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Forum topic by Steve Renard posted 08-31-2007 02:52 AM 7624 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2007 02:52 AM

does anybody have a opinion on this saw Im thinking about buying it

-- steve with Grains Of Passion woodworks


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#1 posted 08-31-2007 04:22 AM

I’m getting ready to buy a new tablesaw also. My Craftman contractors saw has seen many years of hard use, and has been upgraded until it can’t be upgraded anymore. The hybrid Grizzly saw looks like a nice saw. I looked at it at the Grizzly store in Springfield. It is a heavy saw. I own a few Grizzly tools, and have had great luck with them so far. There are a few reviews on Amazons website you might check out. They all seemed very positive. Good luck!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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#2 posted 08-31-2007 07:22 AM

I was seconds away from ordering that saw because it felt like a great compromise between contract and cabinet saws. My wife (love ya babe) talked me into getting the Grizzly 1023 Cabinet Saw. That is what I wanted but since I’m cheap, I was leaning toward the Hybrid. My opinion is that if you’re going to spend $600+ on the hybrid, its seriously worth considering getting a full blown cabinet saw for a few hundred more. If you aren’t wired for 220V and don’t want to be, the hybrid is a good choice.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#3 posted 08-31-2007 04:53 PM

Most of the hybirds seem under powered to me. I have a 3 HP Jet and at times I wish it was a 14” with 5-7.5 HP. It also seems like it’s just lighter made all over. To most of us the tablesaw is the center piece in the shop. If you have to save a little longer. I’d wait and get the one I wanted.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 08-31-2007 05:10 PM

I get nothing from this plug but I have a friend who owns timberline woodworking supply (timberlinetools.com) here in Utah and he ships saws all over the place… He sold 450 Sawstops to schools this year and is picking up school saws he replaced at the tune of about 3 to 4 per day. I saw a maybe 2 to 3 year old Jet come in 2 days ago and he has a ton of 3 horse unisaws. I would call him and he had beismeyer fences (the good ones) that he can put on the saws (brand new) for about $250 ish… I think you could get a unisaw with a new beismeyer fence for like $750 ish… I know many have had good experiences with Grizzley and dont discount that. However you need to hear both sides. This spring I purchased about $1000 worth of stuff from them and it took 4 months to get it all and I would have to say move over verizon, quest, Dish Network and County Tax Comission… I have a new first place worst customer service experience I have ever had with anyone with Grizzley. I had to threaten to call the state attourney generals office and pass out flyers detailing my experience with them at the Las Vegas show in July to get them to do the right thing… which ultimatly they did but it was an awful experience.

Drew

P.S. those used saws are not listed on the website or anything… just get the number there and call and beg to speak with Richard who is one of the owners…

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#5 posted 08-31-2007 05:20 PM

The other side ofthe coin…I’ve had nothing but good experiences with Grizzly. I have several of their tools. They’ve been very helpful, good customer service and delivery right on time.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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