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03-20-2015 06:19 PM

I have been eye-balling the Grizzly 1023 and 0690 but also considering something used like this http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/tls/4939828054.html
All three saw will cost about the same. 220V isnt an issue.
Thoughts?


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#1 posted 03-20-2015 06:24 PM

I just got the Grizzly 1023 a week ago I love it, I too was upgrading from a Delta contractor saw. The new saw is awesome noticeable upgrade.

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#2 posted 03-20-2015 06:26 PM

All three should be a heck of an upgrade. It’s nice to have a riving knife, warranty, and that “new car smell”, but that PM66 looks pretty sweet too. Which features mean the most to you.

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#3 posted 03-20-2015 06:29 PM

That PM66 with the bies fence is one hell of a saw… Built in the US back when they built them right. I’d grab it over an import any day… but then again, I prefer old American iron and think the stuff built now is cheap in comparison.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: That Biesemeyer is most likely the commercial 50” version, not the home/shop one, which is much beefier and uses larger angle iron and guide tube. Hard to tell from the pictures, but being in a shop environment, it’s a pretty good bet that it is.

Edit: Actually, looking at the pictures a little closer, it does look like it has the 2×2 guide tube, which is the commercial version – nice :) Ad was posted less than a day ago.. if you don’t act, it won’t be there for long.

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#4 posted 03-20-2015 06:32 PM

Upgrade mostly for power and dust collection. The riving knife is a plus but not completely necessary. Can always use a splitter. PM66 has a bigger rip capacity but dont really need it.

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#5 posted 03-20-2015 06:35 PM

PM all day

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#6 posted 03-20-2015 06:42 PM

PM. Without a doubt. If you can afford the PM then buy it. Yes, I buy on name when it comes to PM. They have been nothing bit great for me in the past.

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#7 posted 03-20-2015 07:40 PM

Something about new though …. I have never had a new saw, all used.

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#8 posted 03-20-2015 07:46 PM

Something about new though …. I have never had a new saw, all used.

Sounds like you have already made up your mind.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#9 posted 03-20-2015 07:53 PM

not really …

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#10 posted 03-20-2015 07:57 PM

Don’t take too long… or OWWM Rule Number 5 may bite you :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#11 posted 03-20-2015 09:00 PM

I’d probably go with the G1023. Taiwan instead of China for the G069x and it has the riving knife. But if that PM is close to you I would try to drive over and look at it with cash in hand and if it looked good and the owner didn’t throw any warning flags at you I’d be very very tempted. Really tough call this one…

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#12 posted 03-20-2015 10:59 PM

There is also a DELTA X5 iN really good condition posted in my area for about the same price. Decisions!!!

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#13 posted 03-21-2015 12:46 AM

I don’t know what shape your Delta is in—-but I don’t think the 1023 is much of an upgrade.

I would jump on that PM66 in a heartbeat!!

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#14 posted 03-21-2015 01:20 AM

Really? A 1023 isn’t much of an upgrade from a 1 1/2 HP older Delta in good shape? What’s with all the good reviews then? Now I’m confused!

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#15 posted 03-21-2015 01:34 AM

Don’t be confused. Snag the 66 while you still can!

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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