G1022 Table Saw Restoration

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Project by LucasWoods posted 10-12-2017 09:37 PM 2899 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finished restoring my Grizzly 1022 contractor saw over the weekend! I am so excited to get this thing squared and tuned up and make my first cuts!

I got this saw for free and thought that will such a low entry price my wife would let me get it.

Got it loaded up took it home. Plugged it in to make sure that it worked and sure enough it sounded great. The table saw had a ton of vibration, an old belt, arbor bearings that were loud and so my restoration efforts began….. 8 months later…

I got the entire saw taken apart and little baggies labeled, then I deployed to the Middle East for 6 months. I have been back for about 2 months and recently finished restoring this beast.

New link belt, new arbor bearings and a bunch of elbow grease. And some johnsons paste wax to go on all the screws and the cast iron top/wings

All that is left is just cleaning up the fence a bit and getting that put on. The table saw now runs smooth and quiet with almost no discernible vibration on the top. Going to do a nickel test soon.


-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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#1 posted 10-13-2017 02:16 AM

Lucas you’ve done a great job on your “new” saw! Good luck with your first project on it.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 10-13-2017 03:49 AM

Thanks John!

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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#3 posted 10-13-2017 04:23 AM

Looks gorgeous! Have fun using it.

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#4 posted 10-13-2017 02:35 PM

Beautiful! Wishiing you years of good service from it!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#5 posted 10-13-2017 03:48 PM

You can’t be free! And it’s a nice saw and when you get it all done and checked out you’ll have a great saw. I’s a good looking saw.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 10-14-2017 01:13 AM

I picked up the same saw a few years ago. I’ve been very happy with it! I wasn’t a huge fan of the fence so I upgraded to a Delta biesemeyer style fence. I’d recommend it if you can swing it. A few minor mods needed to be made to make it fit. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the saw for years to come.

And thank you for your service!!!!!

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#7 posted 10-14-2017 02:13 AM

Thanks for your service and have fun with the saw.

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#8 posted 10-15-2017 03:43 PM

This was a work horse of a saw that Grizzly used to offer. My brother had one. My saw was in Storage for 10 years and required some loving care also. I had to replace the capacitors, and reset the centrifuge throw out switch in the motor. I was happy to see your pictures as I could not find the 90 degree angle adjustment on my saw. Bet it is right where yours is. I have the Grizzly 1023 cabinet saw from the same time period. My saw is 32 years old and still works great. I set that 90 degree stop 32 years ago. Still is set correctly. I bet your will too.

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