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Forum topic by ZiggyZ posted 01-02-2013 02:14 AM 5902 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ZiggyZ

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01-02-2013 02:14 AM

Hi everyone,

I was browsing through the new 2013 Grizzly catalog and came across their new tracksaw. For $179.00 plus shipping and tracks, it doesn’t look too bad. Comes with a riving knife, track adjustment, depth stop/gauge, and a 48 tooth blade.

Given, it’s not a Festool, it looks like it would be a good saw for the budget minded person. I suppose time will tell though once one of us gives it a go!

Thoughts/comments?

Here’s the link online:
http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2013/Main/248


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#1 posted 01-02-2013 02:15 AM

I wonder if it has a soft start up feature and variable speed???

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 02:17 AM

Ohhh nice

-- - Paul, Flower Mound,TX

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 02:20 AM

Looks very similar to Festool’s tracksaw.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#4 posted 01-02-2013 02:49 AM

Nice, and the price is 1/2 of dewalt. and 1/4 of festool!

Putting on wish list. Already spent 2012 and 2013 Grizzly budget on a jointer/planer combo.

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

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#5 posted 01-02-2013 03:14 AM

160mmx20mm blade? Thats 6.3” wide with a 3/4” bore?
I’m sure a 6.25 blade would work fine, and there are several aftermarket options in that size.
But what about the 3/4” bore?
Isn’t that an off-the-wall size and would be hard to source?

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#6 posted 01-02-2013 03:20 AM

The 20mm arbor size is the same as the Festool TS55 so blades from Festool should work just fine!

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#7 posted 01-02-2013 06:43 AM

The grizzly plunge saw is a rebadged “wood star divar/ spheppach plunge saw”.

If you google spheppach and Jords workshop there is a 15min+ review of the saw

I bought one of these (spheppach version) for my father-in-law for Christmas and was very impressed with the overall quality of the saw and the cuts it made. Dust collection was also very good. I’m probably going to buy the grizzly version for myself….

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#8 posted 01-02-2013 11:50 AM

That looks cool. Though I do find it a bit odd that, for a “track saw”, the TRACK is extra. But for about $250-260 you’re pretty much set. Thanks for sharing. This would sure help on saving sheet goods for sure.

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

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#9 posted 01-02-2013 01:15 PM

Very nice! I’ll have to wait for a few video reviews and see how it holds up before buying one.

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#10 posted 01-02-2013 01:26 PM

so if I go online to Grizzly, to order one, it doesn’t exist on their website!
They show DeWalt saws.
Strange

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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ZiggyZ

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#11 posted 01-02-2013 02:00 PM

jim C
If you enter the product number (T10687) into the find box, it will pull it up for you to add to your cart and purchase. Likewise with the other components.

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#12 posted 01-02-2013 02:19 PM

Why do they all have these odd blade sizes? Is it to keep you from buying a blade that would ruin the track with a wider kerf, or is it to keep you buying the blade from the supplier?

If one of these came out with a standard blade size, I’d be less hesitant to drop the dough on it…

-- Brian

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#13 posted 01-02-2013 02:33 PM

Love the idea, but the price is pretty stupid. I don’t believe for a second that there’s anything “interesting” about the saw itself.

I’ve got one of these Kreg Rip-Cut things which I love (but for the obvious overhang problem.)

Actually, that makes me mad enough that I may start putting together a home-brew solution.

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#14 posted 01-02-2013 02:59 PM

“But the price is pretty stupid”

Not compired to oher tracksaws!

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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#15 posted 01-02-2013 03:02 PM

So what am I missing? Looks like nothing but a molded baseplate on a circular saw designed to fit in an aluminum track. What’s the expensive bit?

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