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Forum topic by Hautions posted 11-19-2012 02:19 AM 5187 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-19-2012 02:19 AM

I have read several volatile posts on the whole table saw Vs Contractor saws, but I have a little different question. For the last 15 years I have struggeled with a low quality cfaftsamn table saw and stock fence. I was shopping for a band saw and happened upon a Grizzly right hand 1023 table saw. Here are a couple of pictures.

Here are a few questions. On this older model, the 3 Hp motor hangs out of the cabinet. The fence appears original and works smoothly. Overall the saw is in nice shape but appears older. Any idea of the vintage of this saw and comments on buying an older saw like this. I walked away today with the owner agreeing to a $400 price. Thoughts?

-- Larry, Mak'in Sawdust

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#1 posted 11-19-2012 02:29 AM

I’d be all over that saw at $400.
If I had $400.

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#2 posted 11-19-2012 02:31 AM

I’m not an expert as to this table saws age but I would guess it’s 10-12 years old and that the price is about right if it work properly. The only thing I would add is that a Powermatic of this same vintage would be close to the same price.
so I would hold out for the powermatic if I were you.

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#3 posted 11-19-2012 02:51 AM

I am going to say if its in good working order, and everything can be made to be flat and square, I would also jump all over it for $400.00///
I don’t know where you are, but up here in New England, you don’t come across many cabinet saws for that kind of money.. One question, is it single phase, are you set up to power it in its current configuration?... just a couple things to consider.. also if you look around, you can find the panel that covers the motor so that its not Hanging out the side.. when original it was completely inclosed…. Papa

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#4 posted 11-19-2012 02:53 AM

I would think 400 is a very fair price. I do think a Powermatic or a Grizzly of that vintage are comparable….I wouldn’t say that now.

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#5 posted 11-19-2012 04:03 AM

same here, if you don’t mind a right tilt saw. your older c-man is probably a left tilt, so that may take a little getting used to. if you can find a serial number, grizzly should be able to help you date the saw. the mobile base and magnetic starter switch are nice little bonuses.

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#6 posted 11-19-2012 04:10 AM

Buy it.

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#7 posted 11-19-2012 04:27 AM

Looks to be a good deal. We bought the same saw maybe about the same age for 300.00. The fence that camewith ours was worthless so we gave it away.

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#8 posted 11-19-2012 04:57 AM

Buy it. Call Grizzly and get them to send you a motor cover panel, probably about 40 bucks. You’ll need it if you’re going to use a dust collector on it.

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#9 posted 11-19-2012 06:50 AM

Wow that is a lot of positive responses. Jerry, this fence works smoothly and appeared to be square with the table when I locked and unlocked it. Was something wrong with the fence or is it a poor design on the older Grizzly you bought? This fence appears original. The mobile base worked well and moved the saw around surprisingly well. Not too many cabinet saws show up around here for sale. So far I have seen a Craftsman hybrid with low hours for $750 and a jet hybrid for $1100 bundled with a 14”band saw. The motor is single phase and I already run my table saw, radial arm saw and dust collector on 240v. Thanks for all the input.

-- Larry, Mak'in Sawdust

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#10 posted 11-19-2012 11:46 AM

That’s a nice find @ $400 IMO. If the motor runs, the parts alone are worth close to $400, so there’s not much downside. The fence wouldn’t be hard to upgrade if it’s not to your liking, but no harm in giving it a go….you might like it. Let us know how you make out.

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#11 posted 11-20-2012 02:22 AM

Great buy. I am happy to see others getting great deals. I honestly cannot recall the exact issues with our fence. The guy who works with us was actually setting the saw up. He is extremely handy and problem solves very well so I don’t typically second guess him. I am thinking the fence on our saw is different, maybe a different year model. Not sure. But I cannot say enough good about our saw so no doubt you got a very good deal. We also have a 3 hp Unisaw and I actually like the Grizzly a tad more. We installed a fence that came stock on an 80’s model PM66. Since PM has a 28” depth on the top, as opposed to 27” found on Grizzly and Delta, we had to use 1” square tubing we drilled and tapped to make our older PM pipe fence work and it works great.

Have a great time with your saw!

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#12 posted 11-20-2012 03:48 PM

Great deal. Wish my wife would let me get it.

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