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WLuke

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04-21-2012 10:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw grizzly or gi tablesaw

Hi Everyone,

I just signed up today, and the main reason I finally did was, I usually look up reviews and read other forum topics posted by others on the site. I’am in the market for a table saw and have been going back and forth from the Grizzly G0715p and some other models to the GI 50-200m and some other their other models. Just wondering if anyone has any feedback on this topic. I know this one and ones like it have been discussed thoroughly but anything info some has to offer would be appreciated.

Thanks

WLuke


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#1 posted 04-21-2012 11:01 PM

wluke welcome to LJ,table saws get talked to death on hear,I have been reading reviews on tablesaws and compairing them for about the last 6 mos.Yesterday my wife told me to either order a saw that I want or she would order one and it might not be the one I want.I ordered the Go715p ,I couldn’t justify getting a bigger saw,like The G1023r.I’ll let you know about it when I get it set up.I did find out that the issue with the blade runout has been fixed.Also you just can’t beat the price.

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#2 posted 04-21-2012 11:51 PM

Thanks John, I’m seriously looking at that saw also. I would for a large stair and railing producer/installer and we have several large Grizzly industrial tools but my knowledge of items like the G0715p and G1023r are limited. Any feedback you could give me would be awesome. I believe there is huge merit in the reviews given on this site.

Also are you ordering it from US or Canada, I’m in Canada so that may change certain things.

Thanks again

Luke

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WLuke

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#3 posted 04-21-2012 11:59 PM

wow…my typing skills are lacking today “i WORK for a”

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#4 posted 04-22-2012 12:17 AM

I’ve never used either, but from what I’m reading, some of the G0715P’s have had alignment issues…at least earlier models did….I’d want to check into that at get some assurances from Grizzly that it’s cured. Those without the problems get great reviews. I’ve read some complaints about the fence of the GI 50-200. GI has a longer warranty. Both are reputable companies.

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

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#5 posted 04-22-2012 12:39 AM

Knotscott,

Ya I’ve seen and worked with fences like the GI 50-200 has and I don’t care for them at all.

Mainly I just want to know if i do go the Grizzly way if I should be getting the G0715, or something that may be more reliable like the G1023 or G0690. I’ve also used quite a few GI stationary tools and I’m not totally convinced of their quality.

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#6 posted 04-22-2012 02:32 AM

If you’ve got 220v and a couple hundred more bucks, there’s no comparison. The 3hp cabinet saws are far more substantial. There are a lot of differences in addition to just more HP.

Here’s a look under the old G0478, which is far more similar to the G0715P than the G1023RL:

Here’s a look under the G1023RL and G0690:

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#7 posted 04-22-2012 02:42 AM

I know I love my G0690. It purrs like a kitten and passes the nickle test. However, with Grizzly I have not had very good customer service on their products.

Arlin

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WLuke

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#8 posted 04-22-2012 12:43 PM

Knotscott,

What type/brand of cabinet saw are you running? Happy with it?

I’m fairly familiar with the differences between most saw as I’ve been researching a new saw for about a year and also at my work we have several large industrial table saws Really I’m just trying to find out first…if something like the G0715 will satisfy everything i would want to use it for at home (non commercial use) by getting some opinions on how they perform in the real world by the people that use then and second….in Canada not a lot of people have Grizzly tools, and are they primarily buying GI as they are far more available via local stores and dealers.

Also in Canada we have a company called Busy Bee Tools. I’ve been looking at their tables saws for a while now too and came to realize that at least from appearance and specs they seem to be literally identical the Grizzly table saws. (check it out, its pretty uncanny www.busybeetools.com) They don’t carry all the same model/styles that Grizzly carries but the ones they do, match up perfectly (and are also made in Taiwan)

Thanks for the photo’s though

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WLuke

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#9 posted 04-22-2012 01:52 PM

Arlin,

Thanks for the feedback, that does look like a really nice saw

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WLuke

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#10 posted 04-22-2012 02:38 PM

On another note, does anyone have any experience using a dado stack on the G0715?

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#11 posted 04-22-2012 02:57 PM

I Love my 0715P and have had no allignment issues and the Freud Dado I have works great! you can check out my review. The saw was .0001 in allignment from factory.

A Note on the Customer service.. From my experience ITS AWESOME

Short Story : Three days after I bought the saw I lost my job :( . Well I called Grizzly and told them my situation and that I was not going to be able to purchase the saw… Well it was already on the truck in transit by that time lol. After discussing it with their CS Agent and a Supervisor, they told me that I had 30 days to return freight it at THEIR COST while I looked for a job. They just asked that I keep it packed up on the pallet. Well I found a job 2 weeks later and was able to keep the saw :) I have nothing but good things to say about the CS at Grizzly

-Paul

-- - Paul, Flower Mound,TX

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#12 posted 04-22-2012 03:13 PM

WLuke – I’m running a 4 year old Shop Fox W1677 3hp left tilt cabinet saw, that’s literally a white version of the former Griz G1023SL. I added a BORK aftermarket riving knife, a router table and router fence attachment and have been very pleased with the whole setup. This saw succeeded a very nice Craftsman 22124 1-3/4hp hybrid that was made by Steel City/Orion….it was ~ 425#, had cabinet mounted trunnions and worked quite nicely, but it didn’t really compare to the power, mass, smoothness, or robustness of my cabinet saw.

I can’t confirm, but have heard on more than one occasion that Grizzly and Craftex line are owned by brothers….Shiraz Balolia is president of Woodstock International (Griz/ShopFox/Steelex etc.), his brother is supposedly associated with Craftex. It’s very possible that some items from the King Industrial, Craftex, or even the GI line come from the same factories as Griz or Shop Fox tools, and can be very similar, if not identical. Shiraz himself said that the G0690 comes from the same plant and uses the same parts as the Laguna Platinum saw. It’s not at all unusual for more than one brand name to be on nearly identical tools….usually the paint and the stuff that gets bolted on is what’s different.

To me, the design and construction of the saw are more important than brand name. I might favor one over another for price/warranty/service reasons, but I don’t put major emphasis on the name plate. I would think that a well designed 3hp industrial cabinet saw from anyone of these companies would be more substantially built than any hybrid or contractor saw regardless of brand, but I also think that any of the better hybrids are certainly capable of hobby work if setup well and equipped with a proper blade.

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WLuke

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#13 posted 04-22-2012 03:21 PM

Knotscott, I agree with you on that, I don’t put much on name either. I guess with me not having a lot of experience with Grizzly I’m just trying to feel out other ppls experience w/ their Grizz saws. They seem to well built and as I mentioned earlier I’m familiar with some of their larger industrial tools (router/widebelt sander)

Only thing I’m really worried about it if I go G0715 that I will want more power 2-3 yrs later. In Canada I don’t have the option to try these saws as there aren’t any local retailers, pretty much relying on info given to me on this site. However the G0715 looks like a well built machine for the money.

Do you know if the fence relies solely on the front rail,(biesemeyer style) or is it tied into the rear as well?

Luke

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

Thanks Paul, I actually already read your review. Sounds like a pretty goo saw.

Thanks

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#15 posted 04-22-2012 03:28 PM

Biese style with front locking clamp, but with smaller lighter gauge tubing than a Biese commercial fence.

How much to spend and how far to go is a personal decision we all face. My cabinet saw was $903 to the door, and I couldn’t pass up the deal….it cost me my old saw, some birthday money, and some hand planes, and I have zero regrets. If the extra cost doesn’t cause financial problems elsewhere, and if you have 220v, I do think the G1023RL or G0690 cabinet saws are a better value here in the states, but YMMV (it’s about a $350 difference here).

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

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