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lateralus819

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09-30-2013 07:54 PM

So i think i’ve finally convinced my landlord to get me a 220v line. I told him I’d pay for all materials.

This greatly opens up my options. What are some saws to look into?

I was checking out grizzly, but the purchasing agent told me they’re cheap for a reason.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin


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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 09-30-2013 08:01 PM

I think a lot of people here are going to tell you that the grizzly 1023 is a great saw and right in that price range. I don’t have a cabinet saw, but my grizzly is great, with the shop fox fence.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#2 posted 09-30-2013 08:35 PM

but the purchasing agent told me they’re cheap for a reason.

who is this obviously misinformed purchasing agent?

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

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#3 posted 09-30-2013 09:06 PM

Dismissing Grizzly on heresay would be eliminating among the best bangs for the buck for a 3hp cabinet saw in this price. The G1023RL and G0690 have very large happy followings. They might not be quite on par with a $3K PM2000 or Saw Stop, but they’re darn nice saws at a great price. They are on par with Jet, GI, some Laguna, Steel City, Baleigh, and others. The bulk of the lower price comes from lack of dealer markup….it’s no surprise that dealers don’t like them.

The saws below all come from the same factory using the same parts:




G0690 trunnion:

Baleigh trunnion:

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lateralus819

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#4 posted 09-30-2013 09:06 PM

For the company i work for. Then again…they have high end powermatics and unisaws so who knows.

He recommended jet…

I’m taking his opinion with a grain of salt. Reviews don’t lie.

Back on topic. Is grizzly the only option here? I was going to shop around.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#5 posted 09-30-2013 09:23 PM

At that price point, Grizzly & Steel City are pretty much going to be it that I know of for a new cabinet saw.

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#6 posted 09-30-2013 09:29 PM

”He recommended jet…”

A Jet 3hp cabinet saw is out of your price range. Jet offers a nice cabinet saw ….at ~ $2k you get a good Asian import saw comparable to Grizzly and others, solid dealer support, and a longer warranty. Grizzly also offers a nice cabinet saw….at ~ < $1400 you get a good Asian import saw comparable to Jet and others, you have to be your own middleman, and you get a 1 year warranty from a company with excellent customer service.

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#7 posted 09-30-2013 09:33 PM

You can get more bang to the buck buying used. Unless you
get a used European saw or a new saw you won’t get a riving knife.

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#8 posted 09-30-2013 10:21 PM

Count me in as a happy Grizzly customer. My 1023RLW does everything I want it to do in spades.

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#9 posted 09-30-2013 11:01 PM

Im debating on the 0690 or the 1023…

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#10 posted 09-30-2013 11:17 PM

lateralus

Not sure if you know it or not but Knotscott is our resident table saw expert and I would give a lot of weight to anything he suggest.

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#11 posted 10-01-2013 12:28 AM

Another solution for the money is a used 3HP saw such as a Unisaw or ??? Any thoughts on that as I am considering the same purchase in the same price range. Thanks.

-- Joel, Denver, CO

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#12 posted 10-01-2013 12:32 AM

I’ve been to the Grizz store in Mo. I looked at their saws…I buy one in a heartbeat!

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#13 posted 10-01-2013 12:41 AM

I bought my grizzly at the store in Springfield MO. It’s an impressive place.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#14 posted 10-01-2013 12:45 AM

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#15 posted 10-01-2013 01:06 AM

For the company i work for…...He recommended jet…

i love it when “experts” waste someone else’s money! good input from scott. when i visited the griz showroom in muncy, the 715, 690 and 1023 all looked well made and inviting. the 715 appeared to have a very substantial fence on the floor model i looked at. one of the other saws, can’t remember if it was the 690 or the 1023, seemed to have a fence that just didn’t seem to have as substantial a feel. i’d look to the saw (690 or 1023) that had the more substantial fence as the other differences don’t appear to be of the nature that will affect the performance of the either unit.

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

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