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Forum topic by Ben posted 06-29-2009 05:44 AM 3486 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-29-2009 05:44 AM

any opinions on jet hybrid? Thanks for the help.

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#1 posted 06-29-2009 05:48 AM

I love my slider. don’t know how big your is but i can put a full sheet of plywood on mine and do a cross cut.

I think that having a full 220 volt saw is an advantage because of the greater power it displays.

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 07:18 AM

i would not cut the legs of my work bench to fit my table saw. just build an new outfeed table on the back of the saw. you can build it to fold down if you need the space. i ran 220 when i bought a 220v TS. and i’m no electrician. you can do it. you will like the 220. but check first that you have an extra slot in your box. a dedicated 220v breaker is a good thing in the shop. people who have the sliding table usually rave about them. jet is a good brand. i know the delay is a bummer. use the time to run the 200v and get it like you want it. just my $0.02

1 3/4 hp belt driven induction motor is good to go. your not doing production work. most of the mid century rockwells (delta) had a one hp induction and they worked fine.

looking forward to your setup review and first sawdust.

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#3 posted 06-29-2009 07:25 AM

well tool man running the 220 wouldn’t be all that hard. i recently acquired a saw off craigs list with a sliding table and man am i in love with that thing. but its all a matter of preference i was going to buy a hybrid when a uni saw kind of fell into my lap. i here great things about the grizzly stuff but i dont own any. but i did see they are doing allot of free shipping right now if you really want a bigger saw and can afford it i say go for it. you could fish the wire your self and have an electrician do the connection with that long of a run you can use 14/3 romex you wont be sorry you upgrades.

my other suggestion is sooner or later running a service for just your shop but that can get pricey if you dont know how to do the work yourself.

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 07:33 AM

Hey toolman
The Jet table saw I used with built in slider the slider was small and of not of much use. I have wired my house and shop for years and I would say if you get a permit the inspector won’t let you do it wrong, If it were my choice I would go for the grizzly and make a sled for you cross cuts . See Dons review on the Grizzly saw.

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#5 posted 06-29-2009 06:37 PM

Thanks for all of the input. This forum is an invaluable source of knowledge.

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#6 posted 06-30-2009 03:49 AM

There won’t be much power difference between your 1-1/2hp saw and the new 1-3/4hp saw, but there will be a considerable difference in the mass and stability, fence, dust collection, etc.

As far as the 2hp Griz G0478 hybrid ($944 shipped) vs the 3hp industrial cabinet saw….no contest. The Griz hybrid is fine and should handle the majority of what you’ll cut, but for not much more money, something like the G1023SL for $1075 shipped is simply a more substantial saw. The 3hp saw is unlikely to ever slow or struggle with anything you’ll cut, and is much less sensitive to blade selection. A slider would be nice if you’ve got the room, but a good crosscut sled can do much of the same work. The slider on the Jet is not as large as many of the industrial aftermarket type sliders, but one can be added to nearly any full size saw.

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Guts of the G0478 hybrid:
Guts of the G0478 hybrid

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#7 posted 06-30-2009 11:09 AM

The new Jet Supersaw @ $895 shipped looks like a solid deal to me, but it’s not the killer deal ”$1100” off they’d might like you to believe. It was grossly overpriced at MSRP, and it’s likely that they sold next to none anywhere near that price range. It was priced higher than the street price of their Jet Exacta 3hp industrial cabinet saw, but in truth, the Supersaw is a hybrid with an older trunnion design… table mounted trunnions, connecting rods for an arbor carriage, and an unusual blade height mechanism that uses a belt…the original had problems with that belt.

220v isn’t hard or expensive to run lines for once you’ve got a breaker for it. If you current saw was dimming lights, the G0478 is going to trip the breaker…check the amp draw in their specs.

Good luck with your decision.

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#8 posted 06-30-2009 11:36 AM

Toolman, what are you waiting for?
Cancel the deal.

In our business, after 30-plus years of giving customers overnight, even same-day service, we do not tolerate “until late August.”

You purchased the saw and then came on LumberJocks to query…a better bet is the other way around.

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