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Forum topic by mwilkins posted 04-23-2012 10:07 PM 1040 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2012 10:07 PM

My wonderful wife just gave me the go ahead this Saturday and I picked up a Grizzly G0478 table saw from CL. What a huge upgrade from my 13 year old Ryobi BT3000. I spent the weekend building an extension table and started work on the super sled now that I have miter slots. I will also be adding an outfeed table soon. Got the saw, a mobile base and the dado blade for 650.00. I think a pretty good deal since used saws are few and far between here in CT. And to add a little gloat, I picked up a Craftsman radial arm saw sitting along the side of the road a few months ago. Works fine and was even true after a little adjusting. Sent away for the upgraded blade guard and installed the table and it is as good as new.

Now to strart making those new kitchen cabinet doors for the Mrs. since I finally have a saw that acctually cuts square!!!

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 10:14 PM

Congrats my first saw was a BT 3000 it was a pretty good little saw but very light weight and like you said no miter slotts. Enjoy you newish saw ,all the grizzly tools I have,have held up very weel.

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 10:15 PM

Enjoy the saw….....It sure is a big step up from a BT3000. :)

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#3 posted 04-23-2012 10:25 PM

Yup, that’s a big step up. Now you should build something nice for your wife. Might make her give you the go-ahead for more tools


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#4 posted 04-23-2012 11:33 PM

Congrats…..that saw got great reviews. I suspect they only discontinued it so they could introduce a model with a riving knife.

In case you’re curious, I just happen to have a pic of the underside of a G0478 kicking around:

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