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12-27-2014 02:43 PM

Has anyone read anything about Grizzly new Hybrid Table Saw? I cannot tell if it is a rebadging or they actual did something new to their hybrid. Not much info out there yet. So if someone knows something let us in on it. I am interested in getting a smaller saw but most hybrids are really over priced and portable saws will not work for me. New saw is GO771 with introduction pricing that I think is decent if they fixed the problems they had with the GO715P.


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#1 posted 12-27-2014 02:58 PM

Where are you seeing it? I can’t find it online. Got a pic or two?

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#2 posted 12-27-2014 04:27 PM

I have the new Grizzly Polar Bear Hybrid.

I love it. Its powerful, accurate enough for me, fence is great. Pushed a couple thousand feet of hardwood through mine and its well worth the money. Actually it’s a great value. IMHO

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#3 posted 12-27-2014 06:15 PM

Knotscott,
this saw is in the 2015 grizzly catalog.2hp cabinet mounted cast iron trunnions riving knife etc.looks like a good saw for a good price.

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#4 posted 12-27-2014 06:53 PM

New saw is in 2015 catalog. Talked to Grizzly about it but tech. was not familiar with specs yet and did not want to make any statements he could not verify. He did say they have already sold some of these saws. I think Grizzly is waiting for a rollout program after first of year to get info out. I have not received my 2015 Grizzly catalog yet. I first heard about saw from a member of woodworking club but I got Popular Woodworking magazine today with Grizzly ad showing GO771.

Furniturefarmer,

How was the setup on your saw, no problem with blade adjustments. Is this saw similar to the Steel City Hybrid? Have you had it long enough for a review?

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#5 posted 12-28-2014 09:53 PM

Woah, they need to go ahead and come out with this thing.

Any prices on it yet?
I’ve been going around in circles with the 1023, have yet to pull trigger.

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#6 posted 12-29-2014 01:59 AM

I was able to find the 2015 catalog and manual online. They’re available on Grizzly’s site but not listed/linked to. A saavy user will be able to tweak the Grizzly URLs and get to them. A few observations:

  1. The saw is listed at the same price as the G0715P for $795, but has an intro price in the 2015 catalog at $695.
  2. The manual does confirm cabinet mounted trunnions for alignment, and from what I could gleam, I can’t help but think it is a variant of the Porter Cable or Steel City cabinet mounted trunnion design. Time will tell how robust the construction is.
  3. The saw comes wired for 110V, with a motor rated for 110V/15amps or 220V/7.5amps
  4. The saw is lighter than the G0715P, at 286lbs vs 393 lbs. A large chunk of that weight difference might be from the fence and rail system.
  5. The fence appears to be a mix of several designs, supposedly drawn from the Shop Fox Original and Aluma-Classic. I can’t help but think it is very similar to the Ridgid R4512
  6. The fence rails are a split aluminum extrusion design, with a connector bar (similar to the Laguna Fusion)?
  7. The guard uses a modular guard design like most job-site saws and the hybrid saws from the big box stores.
  8. The saw is made in China and currently does not have CSA certification (if that matters to you)

My thoughts, is that the saw is very promising. The aluminum fence seems like the weak point to me, and I would hope that upgrade options are readily available. Nevertheless, I think for the price (introductory or not), it
would be a compelling buy for me if the choice was limited to 110V hybrids saws.

Photo of the 2015 catalog listing below:

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tom in indy

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#7 posted 12-29-2014 03:59 PM

Hey Paxorion, for us un-saavy users please share the “tweaks” that you used.
thanks


I was able to find the 2015 catalog and manual online. They re available on Grizzly s site but not listed/linked to. A saavy user will be able to tweak the Grizzly URLs and get to them. A few observations:

  1. The saw is listed at the same price as the G0715P for $795, but has an intro price in the 2015 catalog at $695.
  2. The manual does confirm cabinet mounted trunnions for alignment, and from what I could gleam, I can t help but think it is a variant of the Porter Cable or Steel City cabinet mounted trunnion design. Time will tell how robust the construction is.
  3. The saw comes wired for 110V, with a motor rated for 110V/15amps or 220V/7.5amps
  4. The saw is lighter than the G0715P, at 286lbs vs 393 lbs. A large chunk of that weight difference might be from the fence and rail system.
  5. The fence appears to be a mix of several designs, supposedly drawn from the Shop Fox Original and Aluma-Classic. I can t help but think it is very similar to the Ridgid R4512
  6. The fence rails are a split aluminum extrusion design, with a connector bar (similar to the Laguna Fusion)?
  7. The guard uses a modular guard design like most job-site saws and the hybrid saws from the big box stores.
  8. The saw is made in China and currently does not have CSA certification (if that matters to you)

My thoughts, is that the saw is very promising. The aluminum fence seems like the weak point to me, and I would hope that upgrade options are readily available. Nevertheless, I think for the price (introductory or not), it
would be a compelling buy for me if the choice was limited to 110V hybrids saws.

Photo of the 2015 catalog listing below:

- paxorion


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#8 posted 12-29-2014 04:33 PM

Not sure how kosher it is to directly post the link, but it does involve updating the following URLs with either a
  • 2015 instead of a 2014
  • Changing the model number from g0715p to g0771

For reference, here are the links I worked off of:

Word of warning, the 2015 catalog is just shy of 200MB, so it will take a while to download.

-- paxorion

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#9 posted 12-30-2014 08:52 PM

paxorion thanks for the “hints”. I did get it figured out.
I was looking at the owners manual pages 61&62 about miter slot to blade adjustment. The trunnions are table mounted like a Contractor saw and the G0715P.
Below is an excerpt from the Owners Manual.

7. To adjust table, loosen two hex nuts that
secure rear trunnion (see Figure 118) to
underside of table 1–11⁄2 turns and slightly
tap trunnion with a rubber dead blow hammer
in needed direction.

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paxorion

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#10 posted 12-30-2014 09:59 PM

Fascinating, after getting a better read of the manual, it looks like these “cabinet mounted” trunnions may be attaching the cabinet, trunnion, and cast iron table with the same bolts.

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#11 posted 12-30-2014 10:26 PM

I noticed that the owners manual has a copyright date of July 2010. And a revised date of Dec 2011. So what took so long to get this saw out in production?

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#12 posted 01-02-2015 04:17 PM

What is the MSRP on this model?

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#13 posted 01-02-2015 04:34 PM

http://www.grizzly.com/search?q=G0771

675.00 for the saw according to Laura this morning.

1 – 800 – 523 – 4777

plus freight etc…..

Seems to be of good value.

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tom in indy

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#14 posted 01-02-2015 06:07 PM

I called and talked to Tech Support the other day. From that conversation I feel that it is a downgrade from the G0715P. It has a much downgraded Fence system. The table and trunnion are held to the Frame of the cabinet by the same bolts (neither table nor cabinet mounted trunnion or BOTH table and cabinet mounted trunnion) My opinion it could be a real pain to adjust alignment if the table and trunnion both move when you try to adjust.
Was told by Tech Support….. the G1023RL would be a better choice. But I did tell them my plan is for the long run not “to get by”.

My biggest concern is this is a “new” product and there are limited or NO user reviews on it.

just my $0.02

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TDH

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#15 posted 01-06-2015 07:40 PM

Is this saw a Jet Pro Shop generic? I have looked at both, well Pro Shop hands on GO771 on paper they seem to share a lot of common ground. A friend has the Jet Pro Shop and he also thinks they are the same except for price and cabinet. His Pro Shop is an older one and it mounts with table, cabinet and trunnion using same bolts. He had no problem adjusting blade/miter etc.
What are others thoughts about this?

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