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Forum topic by Pdash posted 02-23-2013 04:56 PM 1301 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2013 04:56 PM

So I found this TS on craigslist not to far away from me. He is saying it’s about a 10 year old G1023RL, but every picture I see of that table saw has the hand wheels in a different place. This looks to be a right tilt table, but all the G1023RL TS I see are left tilting. Can anyone shed some light on if they made it a right tilt TS as well or is this a different model entirely?

Here is the CL add:

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 05:09 PM

That one is definitely a right tilt saw. In the first pic you can see the buldge on the right.

Maybe a G1023? There are some examples of right tilt on those.

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 05:13 PM

Make sure you get the front and back rails for the
fence to work.

Nice saw.

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 05:22 PM

I agree with Richard that that is a right tilt saw. The saw in the ad picture is a left tilt saw. I would imagine that Grizzly did make a right tilt saw 10 years ago as most manufactures did and some still do.

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 05:27 PM

Yeah. He said he has the rails. He just took them off so it would fit in his shop better. I know I don’t see a riving knife or a blade guard in the picture, but I’m not sure when they put the riving knife on TS. I was looking to buy a new TS for around $1500. I’m just not sure if this is a great deal or not without those safety pieces.

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 07:31 PM

Just for comparison. I picked up my Grizzly G1023 off of CL for $300. It came with the Bessy fence. It wasn’t the prettiest thing, but it was totally functional. I cleaned it up, painted it, added longer rails, router table w/speed control, shop fox mitre gauge, and a home built roller base. The before shot is what I got for $300. (Before and after picts.)

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 10:18 PM

That’s likely an older G1023S…maybe a G1023Z, not an 1023RL which has only been around for a couple of years. It looks like it has an older jetlock style fence….also likely not original, and certainly not a top shelf fence. It’s definitely right tilt, has no riving knife, and doesn’t include the Shop Fox fence that’s shown. It’s a decent saw, but IMO isn’t worth $700 with that old fence….maybe $500-$550. It does look to be in nice shape.

Nice job resurrecting that old 1023 Quanter.

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#7 posted 02-24-2013 02:53 AM

to Quanter50 that is a sweet job How much was it in the end? time and material.

right hand tilt and definitely a jetlock fence. it looks to be well cared for but I am guessing it only has like a 32” fence. the jetlock is fair, but could be upgraded. considering I only paid 800 for my PM 66 with a 52” jetlock I am inclined to say $400-$500 on a saw with a short fence cause I’m sure you intend to upgrade it at a cost of $200+.
at the asking price that puts you in the 900+ price range. in my area I see unisaw’s for around $1000 some even less. not to long ago there were a pair of 5HP 3phz models for 400 each. I think in time you could do better. watching CL is a waiting game. I have spent over a year searching for my planer and ended up going with a 20” cause that was the best deal I found.

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#8 posted 02-24-2013 08:06 AM

I knew you guys would be a wealth of information on this. I’m going to try and talk the guy down a little since it’s about 2 hours away from me and I was already in the market for buying a new saw. I really do want a riving knife on mine though. Can you add one to these older models?

Quanter, that looks like a show piece of equipment right there. I’m always amazed at some of the restoration projects I see on here.

As far as CL goes, we have a decent one in this area, but I missed out on the steal of a life time last week where a guy was selling a 4 year old Delta Cabinet saw for $700…. I almost cried when I called and he said he had sold it already :/

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#9 posted 02-24-2013 11:37 AM

The only aftermarket riving knife I know of is the BORK, and it will fit this saw. I’ve had one on my similar Shop Fox since 2008 and have been really happy with it. He’s made some recent updates to the design and it’s now made from stainless steel.

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