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Forum topic by bons posted 11-09-2013 01:45 AM 1653 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2013 01:45 AM

I received my new Grizzly 1023 RLWX table saw recently. I travel a lot so the saw is sitting in my workshop waiting to go together. I do have an issue with the right hand small door refusing to stay shut. The latch mechanism will not stay “latched” when shut. It just pops right out. Grizzly is sending me a new door but I am concerned that’s not the issue. The door is very “stiff” which I believe is part of the problem? I am waiting on the new door to arrive. Any experience with this phenomena on a new saw and a fix? Thx.

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#1 posted 11-09-2013 05:47 AM

Can you post some pics?

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#2 posted 11-12-2013 02:55 AM

I’d love to hear your opinion of the saw performance. 5 hp is probably overkill for a hobbyist like me but as far as I’m concerned if I can get more power for less than a comparable 3 hp powermatic saw ill go for it if the quality is there

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#3 posted 11-13-2013 12:14 AM

I will review when I get up and running. I am a big fan of buying up when it comes to power. I sold Peterbuilt trucks for many years. Specialized in heavy haul trucks, roll off trucks, heavy equipmnent haulers and heavy dump trucks. I also advocated buying more HP and especially torque than you thought you needed. The guys who powered up was always happy customers. The guys trying to save a buck and buying minimum always came back and told me they should have got the bigger engine, rear, transmission etc. They always overload those trucks but just won’t admit it when buying new equipment. If I don’t need it, that’s ok. for the money, it’s a cheap investment, especially if you go to sell it.

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#4 posted 11-13-2013 12:47 AM

Do you have the saw sitting plumb and level and the frame is not racked??

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#5 posted 11-13-2013 01:19 AM

I will have to put a level on it. The hinge and the door seem very stiff and the door does not close easily. there is a lot of tension to spring back based on how the door is sitting on hinge. “Racked” meaning frame of saw is twisted?

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#6 posted 11-13-2013 01:34 AM

Bogeyguy—I took the hinges off and the door closes perfectly and now latches nicely. Appears to be a problem with the hinges being too large (thick) exerting too much pressure on the door as it attempte to swing to close. Any ideas on a remedy. File the hinges down? I am headed off the South Dakota tomorrow to go pheasent hunting or I would go downstairs and get at it. Suggestions?

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