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Forum topic by herrwald posted 12-12-2012 08:01 AM 1625 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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herrwald

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12-12-2012 08:01 AM

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After much research i decided to purchase the Grizzly Hybrid table saw G0715P. The price is right for me and it seems like a good saw for a hobby woodworker as myself. However, the shipping seems a little crazy to me. On their order page it states $99 freight charge. Great, until you read the fine print. You have to add $34 for lift gate service if you don’t have the means to lift a 400 pound saw off the truck yourself. Really! I doubt many businesses are buying this model. It is really for the amateur and I don’t think a lot of us have a forklift sitting around our garage. Still, I didn’t too excited, so the shipping is really $134, not a huge deal. Except, I then learn that that only gets the saw on the ground. I will have to pay an additional fee to have it delivered inside my garage. I was requested to provide info about my driveway length, width, slope, etc. I live in a typical house in a typical neighborhood with a typical driveway.

I had a gas grill delivered recently and I was never asked anything like Grizzly is asking. It never even occurred to me that it would be a problem. When the grill came, the truck had a lift gate and the driver had a standard pallet jack. He unloaded it , pushed up my driveway, no questions asked.

I provided the driveway information to Grizzly as requested, including a picture of the front of the house. I now learned that I will have to pay an additional $92.50 to get the saw from the curb into my garage. Now the total shipping cost is $225, roughly 1/3 the cost of a $725 saw. This seems extreme to me. I have read many reviews on this saw, lots of positive comments about the saw. I have not read any complaints about the shipping charge. Does this seem like a fair cost? I would appreciate any comments. Thanks


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RonInOhio

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 09:34 AM

I was aware of the lift charge. At least they are up front with that. The additional charge/fee for unloading it into your garage I was not. I too am looking to buy some power tools from Grizzly.

I live 300 miles away from the nearest Grizzly outlet but it might be worthwhile to hook up the trailer and pick up my orders myself.

Sorry to hear that. Is it feasible for you to pick it up or are you already committed to having it delivered. For myself the savings in picking it up would come to around 100 dollars.

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#2 posted 12-12-2012 10:29 AM

If you compare shipping prices, you’ll find that Griz shipping prices are really good in comparison. They do very high volumes and negotiate excellent shipping prices. Check several other businesses and you’ll likely find that a 400# saw costs $200-$300 to ship, or require a $5000 order to get good shipping prices.

With that said, there’s a decent chance that the truck that comes to your house will have a lift gate or a ramp….if so, most drivers will just take the saw out of the truck for you, but there’s no guarantee of that. You’ll hear many stories of drivers who’ve wheeled the saw right into a garage for them at no extra charge…it really depends on the individual driver and what equipment his truck has. The lift gate charge is optional, and is just a guarantee that you’ll get lift gate service. You can also back a pickup truck to the delivery truck and slide it onto that. Or, two good size guys could manage that saw to the ground and onto a dolly. Without question, I’d pay the basic shipping charge and deal with getting it off the truck if necessary….not a bid deal, but YMMV.

Another option is to pick the saw up from one of their 3 warehouse showrooms, and pay no shipping….only local sales tax.

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Straightbowed

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 03:01 PM

yep I usually order from the Grizz and just pick it up at the UPS terminal thats about 30 miles from my house that way Im in control of what happens no waiting no worrying a good DOLLY will take care of the tablesaw. I wouldn’t waste my money on ;lift gates and house delivery just sayin

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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crashn

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#4 posted 12-12-2012 03:12 PM

Not to worry.

The reason its different from your grill, is that the table saw weighs 400 pounds. I have a G0715P also, and I went to Muncy PA to pick mine up. They loaded it in my pickup and off I went. When I got home, I was able to get all but the cabinet in the garage by myself. I enlisted a friend, and we easily got the rest down a motorcycle ramp and in the garage. My pickup truck bed is over 3 feet off the ground, so it is a bit up there.

The UPS freight guy (or another carrier) will help you get it to the garage. I recently got a 700 pound pallet from Grizzly (a G0634XP) and I had some of the same concerns. That crate is MUCH bigger than the table saw carton. He helped me get it up my driveway, no extra charge. I did offer him a drink or cookies too. See the details of that delivery here: http://lumberjocks.com/crashn/blog/33320

I only told grizzly that it was a residential delivery. UPS called and asked if a truck with 30’ trailer could get into my neighborhood (in DC we have narrow streets). I said yes, and it came. Only only paid the $139 shipping and $34 dollar lift gate service.

