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Grizzly 1023SLX or wait for a Unisaw

by SharkeysEnd
posted 09-18-2018 02:41 AM


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WoodES

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#1 posted 09-18-2018 04:18 AM

At that price, buy it and use in until a unisaw comes available. Then sell the Grizzly for more that what you paid….

Seems like a very good price. The current price on a new saw with the extensions is $1795 + shipping.

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#2 posted 09-18-2018 01:38 PM

For that price, it’s a no-brainer. Buy it now!

Chances are, you will probably never have to upgrade to the Unisaw or PM66. For a hobbyist, that Grizzly is every bit as good, at half the price.

In my area, that saw would be well over $1000, which makes holding out for the other saws more enticing. But, for that price it’s kind of a steal.

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#3 posted 09-18-2018 01:48 PM

Thanks for ensuring that I had the right idea about it being a good buy. I’m going to try to get it, but unfortunately I have to go out of town for a funeral. I told him if he still hasn’t sold it by Friday that I want it.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#4 posted 09-18-2018 01:57 PM

One more question: do you think I could fit this saw, after disassembly, into a Honda pilot? Is it OK to lie the cabinet down on its side?

The cargo space is 4 feet between the wheel wells, by at least 6 feet deep, by 33 to 35 inches tall


-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#5 posted 09-18-2018 02:45 PM

could you rent a trailer for 4 hours there ? :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 09-18-2018 02:47 PM

I had a 1023slx for over 10 years, and it was a beast. Ran like a dream till the day I sold it, and would pass the nickel test with ease. I paid 1500 new, and sold it for 800. You can disassemble it down to the base and it would fit. I’d test to make sure the arbor does not have any play, but I would check that for any saw. Other than that jump on it.

I only upgraded to get to 5hp and a sawstop. Otherwise it would still be running today in my shop.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#7 posted 09-18-2018 02:58 PM

You can absolutely fit it in a Pilot. I fit a Unisaw in a small hatchback. Twice.

You’ll need to remove the tables, of course, and you could remove the motor to make the base more manageable, but it’s quite easy.

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#8 posted 09-18-2018 03:15 PM

Thank you very much!

So…socket set, an adjustable wrench or two, a few screwdrivers and my cordless drill. Anything else I should bring for disassembly? Allen wrenches?

If I can get the cash out of an ATM, and if no one else beats me to it I’m going to try to pick it up today.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#9 posted 09-18-2018 03:24 PM

Buy that saw! Yes, metric allen wrenches. Would recommend a trailer or a buddy with a pickup truck, even if you pay the seller today and come back for it over the weekend. You’re looking at 550 lbs! I have a 2014 Pilot and IMO you could easily mess up the folded seats.

-- Two thumbs and counting

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#10 posted 09-18-2018 03:26 PM

If you plan on removing the cast-iron top, be observant of any shims that might be placed between the table top and the cabinet. These are very important when reassembling To ensure that the alignment of the table to the blade is correctly aligned so that both 90° and 45° rip currents are accurate.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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SharkeysEnd

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#11 posted 09-18-2018 03:28 PM



Buy that saw! Yes, metric allen wrenches. Would recommend a trailer or a buddy with a pickup truck, even if you pay the seller today and come back for it over the weekend. You re looking at 550 lbs! I have a 2014 Pilot and IMO you could easily mess up the folded seats.

- mathguy1981

I’m going there in an hour. Hopefully I can make two ATM withdrawals in a row. I should probably keep some cash in a safe at home for emergency CL purchases like this… lol

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#12 posted 09-18-2018 03:43 PM

maybe give bank a call tell them you like to make a larger withdrawal ours its not a problem :<)) I still would try rent a trailer I would not like to dismantle it thing weighs a ton and a half :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#13 posted 09-18-2018 04:24 PM

Moving table saws on a trailer is way more of a pain IMO. I’d just take the thing apart. He’s going to want to clean, lubricate, and align everything anyway, so disassembly is pretty much a must.

You can basically move a cabinet saw by yourself if you take it apart enough and you’re relatively strong.

A socket set, combination wrenches, metric allen wrenches, and a couple screwdrivers will do it. Do pay attention to whether or not there are table shims, for exactly the reason mentioned above. That’s the only gotcha.

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#14 posted 09-18-2018 04:26 PM

Thanks for the reminder about the shims. I’d seen it before but might have forgotten. I brought a sharpie to mark them.

Wish me luck…

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#15 posted 09-18-2018 04:53 PM

That’s a great find. After you get that I doubt you will find you will want to upgrade to another saw unless you have your heart set on another brand. This should do pretty much everything you will want it to do.

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#16 posted 09-18-2018 05:15 PM

yes it is Charles … please keep us informed :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#17 posted 09-18-2018 05:56 PM

The G1023 is a very good Table Saw, Better than the G0771Z that I have. I’ve talked with a Grizzly Rep over a year ago and he said this is a favorite for High School shop classes. There’s work to disassemble, reassemble and clean. bring a helper. At $650 it’s a super deal. this is about 1/3 the price of new.

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#18 posted 09-18-2018 06:23 PM

Deposit made, hands shaken, phone numbers exchanged and listing removed. I’m picking it up on Saturday.

