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Forum topic by mgb51964 posted 03-16-2015 02:45 PM 1399 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mgb51964

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03-16-2015 02:45 PM

Hello alll,
Just purchased this saw and what a let down. I set it up with no problem. Everything lined up the way it’s supposed to. Started making a cut on a scrap piece of 3/4” Pine. Going good until the board hit the riving knife. I took of the guard and installed the other knife that came with the saw. The knife was off almost 1/8th of an inch (looking from the back of the saw). I tried to adjust it according to the manual but it didn’t work. Called Grizzly and went through the whole process again. Still not working. Rep said he never heard of an adjustment not working so they are sending me a new L Bracket. In the meantime I did some research on this saw on lumberjocks and behold found out about the blade when raising and lowering is not straight. I checked my blade to see. When I lowered it, my blade was off .020. I was fit to be tied. I’m not even going to put that new bracket on, I’m calling Grizzly and telling them I don”t want this saw replaced that I will just upgrade to the G0690. I’m going to see if they will give me a discount just because of the hassle. The most they can say is no but I’ve dealt with their CS and they are pretty good. Sorry for the rambling on. Wis me luck.


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MrRon

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#1 posted 03-16-2015 04:18 PM

An experience like that would send me to a different manufacturer. Issues like that destroys confidence in all their tools.

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mgb51964

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#2 posted 03-20-2015 03:05 AM

Hey MrRon, I have had quite a few Grizzly products and this is the first bad one I had. I just received the shipping label from them so I call the trucking company to pick it up. I’m going to get the G0690. It is a cabinet saw and not a hybrid. I had a G0691 and never had an issue so I hope the same for this one. Thanks for the reply. By the way they do have customer service.

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MrUnix

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#3 posted 03-20-2015 03:31 AM

I’m not even going to put that new bracket on, I’m calling Grizzly and telling them I don”t want this saw replaced that I will just upgrade to the G0690.

I’m sure they will be happy to take more money from you :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 03-20-2015 11:40 AM

Please keep us posted on the outcome….I’ve nothing bu good experiences with Griz CS, but others have fared less well.

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

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dtsdig

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#5 posted 03-20-2015 05:04 PM

Good luck with getting everything sorted out! I can attest to Grizzly having excellent CS so far for me. I really like the construction of the G0691 that I bought a few weeks ago.

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dgrant

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#6 posted 03-21-2015 01:41 AM

I have the GO713 which is very similar to yours. You might have seen my forum topic on what I went through getting my table adjusted so that the mitre slot was parallel to the blade. I basically had to take the whole saw apart and enlarge the holes that held the trunion to the table. It was a hassle but paid off in the end. The customer service at Griz was good. One of their techs told me that if I enlarged the holes and still had issues with not having any play for adjustment, they would accept a return for the saw. Since that first adjustment, the saw has been good. Had it about two years now. Good luck.

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barada83

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#7 posted 03-21-2015 03:02 AM

No problems with my 0715P. Sorry to hear about your misfortune.

-- Mike

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mgb51964

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#8 posted 03-21-2015 03:31 AM

Saia picked up my saw around 7:00 pm. Now it will be a waiting game, oh well. Hey dgrant, when I talked to the Grizzly rep he said I could loosen the trunions to try to geo tweak a saw every now and thent it straight but I said I really don’t want to do it and what if it keeps happening. I know you have to make adjustments on a saw but I don’t need the hassle. I’m sure most of the 0715P’s are good like barasa83’s. Like he said, no problems. Anyways, just going to exercise a little patience. Thanks all for the replies, I will keep y’all posted.

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crank49

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#9 posted 03-21-2015 05:42 AM

I thought everyone here was saying how the GO715 originally had the same problem as the Ridgid 4512 and the Craftsman 21833, but Grizzly fixed it.

Maybe not so fixed after all.

I have a Crapsman 21833 and I think the design is a POS.
You are wise to dump that saw. At least Grizzly will work with you to resolve the issue.

