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SomeClown

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607 days ago

Hey—Just following on to another thread (didn’t want to further convolute that one) here. I’m honing in on a new tablesaw purchase and am wondering if anyone has any recommendations for purchasing—as far as distributors and such. Looking at price differences, reputation, shipping costs, tax, etc.

(1) SawStop—I see where this is available at Woodcraft. Is that the best place, or should I go somewhere else?
(2) Unisaw—I think this is either at Rockler or Woodcraft. Again, anywhere else?
(3) Grizzly—I think this is only from them, so that’s probably that.

Thanks!

-- There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.


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RussellAP

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#1 posted 607 days ago

There is no way you can ask which TS without starting a thread that will last for days and days leaving you more confused than before you posted this.
I’m not a fan of WoodCraft so I’d get the Griz.

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Cole Tallerman

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#2 posted 607 days ago

you will not find any different prices on the sawstop so it doesn’t matter where you get it. Not sure about the unisaw.

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 607 days ago

For me, it was a three day delivery from the Grizzly store in Springfield, Mo to Houston area. Same with the band saw last year. Be sure and get the lift gate service. The driver put it on the ground and between him, me , my nephew and son in law, we pulled/pushed it up the drive and into the garage. I tipped him a $10 spot. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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knotscott

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#4 posted 607 days ago

Grizzly is a direct importer with three showroom/warehouses across the country. Unless you live near one, it’s strictly mail order…which is where most of their savings comes in.

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ScottStewart

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#5 posted 607 days ago

Grizzly – mail order unless you live close to a showroom. I THINK their shop fox line is a lot of the same stuff but sold through dealers.

When I was buying my saw, the price was the same everywhere. I talked to woodcraft, rockler, and st. charles hardwoods (local hardwood dealer). Since the price was the same, I went with the store I thought had the best customer service (Rockler for me, YMMV).

Scott

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Straightbowed

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#6 posted 607 days ago

I order from Grizzly then I just drive about 30 miles and pick it up at the terminal that way I dont have to worry about when the truck comes and don’t have to pay lift gate fees and pick it up when it’s more conveinant for me

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

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bondogaposis

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#7 posted 607 days ago

Check out Amazon, Tool King and Tools plus also.

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NiteWalker

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#8 posted 607 days ago

For sawstop, highlandwoodworking. No tax.
Unisaw, not even sure I’d grab one in delta’s current state. Maybe in a year or so when things settle down and they have some stability and parts available.
Grizzly, yep direct from grizzly.

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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 607 days ago

Grizzly Stocks lots of spare parts. Just sayin’

http://www.grizzly.com/parts/

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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SomeClown

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#10 posted 607 days ago

If I go with Grizzly, I’m only a couple hours away from the Bellingham, WA showroom, but I drive a Subaru so that won’t work. :) So, shipping either way.

RusselAP: I’m beginning to discover your point about Tablesaws (vis-a-vis my other forum post of late!). :)

-- There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.

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Woodmaster1

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#11 posted 607 days ago

+1 on tools plus usually the lowest priced and shipping free on most machinery. I have purchased all my new machinery from them except my rikon bandsaw. I would wait for a sale to come along to get the best prices. I have purchased a unisaw, drill press, planer and jointer from them at the best prices found.

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ruel24

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#12 posted 607 days ago

If you have nearby brick and mortar stores like Rockler and Woodcraft, and you want them to stay in business so you can continue to shop there, and you want either a SawStop or Unisaw, I highly recommend you buy them there. There is an unmistakable value in having them in your backyard. Someone to get advice from, support, lessons, hardware, .tools, etc.. If you go Grizzly, well, you only have once choice – the internet/mail order.

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