Used Grizzly 1023SL - Is this a good deal?

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Forum topic by mdawson2 posted 03-14-2013 06:48 PM 2359 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2013 06:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw grizzly 1023

I have been wanting a new table saw for quite some time. I’ve missed out on several nice Delta contractor style saws on Craigslist and had pretty much decided to buy a new Grizzly 0715P once I had some additional funds. But then it happened! I found a used 3HP Grizzly 1023SL that I am planning on purchasing this weekend. The saw appears to be in great shape based on the pictures, just a little dirty (or dusty as it should be!). It is a left tilt model and has all the paperwork and accessories that came with the saw. It also comes with a mobile base (best I can tell it is the Shop Fox model). Priced at $600 which seems like a great deal to me! It doesn’t have a riving knife, but I can add a BORK or DIY version later. Here are a couple of pics from the seller.

So am I right, or am I nuts? Is this a good deal?



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#1 posted 03-14-2013 06:56 PM

From what I see in my part of the country, this isn’t a bad deal. I think most figure about half the cost of a new model. I am not sure what they are selling for now. I would try to wake Knotscot and ask him. He is the table saw Guhru on here but others are knowledgable as well. These are good saws I hear. I have never used one myself. Not this model.

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 07:02 PM

The price sounds fair but I haven’t really followed them. I have that saw though and I love it.

ditto on shooting Knotscot a PM.

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#3 posted 03-14-2013 07:05 PM

I bought a new one for more than twice that shipped to me. 3HP…works great. It will be your last saw to buy in your lifetime if it operates like it should.
Good luck.

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#4 posted 03-14-2013 07:07 PM

It’s a pretty good deal outside a major metropolitan

I’d advise you to arrange the deal to be a sure thing,
else the seller is liable to find another buyer before
the weekend.

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#5 posted 03-14-2013 07:09 PM

You’re not nuts, $600 is a deal. (Well, you are a woodworker, so you are automatically at least a little nuts, but not worse than normal in this instance) The 1023’s start at $1300 new and that one looks to be in pretty decent shape.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#6 posted 03-14-2013 07:13 PM

I can’t say that it is a good deal because I paid 650 brand new from grizzly for that saw several years ago. However it is a great saw. The first thing you should do when you buy it is throw away the factory blade inserts. They are junk and just plain dangerous. Makes some zero clerence ones and you will be good to go.

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#7 posted 03-14-2013 08:03 PM

Thanks for thumbs up on the deal! I’ll post pics if it finds its way into my garage!

Loren – The seller told me that was the first day I could come and look at it. I’d go sooner, but it isn’t up to me.

mporter – I wish I could score a new one for that price! I will be making several things for the saw once it arrives and is set up. ZCIs are on the list!

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#8 posted 03-14-2013 08:59 PM

That’s a really nice deal IMO if the saw checks out. it’ll go fast. I wouldn’t even dicker on price.

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#9 posted 03-15-2013 03:37 AM

Thanks Scott, I hope it all checks out!

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#10 posted 03-15-2013 12:27 PM

Depends in what setting it was used. Was it used commercially in a production type shop, or was it used occasionally by a hobbiest? If you use it for two weeks and the motor burns up, then what do you have? Does it have the original motor in it? When I bought my G1023 and my G1026 Shaper, I bought with the thoughts of it’ll burn up after an hours use. That being said, I wouldn’t give more than $500 for the saw you are looking at, just my opinion.

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#11 posted 03-16-2013 03:32 AM

I have that saw on an HTC base. I’ve has it for 5 years. I love it and I sure wouldn’t sell it for $600.00

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#12 posted 03-16-2013 09:18 PM

Well, i bought it! And I think it turned out to be quite a steal! Got it home a few hours ago. Just got done with cleaning up the saw a little and aligning everything. I will start a new thread with some pics a little later. Thanks to everyone for your advice!

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#13 posted 03-16-2013 10:30 PM

Woot for you! That’s a nice deal IMO. Hard to do better than that for $600.

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

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