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Posted on G0690 vs. G1023 - riving knife/spreader and fence differences?

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#1 posted 10-28-2014 08:43 PM

Fence is longer on the 690. 42” and the Riving knife pulls out from the top of the table. Takes 2 seconds to remove it. I think the riving knife comes out of the top on the RL’s as well.
Table top is the same size except for the router extension.
If the nickle test means anything, my 690 passes the test. There is very little if any vibration on either saw.
My saw came out of the box in perfect alignment except for the fence which took less than 2 min to align.

I have heard that some are complaining about the dust port on the blade schroud of the RL’s gets clogged, but on my 690, all the junk just falls into the bottom of the cabinet.
I would still suggest a stand alone router table, but that is your choice, not mine.

You will love either saw.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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