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

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#1 posted 10-29-2014 01:10 PM

David, I think you’ve got the best solution – I’ll just get both saws! Not really, but your post was incredibly helpful – it’s great to get feedback from someone who DOES have both of them and can apples-to-apples them for me.

I think I’m going to have to stick with the 1023. I measured my available space and it’s already a tight fit for my R4512 – which is only about 48” overall width. The 1023 is 56”, while the 690 is 62” – which I think will just be way too wide for my space. Plus, the 1023 has the router table (again, I need to conserve space wherever possible) and from what I understand it is a little quieter (David, do you agree?) – which is also important because my shop is in the lower-level of a split entry house.

Do you mind if I PM you after I get the saw to ask some questions on improving the dust collection? I can give the saw a dedicated 4” line, and I’d be ok with making some relatively simple modifications to improve dust and airflow.

Steve and philba, thanks so much for your thoughts as well. I really appreciate the feedback. I thought my decision was made until the 690 went on sale and I second-guessed myself, and if I had room for the 690 I might still be debating.

Now I just need to wait to see what happens with sales and coupons – if anyone gets a Grizzly 10% coupon in the coming weeks and isn’t going to use it, I’d be happy to take it off your hands :-).

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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