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Forum topic by Kaa162 posted 05-12-2014 04:53 PM 1068 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-12-2014 04:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw tools wood project table saw grizzly

I am going to get my table saw this weekend. I will be going to Grizzly to get it. I am trying to decide between the G1023 with the long rails, the G6090, or the G1023 with the router table. I wanted to get other people’s opinions. I have the room for the long rails, but I am not sure if I want to stretch the budget that far since I also need a few other items. It would be nice to throw a piece of plywood up on there and not have to break it down with a circular saw. I am set on the Grizzly, so I don’t need alternative suggestions. Thank you everyone!


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#1 posted 05-12-2014 05:09 PM

I should also mention that the tent sale is this weekend as well…Looking forward to it! Apparently its a zoo!

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#2 posted 05-12-2014 06:27 PM

It’s really pretty easy to slide the front rail tube over to “gain about 10 rip capacity from the stock configuration, so I wouldn’t necessarily let that aspect be huge factor if 36” to 40” rip is enough.

Good luck, and please update us when you get back….with pics of course!

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#3 posted 05-14-2014 01:55 AM

I don’t know much about the specific saws you mentioned, but I personally like having the extra rip capacity for working with sheet goods. I don’t think you’d regret more capacity, but you might regret less. Although it’s pretty infrequent that I use more than 40 inches.

I have my router table separate from my table saw and like it that way. However, if space is a concern that would change things.

They all look like quality table saws, I don’t think you can make a bad choice. Good luck, post some pictures of the saw as well as the Grizzly tent sale if you can.

Edit – just read knotscott’s link, nice use of space! Btw, knotscott’s comprehensive table saw advice on his blog and this forum helped me a great deal when I was shopping for a saw. Thanks for all your hard work!

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#4 posted 05-15-2014 07:44 PM

1023 is a great saw had mine with 7’ rails for 9+ years. It was running great when I sold it for 800 to upgrade to sawstop. Only thing I’d say the long rails chew up a lot of space. I mostly used mine to put stuff on. I rip ply with a festool track saw so the capacity is used very rarely, but it it’s nice to have. If you got a big shop go for it.

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