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Forum topic by KellyB posted 04-15-2015 01:24 PM 977 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-15-2015 01:24 PM

I have a jet jcs10 table saw which is a good saw. I have actually adjusted it to less than .002 tolerances after an extended wrestling match.

So why would I think of a new saw?

The splitter/ blade guard assembly is a nightmare to remove and replace, and there is no way to get a riving knife to work on the saw. (I have become convinced that a riving knife is a truly good thing.)

So, how to get a good saw with a riving knife and simple changeout without going bankrupt? Grizzly has a bit of a sale going on, and I am looking at their model G0715P Polar Bear series saw.

I have never owned a Grizzly product before but have heard good things about them and their customer service.

So my question is, at $775 is this saw likely to be a good quality machine which would compare to the JCS10 I have now?


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#1 posted 04-15-2015 02:22 PM

I’ve yet to be unhappy with my Grizz tools. Band saw. table saw, lathe. All are keepers.


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#2 posted 04-15-2015 02:54 PM

My guess (and it is a guess) is that’s quite comparable to your Jet….thye may have came out of the same factory. I’ve had a couple of Grizzly tools over the years and have never found fault with any of them. I did have a motor problem on a combo sander…but Griz CS took care of it and paid shipping both ways for the work. My investment was the effort to dis assemble and re assemble the thing.

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

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#3 posted 04-15-2015 03:16 PM

I have one of their table saws, have had it for 22 years. I have changed out the fence system only because i liked the deltd system better. As for the saw your looking at, i would say you will have to replace it in about 35 to 45 years. Yes its as good as your jet, buy it. If you call them to order, talk to them about any discounts they may have going on, every cent counts. Maybe if you pick it up at the termenal, no shipping cost. Idk.. never hurts to try… good luck!!

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#4 posted 04-15-2015 09:56 PM

Isn’t that a 3HP cabinet saw?

You can put a microjig splitter or make your own splitter.

No, it doesn’t go up and down and no, it doesn’t tilt with the blade, but I’ve never found it an issue.

Do whatever makes you happy.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#5 posted 04-16-2015 12:11 PM

Thanks to all for the replies. Looks good for Grizzly. I have been doing more research which suggests that the G071P has problems with the blade mechanisms, so I don’t think that will be my final choice. More likely the 1023.

@Robert Engel: If you mean my Jet, it’s a hybrid with a 2HP, and I cannot imagine how one would make a better splitter/riving knife for it. There are no after market solutions for the knife except prehaps the B.O.R.K., but I’m truly leery of a hose clamp. To remove and replace my splitter/guard, it would be really nice to have a universal joint located between the wrist and elbow—something Homo Sapiens sapiens v2.0 should have….

Please explain further what you mean by a microjig splitter.

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#6 posted 05-02-2015 10:51 PM

Well, I pulled the trigger on the Grizzly 1023RL. Tech support steered me away from the 715 because of the ongoing problems with their going out of alignment when raising and lowering.

I rather pleased with myself for having gotten it into my cellar shop alone, using a comealong to hoist it up and over a hefty step. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to do that without finding 10,000 out of work Egyptians (you know, the pyramid fellows).

She’s all lined up and ready to roll as of this a.m. I couldn’t resist: I did the nickel test, and it passed! I am impressed with the build quality of this machine, and the from the factory alignments.

I can safely say that this is my last table saw.

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#7 posted 05-02-2015 10:55 PM

Why not put a shark guard on your Jet?

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#8 posted 05-02-2015 11:44 PM

No. the 0715P has complaints about the blade being impossible to square to the table if you move it. Known issue. No fix as of this quarter.

Good customer service is a necessity when your products require it…

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#9 posted 05-03-2015 11:49 AM

Matt: No joy with the Sharkguard. None made for the jcs10, and no way to mount anything to it. The only add on seemed to be the B.O.R.K., and as I indicated earlier in this thread, I am just skeptical of using hose clamps on a table saw.

It was time to retire the Jet, anyhow, and this saw is heads and shoulders above it.
It’s only money, after all, and it’s for the good of the kitchen cabinets as I have explained to SWMBO.

Yes, Brian, I have been impressed with the CS so far with Grizzly. A little mix up with shipping because of our roads being posted for weight limits in the spring, but it worked out well in the end. They are happily going to
refund the lift gate charge, which, had I known the terminal was only 35 mins away, I would not have opted for in the first place.

Moving right along…

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