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Best new table saw under $1000 (2017)

by PNW_Steve
posted 07-30-2017 02:40 PM


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#1 posted 07-30-2017 02:44 PM

Duplicate. Not sure how I managed that?.

Mods delete?

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#2 posted 07-30-2017 02:59 PM

If you have 220v, and are remotely serious, I’d definitely consider upping the budget to a 3hp industrial style. The Grizzly G1023RL is < $1500 to your door and is a lot beastier than a 120v saw.

If no 220v, and/or dont’ want to spend $1500, the Grizzly G0771Z or G0715P fit the budget. You might be able to find a Jet Proshop 708492k with steel wings on sale within budget.

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#3 posted 07-30-2017 03:56 PM

I have 220 and would love to buy the G1023RL. Unfortunately that saw, delivered, is almost $1700.

The G0771Z is almost $1000. Any thoughts on the G0771Z?

Shipping and tax add up.

Thanks.

S.

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#4 posted 07-30-2017 04:09 PM

I believe Scott was referring to this.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3-HP-240V-Cabinet-Left-Tilting-Table-Saw/G1023RL

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 07-30-2017 04:13 PM

Is shipping to your location more than the $109 quoted on grizzly.com?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 07-30-2017 04:16 PM



I believe Scott was referring to this.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3-HP-240V-Cabinet-Left-Tilting-Table-Saw/G1023RL

- firefighterontheside


I believe Scott was referring to this.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-3-HP-240V-Cabinet-Left-Tilting-Table-Saw/G1023RL

- firefighterontheside

Yes. That is the G 1023RL. Unfortunately $1700 is more than $1000 by a fair margin.

I was asking about the G0771Z as I have a $1000 budget and it would be about $960 landed.

Thanks

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#7 posted 07-30-2017 04:20 PM



Is shipping to your location more than the $109 quoted on grizzly.com?

- firefighterontheside

I hope not. At $109 for shipping and $69 in sales tax I am at $953. Getting close to the top of my budget limit.

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#8 posted 07-30-2017 04:22 PM

What I’ve heard about the 771 is that the fence is the weak point compared to other t-square fences, but that it is serviceable. It would not be difficult to upgrade to a nicer fence down the road. Also, it has cabinet mounted trunnions which make it easier to adjust alignment than table mounted ones. I like that it is prewired for 120. The 715 was prewired for 240 and required an extra part to use on 120.

It looks like the 715 has been discontinued.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#9 posted 07-30-2017 04:27 PM

If it wasn’t clear, I have to pay sales tax. My budget is $1000 or less for the saw, shipping and tax total.

I may be able to stretch a tiny bit but not much.

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#10 posted 07-30-2017 04:39 PM



What I ve heard about the 771 is that the fence is the weak point compared to other t-square fences, but that it is serviceable. It would not be difficult to upgrade to a nicer fence down the road. Also, it has cabinet mounted trunnions which make it easier to adjust alignment than table mounted ones. I like that it is prewired for 120. The 715 was prewired for 240 and required an extra part to use on 120.

It looks like the 715 has been discontinued.

- firefighterontheside

Hmm.. Not the news I wanted to hear. I need a good fence. Spend $953 on the saw and then another, maybe, 500-600 on an Incra fence. I would probably be wishing that I had the G1023RL….,

Working on a budget can really suck…..

Thank you for the info.

S.

The G0771 can be wired 220v.

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#11 posted 07-30-2017 04:42 PM

I agree with a grizzly product. Bang for the buck, and better quality than any of the big box store saws.
I must say though, IMO. I don’t like the G1023RL vs G0771Z
The G1023 has 1 extra HP, and a 1/2” extra in front of the blade, 12” vs 11.5”. Better fence, but only 26” rip vs 31”. The photo on the web site shows a router table wing too.
So, Is that all the fence you will want? Upgrade someday to 52”. will that router wing still be usable if fence is upgraded?
Just things to think about. The G1023 is nice, but $750 extra dollars for 1hp, and a 1/2” in front of the blade.
I thought I saw an fence upgrade option, so maybe just longer rails in the future, but that still brings up the router table being able to extend out to the 52” mark.
Thats if that is even a desire of yours to have the longer rails. No way I would buy a saw and be stuck with a 26” rip capacity. The 3hp, would be nice, and you can tell a difference. But I have a home hobby shop, and the 2hp size works fine for me. Affordability, Once you get near $2000 saw mark, then Powermatic and Saw Stop start becoming real options.

