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05-14-2015 01:41 AM

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Looking for some input. I’ve been saving for a tablesaw. Perusing craigslist today, I found a guy selling a Grizzly G1022 Heavy Duty table saw for $250. Researching this site, I found posts about the G1022Z (ProZ) vs the 1022sm. Couldn’t find anything about the straight G1022.

Just wondering if you think this saw was worth $250. Sounds like its in good condition.

Thanks for helping the new guy out!


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#1 posted 05-14-2015 01:49 AM

Add the link form the CL post.

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 02:13 AM

Don’t think I would call it heavy duty by any stretch…..but for the same money you should be able to find a used delta cont. saw or similar….before they all went offshore. I wouldn’t pay 250 for that one. Maybe 100 if i really needed one quickly.
Good luck on your search
JB

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#3 posted 05-14-2015 04:12 AM

Thanks for the responses guys. I passed on the saw. Told the guy I didn’t want to pay $250 for it. I’ve been saving for the Rigid saw, and keep hearing mixed reviews about it. Some guys saying it’s an awesome saw for the price, some guys saying it’s a problem saw. Just not sure where to go at this point. Unfortunately, I just missed a guy selling a powermatic 64A for $325. That would have been perfect, I think.

Anyway… thanks again for the advice. Probably be asking more questions soon.

BW

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#4 posted 05-14-2015 09:55 AM

I can’t imagine how anyone can make a decision to pass on anything made by Grizzly and in the same sentence say they were holding out for a Ridgid. The Ridgid saw is junk. I have the Craftsman version and it really is as bad as any of the worst things you have heard.

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#5 posted 05-14-2015 10:40 AM

I recommend 2 things: patience and getting the best saw you can afford.

For months I was looking for a power mortiser and had pretty much given up. All I could find were run of the mill benchtop models guys wanting too much money.

The very day before I was going to buy one at Woodcraft a Powermatic floor model came up on CL.
I ended up getting it for $100 more than a benchtop model.

As mentioned, the new Delta stuff is not all that great. The old Delta (Rockwell) stuff is much better.

If $5-600 is in your budget you should be able to pick up a full on cabinet saw.
Or for a little more, Grizzly has a hybrid saw that looks pretty good.
Also, remember when looking at older saws the fences are the big issue.
Good luck.

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#6 posted 05-14-2015 11:16 AM

The basic G1022 is a decent typical Taiwanese contractor saw. It’s the things that get added that make or break the saw. The jetlock style fence on most of the G1022s isn’t very good IMO. The G1022 ProZ had a much better fence. That said, I wouldn’t pay $250 for a used G1022 if it had a stock jetlock style fence.

I also proceed with caution on any purchase of an R4512 or 21833 due to the never ending stream of issues with alignment during blade changes. If you get a good one, you could be fine, but if not, it has to go back. I’m thinking that the Delta 36-725 might be the safer bet on a new saw in this price range.

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Some that I’d consider over the G1022 in your area:
http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/tls/5015937487.html
http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/sop/5018781503.html
http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/tls/5017913129.html (TS3650, target price $300-$325)
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/wan/5008131235.html (target price – $225-$250)
http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/tls/5014679576.html (mobile base and router wing, target price – $275-$325)
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/tls/5019277094.html (worth a look)

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#7 posted 05-14-2015 04:40 PM

Hey guys…

Thanks again for all the help. Robert, totally agree with the patience idea. Either patience to wait for a good saw to pop up on Craigslist, or patience to save more money for a saw. Crank – I get what you’re saying. I like Grizzly a lot, but I’ve read as many reviews saying the G1022 was junk as I have with the Rigid. Guess I figured at least the Rigid came w/ a warranty.

Knotscott – Is the TS3650 better than the R4512, or does it have the same problems?

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#8 posted 05-14-2015 04:54 PM



Knotscott – Is the TS3650 better than the R4512, or does it have the same problems?

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There are pros and cons, and it’s subjective. The R4512 has a more modern design….internally housed motor, true riving knife, and a warranty. The 3650 is well proven, has solid cast wings going for it, but also has the outboard motor and old style splitter/guard assembly. If you get an R4512 that’s not plaqued with the alignment shifts when you change blade height, it should be fine with a good blade and proper setup.

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