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05-04-2012 06:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

Do you know anything about these saws?
I can a 10”/3HP delivered for $1500.00.
Are they any good?
Who makes them?
I know one thing about them; they look ugly.
Thanks.
Bert

-- Bert


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#1 posted 05-04-2012 06:44 PM

Sort of a house brand for Grainger.

Craftsman Industrial saws are the same. I don’t know if
the Craftsman Industrial line is still available.

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#2 posted 05-04-2012 06:50 PM

Thank you Loren,
Yes,Dayton is Grainger trade name.
Where I work we buy everything from Granger (at horrific prices) because of that I can get a discount).
I am looking for some kind of review or someone who would be using one.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 05-04-2012 07:00 PM

AFAIK Dayton makes them….same company that makes the current Ridgid R4512 and Cman 21833 contractor saws that are having alignment issues. I think they used to make the 3hp Craftsman cabinet saws before Steel City/Orion got involved ~ 2004. Their cabinet saw is probably fine, but there’s no way I’d pay $1500 for one when you can get a new Griz or Steel City with warranty and riving knife for that price.

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#4 posted 05-04-2012 07:01 PM

I reckon most people who buy from Grainger are not spending
their own money. I expect the typical scenario is a table saw
breaks down in the middle of a job and the manager calls around
and Grainger can get a new one there faster than anybody
else and that’s how Grainger machines get sold.

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#5 posted 05-04-2012 07:02 PM

Yes,but if I buy a Grizzly ( my first choice) I have to pay $400.00 shipping and something in me revolts against the idea.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 05-04-2012 07:26 PM

just look at the total delivered cost….

but keep in mind that Grizzly specializes in selling machinery and has quite a product line of accessories that you know will fit/work with your saw.

Most all of them come from Taiwain these days…

but Grizzly seems to have someone very competant designing and specifying there machines.

I don’t know much of anything about Dayton, accept what has been said. Just Grainger putting their brand name on a readilly available Taiwan TS. Which by no means is a bad thing. ENCO does it as well.

Grizzly does seem to have a pretty good rep. for standing behind their products and warranties however. And they do inventory repair parts and they do motor work in house as well.

I think it’d be easier to re-sell the Grizzly and you might get a little more for it, should you decide you have to have a Saw-Stop some day.

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#7 posted 05-04-2012 07:32 PM

just looked at Grainger’s sight.

Didn’t seem to make any mention of a riving knife on the Dayton saws…

that’s something I personally would want.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#8 posted 05-04-2012 07:36 PM

antoher thought…. have Grizzly deliver the saw to where you work.

I work in a state with no sales taxes, so I do this all the time…..

but regardless of taxes, it will save you the upcharge for having a lift gate truck deliver curb side.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#9 posted 05-04-2012 07:36 PM

Bert I thought the Grizzly TS shipped for like $150. Why would it be $400 for you? Are you in the U.S.?

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#10 posted 05-04-2012 08:22 PM

My recent catalog say $179 shipping for that saw

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#11 posted 05-04-2012 09:01 PM

How you looked at JET??

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#12 posted 05-04-2012 09:25 PM

I admit that I exaggerated when I said $400, any additional fee bother me.
I ordered then canceled the SteelCity on Amazon for $1100 and no shipping.
It just bother me t pay shipping fees ( even if I know that always pay them even with free shipping).
I also know that soon I shall give in and buy the grizzly with the router table, it is just a battle with myself.( I have the cash in my pocket)

-- Bert

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#13 posted 05-04-2012 10:31 PM

…it is just a battle with myself….

Hope you win!

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

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#14 posted 05-04-2012 10:51 PM

Look at the bright side b2rtch, at least you are supporting a regional trucker who gets to make a few bucks hauling the “Grizz” . :)

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#15 posted 05-05-2012 12:01 AM

FWIW, Grizzly’s shipping is cheaper than you or I could ship those items cross country for. Between their quantity pricing, and subsidizing the s/h on many items, their s/h is darn good when you consider the cost of fuel these days. Compare the price per pound to ship a G1023RL vs a new DVD….

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

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