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Forum topic by Randy2575 posted 01-18-2019 06:32 PM 706 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2019 06:32 PM

Hey guys,

this is my first post here. I’m looking at a very clean Grizzly table saw that the current owner (he inherited it from his father in law) said hasn’t been used in 14 years. Not sure what to make of it as it is sitting very clean and purdy in a very neat wood shop. He says it’s 220v, but that’s about all the info he gave me over the phone.
Can anyone tell me more about this saw like the model (possible 1023?) Although it seems to be in very good condition, I think it may not be a great deal, he’s asking $750.

Thanks


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#1 posted 01-18-2019 06:47 PM

Not nearly enough information to ID this saw. There should be a nameplate somewhere on the saw with the information you’re asking for. If not, is there any way you could post a photo of the saw?

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#2 posted 01-18-2019 07:16 PM

My bad, here ya go…

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#3 posted 01-18-2019 10:03 PM

It is a right tilt. That is a deal breaker for me.

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#4 posted 01-18-2019 10:07 PM

Looks like the one in this old thread, http://lumberjocks.com/topics/53218 . Scroll down the page a bit where one poster says it looks like it could be circa 1994. $750 seems on the high side if that’s the case. Further research concerning the quality control on Grizzly products back then might be helpful.

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#5 posted 01-18-2019 10:44 PM

Yeah, I’m gonna pass mainly because of the age and the quality problems so often mentioned with older Grizzly products. Thank you for the input.

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#6 posted 01-19-2019 12:38 AM

Does the saw come with the sliding table attachment and the overarm dust collection? I wouldn’t be so quick to write off that machine. You can haggle the price and I’m willing to bet the owner would be glad to rid himself of a 500 lb. beast he isn’t interested in keeping. Meanwhile, that saw looks to be in awfully good condition. If you’re in the market for a table saw, I’d say it’s worth a closer look.

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#7 posted 01-19-2019 01:03 AM

That’s a nice saw. The G1023 has an excellent history. That really looks like a good deal to me, and has a good aftermarket fence (maybe an Excaliber?).

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#8 posted 01-19-2019 01:06 AM

Since it wasn’t clear what all came with the saw, I contacted the seller again. So far no reply.

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#9 posted 01-19-2019 01:51 AM



Since it wasn t clear what all came with the saw, I contacted the seller again. So far no reply.

- Randy2575

Bummer. Could be OWWM Rule #5.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#10 posted 01-19-2019 01:55 AM



That s a nice saw. The G1023 has an excellent history. That really looks like a good deal to me, and has a good aftermarket fence (maybe an Excaliber?).

- knotscott


I think you’re correct Scott. Looks like the Excalibur EXTT45/78 Rip Fence.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#11 posted 01-19-2019 08:39 AM

Well, he got back to me and actually surprised me – price includes the saw, the Excalibur sliding table on the left of the picture, the outfeed table on the back, the right hand table extension, and the yellow dust collection unit over the saw.

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#12 posted 01-19-2019 12:33 PM


Well, he got back to me and actually surprised me – price includes the saw, the Excalibur sliding table on the left of the picture, the outfeed table on the back, the right hand table extension, and the yellow dust collection unit over the saw.

- Randy2575

Well, now that’s a horse of a different color. I know, for some, a right tilt saw is a deal breaker. Wouldn’t be for me. If you’re not sure, there’s plenty been written on the subject. Seek and ye shall find.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#13 posted 01-19-2019 01:31 PM

I have a 1023 from the mid 80’s it has been a great saw and has had a lot of usage.

Regardless of age I’d put it against any of the 10” saws.

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#14 posted 01-19-2019 02:56 PM

As far as I can tell from a glimpse, the G1023 was made from roughly sometime around 1990 until 2002, when G1023S and G1023SL came along. It was essentially a copy of the Delta Unisaw design. Those were made until the G1023R series came along around 2009, and included a redesign along with a riving knife. All have been extremely well received and have a very large following. The fence on the early G1023 was less well liked than the Shop Fox Classic found on more recent models, but the previous owner fitted this saw with an excellent aftermarket fence, so no worries there.

It’s very likely that the trunnions of the saw shown look like these:

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#15 posted 01-19-2019 06:31 PM

If I’m not out of the ballpark, I think that set up would run you about three times that price new, wouldn’t it? I have an even older Grizzly with the same fence and right hand table extension and am more than pleased with it. I’d be surprised if that is available for very long.

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