You will be happy with the saw, I am happy with mine. And for me to, it was price, my skill level, amount of predicted use, the riving knife and 110v and 220v operation.

Cheers and let us know how it goes.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 03:39 PM

Like Knotscott said Grizzy’s shipping charges are very low. Your post makes it sound like Grizzly is pocketing the shipping cost . Grizzly like all companies that ship are passing on what the local shippers charge for including all the extras that they may or may not charge for. In my area I never pay the lift gate fee and have dollies ready to move equipment in my shop myself ,although the driver has always put it in or near my shop where ever I wanted it. I have friends that live back east and have said it’s just the opposite there,they won’t do anything that is not shown on there delivery chart.
So if your unhappy with the shipping charges and extras get mad at the shipper not the company that makes the equipment. I know you must be new at buying equipment but believe me the charges your talking about are the same or more with whatever company you buy from. I hope you enjoy your new saw.

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#6 posted 12-12-2012 04:54 PM

I agree with Jimbo dont hate the Grizzly they are good company for us POOR FOLK you should be Ok with gettin the saw in the shop just think of all the fun you will have when you push tha start button. I would be so excited I would just pick it up myself and carry it in, maybe back in the day about 30 yrs ago

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#7 posted 12-12-2012 05:10 PM

I have a local friend that was in Springfield MO at the Grizzly plant. He wanted a metal lathe. He talked to them about shipping and thought he would go home and get his trailer (7 hours one way). He then checked on taxes. He said it was a wash so he had it shipped to his shop and he was a happy man. If he had gotten here with a lathe on a trailer he would still have to have half a dozen men to move it inside and position it. This sounds like a lot of money but aske yourself this question. How much would I charge to do this all day long??

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#8 posted 12-12-2012 05:47 PM

I had a home safe delivered that weighs 700 pounds. Did not request lift gate or garage delivery. Knowing it weighed 700 pounds I knew it had to show up on a truck with a lift gate. Driver unloaded safe and placed it in my garage and I tipped him much much less than the shipping charges. He was happy and I was happy.

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MashMaster

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#9 posted 12-13-2012 03:14 AM

I also have a 715 and paid for the lift gate service, the driver rolled it into my garage. The hardest part was waiting for the truck to arrive :-)

I’m happy with the saw so far.

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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ChuckC

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#10 posted 12-13-2012 05:16 AM

Commit to paying $134 and have a dolly ready. I was told the same thing with my BS and when the driver showed up he asked me where I wanted it. He brought it up the driveway and dropped it in front of the garage.

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MT_Stringer

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#11 posted 12-13-2012 05:30 AM

My Grizzly band saw only weighed 250# but I paid for the liftgate service anyway. The freight company (SAIA) delivered it. The driver put it on the ground, then got after it with his pallet jack and we pushed/pulled it up the driveway to the garage door. The driver was a nice guy…and he graciously accepted a cold bottle of water I offered.

No way I could have unloaded that saw by myself.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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kizerpea

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#12 posted 12-13-2012 01:04 PM

The saw will proly come UPS FREIGHT…DRIVER WILL HAVE A PALLET JACK.. i work for ups freight an have delivered lots of grizz stuff…shoot the driver $10 an i,m sure he will help u thats up to you…..if he can back right up to your shop…eazy peasy….if you have some old sheets of plywood to lay on the ground to keep the jack from boging down would b good….

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ruel24

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#13 posted 12-13-2012 01:41 PM

If you order a tablesaw from Woodcraft online, you get smacked with $150 in excess weight fees, before you even get to shipping, and I’d assume you’ll also pay for lift gate service. This is not uncommon when you’re having such heavy items shipped.

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#14 posted 12-13-2012 02:05 PM

My GO555X weighed 300# total. Came in two packages. I picked it up at the truck terminal and they put it on my trailer . I took it home used a dolly and took it into my shop(around back in the backyard) myself. Not that big of deal. Did the same thing with my 3650 Ridgid, did the same thing with my General tablesaw. All by myself. I’m not built like Charles Atlas,just used my head,planned ahead.

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