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Forum topic by Rkripler posted 04-11-2013 06:15 AM 680 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rkripler

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04-11-2013 06:15 AM

I have been looking at getting a new saw. I have been looking at several different ones and I think I have narrowed it to two. One of them being the Grizzly and the other the saw stop. Any thoughts on which one is better in terms of quality.

-- God Bless


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knotscott

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#1 posted 04-11-2013 09:31 AM

Without model numbers, we’re just playing a game of brand favorites without really considering the actual saw involved. They each have several, and they’re not all the same.

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

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#2 posted 04-11-2013 11:19 AM

The grizzly model I was looking at was g0651 and the saw stop model is the cabinet 3 Hp saw with the 52 inch rip fence.

-- God Bless

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#3 posted 04-11-2013 12:46 PM

I don’t have any experience with the Grizzly but I just got a Sawstop and it is built and runs very well.
Mike

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toolie

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#4 posted 04-11-2013 12:48 PM

two nice choices. sawstop seems to be acquiring a reputation for two things: a slick owner trying to mandate his technology on all TSs AND a really well built product. grizzly already has a reputation for well made tools at reasonable prices offering good values. seems to me the decision boils down to blade brake technology vs. value. if budget isn’t and issue, SS. otherwise, grizzly offers a lot of bang for the buck. just my $.02.

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

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#5 posted 04-11-2013 07:07 PM

As mentioned above, Grizzly is defiantly the best bang for the buck. That said, if you have the budget, go for the sawstop. The under table dust collection will be a ton better then the grizz, the customer service is amazing, and the brake is a nice addition. I have the Sawstop contractor saw (I wish I went with the cabinet) and it has been nothing but a pleasure to use. Also, I know people say that if your careful, that you dont need the brake, but nobody is perfect and one slip up could cost you a finger. That would cost even more then a sawstop.

Good luck with your decision!

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#6 posted 04-11-2013 08:48 PM

I don’t have any experience with the Sawstop but I just got a Grizzly and it is built and runs very well.
Mike :-)

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#7 posted 04-11-2013 09:20 PM

I have a Grizzly 1023RLW that I love! If money was not an issue I would definitely have bought the SawStop 3hp 36” fence model. I’m sure it could not possibly cut better than my saw but I would love the safety feature.

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#8 posted 04-12-2013 12:06 AM

It is all going to get down to dollars as others have mentioned. The SawStop is a very good saw with excellent fit and finish, good dust collection and the safety factor. You could not go wrong with it. I love my 3 hp PCS.

However, the Grizzly is quite a bit less expensive and many people are happy with it. The main complaint that I have read on the forums is issues with shipping and shipping damage.

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Rkripler

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#9 posted 04-12-2013 12:37 AM

Thank you for all the input. I just want to make sure that what I get is going to be the last saw I buy. I just want to make sure it is a quality saw that I won’t retreat. Thanks for the advice.

-- God Bless

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#10 posted 04-12-2013 01:23 AM

You can buy a Grizzly 10” table saw, Grizzly 15” Planer, and a Grizzly 8” jointer for price of a Sawstop and still have some change (that’s what I did). But hey, if you have the money go for the Sawstop.

-- Jim from Doniphan

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#11 posted 04-12-2013 01:28 AM

I love the Grizzly equipment I have.

If I had the money, and someday might, I would have the sawstop. One of my guys has been cut by the TS blade. It happened quick and the cut was deep, but no fingers were lost thankfully. So accidents do happen.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#12 posted 04-12-2013 01:39 AM

I would vote Grizzly. If I had multiple users or employees I would go SS.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 04-12-2013 09:41 AM

Grizzly tends to offer more saw for the buck…much of their value is derived from being your own middleman….you could be a great choice if you’re ok without dealer support. The SS PCS and ICS are very well made saws, and have the flesh sensing technology, but can get pricey in a hurry. It really boils down to what that safety brake means to you.

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

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