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TechTeacher04

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12-09-2014 05:06 PM

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I am looking to upgrade to a hybrid or cabinet saw very soon. I have been using a Delta contractor saw but am looking for better accuracy. Does anyone have any new insights that can be shared? I have read all the review here and on other site, I am aware of the blade adjustment concerns, however once re-adjusted do those setting hold? I am currently not wired for 220V but am considering it. Thank you for any information you can provide.


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#1 posted 12-09-2014 07:28 PM

Grizz customer service is second to none, parts are readily available, and the price is right.
Go for it.
Bill

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#2 posted 12-09-2014 11:47 PM


I am looking to upgrade to a hybrid or cabinet saw very soon. I have been using a Delta contractor saw but am looking for better accuracy. Does anyone have any new insights that can be shared? I have read all the review here and on other site, I am aware of the blade adjustment concerns, however once re-adjusted do those setting hold? I am currently not wired for 220V but am considering it. Thank you for any information you can provide.

- TechTeacher04

If you get a saw that has the dreaded alignment plague, it will not hold settings….that’s the very crux of the problem. With some of the G0715s, R4512s, and Cman 21833s, which all have very similar guts under the hood, the blade alignment shifts when the blade height is changed. Not all units were problematic, but those affected are tough to live with. I’ve read numerous reports that the issue has been fixed, but still occasionally read of someone having an issue. Griz’s CS is excellent, so they won’t leave you stuck, but is something I’d want to talk to a Grizzly tech (not a CS rep) at length about.

If improved accuracy is the primary goal, generally a new fence, bearings, and belt will breath new life into an older full size contractor saw. You’ll still be dealing with the drawbacks of an outboard motor, and lack of riving knife, but a good contractor saw that’s setup and aligned well and fitted with a good blade can be very accurate.

With said, the step to a 3hp industrial cabinet saw is pretty significant IMO. Everything is heavier and tends to work as it should. More power is only part of the notable improvements. They do require 220v, and definitely cost more, but I’ve never regretted taking that leap.

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dlh_creations

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#3 posted 12-10-2014 03:32 PM

I have had mine for about a year and love it. I was pretty worried about the alignment issues when I ordered mine and I’m not sure if the issue has been resolved or if I just got just lucky, but I didn’t have any alignment problems. Set-up was fairly easy except for it being heavy and I was doing it alone. I went from a used Hitachi C10Fl table saw that I liked and thought ran pretty well until I hit the go button on this saw. I really wasn’t expecting such a difference. It runs very smooth, its accurate, and looks awful pretty sitting in my shop. I think if I could come up with 1 complaint it would be that without a dust collector its not super easy to clean out.

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R_Stad

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#4 posted 12-10-2014 04:42 PM

Knotscott has basically said it all. I would encourage you to think about buying a cabinet saw. I looked at your project page, and you’re a busy guy. It looks to be another $400. Seems like a lot of money, but in a very short amount of time you will be happy you did it. Good luck in your decision.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#5 posted 12-10-2014 05:39 PM

+1 for a cabinet saw if you can afford the price difference. I upgraded from an R4512 (which I loved) to the G1023RL (which I love even more) on the current sale and it’s a night-and-day difference. I also put it on the Shop Fox D3757 mobile base, because I like the kick-down design for engaging the casters.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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ADHDan

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#6 posted 12-10-2014 05:40 PM

Also, on almost any table saw question I’d listen to knotscott. Dude seriously knows his stuff.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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toolie

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#7 posted 12-10-2014 05:58 PM

I have been using a Delta contractor saw but am looking for better accuracy.

consider upgrading the fence and building a CC sled. i did both to my two 10” emerson built CI contractor saws and , speed of cut aside, i will stack my saws up against any saws for accuracy. a cabinet or hybrid saw does not always translate to greater precision. just my $.02.

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

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