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#12 posted 07-30-2017 04:44 PM

Incra LS fence is only $400

Griz 0715P is a good entry level cabinet saw.

Combine the two with a Freud LU83 blade & you’re in bliss.

M

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#13 posted 07-30-2017 04:53 PM



Incra LS fence is only $400

Griz 0715P is a good entry level cabinet saw.

Combine the two with a Freud LU83 blade & you re in bliss.

M

- Madmark2

That sounds like a good combo. Where can I find the G0715P?

Most of the places I looked at the Incra it was $550-$609. I did find one outfit at $425 but they don’t have it in stock. I will keep looking.

Thanks for the recommendations.

S.

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#14 posted 07-30-2017 04:58 PM



I agree with a grizzly product. Bang for the buck, and better quality than any of the big box store saws.
I must say though, IMO. I don t like the G1023RL vs G0771Z
The G1023 has 1 extra HP, and a 1/2” extra in front of the blade, 12” vs 11.5”. Better fence, but only 26” rip vs 31”. The photo on the web site shows a router table wing too.
So, Is that all the fence you will want? Upgrade someday to 52”. will that router wing still be usable if fence is upgraded?
Just things to think about. The G1023 is nice, but $750 extra dollars for 1hp, and a 1/2” in front of the blade.
I thought I saw an fence upgrade option, so maybe just longer rails in the future, but that still brings up the router table being able to extend out to the 52” mark.
Thats if that is even a desire of yours to have the longer rails. No way I would buy a saw and be stuck with a 26” rip capacity. The 3hp, would be nice, and you can tell a difference. But I have a home hobby shop, and the 2hp size works fine for me. Affordability, Once you get near $2000 saw mark, then Powermatic and Saw Stop start becoming real options.

- bigJohninvegas

I have been contemplating that. My last saw had the Vega 52”. I started wondering if I really need a 52”. Most of my cuts are 24” or less. How much would I really miss the extra capacity??

Thank you.

S.

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#15 posted 07-30-2017 05:14 PM

My last saw had the Vega 52”. I started wondering if I really need a 52”. Most of my cuts are 24” or less. How much would I really miss the extra capacity??

I think you just answered your own question :)

I have a 50” Biesemeyer for my saw, but haven’t installed it due to a current space constraint. Been happily using the stock Jet-lock fence that came on it. For large sheet goods, it’s much easier to rip them with a circular saw to rough dimensions and then do the final cuts on the TS. Of course, YMMV… some people could not get by with anything less, some people would never need the capacity. Depends on what you do.

Cheers,
Brad

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#16 posted 07-30-2017 05:15 PM



What I ve heard about the 771 is that the fence is the weak point compared to other t-square fences, but that it is serviceable. It would not be difficult to upgrade to a nicer fence down the road. Also, it has cabinet mounted trunnions which make it easier to adjust alignment than table mounted ones. I like that it is prewired for 120. The 715 was prewired for 240 and required an extra part to use on 120.

It looks like the 715 has been discontinued.

- firefighterontheside

The G0771”Z” has a better fence than the G0771…..not on par with an Incra, Shop Fox Classic, or Vega, but it’s improved over the original G0771 fence.

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#17 posted 07-30-2017 06:07 PM

Find the $400 Incra LS-III fence here:

Shame about the G0715P being discontinued.

