I know there is a few comments on the “search” section but these are mostly old. I would like to hear from the guys that have either of these saws that have had them for a goodly amount of time and comment on one or the other. Doesn’t have to be a review just a comment on whether you like them or not. I have a 3650 and am seriously considering selling it and buying a Grizz. I like my 3650 and want to make sure I would be bettering myself.
The comments I read from owners of the G0690 or G0691 are in the range of 100% positive….rarely a negative remark that I can recall, other than some of the fence faces not being perfectly flat (easily remedied in most cases).
I own a 2008 Shop Fox W1677, which is essentially a white Griz G1023SL, which preceded the G0690. Even the jump from a good 2hp 300# GI contractor saw to a 1-3/4hp 425# hybrid saw was pretty substantial, but there’s really no comparison when you go from a 1.5hp 287# saw to a 550# 3hp industrial cabinet saw….the sheer mass, power, stability, and ease of use make it a pleasure every time it’s fired up. It’s certainly not a “need” for a hobbyist, but if you’ve got the budget and the 220v electrical requirements, it’s hard to imagine that you’d have any regrets other than not doing it sooner….it should do everything you’ll ever ask with ease and precision. Good luck.
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