The GO690 is a beast, Never heard a complaint about one of those.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#10 posted 03-21-2015 05:50 AM

Get the 0690. Then you can grunt like Tim the Toolman Taylor.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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dgrant

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#11 posted 03-21-2015 06:11 AM

mgb: The problem with my saw was that when I loosened the trunion bolts to try to adjust it, there was not enough movement to get it accurate. I could get it dead on parallel, but as soon as I started to tighten the bolts, it pulled it out of adjustment. Turns out the bolts were working against each other and the trunion brackets were just not drilled exactly accurate. I had to enlarge the holes about a 1/16th to get enough play to get an accurate adjustment. Of course I had to dismantle the saw to do it, but the rep from Griz told me to go for it and see what happened. It was a lot of work, and probably not something most people were willing to do to a new saw. I just didn’t want the hassle of packing it back up and waiting for another one.

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#12 posted 03-21-2015 11:19 AM


Get the 0690. Then you can grunt like Tim the Toolman Taylor.

- TheFridge

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

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mgb51964

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#13 posted 04-07-2015 03:54 AM

My G0690 saw will be delivered tomorrow. I just had the G0656P delivered last week. More issues with that.

Motor brackets were bent and the out feed table adjusting screw stem is bent. (Want to scream)
Called CS, they sent me new brackets and adjusting screw. Put the new brackets on, no problem. Went to work on the screw but the lock collar on the stem has a roll pin in it instead of s set screw. I would have to take the whole table off to work on it. The bend doesn’t interfere with the adjustment so I can live with that.

I installed the guard and it is sitting just shy of 3/4” of the infeed table. I piece of 3/4” wood goes underneath it when you pass it through. Called good old CS and they said that’s no good. (DUH). He told me it should go down further and I told him it won”t, there is no room. He said they never had this issue and they would have to do some reseach. They will call me back in 24 to 48 hrs. Here we go again, waiting game. Either they sent the wrong guard or the have a serious problem because it will not go down and furthrer. We will have to wait and see.

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mgb51964

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#14 posted 04-08-2015 03:07 AM

Saw was delivered this morning. Started putting it together around 4 pm and finished around 8:30. Not to bad for one person. Every thing went together ply difference is the perfect. I didn’t have to adjust anything. I had the G0691 awhile back, the only difference is the 7ft. rails and extention table.

Made a few cuts on some scrap boards, nice. Now I’m just waiting to hear from Grizzly about my jointer guard problem.
Should be tomorrow some time.

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Woodson

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#15 posted 04-08-2015 05:02 AM

Good luck with everything, I recently returned a saw to them as well. Sure, the CS is decent but I’d rather have equipment that works. I have a very different opinion of Grizzly than many people on this board.

I returned the G0715P for the exact same problem, and was all set up to order a G0691. They had a sale on the site, told me the order was saved, and I’d get the sale price when I called back later that week to place the order.

Long story short, when I called back to order, they told me the price on the site was an error and they wouldn’t honor it. The told me no discounts or coupons were available either, even though I’d been through the hassle of returning a saw. I just cancelled and am going else where.

So in summary: Emailed asking point blank about the alignment of the G0715P and was told it was resolved. Took the day off work to accept the delivery. Spent the day setting it up – turned out to have the alignment problem. Repacked the saw (had to build a new palette) and took a half day off for return shipping. Agreed to buy another saw after a week of waiting to be told it was defective. Was told they wouldn’t sell me the saw at that price when I tried to order. Offered no discounts or coupons (even though there is a circulating 10% coupon from a magazine, they could have mentioned that).

I’m done with them. I lost a day and a half pay, the hassle of set up and tear down, runaround with the price, and an outright lie about the condition of the original machine I ordered. Great CS? Sure… at least they paid for shipping… but I guess that’s really all it takes in the stationary tool business to be good (from some of the horror stories I’ve heard regarding Ridgid, Delta, and Laguna).

Sorry for the rant. I won’t be going back to them though – they have zero QC on their tools. That’s probably why they are so cheap. If they were local maybe… but enough is enough. Shame cause I do own one of their band saws and it’s a good tool. But no more “tool roulette” for me.

Didn’t mean to hijack :) Best of luck with your new saw… I’m sure it’s an awesome tool once you get everything resolved.

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