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weldoman

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02-09-2013 12:36 AM

Came home this week with a g1023sl table saw that I found on CL. Had to remove the top in order to load it in my Dodge P.U.(430 lbs total) Got it home and inspected the internals while the top’s off , looks good but the belts need replacing, also no splitter or guard came with saw. Now a couple of questions please.

1) I have enough link belt in my shop to replace the 3 v-belts, Good idea?

2) How are these belts tensioned? By the weight of the motor like a contractors saw?

3) Should I install a splitter? OE or ?

4) What else should I do while the tops off?

Thanks for your time.

-- missouri, dave


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#1 posted 02-09-2013 12:42 AM

You can get the instruction manual online at Grizzly.com.
One thing I recommend to do is clean the pitch off everything and lube all the mechanisms

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 02-09-2013 12:48 AM

Yea , I got the manual with the saw and even searched online but haven’t found any info on belt tension.
Thanks

-- missouri, dave

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 02-09-2013 12:49 AM

I own the G0691. Iit has three belts and I understand that these should be replased as a matched set and that twist link belts ARE NOT acceptable. Grizzly can supply a stand alone riving knife and a combinatioin upper guard riving knife and splitters. I suggest you may want to incorporate these. But you have a GREAT saw, ENJOY! Call Grizzly and get the Tech support number from customer support at 1-800-523-4777. It’s a long distance number but great people to deal with.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#4 posted 02-09-2013 01:12 AM

The BORK will fit your saw, and is the only aftermarket riving knife I know of….the others are traditional splitters. I’ve had one on my nearly identical Shop Fox W1677 for nearly 5 years…I’m very happy with it.

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

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 01:15 AM

Congratulations on your new saw. You’ll be pleased with the expanded capabilities you now have!

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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weldoman

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 01:19 AM

I talked to a Griz tech before I posted, he said he was new and not up on the older saws yet. Said he would e-mail me when he got some info. I’m just a little impatient with a new toy. Some bad phone pics for you.

Thanks Russ ! [IMG]http://i48.tinypic.com/33m02tz.jpg[/IMG]!

-- missouri, dave

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#7 posted 02-09-2013 02:19 AM

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#8 posted 02-09-2013 02:28 AM

weldoman – that saw is sweet ….I’m sure other 1023sl owners will jump in this forum and offer the advice your looking for as you wait to hear from Grizzly

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 03:19 AM

Great saw, congrats. I would go with the match belts also

-- Norman

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#10 posted 02-09-2013 04:19 AM

I’ve had mine about 5 years. I love it. Never a regret. I’ll be watching to see what you learn about a riving knife.

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#11 posted 02-10-2013 10:24 PM


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Been playing with my new toy all weekend. Decided to try the link belts after seeing in my owners manual that Griz recomends them. Also stuck a 3/8s bolt in for belt tension.Image and video hosting by TinyPic Also had to reorient the casters on the mobile base, I don’t know how the previous owner rolled this saw.Image and video hosting by TinyPiclooked around for a space to work at, nothing available so used my jawhorse.Image and video hosting by TinyPicImage and video hosting by TinyPic Next I moved the front fence rail( box tubing only) 10 ” to the right , got the idea from another LJ, and drilled thru the open hole to add another bolt. Image and video hosting by TinyPic Added a piece of 1/4×2 flat to the back rail wiyh a bolt on stop.

-- missouri, dave

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weldoman

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#12 posted 02-11-2013 12:21 AM

Rip capacity is now 37”, from 26” Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Router table came wiyh the saw. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Here she is cleaned up and ready to work, also passed the nickel test from start to stop. Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic Thanks for looking and for the comments.

-- missouri, dave

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#13 posted 02-11-2013 12:33 AM

weldoman Nice set up man. You got a great deal on a good saw

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Handtooler

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#14 posted 02-11-2013 01:28 AM

Have you heard anything regarding a splitter, riving knife, and or guard from Grizzly? They must have a solution for you even on a somewhat older model.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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weldoman

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#15 posted 02-11-2013 01:59 AM

Haven’t heard back from Griz yet, Been looking at the Bork and shark guard on the web. I’m sure I’ll find something,just been a little busy this weekend.

-- missouri, dave

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