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Forum topic by Woodson posted 03-10-2015 04:34 PM 2061 views 1 time favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-10-2015 04:34 PM

Hello everyone, I’m new here… but going through the same ole’ issue and thought I’d share my experience. I know there are tons of threads regarding this problem already. It’s been noted in several of them that this issue was resolved, I was even told this by Grizzly.

It’s not. Just ordered a G0715P (production date of the unit was 09/14) and it has the same issue.

For those not in the know, it’s the same issue as the RIDGID 4512 and some Craftsman saws… essentially whenever the blade height is adjusted, the back of the blade swings out right/left. In my case, 1/16th or more (I haven’t put the dial indicator on it yet, as you can see it in plain sight… even without a square or indicator).

I know several people are happy with this saw, and they aren’t all defective. But several forum posters have indicated that they believed the issue was no more… and as I said, even Grizzly told me it was fixed.

It’s still alive and well in this saw. I’m not trying to clutter up the forums or anything (as this is a well documented issue) just wanted everyone to know the issue still exists as of 3/10/2015. So be careful =/

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#1 posted 03-10-2015 05:02 PM

Just FYI did a quick video for my reference and to show in case there was a refund issue. Not sure if I can link to photobucket, didn’t post to youtube or anything. Not the most elegant demo but I wanted to illustrate it.

Am I seeing things here? I realize I need a dial indicator to show the true sway but to me this is pretty obvious just by looking. Those who have dealt with the issue feel free to chime in.

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 05:22 PM

I looked at your video and totally agree with you, did you call Grizzly yet? I would return it and look for a different saw, I just ordered a bandsaw from them this past week and used my 10% coupon. When ordering a new saw I would ask for a 10% discount for your troubles good luck sorry about the saw it sucks when your looking forward to something and it’s not right.

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#3 posted 03-10-2015 05:37 PM

Yeah I contacted them this morning. They are supposed to be sending me a return document of some kind, I’m assuming for the freight company, and said they would have to check the saw and see if it can be repaired. If not, they will either refund or put the money towards another saw.

I might also add, that the guy I spoke with claimed no knowledge of this issue, as widespread as it is. He said that they were aware of a different alignment issue but not this one.

I was majorly frustrated when I talked to them so I didn’t bring up discounts or anything, but yeah… considering that I asked point-blank about this issue directly to their reps and was told it was fixed in the new models… I should get something for the trouble.

The real reason for posting here is that there seems to be the impression among forum members that this issue was resolved a while ago (and why wouldn’t there be, when Grizzly themselves told me the same thing) and wanted to let people know to be careful on this saw. It’s still got the issues… and returning something via freight is a PITA.

I doubt I’ll get a replacement. If anything, I’ll get a full refund and get a Steel City or a full cabinet saw. I’m hesitant to go back to Grizzly after this. I guess I’ll have to see how everything plays out.

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#4 posted 03-10-2015 07:18 PM

Thanks for the alert. It sure looks out to me. I don’t blame you for being gun shy about another….I was a little hesitate about even recommending looking into one, but was just starting to believe the issue had passed. Griz has a history of good CS, so I’d be surprised if things don’t work out to your liking…that may not be not overly comforting in the short term, but it’ll likely be yesterday’s news in no time. The only advice I might offer is to be objective about your decision going forward, as opposed to emotional….do what’s in your best interest.

Good luck, and please keep us posted of the whole outcome, including what you end up with.

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

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#5 posted 03-10-2015 07:30 PM

Yep, pretty bad.

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 03-10-2015 09:11 PM

Thanks for the responses. Yeah knotscott… I’m sure a month from now it will be a distant memory, and I’ll be better off with a better tool. Hard to convince yourself of that in the moment :) Especially when you are carefully packing back up a 400+ lb defective saw.

I have a Grizzly bandsaw, been really happy with it. I haven’t completely written off Grizzly, but I think I’m done with table-mounted hybrids. Just wanted to get the message out that this issue is still there, and it comes with the territory in ALL of these hybrid saws. Just a matter if you’d rather drive it back up to the store to return or pack it back up and ship it ;P

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#7 posted 03-10-2015 10:47 PM

Sorry to hear your experience as it is frustrating to say the least. It will pass. Enjoy your NEW saw when you get it. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#8 posted 03-12-2015 10:52 AM

Any updates Woodson?

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

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#9 posted 03-12-2015 02:56 PM

Just got the saw boxed up and bolted onto a palette (had to build a new palette, the bottom was busted out on the old one). UPS should be here to pick it up between 12:00 – 7:00. Gotta love those pickup windows :) Fortunately they are paying to have it shipped back and will honor their warranty.

Boxing always seems to take way longer than unboxing, lol. Now it’s just a matter of waiting for it to get back to Grizz and having them determine whether or not it can be fixed. I’m going to assume it can’t, so I need to figure out if I want a replacement or to get something else. Craigslist has been a no-go in my area for months, 1023RLW looks alright… if I’m getting a full cabinet though I may just save for a SawStop.

I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what they tell me once they get it… I appreciate the continued concern. What a pain this has been!!

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#10 posted 03-12-2015 03:07 PM

How do you know it exists if you just ordered it?? I’m a bit puzzled.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#11 posted 03-12-2015 03:36 PM


It’s well documented on the saw. Several threads and youtube videos show the problem I’m having with the saw.

Grizzly has stated it was resolved when I asked them about it, so I ordered one. However, when I got it, it still has the exact same alignment problem as what’s been documented.

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#12 posted 03-14-2015 05:08 PM

Hello all,
I had to re-sign up again to lumberjocks. I was a member a few years ago and forgot my password and sign in name. But anyways, I use to own a G0691 but to unfortunate circumstances I had to sell it. It was a great saw I must say. Never had a problem the 3 years I owned it. I just recently purchased the G0715P saw. Put it together, no problems. Everything lined up good. While making my first cut, a piece of 3/4” pine, it hit the riving knife. I took off the guard and put the single knife on and noticed it did not line up with the blade. The knife was almost a 1/8th off to the left. (looking from the back of the saw). I tried the adjustment according to the manual but didn’t work. I called Grizzly and went through the process with him. He said he never new of moving the knife bracket never working. They are sending me a new bracket. I just watched Woodson’s video and my saw is doing the same thing. I will try the other bracket but I doubt that will work. I’m going to call Grizzly and tell them I want the money I spent on this saw to be put it towards the 691 model. Sorry for the long post. By the way, the blade picked up my straight edge about a 1/2”. Thanks for the video.

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#13 posted 03-18-2015 04:34 PM

So just as a quick update, Grizzly has told me the saw cannot be fixed (as I thought) and is in the process of testing a replacement saw. I decided to stick with the G0715P as long as it can be guaranteed to be properly aligned, as when working, it seems to be the best saw in the price range. I told them if the replacement can’t be confirmed, I didn’t want it.

The ultimate goal is a 3hp Sawstop (no political commentary please), but that is probably a year out. I can’t see spending $2000 on a full cabinet when I’m just going to swap it out in a year or so. This is not my “last table saw,” as it were, so I wanted the most saw for minimum expense.

Grizzly has been excellent in terms of honoring their machine – however keep in mind that they told me point blank there was no issue with alignment on the new saws – so take that with a grain of salt. At the end of the day I’m not sure if the hassle has been worth it for a sub $1000 hybrid saw (a Delta 36-275 or Steel City would cut wood too, and could have been exchanged much more easily).

I’ll update when the new saw comes in. Thanks for following!

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