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Forum topic by ErikF posted 07-07-2012 09:49 PM 1480 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-07-2012 09:49 PM

Situation is that I really need to upgrade from my current table saw. I found this Grizzly G 1022 online today for $275 and wanted a few opinions.

-- Power to the people.

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 10:02 PM

Hey Erik, what do you buy for $275 today in a table saw???? I personally would jump on it IF it is still there. larry
Then again, I am a novice. JMHO

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 10:05 PM

I’m not a novice!
Jump on it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 10:06 PM

Thanks, gents.

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 10:41 PM

I don’t know the particulars about where Grizzly gets these saws, but I think I’d be pretty excited to find a cabinet saw with a cast-iron table for under $500.


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#5 posted 07-07-2012 10:46 PM

It’s worth that without a motor. Go for it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 07-08-2012 12:23 AM

That Griz is a reasonably solid saw with a lame fence IMO. Figure $158 for something like a new Delta T2 fence, minus ~ $25 you can sell the stock fence for. You’re looking at > $400 out of pocket to make that a decent saw, which is a bit steep IMO. Offering $150-$200 would make it a more logical purchase IMO.

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#7 posted 07-08-2012 12:34 AM

I think im leaning towards Scotts answer here. I just looked it up on the grizzly website. Its got a 1 1/2 hp motor and while it looks like a cabinet saw i think its just a contractor saw on a nice base. One belt drive. If all you have is 110v power it will serve you very well but if youre lookin for 3hp 220v cabinet saw, the power its just not there. I guess it depends on how much “fun money” you got. If you got $500 to spend id hold out for a little while, if $250 is about top of the budget id go for it. I dont think its a saw you will ever complain about but better deals could be …. had i think. Thats my spare change on the matter.

Good luck Erik, if it comes home WE WANT PICS!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#8 posted 07-08-2012 11:25 AM

Agreed. Looks like a contractor saw with a stand.

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