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MT_Stringer

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583 days ago

No, this is not a question or a poll. I have read many threads on the subject and finally made my decision. I came close to buying a used Delta uni saw locally but the fence rails were too wide to fit my shop and the guy couldn’t run it because there wasn’t any 220v available.

So, I am feeling a little faint at the moment. Not sure if I am worthy or not, but…

I just ordered a Grizzly G1023RLW - 10 inch 3 HP 220V Cabinet Left-Tilting Table Saw and the G7314Z heavy duty mobile base.
At my age, this will be my last saw, and one to pass on.

Pretty stoked at the moment. Now I need to finish up the Christmas orders and start cleaning out the shop (garage).

Note: I am not sure if I will use the router table feature just yet, but it does add an additional 8 inches of width to the right wing extension and it has a frame support. I like that.

Thank you one and all for the advice and experience you have posted in past threads. I have read all I could find on the subject and I appreciate everyone’s input.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas


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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 583 days ago

Congrats! A very wise choice; a saw that will last generations.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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toolie

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#2 posted 583 days ago

let’s see some pics of the assembly so we can enjoy it vicariously along with you.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 583 days ago

Congrats ,enjoy!

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knotscott

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#4 posted 583 days ago

Excellent choice for a serious hobbyist. Congrats. Pics?

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 583 days ago

Congratulations! It works pretty well.

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Cato

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#6 posted 583 days ago

Congrats Stringer. That will be a very nice addition to your shop!!

That saw was one of my top choices when I was shopping for a new saw earlier this year.

You are right in that a table board on the right side adds some very useful space.

Mobile bases come in very handy around the shop!!

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HorizontalMike

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#7 posted 583 days ago

Ye-Hawwww…! Congratulations! I have that mobile base on my G0690 and it works well for me. Don’t forget that you also need the mobile extension for the wing legs. You cut the center bar to fit the distance to your wing support legs:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Extension-Kit-For-G7314Z/G8684Z

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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MT_Stringer

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#8 posted 583 days ago

Thank you. In my life time, I have only had a radial arm saw (in the 1980’s) and the Craftsman TS passed on to me when my dad passed away a few years ago. Now I am passing the saw on to my nephew to use. He is in college, but his momma has room to store it for him.

This past year, I decided to retire from sport shooting and concentrate on my woodworking skills. Up until then, I have been mostly a 2×4 kind of guy. :-)

This saw should do everything I ask of it, and then some.

I bought the mobile base to help me maneuver the saw into just the right spot. My garage floor is soo unlevel and not smooth at all. I hate it.

I have an eight foot piece of 8/4 maple waiting patiently for the new saw to arrive. :-)
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 575 days ago

Oh happy day!
Let me just say this rascal fidn’t come down the chimney! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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knotscott

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#10 posted 575 days ago

Yahoo! Congrats!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 575 days ago

Oh Yeah! Now the fun begins! Congrats Mike! Ya ‘dun good!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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MT_Stringer

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#12 posted 572 days ago

I got it assembled and it passed the “smoke test”! :-)

Hope to install a router tomorrow and that will give me an excuse to build an auxillary fence for the TS fnece.

I am really glad I bought the mobile base. One of my better decisions in life, I think. Now I can move it as needed.

Today I finished the assembly and ran the power for the saw.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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redryder

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#13 posted 572 days ago

I bought the router table wing with my G0690 from Grizzly and I am sorry I did. No removable router plate, no lift mechanism.

Picture yourself sitting on that concrete floor looking up while working on the underside of that steel wing every time you want to adjust your router, change bits etc….......................

-- mike...............

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dustyrusty

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#14 posted 572 days ago

Gotta ask. What kind of shooting did you do?

-- making sawdust is my hobby

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Quanter50

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#15 posted 572 days ago

Here’s my Grizzly G1023 setup, I absolutely love it. It cost me about $750 total

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