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04-21-2012 01:54 PM

http://www.grizzly.com/products/T10223/images/0

Has anybody ever been able to use this option on a Grizzly tablesaw? I am going to buy this saw (it’s light enough to be able to it in my basement, and the reviews have been good) and I saw this option and thought for cross cuts and mitres this looks pretty sweet… I am wondering about the quality of the gauge and smoothness of the slide… I am going to add the router table attachment and out feed roller table too…. I hate to buy sight unseen, but I can always send back I guess….


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#1 posted 04-21-2012 02:59 PM

Looks interesting but I don’t think I would like it sticking out in the front of the saw it really seems like it would be in the way.

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#2 posted 04-21-2012 04:33 PM

Which Grizzly saw are you looking to add that to?

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#3 posted 04-21-2012 04:46 PM

I haven’t seen it in person, but the same thing is being sold
by Laguna and if anything they do know their stuff about
sliding tables.

I had a Jessem sliding table for awhile. Jessem stopped
making them because they didn’t have the support legs
the one you are looking at does. Without the support
legs, stupid people would break them. You might look
at getting a small used format slider by Scmi or other maker.
Most any saw with the slider built in is likely to work better
than a standard saw with an accessory slider.

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#4 posted 04-22-2012 02:02 PM

Scott, it’s their hybrid saw…. The 690 if I remember correctly…

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#5 posted 04-22-2012 02:04 PM

Loren,

I wanted to get a slider. I just don’t have the physical space for it. I thoughtbthisvwas nice because it give you slider style cutting on a traditional cabinet saw for cross cutting and mitres…. I have heard from people who own them the sliders take up a lot of room

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#6 posted 04-22-2012 03:24 PM

I think the G0690 would be considered a full blown cabinet saw by most (full enclosure, cabinet mounted trunnions, 3hp motor, industrial duty construction), but there are no standard definitions I know of.

Either way, the G0690 gets great feedback from owners and users, and is well proven….it’s allegedly the same saw as the Laguna Platinum. I’ve never had a big slider like that…I do have a crosscut sled that serves a similar purpose on a smaller scale that can be easily removed and stowed away. Once in a while it’d be nice to have that slider capacity, but I’d have a tough time justifying the cost and the space consumption for my needs. Return s/h would be a consideration to me, but you may live near a showroom.

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#7 posted 04-22-2012 05:09 PM

The big sliders do take up a lot of room. The slider attachement
you are considering takes up space too because of the legs,
which would make mounting the whole saw on a mobile base
awkward – you’d probably be looking at a custom welding job.

So the first issue with a lot of sliding table attachments is the
outrigger legs prevent the easy use of mobile bases. The
Robland sliding table is an exception. The Delta is too, but
it is a much lower quality than the Robland.

The other factor in space-hogging is those big 48” capacity
rip fences. Personally I’d go with a 30” fence if I wanted
a more compact saw. I won’t win an argument with anybody
here on this issue because the common way of thinking is
that you’ll use the table saw to cut 4×8 sheets in half all the
time and the 48” fence makes this possible. While it does
indeed, this fence cut takes up lots of room, is difficult to do
solo, and you can get hurt doing it.

In short you can’t have an effective horizontal panel saw
machine (which most guys are trying to set their table
saws up for these days) without giving it a lot of room.

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#8 posted 04-24-2012 03:21 PM

Loren,

I don’t cut large panels on the TS, I use my circular saw w/ guide if at all poossible them rip it down when their piece is more manageable. A panel saw would be great, but again space is an issue.

I could just use a cross cut sled and leave the slider attachment off the saw…. the slider attachment just appears to give you more capacity for crosscuts….

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#9 posted 04-24-2012 03:28 PM

Well then we’re on the same page. You will be working around
those legs on the slider though, so I’d recommend going with
a smaller capacity rip fence. The saw will have a smaller footprint
that way.

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#10 posted 04-24-2012 03:29 PM

Loren, your input and expertise, appreciated once again

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#11 posted 04-24-2012 03:30 PM

The G0690 and G0691 are full on cabinet saws. REALLY nice machines too… I think you are talking about the G0715P, which is a nice saw as well, and if you are stuck with 110V is probably the way to go…

I do not have this unit myself, but I can say, after owning a Ryobi BT3100 for several years, that what they say is true, you either love a sliding miter table, or you hate it. I love mine. I don’t think I would want a table saw without one. You are very right that it does make crosscuts and miters easier. Now mind you, I still prefer the miter saw for that function on longer stock, but for shorter (under 4’) that I want to be dead on accurate, I always go to the table saw…

My dream rig would be to add that slider to a SawStop 3HP PCS, but that is a bunch of money I don’t have down the road… Next in line would be the G0691 with that slider…

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#12 posted 04-24-2012 03:37 PM

If it’s really the Grizzly hybrid saw you’re talking about, then it’s the G0715p, not the 690. The sliding table you linked to works for either of these saws.

Edit: dbhost and I were thinking the same thing, at the same time!

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#13 posted 04-24-2012 03:39 PM

dbhost,

yes, the 715 it is. I was originally looking at the 3 HP full cabinet saw, but it is considerably heavier and my old house the stairs and rickety and narrow, and from what I could gather they hybrid will fill my needs until my space grows.

I am planning to have my electrician wire 220, since the dust collector I am ordering requires 220 as well, and th 715 come wired for 220, convertable to 110 if needed.

I like the idea of the sliding capability- the addtional is not neglible, but I was planning to spend up to 2K on a new TS anyway…..

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