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Jordan_0519

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01-24-2013 12:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question

Hi All,

I’m in the process of setting up my first shop and am in the market for a Table Saw. After reading reviews, blogs, comparisons and so on… I’ve decided to go with one out of the Grizzly line.

Here’s the problem:
I’m currently set up in a garage that I’m renting from my apartment complex which is only sporting a 110v outlet. I’ll be here for at least another year and would like to get started on some projects soon. Is it worth it to wait on a shop with 220v and later get the 3 hp cabinet saw or should I go ahead and grab the Hybrid and convert it to 110? I’m just a hobbyist, plan on making some small furniture maybe some cabinets down the road but as of now I wouldn’t be spending more than 10-15 hrs or so a week in the shop… Thoughts?

-- You can do anything with the right tools


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 01-24-2013 01:48 PM

I’d go w/ the 110v saw. It will get you started right away and can be used just about anywhere. When you get a shop w/ 220 then think about a cabinet saw.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Rex B

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 02:00 PM

I have the G0715P hybrid. I think you will find it’s a great saw which you won’t outgrow for a long time, if ever. I would get that one and get to work rather than wait.

-- Rex

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JesseTutt

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 02:34 PM

The landlord would not let you pay to put 220V in the garage; it would be a value add for him?

In a pinch it is possible to get 220 by finding a circuit that is on the other lag and combining them.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 02:56 PM

As far as electric goes….
Be sure to check the current draw (amps) and number of circuits available in the garage. Sounds like it could be a limiting factor, as to what/how many tools/machines (saw w/ DC or shop vac) you can operate.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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toolie

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 02:57 PM

get your cabinet saw and one of these:

http://www.quick220.com/220_catalog.htm

looks like the a220-20d with provide 20A. not the cheapest alternative, but once you’re settled, sell it on CL to minimize the financial damage. a 3hp 220v motor will run on a 20A 220v circuit.

or get something like a griz 0715 or ridgid 4512, which have 1.5-2 hp dual voltage motors.

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

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 01-24-2013 03:04 PM

Toolie,
That is a very interesting little “gadget”! It is good to know what options are out there for us.
Thanks for sharing that tidbit of information!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Jordan_0519

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#7 posted 01-24-2013 03:11 PM

Thanks for the input. Rex, do you run your grizz at 110? If so, how’s the motor run?

-- You can do anything with the right tools

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Rex B

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#8 posted 01-24-2013 06:22 PM

Sorry, I’ve only ever run the saw at 220. But, there are a ton of people on here and around the web that run it at 110 without issue, as long as you won’t be using a long extension cord. The only real difference is the current draw.

-- Rex

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rockindavan

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#9 posted 01-24-2013 06:24 PM

I’m in the same boat. My shop is detached from the apartment and is a rental. The power runs under the sidewalk and the panel is full. I’m left with one 15 amp circuit to run the whole shop. After 4 fluorescent tube lights, there isn’t much power left. You can forget about running DC on your table saw if you are in a similar situation. I considered the G0715P but don’t have space.

Here are two things I am considering when my old Dewalt bench top saw gives out.
1. Get the G0715P and make room. When I get a bigger better shop, buy a cabinet saw and dedicate the 715 to dados or a second saw setup.
2. Buy the Bosch bench top saw to use until I have the capability for 220. Bench tops aren’t the best, but are very handy if you need to do an install on site or need to do a little construction.

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pintodeluxe

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#10 posted 01-24-2013 06:25 PM

I wouldn’t bother with 220 for the short term. With a thin kerf blade, my 1-3/4 hp contractors saw can zip through 8/4 oak. I don’t know of a tougher test for a tablesaw than thick hardwood.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Rex B

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#11 posted 01-24-2013 06:25 PM

Also, if you’re interested, here's the review I did of the saw. That was about a year ago, and everything I said still holds true. I haven’t really had any problems with it. I just got the Harbor Freight 2 HP Dust Collector hooked up to it, and it does a nice job of dust collection.

-- Rex

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canadianchips

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#12 posted 01-24-2013 06:31 PM

http://www.grizzly.com/outlet/10-1-3-4-HP-Left-Tilting-Contractor-Style-Table-Saw-with-Riving-Knife/G0713
This is a great starter table saw. It has the capacity for what you want as a hobbyist, it will later convert to 220v when you find your own shop.
For the record: I started with 115 volt saw with intentions of changing to 220v when I had shop. Because I moved table saw from site to site and later moved my shop I NEVER changed over to 220v. I just found 115v was a lot more convienient.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Jordan_0519

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#13 posted 01-25-2013 02:06 AM

Thanks everyone, I think I’ll be ordering up the Grizz Hybrid. It’s what I was leaning toward just needed a little persuasion :) 1st upgrade once I get it in: That sweet looking router table Rex has on his. Nice work sir.

-- You can do anything with the right tools

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Rex B

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#14 posted 01-25-2013 02:22 PM

Cool man! You’re gonna love that saw! It doesn’t get a ton of press online, but everyone who has one seems to love it.

-- Rex

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toolie

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#15 posted 01-25-2013 02:59 PM

jordan_0519…....... if the 715 is the saw chosen, have you checked out this LJ thread:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/45211

not everyone has trouble free experience with it.

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

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