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Forum topic by mvh posted 08-15-2009 09:32 AM 3302 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-15-2009 09:32 AM

Does anybody have just a plain old Grizzly 1023 table saw? I am guessing that the saw below would be about 7-13 years old?? It is listed in the local classifieds for $400. It will require a little clean up, fence & rails, miter gauge, and blade gaurd. With out seeing the saw in person, the only thing it looks to really need is removing the rust on the table. They say it has a brand new motor, it is a Grizzly 3 hp that is about $288 delivered. I would like to hear from people that have this saw or similar after several years. Does it hold up about the same as a Unisaw, Powermatic, etc? Also the price. Even though it has a new motor, I think the additions are going to add up to $400 or just over. I was thinking $400 for the saw is bit much and somewhere in the range of $300 be would closer to actual value since you can buy a brand new 1023SL delivered for $1,075. Any way am I way off base with this thinking? Part of me says yes due to the motor, but other other half says 75-80% of new to get it running is to much. I tried to attach some of the pictures, hopefully it works. Thanks.





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#1 posted 08-16-2009 07:15 PM

You’re looking at at lest $400 for a new fence, blase guard and miter gage. It’s also a right-tilt saw. You OK with that? I’d offer $250.00 and order a new 1023 if they say “No.”

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 07:34 PM

im not going to say what its worth, just saying a lot of shops are going out of business in this bad economy. I sell to cabinet shops for a living so I see a lot of my customers going down, and I see a lot of their tools going on the market, way below value, the rest is just looking and taking the right deal for you.

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 09:52 PM

IMHO, the 1023 is a great hobby saw, and a decent bargain on a saw for light commercial use, but I don’t think you can compare it’s longevity to a Uni or a PM66. It looks to be in good condition…that rust will come right off. $400 with the fence would be a good deal….without the fence, miter gauge, etc., I think it’s a bit steep. I’ve seen a couple of that vintage with fences, miter gauge, mobile base, etc. go for ~ $500. Newer ones go for more like $700-$800.

A Shop Fox Classic (the same fence that comes on a new G1023S) is $269 delivered. A new Vega fence is about the same. The Shop Fox H3316 Heavy-Duty Miter Gauge that comes with the saw is $55 plus s/h. I have no idea what a replacement blade guard costs, but you’re pushing $800 to fully equip that saw at the current asking price of $400, which is about what I’d consider fair for a 1-2 year old 1023. Having a new motor is a good thing, but it doesn’t really offset the cost of all the other missing parts much.

Last year I bought a Shop Fox W1677 (same as the G1023SL) for $903 shipped with an Ebay coupon and the Microsoft Cashback deal….regular price is $1253 shipped. I do happen to have the stock miter gauge and blade guard/splitter that I don’t use, both of which are new…the blade guard is still on the plastic wrap, and has never been mounted. Let me know if you get the saw….if you’re interested in those items, I could let them go for a good price.

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#4 posted 08-17-2009 12:55 AM

Thanks everyone for your replies. I’ve pretty much made my mind up to pass on this saw as I agree with all of you. Can’t believe I didn’t notice it being a right tilt off the bat, that’s a deal breaker by itself for me. I was in a tool store this weekend that has a few older unisaws (50’s-60’s) and a powermatic. They need work, but I think it would pretty fun to restore one as long as they aren’t to terribly bad. So I think I will check them out when the right guy is in the store.

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