Grizzly Table Saw For Newbie? Worth $500?

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11-11-2012 11:10 PM

Hey Woodworkers,

I lost out on a Jet table saw few weeks.

I’m supposed to pick up a Grizzly G1023SLX tomorrow. Supposedly purchased 3-4 years ago. Been in storage for a bit. 220v 3hp 10” left tilt. All factory pieces. No mobile base. Has the right side table a router can be mounted underneath.

New it was $1,400

Agreed on $500 if I can get it tomorrow.

What do you think? Good deal?

How often do you use your table saw?

I used a worksite Ridgid table saw for a bit and want to be able to start making some wood projects. I sold the Ridgid and have no saw now.

Really I’m just trying to decide if I want to occupy my 2 car garage with this saw until I get a mobile base and be able to move it around and make it possible to park on car.


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#1 posted 11-11-2012 11:19 PM

buy it. 500 is a steal

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#2 posted 11-11-2012 11:30 PM

I’d be on that in a heartbeat. If I had any money that is.

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#3 posted 11-11-2012 11:52 PM

I have an old unisaw in a ONE car garage

Do it!

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#4 posted 11-12-2012 12:07 AM

sounds like a good deal

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#6 posted 11-12-2012 12:20 AM

If you pick it up for $500.00, you may be committing a felony, I’m not sure. You are certainly stealing it. That’s beyond beginner stuff there…

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#7 posted 11-12-2012 02:03 AM

Great deal

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#8 posted 11-12-2012 02:08 AM

Sounds like a good deal if it’s in good shape.

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#9 posted 11-12-2012 05:37 AM

Little twist….

It’s in a storage unit wrapped up and no 220 power to test it out. Owner says they’ll give me a written note saying they will give a full refund if it doesnt work when I bring it home.

Thoughts on that?

Also, this modle has a splitter, not a riving knife. I have seen some aftermarket riving knifes available.

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#10 posted 11-12-2012 05:53 AM

may be a while before you get one as good a deal

take some help to move stuff around
in the storage bin
and load in the truck

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#11 posted 11-12-2012 12:46 PM

Great deal if it checks out. At $500 there’s no too much downside. Even if it needs a new motor, it’s not a terrible deal. You will need 220v to run it.

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#12 posted 11-12-2012 01:14 PM

If you drag your feet, someone else will end up getting that good deal. Most of those strong induction motors will run for many many years and so the chances are greater that the saw works fine. If you look at it and it looks decent, it probably is. If it looks like it was dropped off a 2 story roof, then maybe not.

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#13 posted 11-12-2012 04:33 PM

not get a jet and instead get a griz cabinet saw? and for $500? you are winning on several levels. griz sells a good product. you’re getting it for $500 (great price) and you’re NOT getting a jet. you are really scoring on this one!

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