Advice for repairing/tuning new-to-me table saw?

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Forum topic by rjensen posted 05-12-2015 12:35 PM 698 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-12-2015 12:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly ts tablesaw table saw maintenance repair tuning vibrates shakes jerks

I’ve recently acquired a G1022Z and am trying to determine whether it warrants the price I paid for it ($120) or if I should flip it and skip the used market and order directly from the big bear. My three main issues are:

(1) Rough starts & stops. The saw is on a dedicated 15A 240v circuit, but the thing noticeably jerks/shakes when the motor starts & stops. Even when I disconnect the link belt, the saw doesn’t even come close to passing the nickel test. Is this an indicator that the motor’s shot?

(2) The fence sucks. It’s style is like the Shop Fox Original fence, slides on the circular rails, and is never parallel to anything.

(3) I can’t get the cast iron wings to lay parallel to the tabletop. I can match up the inside edges fairly well, but getting the outside tips to be level w/ the rest of the table has proven to be more taxing than I was hoping for.

(3) is something I’m willing to live with given the price I paid for the saw, but I’m expecting that (1) and (2) will cause more emotional & financial hardships (and scraps) down the road. Does anyone have any pointers of where I should look to address (1)? If the consensus is that (1) is futile, then I’ll probably flip the saw from whence it came from (yay Craigslist!) and just buy direct from Grizzly and get something with a riving knife and a decent fence. If I can fix 1, then I’ll stick with the saw and move on to upgrading the fence while I save up for the financial & political capital for a SS.


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#1 posted 05-12-2015 01:02 PM

The Grizzly G1022 was my first table saw. I got a lot of use out of that saw, but then it seemed harder and harder to get it to cut decently. I pushed it aside and looked for a 3HP Grizzly Cabinet Saw. Best thing I ever did. i paid $300 for the Cabinet Saw w/Beisemeyer fence. Yup…..I would try to flip the G1022Z and keep your eyes out for a used Cabinet Saw. If you have the money, buy yourself a new Grizzly Cabinet Saw.

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