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05-03-2015 10:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw question

So, I should be getting a bonus soon. I have a track saw, but see the vale in having a nice table saw. I am looking at 2 Grizzly “hybrid” saws. First off, what is a “hybrid” saw? Second, has anyone had any experience with either saw? Finally, can someone help me understand the difference?

G0771

G0751P

Thanks !!

-- FNG ... On a quest for knowledge.


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#1 posted 05-03-2015 11:01 PM

A hybrid is a cross between a full industrial cabinet saw and an old style contractor saw with the motor hanging off the back. There are many variations within that classification now, but all have a full size table and a belt drive induction motor.

The G0771 is new, but looks to be a solid design, and is getting good reports from owners so far. It features cabinet mounted trunnion that make alignment easier, and has solid cast iron wings. The fence is a bit modest, but seems to work well.

The G0715P table mounted trunnions, full enclosure, solid wings, and a nice home duty Biese style steel t-square fence. However, it also has a long history of a problem with alignment….the alignment shifts when the blade height is changed. The issue doesn’t effect every unit, but can’t be fixed if you get a bad one. If you get a good one, it’s a heck of a nice saw.

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#2 posted 05-03-2015 11:02 PM

You should probably read another current thread about the 715. It’s hit and miss with a major problem. A hybrid has features of both a contractor saw and a cabinet saw. They have a bit more power than most contractor saws, but not that of a true cabinet saw. Dust collection of a cabinet saw. I believe the guts are not as heavy as that of a cabinet saw. From what I’ve seen of the 771, the fence would not suit my needs. It’s too short.

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#3 posted 05-03-2015 11:09 PM

First off congrats on the bonus not too many of those these days. First do some research. Good start here but look at a lot of places.

I’ll include a link that explains it pretty good http://youtu.be/6FBtsybFNMY

As somebody who has owned all types I’d recommend a cabinet saw. It will require 220.

A cabinet saw does not take up any more room than a hybrid.

You don’t mention your budget that will be key. Also important is what will you be making

If you want griz I’d go with 1023. Owned one for 10 years. Better would be an old American piece of iron. Real good price and made like a tank. Best would be Sawstop for safety and a great saw on top of that. Not cheap

Good luck and post pics of what ever you get.

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#4 posted 05-03-2015 11:32 PM

About to watch the video.

$6-700 is what I am targeting. I think the 1023 is about double that. I don’t doubt that it’s a great saw, but just out of my price range.

Additionally, I am not set up for 220. As of now, my entire garage has 1 regular GFCI outlet (110 I guess?). I am hoping to add more 110, but I’m not sure about adding 220.

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#5 posted 05-03-2015 11:33 PM

715 sounds like a crap shoot. Maybe i will just focus my energy on the 771.

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#6 posted 05-03-2015 11:34 PM

New Question: Is it easy to upgrade the fence with an aftermarket unit?

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#7 posted 05-03-2015 11:50 PM

Should be.

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#8 posted 05-03-2015 11:52 PM

Thanks Fridge

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#9 posted 05-03-2015 11:55 PM



New Question: Is it easy to upgrade the fence with an aftermarket unit?

- Beams37

Should be pretty straight forward, but can involve some drilling depending on what you get. You’d probably need to spend around $200 to get much upgrade over the stock fence of the G0771. Try it first, you might love it.

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#10 posted 05-04-2015 12:39 AM

I wonder if you can order the 771 with an aluma classic or original shop fox fence as an upgrade. Worth asking. Looks like the 771 is on sale.

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#11 posted 05-04-2015 12:54 AM



I wonder if you can order the 771 with an aluma classic or original shop fox fence as an upgrade. Worth asking. Looks like the 771 is on sale.

- firefighterontheside

I doubt that they’ll do it, but it’s a good idea IMO. I always thought that they should have offered two versions of this saw. One with steel wings and the aluminum fence for less, and one with cast wings and a better fence for a bit more.

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#12 posted 05-04-2015 01:07 AM

I like the 690 or 691 if you have the room. IT’s a full cabinet saw.

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#13 posted 05-05-2015 04:59 AM


About to watch the video.

$6-700 is what I am targeting. I think the 1023 is about double that. I don t doubt that it s a great saw, but just out of my price range.

Additionally, I am not set up for 220. As of now, my entire garage has 1 regular GFCI outlet (110 I guess?). I am hoping to add more 110, but I m not sure about adding 220.

- Beams37

I’ve got the 771. No complaints from me, it’s a very nice saw. The fence isn’t the greatest, but it’s serviceable. I’ll upgrade the fence in a little while. I added a melamine insert into the open space between the rails. I would suggest picking up a mobile base for it so you can move it around the shop.

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#14 posted 05-06-2015 12:19 AM

That’s much bigger than I imagined … That’s what she said !!

That is the model I am leaning towards.

What base are you using? Stock fence?

Any complaints? Or praises?

-- FNG ... On a quest for knowledge.

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#15 posted 05-06-2015 01:16 AM

I as well have the 771 and so far it has been a great saw. The fence has been more than enough for what I have needed so far. It would be nice if it were a bit longer, but it works. Built a clamp rack and working on an entryway table now. Nothing special, but it is what it has done up to this point. Have owned it for about 2 months now.

I second the mobile base, I work in a one car garage, don’t move it often, but is a great feature when it is needed. You can see the saw in the background, that was before I got the mobile base. FWIW, I got the PM1000 base and for my use, has been perfect.

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