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Forum topic by tom in indy posted 02-12-2015 06:16 PM 820 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tom in indy

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02-12-2015 06:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly 1023 1023rl g1023rl

Well…....

I finally did it, I pulled the trigger on my table saw today.
I have doing a lot of research on different saws and models of saws.
I looked at everything Contractor, Hybrid, Cabinet, Jet, Delta, SteelCity, Powermatic, Laguna, Grizzly, SawStop (I think that covers everything).

I finally decided on the Grizzly G1023RL. I ordered it this morning, along with a Mobile Base. To the door with shipping just under $1506.00.
Then I ordered a blade from Ridge Carbide Tool Company.

I will take some pictures of the assembly process and do a mini review.

Once I get the G1023RL I already have a “first” project that I want to do. So I will be posting it as well.
I might even try to do my first youtube posting as well.


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CoachSchroeder

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#1 posted 02-12-2015 06:22 PM

I’m interested to hear what you have to say about it. That saw is on my list of future acquisitions.

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 02-12-2015 06:44 PM

Congrats, there is no doubt you will be happy and the saw will serve you well.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#3 posted 02-12-2015 07:27 PM

That should be a heck of a nice setup when you’re done…and I don’t even need to tell you to get a different blade! Congrats, and be sure to post some pics when it arrives.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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ADHDan

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#4 posted 02-12-2015 07:46 PM

I got that exact same saw last fall. I love it, and I bet you will too. I recently upgraded mine with a Bench Dog cast-iron router table and a Triton 3.25 hp router (I didn’t really like the RLW’s router table).

The only thing I don’t like is the riving knife/blade guard change mechanism; I actually far preferred the system on my old R4512. But I didn’t want to pay the extra money for the 690 just for that, so I’m learning to live with it.

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

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Dallas

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#5 posted 02-12-2015 08:27 PM

First project ever?

May I suggest a box with 4 sides that is actually square?

Each corner measured diagonally must measure exactly the same as the opposite.

If it doesn’t, something is not the right length.

If the corners don’t come together your miters are correct.

It’s probably one of the most difficult projects you will ever make. Everything after that will be easier.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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tom in indy

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#6 posted 02-12-2015 09:28 PM



First project ever?

May I suggest a box with 4 sides that is actually square?

Each corner measured diagonally must measure exactly the same as the opposite.

If it doesn t, something is not the right length.

If the corners don t come together your miters are correct.

It s probably one of the most difficult projects you will ever make. Everything after that will be easier.

- Dallas

Well it will kind of be a box…...
Going to make a Shaker inspired side table/night stand for “management”.
It will have a single drawer, Book matched top, Tapered legs. I am not sure if I will do Mortise and tenon or Pocket holes.
So all kinds of learning going on all at once.
Just need to decide if it will be out of Maple or Cherry.

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