|Forum topic by harriw||posted 05-26-2012 12:55 AM||3352 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
05-26-2012 12:55 AM
Was just wondering if someone might be willing to comment on some craigslist saws?
I haven’t been able to find much info on the Grizzly 1022Z model. Anybody have any opinions on it? It is a right tilt and I’d prefer a left, but otherwise it appears to be a fairly good contractor saw. It’s been upgraded with a Biesemeyer fence, and comes with a dado blade to boot. And I’m thinking I can probably grab it for $250 instead of the $300 asking price.
Everybody seems to rave about the Biesemeyer fences, but it seems to me some of the extruded aluminum fences with t-track might be more utilitarian (easier to mount featherboards, and all kinds of other accessories). That’s a big part of what’s been drawing me towards the Ridgid saws at least.
I’m waiting to hear back from this guy too:
I’d be thrilled with that saw, but not at the $375 he’s asking. It’ll cost me $40ish in gas to get there and back so I told him I’d be working in the $200 to $250 range but haven’t heard back from him. He confirmed last night that he’s still got the saw, but he’s had it listed for well over a month now – I was thinking he might finally be ready to come down on price. Maybe not.
So what are the opinions on the Grizzly, and the Bies fence he’s got on it? Good saw? Or should I hold out for one of the Ridgids?
Thanks very much everyone for all your help in my saw search by the way – your opinions are greatly appreciated!
-- Bill - Western NY