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Posted on G0513ANV vs G0513X2

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bigJohninvegas

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#1 posted 11-18-2018 03:24 PM

I have the G0513X2. And I love it. I to looked at the 14 ” saws, both grizzly and Jet. It seems that the 14” saws have an inch or two more resaw capacity. So if resaw is where it is at for you you may want to look closer at that size. Since bying my saw I have seen a few buy the rikon 14” saw for its resaw ability and seem to like it.
For me I do some resaw work, and the 12 inch resaw capacity of the 513 is enough for me. I like the overall performance of the 17” saw.
I looked at the G0513anv too. It made more sense to me spend the little extra for the added features of the X2.
Do a side by side comparison of the two saws.
The anniversary version has aluminum wheels, steel trunion, cool block style guides and a smaller fence, where the X2 has the cast iron wheels, cast iron trunion, roller bearing guides, and a much better fence.
Hard to beat the upgrades for the price. Just looking at the saws again on grizzly. At te bottom of the page you will see a side by side comparison of several saws. To add the fence later is and extra $139. At most would upgrade to Carter guides at some point. And that’s another $264.
Quick add on, I agree with Tennessee, I bought the X2. I does take about 45 seconds for the saw to stop. Sometimes I wish I had the foot brake. I looked at it at the time I was buying, and it was just a bit more than my budget would allow.
I have use 1/4”, 1/2” and currently set up with a 3/4” blade on my X2. all worked great.
I had the cheapo Harbor Freight 14” saw when I bought the X2. I do wish I had kept it just to keep a 1/4” blade set up. That little saw did ok for small projects. cutting 1” thick curved work.

-- John


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