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Wstein

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358 days ago

I am in market for a new ts, since my porter cable job saw isn’t what I want it to be…accurate. I am thinking the Griz G0715P but I saw this on Craigslis
http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/tls/4025167409.html

Is it worth it, or should I keep on with my plan for getting the grizzly?

Thanks in advance
Paul

-- I would offer moral support, but I have questionable morals - Me, 2005


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mantwi

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#1 posted 358 days ago

It will be a major step up from the Porter Cable saw. The Exacta fence is a good Biesmeyer clone and based on my experience with their products in the past Jet makes solid performers. I have owned a Jet 1 HP shaper and an left tilt XL cabinet saw and had no trouble with either machine and for what it’s worth Jet has always received consistently good reviews from the woodworking mags. In my area if you can wait cabinet saws show up on Craigslist from time to time for a little more money but the price is in line with what contractor saws of this caliber go for used. I’d still try to get the price down a bit first, go over the saw with a fine tooth comb to insure your not buying someones problem. It looks to be pretty well used so look for any sloppiness in the tilt and height mechanism etc.

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knotscott

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#2 posted 358 days ago

Decent saw, solid cast wings, good fence, router table. It doesn’t have a riving knife, and is an older style saw with an outboard motor and connecting rods. The Xacta fence is a pretty good, but they replaced it with the Xacta II…. I can’t recall the specific complaints about it, but you could Google it. $475 is bit high IMO…..$350 to $400 would make it a nice deal if it runs well.

This one has grated wings, no router table, and not quite as nice of a fence, but the fence is good and at half the price of the Jet is a better bang for the buck IMO.

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Danpaddles

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#3 posted 358 days ago

Looks like the router is included. That would be a no-brainer for me- go with the JEt.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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toolie

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#4 posted 357 days ago

scott’s linked c-man is a better deal. with the way the fence rails on it are mounted, the rails can be easily slid to the right for additional rip capacity. this renders the front rail tape useless, but that’s a small price to pay for the added ripping capacity.

the jet looks like it’s seen morel use than the c-man, so there may be unseen defects/damage. it’s also a right tilt. i sold a unisaw i refurbished as i didn’t care for the right tilt feature.

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

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Tedstor

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#5 posted 357 days ago

Ehh, If your intention was to get a G0715P, I wouldn’t let that Jet get in the way. The Jet is an OK saw, and with the included router, is a pretty nice deal. But 10 years from now, you’ll be glad you went with the Grizzly.
The craftsman scott linked is a good saw and good deal (I have a similar saw), but it appears you’re aiming your sights on spendier, better appointed machines.

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Loren

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#6 posted 357 days ago

Not especially a bargain, but if you’re ready to move up
and get some work done, you probably won’t regret
acquiring a saw in the JET’s class.

A cabinet saw is nicer of course and they can be
had for about the same money in some areas, but
may require both waiting for one to become available
and fussing with a wiring upgrade.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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