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#1 posted 02-11-2020 08:26 PM

I was actually trying to find out more info on the 0899 but have been leaning toward the 1023 and trying to rule out the other Grizzly options. The 690 would cost me ~$225 more delivered to my doorstep. In the grand scheme, $200 isn t going to break the bank, more like postpone other things I might want (like a jointer)

So, the G0690 at $1975 with tax and shipping to my door, what would a competitor model be? The SawStop is going to be probably $3500 with tax, a PM2000 is likely pushing $3k. Seems like the 0690 is a heavy hitter for the price.

There is a new in-box PM1000 w/50” fence listed near me that they are asking $2000 for, maybe I could get it for 1750 or something. I would sacrifice the 3hp motor but is the PM enough of a nicer saw that I should consider it instead of the 0690?

Also a used Unisaw with all kinds of stuff for $1850…

- Lil_Jeep

After looking hard at the 1023 vs the 690 I’ve started talking myself into the 1023 because the dust collection looks like it would be better, but then I go back to the quick release riving knife and I think the 690 is better. I’m glad I’m not shopping for this saw because I understand your dilemma.

I’d stay away from the PM1000 for a variety of reasons.

I’m a Unisaw owner so I have a fondness for them but if it is pre-2009 it won’t have a riving knife. Mine is 2004 and it doesn’t so a Shark Guard is my only solution for that unless I upgrade to a SawStop or a European Slider. I’d at least go look at the Uni since it is somewhat in your price ballpark. Maybe you can get the price down a bit.

One of my personal criteria for my Uni was the 52” fence so truth be told I could live with the 1023RLX with the 53 inch extension table and have a riving knife, (but not a quick release like the 690 so I’d have to go to the 691 for even more money so no). If the extension is not one of your criteria then The 1023RL might be your best value. Only you can decide for sure but I think you should seriously look at the 1023RL/RLX options if the used Uni doesn’t meet your needs.

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