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Forum topic by whitebeast88 posted 09-27-2012 02:09 AM 2053 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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whitebeast88

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09-27-2012 02:09 AM

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/tls/3298836768.html

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/tls/3281795166.html

http://www.grizzly.com/products/category/530020%7C530002%7C530000

I am looking to upgrade my table saw and I was considering a ridgid 4512 or Grizzly GO713. But I found these two on craigslist and was wondering if anyone had any advice or opions on any of these four. Can the two jet models have a riving knife put on them? I was wanting to find a top quailty saw and not spend the $900 on the grizzly I could use the savings for other tools for my shop. I am looking for the best quality saw for my money.
Thanks.
Marty.

-- Marty.Athens,AL


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Richard

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#1 posted 09-27-2012 02:11 AM

For $350, I would take a long hard look at that Jet.

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#2 posted 09-27-2012 02:49 AM

First of all, if your gonna go for the grizz, their hybrid is the same price as the contractor saw and alot more saw for the $. I personally think that the riving knife is very important (ive cut off the tip of a finger because my saw didn’t have one) you could install a splitter but they are never as good as a true riving knife. A table saw is the most important tool you will ever buy, so buy a good one. here is the hybrid: http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-Hybrid-Table-Saw-with-Riving-Knife-Polar-Bear-Series-/G0715P

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#3 posted 09-27-2012 02:54 AM

although, that jet is pretty attractive for that price

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#4 posted 09-27-2012 07:33 AM

thanks for the input the jet really caught my attention but looking at that grizz hybrid looks nice to i would like to have the cabinet saw.thanks for the help.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 09-27-2012 09:08 AM

The 2nd Jet “Shopline” is not in the league with the others….they’ve severely overpriced it. Direct drive, compact table, lame fence. Skip it.

The 1st Jet with the Incra fence is a sweet deal….incredible fence, decent saw, priced right….will probably sell quickly. Move fast on that one or it’ll be gone. The fence is worth the asking price. The BORK riving knife is the only aftermarket riving knife I know of that will fit some older saws…. contact Bob Ross at the BORK store and ask if it’ll fit that Jet.

The G0713 still has an inboard belt drive induction motor…..the biggest difference is full enclosure vs open leg stand. It has a slightly different design under the hood than the G0715P, but has a good reputation. The G0715P actually had some early alignment issues that have supposedly been ironed out…the G0713 did not have those issues. Both have good fences, riving knives, and solid cast wings,

Do you have 220v available?

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#6 posted 09-27-2012 12:04 PM

buy the first jet. keep the incra fence and sell the saw for what it cost you. buy a 4512 @HD with a harbor freight “20% off any single item” coupon and you’ll have a left tilt 10” CI hybrid riving knife equipped TS with an incra fence and a mobile base for $400.

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#7 posted 09-27-2012 12:11 PM

Toolie’s got a great idea….that should work out nicely all around.

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#8 posted 09-27-2012 12:41 PM

If you haven’t bought that first Jet by now, you’re just crazy. I have the Incra fence…it’s amazing. Do what Toolie said…now.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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HorizontalMike

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#9 posted 09-27-2012 12:46 PM

Ditto on that first Jet TS.
Toolie +10

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#10 posted 09-27-2012 02:44 PM

That incra fence is worth more than the asking price of the saw and the fence. Buy it! If you don’t like either, you could sell that fence in a heartbeat for 250, and could probably sell that saw for 300 to 350. Toolies suggestion is a good one. In addition, you could easily sell the stock fence and rails form the R4512 to someone with an old craftsman/ridgid (Emerson) contractor saw for 100$.

You’d have a brand new, awesome hybrid saw, the best fence system on the market, and be 50$ richer.

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#11 posted 09-27-2012 04:16 PM

If the Incra is complete (I don’t see a couple of parts), it’s a good
deal on that in a way. The saw is probably nothing exceptional
in terms of power and lots of guys prefer cast iron wings but
that fence is a nice piece of hardware. The Incra fences consume
a silly amount of space when installed, which is probably why this
one went unused.

You know, all a table saw does is cut straight in relation to the
jigs (fence, miter gauge, cut-off box) you use on it. The tool
processes straight line cuts faster or slower depending on motor
power and blade choice. That’s about it. You can do fine
work indeed with very modest machinery, just not as fast or
in as much volume as with pro gear. Hand tools are always a
good place to put your money and good ones make your
work more pleasant and the results better.

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#12 posted 09-27-2012 04:18 PM

Loren…you just beat me to it.

The picture shown does not show the actual fence, nor does it show the locking carriage that the main part slides into. Definitely ask about that first.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#13 posted 09-27-2012 10:37 PM

thanks everybody for the advice had a real late day at work15 hours.just got home and called they have someone there looking at it and if they dont buy he’ll call me.if i buy it i’ll do as toolie said cause it sounds good to me and its nice to have excellent lumberjocks on this site to offer advice to us newbies.thanks everyone.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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