tube rails 1-7/8” X 1-7/8”. I need parts to fix up the previously jerry-rigged fence.

Does anyone know the saw and fence systems of which I speak? Thanks for any help you can give. I’ll look for the manual in the meantime.


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#1 posted 04-16-2012 12:35 AM

The 1023 has been available in several different variations…..G1023, G1023S, G1023SL, G1023SLX, G1023SLW, G1023Z, etc., (and likely others). The current models are the G1023RL series that includes a riving knife. I think it’s important to determine which one you have. You can search on Grizzly’s website for each one…most have a link to a manual.

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#2 posted 04-16-2012 12:50 AM

I’ve got a G1023 and welcome to Lumberjocks. Mine is about 6 years old and came in with a square fence system on it and I never opened the box. Could be a Shop Fox fence, can’t remember. I put a BM on the saw and put the other fence in our warehouse.
Is it possible for you to put a photo here so we could see it?
This is my 1023.

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#3 posted 04-16-2012 01:22 AM

Here is a minor update. Thanks for your help thus far.

Haven’t found the manual, yet. I have completely torn apart the saw and aim to put it back together looking better than it did before. This saw has…or had one sticker on the front saying “Grizzly”. Motor is open on the right with no cover.

knotscot, I am aware of the different manuals and may have to take an even closer look for subtle differences per the manual for each saw. By the way, before joining I’ve read many of your helpful posts.

bruc101, I will try to get some photos of the rail system and fence first thing tomorrow. I assume I can post them without any trouble.

It’s wierd…the parts diagram calls for SET SCREWS in several location, but instead I have found spring pins. Made taking the saw apart difficult, but it is now done. Time to start cleaning and order the necessary parts, but need to figure out which saw first.

Thanks again. Will fill you in more tomorrow.
PS Saw a Router Boss the other day…quite an accessory!

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 01:27 AM

I have a G1023 that was purchased in 1995. It has green painted angle iron rails for the fence, and that’s what the manual shows. Never installed the fence since I had a BM on my previous saw.

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 02:32 AM

People have had mixed results working with Grizzly’s tech support, but it’s worth a try. There must be an oldtimer there who could help you discern what model you have. Using the phrase, “I’m ready to buy several replacement parts but I want to be sure they’ll be the right ones before I order” might get you a little traction.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 12:39 PM

A pic of your saw might help trigger someone’s memory here….

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 01:35 PM

So here are a few pictures of my saw that I think would help. My 1023 is right tilt, and I assume all of the earlier 1023 are the same. Sorry for the large images, but I like them for detail. If you can think of another picture I should take, let me know.

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#8 posted 04-16-2012 04:09 PM

did you call grizzly? They should be able to help with the right parts and maybe even a manusl.

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#9 posted 04-16-2012 04:54 PM

I haven’t called Grizzly, yet. I will go through the manuals they have online first. Then call them. Not feeling real well so it may be a day or two before I get to that. Will keep everyone posted.

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#10 posted 04-16-2012 05:19 PM

I just called Grizzly they have asked that I send them some pictures. Kyle was very helpful and indicated that I’ll need to wait 24-48 hours for a response. I’ll need that time anyway to clean up the parts I have. His said that because it is a RIGHT tilt saw that it is probably one of the earlier versions.

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#11 posted 04-16-2012 05:47 PM

I have the same TS with the round fence rails. I’d just give you the fence and the rail system for free but I think the weight/shipping cost would be prohibitive (It’s really heavy!). I’m saving up for a better rail system myself. Let me know if you’re in the Southern MS area and she’s all yours (Fence/Rails)...Good Luck.

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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#12 posted 04-16-2012 06:55 PM

Sure looks like an older G1023 to me.

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#13 posted 04-16-2012 07:55 PM

I have actually saved for a different rail system, but think this would satisfy my immediate needs until a new saw is required. I’m pretty sure I can salvage this. The locking handle doesn’t push the pin in to lock it tight, but there has to be a way to adjust or replace this. I can also put new faces on pretty easy. I’m in Maine, so no chance on the getting them from MS, but thanks for your offer Paul.

I emailed my info to Grizzly and will wait to hear back.

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#14 posted 04-16-2012 08:37 PM

If youre in the market for spring pins i found mine at Fastenal but did have to buy a pack of 100 for the use of 4. I cant remember the diameter but if you need a handful let me know. Im sure i coudl send them standard mail.

And …. Welcome to the gang.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#15 posted 04-16-2012 11:59 PM

Thanks for the offer chrisstef. Will keep it in mind and will check the diameter. I would like to tap the holes and use set screws, but haven’t got that far yet.

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