|Forum topic by shinbone||posted 01-28-2015 02:55 PM||8639 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
01-28-2015 02:55 PM
I am in the market for a table saw. It will be used for projects around my house here in Denver, CO. I currently don’t have any kind of table saw.
My work space is an old horse shed I’ve converted to my work shed. Uninsulated 1/2” pine walls and roof, only 3 walls, dirt floors, a small leak here and there. It is wired with a single 110V line. Due to cost constraints, it can’t be wired for 220V. Consequently, I’ve been looking at contractor and hybrid saws. I would love to have a full size cabinet saw, but such a piece of machinery is not feasible at this point for me.
I am keeping on eye on Craigslist for a good deal on used saw, but, I wouldn’t mind a riving knife so I am also looking at new saws.
As far as new saws go, doing my internet research, I had zeroed in on the Grizzly G0748, but it was discontinued before I got a chance to pull the trigger. It had table mounted trunnions, weighed 286lbs, and despite a few alignment complaints, was generally well regarded.
The two hybrid saws now in the Grizzly line-up are the G0715P and the new-for-2014 G0771. The ‘771 is still too new to have any detailed user reviews on the internet.
Can anyone speak to the differences between the ‘715P and the ‘771? From what I can tells, the ‘715P weighs 393lbs while the ‘771 weighs 286lbs. The ‘715P has table mounted trunnions and the ‘771 has the preferable cabinet mounted trunnions. The 715P does not have a motor brake, the 771 does.
Is the new ‘771 a redesigned ‘748, with the trunnions mounting points reworked from the table to the cabinet? Anything else? It seems the cabinet mounted trunnions of the ‘771 would make it the obvious choice over the ‘715P . . . ? Am I missing something?