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Forum topic by RibsBrisket4me posted 01-02-2014 07:58 PM 1020 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RibsBrisket4me

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01-02-2014 07:58 PM

Over Christmas I got the new grizzly tool catalog. I saw they had a track saw in there at a decent price. Is this a new addition to the grizzly lineup ?
I was in their Springfield, MO store last year and never saw it there.

I will say that overall I was very impressed by their product line up when I got to see it up close.

Anyone have the grizzly track saw and have input on it?


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 01-02-2014 08:07 PM

I have one for quite some time now:

http://lumberjocks.com/PurpLev/blog/34353

there are others that purchased the same saw (same saw, different color) so you can search online for that.

for what it’s worth – it’s a nice saw. it does what it’s supposed to do at an affordable cost compared to the higher end saws. with that said, it feels more plasticy than the higher end saws, and seems louder. for the hobbyist, I think it’s a good value. it is much more convenient to use than a simple straight edge and a regular circular saw from my experience but bottom line – you can get the same results from either one.

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Mike67

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 08:08 PM

They added that to the catalog last year so some people may have one. Wood Whisperer did a review that wasn’t exactly glowing, but I don’t think you can expect the Griz to be as good as a Festool when the Griz costs so much less.

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 08:45 PM

Scheppach M90700 6 1/4-inch Blade Plunge Saw is also the same saw.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 01-02-2014 11:55 PM

I have the Scheppach version (same thing but blue plastic/rubber instead of green) and I’ve been more than pleased with it. See here:

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3616

If you are willing to put a little time and a little money in to tweak the thing, it’s a great saw for half the price of the competition.

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RibsBrisket4me

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#5 posted 01-03-2014 12:02 AM

I knew you guys would have the info!!!

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#6 posted 01-03-2014 06:30 PM

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#7 posted 01-03-2014 06:42 PM

You might want to check out this video. It’s a review of the Woodstar track saw (which is the same as the Scheppach, which is the same as the Griz)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqqcmC5UY5E

He discusses some mods to the saw that addresses some of the shortcomings. Seems like many of the shortcomings are addressed through the tweaks.

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#8 posted 01-03-2014 07:20 PM

I also have the Scheppach. I bought the Grizzly 55 inch rail and the accessory kit. All fit, just different color scheme. :-) The saw works just fine. I upgraded the blade to a Freud 48 tooth. Nice smooth cuts.

Hope this helps.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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