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Posted on Grizzly G0899, anyone?

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#1 posted 02-11-2020 06:11 PM

I’m 100% going down your path with you and have been looking for the past 3 months or so. I too have mostly settled on the 0899. (Call me crazy but I like going through the Owner’s Manuals which you can get on Grizzly’s site by going to the product page and selecting the ‘Documents’ tab).

It has;
Better dust collection (theoretically) than what the 0771 and 0690 will give you (I agree with Jarrett on putting a Y connecter on it for better airflow)
Cabinet mounted trunnions (0771 and up all have this but it’s still a plus versus table mounted)
Better fence than the 0771Z
Ability to work on 120 or 220 for better hobbyist flexibility
Has a quick release blade guard and riving knife

There are probably other aspects I’m forgetting but those were some of the big ones that were appealing for the price. I won’t be cutting anything that would require the 3hp motor of the 1023 and I’m sure the 100lbs heavier weight won’t help in moving it around the garage. 400lbs vs. 500lbs is still plenty heavy for “stability”.

Shop Fox doesn’t seem to provide the same value for the price. I’m not sure if that’s because they come at a higher MSRP due to having distribution through retailers who need their markup, if the tariffs impact them more because they’re manufactured in China vs. Taiwan, or other. Either way, Shop Fox seems to cost $200-$300 more for the same thing even though it’s the same ownership.

I never could find any differences between this and the 0833 but it is clearly a replacement for it. Who knows what problems they found in the 0833 that they’re “fixing” with the 0899

-- Brian, Nashville, TN

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