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

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#1 posted 10-29-2014 05:48 AM

I have a 1023rlw. You can pull the riving knife from the top – it’s a little tight but doable. I also have the saw on the shopfox mobile base 2057A. I have 5 other brands of mobile bases in my shop and the SF one is far and away the best. It’s beefy and rolling is totally smooth. Compared to the other bases I have, it totally rocks. I roll my saw multiple times a day and while it’s the heaviest tool in my shop, it is a breeze to move. Also, you can assemble the 2057A around the machine though the instructions for that are way over complicated. Just use your head and it’s pretty straight forward.

My only complaint about the G1023 is the dust collection. They say it has a 4 inch port but from the shroud to the port is a 2.5” tube. There is also an opening at the bottom of the cabinet that also goes into the 4 inch port but a lot of sawdust builds up in the bottom of the cabinet. Not a killer but I still have to open the door up and suck out the dust. Finally, the plastic 4 inch port is held onto the cabinet via 4 screws but the plastic port is pretty flimsy – I will be doing something there to beef it up. I guess it would be ok for a permanently attached DC hose but I move my DC from machine to machine as needed.

That said, I love my 1023. It’s a joy to use.

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