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#1 posted 03-26-2018 03:04 AM

I would say in largely depends on what you do with it. I cut a crap ton(100-200 pcs/week) of pine into letters, words, hearts, etc. on a 15 year old 15” grizzly. It performs fine for what I do. Have not replace a thing yet. I would love to have a bigger, more powerful saw, but need a table saw more.

I have never resaw on it but I can tell you it would struggle and be slow. IMHO, if you want to resaw, you need a more industrial machine. Meaning 3HP and up.

If you want to do things like I am doing, I cant speak more highly of Carter guides. I was night and day difference.

I also would recommend finding a good supplier of blades. I buy 12 at a time and get a pretty good blade for less than 12$ The same blade from Grizzly I think is 20 plus shipping, and isn’t as good.

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