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Forum topic by sawdustjunkie posted 10-04-2014 01:34 PM 1256 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sawdustjunkie

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10-04-2014 01:34 PM

I ordered a Grizzly G1023RLWX which is on backorder till mid December, and I don’t want to wait that long.

My question is Do I switch to the G1023RL, RLW or go for the G0690 instead.

Both saws have very good reviews so I am having a problem trying to decide.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI


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#1 posted 10-04-2014 02:02 PM

I would definitely say the G0690 over the G1023. The dust collection may not be as good, but the trunions are very similar and just as beefy as the older unisaws.

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#2 posted 10-04-2014 04:27 PM

Actually, the dust collection on the RL’s isn’t that much better, according to all the reviews I have read. It does have the dust schrod under the blade, but reviewer’s say they were taking it off because it sometimes clogs.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#3 posted 10-04-2014 04:48 PM

From my perspective as an engineer I would rather have the G0690 anyway.
I know they both have similar reviews, but I just like the design og the 690 better.

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#4 posted 10-04-2014 06:52 PM

For what it’s worth, I bought the G0690 about a year ago. I’ve run several projects through it, and I’m very happy with it.

-- I'm a LumberJock and I'm OK.............. I sleep all night and I work all day !!

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#5 posted 10-05-2014 12:28 AM

The only thing I like about the 1023’s is the single poly belt, but to replace it, you have to remove the entire table off the cabinet to get at it. That is why I am considering the 690.
I do like the better rip length of the 690 without having to move the rail.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#6 posted 10-05-2014 01:27 AM

sawdustjunkie....Do you want a Grizzly “10% off your next purchase of $300 or more” promo code ??.....I won’t be needing it and hate for it to go to waste…Let me know and I will PM the code to you…..Promo code expires 10/15/14

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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newwoodbutcher

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#7 posted 10-05-2014 01:40 AM

I also vote G0690. T\I think the trunions are the tie breaker

-- Ken

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sawdustjunkie

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#8 posted 10-05-2014 01:44 AM

I actually used one when I ordered the RLWX the beginning of September. I called Grizzly last week to see how much longer it would be on back order and they told me mid December. When I ordered the saw they said mid November, so I asked if my 10% coupon would still be good if I changed my order and they said no problem.
I intend to reorder the new saw Monday.
That is why I was asking about the 1023RL or the G0690.
From the advise I am getting, it sounds like I’ll be ordering the 690.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#9 posted 10-05-2014 01:56 AM

Gotcha …..I’ll post a forum to see if anybody wants a code…..Tough decision on either the 1023 or 690…..They are both good saws from what I’ve read in reviews and on other forums….good luck !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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