I’m very grateful for all of your input and encouragement. I feel much better about this purchase than any of the others I’ve made on my own.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#19 posted 09-18-2018 06:40 PM

Best buy you ever made.
Chuck

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#20 posted 09-18-2018 08:19 PM

Congrats. You got a good deal. It looks like the saw needs a bit of TLC to remove the rust on the top, but other than that and a thorough cleaning, the saw should serve you well.

Be sure to get a sharp blade for it if he doesn’t send you home with one. I’m partial to Forrest blades, but there are a lot of options. The Delta 7657 is an amazing bargain.

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#21 posted 09-19-2018 02:43 AM

GRATZ MUST SHOW US BETTER PICTURES :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#22 posted 09-19-2018 03:03 AM

If you can borrow or rent a small trailer you can save a lot of work with disassembly and reassembly. With a long tailgate on the trailer you can move it easily with two people and some furniture carts from Hazard Freight.

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#23 posted 09-19-2018 10:02 AM

Congrats on a very good deal. And it’s a left tilt’

Before moving the unit, bevel the blade to 45°. This will move the motor inside of the cabinet and put the center of gravity within the cabinet and make it easier to maneuver.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#24 posted 09-19-2018 03:07 PM



Congrats on a very good deal. And it s a left tilt Before moving the unit, bevel the blade to 45°. This will move the motor inside of the cabinet and put the center of gravity within the cabinet and make it easier to maneuver.

- toolie


^^^ what he said. Congrats!! Yes need some better pictures after you get it home and clean it up. You can download the manual from their website if he doesn’t have it, will be a good guide for taking it apart. I have the G0651 that also has a 52” fence and I did the shop fox mobile base with extension. Cost about $150 but my saw rolls around pretty well in the shop now and that’s very useful. I had 220V sub panel run with some extra 110v that I needed, and use a heavy 20Amp extension cord to power the saw. Works like a charm and I can push everything against a wall if I need to.

-- Two thumbs and counting

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#25 posted 09-20-2018 01:06 PM


If you can borrow or rent a small trailer you can save a lot of work with disassembly and reassembly. With a long tailgate on the trailer you can move it easily with two people and some furniture carts from Hazard Freight.
- WoodES

Excellent suggestion, I’m going to to do that. Uhaul offers a low floor trailer for $15 (Plus some extra fees I’m sure).


Congrats on a very good deal. And it s a left tilt Before moving the unit, bevel the blade to 45°. This will move the motor inside of the cabinet and put the center of gravity within the cabinet and make it easier to maneuver.

- toolie


Another great suggestion, I certainly will.

Thank you. The next step is adding the power. This is going in my garage, and the circuit breaker is right in the middle, so it shouldn’t be a big deal.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#26 posted 09-20-2018 03:56 PM

You’re going to have to take the thing apart to clean and align it anyway. You might as well save yourself the $30-$40 and just take it apart to move it. You will be shocked at how little space it actually takes up in the back of a large SUV like yours once it’s disassembled.

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#27 posted 09-25-2018 01:45 PM

It has arrived!


Took 4 guys to load it but I unloaded it myself. I took the extension table off first.


Before


After

If I had nothing but free time, I would have spent more effort restoring the top. But I bought this thing to use it, not to ogle it. ;-)

After three trips to Home Depot, I was able to wire 240V circuit (it turns out the previous owner had a 125 V plug on it which threw me off). But now that I have the saw in place, I’m going to need to move the outlet a little bit closer so that the wire won’t be underfoot.

The first project will obviously be to make a few sleds for it. After that, and after I get the workbench I’m finishing up done, the next project will be some cutting boards, I think. I can’t wait to see how this thing cuts through maple compared to the Dewalt I was using. But before all that I have to check to make sure everything is square.

Thank you all for your input, this has been a great acquisition.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#28 posted 09-26-2018 02:39 AM

Looks good in the new home…

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#29 posted 09-26-2018 03:58 PM

very nice GRATZ :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#30 posted 09-27-2018 02:01 AM

Too late now, but I forgot to mention I used a sled for the saw (made from 4×4 runners and 2×4 cross bracing) and a come along to load the saw. Only needed two of us to load & unload and the off load was easy too. The sled made the transfer to the mobile base pretty easy.

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#31 posted 09-27-2018 02:19 AM

Congrats… I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

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#32 posted 09-27-2018 07:39 PM

...speaking of sleds…

I used William Ng’s five-cut method, which I think is pretty awesome.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#33 posted 09-28-2018 03:12 AM

Funny you should say sleds…. I have a TS sled sitting on my grizzly ready for the 5 cut method. I need to put summer away first and a few other get ready for winter before our weather changes to rain sometime next month.

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SharkeysEnd

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#34 posted 09-28-2018 03:36 AM



Funny you should say sleds…. I have a TS sled sitting on my grizzly ready for the 5 cut method. I need to put summer away first and a few other get ready for winter before our weather changes to rain sometime next month.

- WoodES

I cut a bunch of runners at the same time. Next I need to make a dado sled, and also one or more zero clearance inserts.

This baby is already getting some use, and it also forced me to finally set up my dust collection system.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#35 posted 09-29-2018 02:58 AM

Nothing like having the right tool for the job….

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