M

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#18 posted 07-30-2017 06:11 PM

I think the shame is that they have the 771 now, but an inferior fence.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#19 posted 07-30-2017 06:52 PM


The G0771”Z” has a better fence than the G0771…..not on par with an Incra, Shop Fox Classic, or Vega, but it s improved over the original G0771 fence.

- knotscott

My last saw had a Vega and I would hope to have a fence at least as good.

Am I being unrealistic trying to get a decent saw on my $1000 budget?

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#20 posted 07-30-2017 06:58 PM

Where are you located Steve?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#21 posted 07-30-2017 07:02 PM



I agree with a grizzly product. Bang for the buck, and better quality than any of the big box store saws.
I must say though, IMO. I don t like the G1023RL vs G0771Z
The G1023 has 1 extra HP, and a 1/2” extra in front of the blade, 12” vs 11.5”. Better fence, but only 26” rip vs 31”. The photo on the web site shows a router table wing too.
So, Is that all the fence you will want? Upgrade someday to 52”. will that router wing still be usable if fence is upgraded?
Just things to think about. The G1023 is nice, but $750 extra dollars for 1hp, and a 1/2” in front of the blade.
I thought I saw an fence upgrade option, so maybe just longer rails in the future, but that still brings up the router table being able to extend out to the 52” mark.
Thats if that is even a desire of yours to have the longer rails. No way I would buy a saw and be stuck with a 26” rip capacity. The 3hp, would be nice, and you can tell a difference. But I have a home hobby shop, and the 2hp size works fine for me. Affordability, Once you get near $2000 saw mark, then Powermatic and Saw Stop start becoming real options.

- bigJohninvegas


It’s not as simple as comparing the motor size. The 1023 is a true cabinet saw with heavy, cabinet-mounted trunnions. The 0771 has lighter table-mounted ones. The 1023 is heavier, more table, more powerful, has a bigger table, has a better fence, et cetera.

The 1023 is <$1500 shipped right now.

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#22 posted 07-30-2017 07:02 PM

I found this shop fox to be an excellent fence. Your total would still be over 1000 though.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Aluma-Classic-Fence-Standard/W1716

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#23 posted 07-30-2017 07:04 PM

The 715 had table mounted trunnions. The 771 has cabinet mounted trunnions, though not likely as heavy as 1023.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#24 posted 07-30-2017 07:09 PM

I would hold out for a good used saw. Then you can get both…

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#25 posted 07-30-2017 07:20 PM



Where are you located Steve?

- firefighterontheside


I am about 30 miles NE of Walla Walla WA. A little town called Dayton. Population 2000

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#26 posted 07-30-2017 07:23 PM


I agree with a grizzly product. Bang for the buck, and better quality than any of the big box store saws.
I must say though, IMO. I don t like the G1023RL vs G0771Z
The G1023 has 1 extra HP, and a 1/2” extra in front of the blade, 12” vs 11.5”. Better fence, but only 26” rip vs 31”. The photo on the web site shows a router table wing too.
So, Is that all the fence you will want? Upgrade someday to 52”. will that router wing still be usable if fence is upgraded?
Just things to think about. The G1023 is nice, but $750 extra dollars for 1hp, and a 1/2” in front of the blade.
I thought I saw an fence upgrade option, so maybe just longer rails in the future, but that still brings up the router table being able to extend out to the 52” mark.
Thats if that is even a desire of yours to have the longer rails. No way I would buy a saw and be stuck with a 26” rip capacity. The 3hp, would be nice, and you can tell a difference. But I have a home hobby shop, and the 2hp size works fine for me. Affordability, Once you get near $2000 saw mark, then Powermatic and Saw Stop start becoming real options.

- bigJohninvegas

It s not as simple as comparing the motor size. The 1023 is a true cabinet saw with heavy, cabinet-mounted trunnions. The 0771 has lighter table-mounted ones. The 1023 is heavier, more table, more powerful, has a bigger table, has a better fence, et cetera.

The 1023 is <$1500 shipped right now.

- jonah

Plus tax….. Puts me almost $700 over budget.

I would love to order the 1023 but it is just a bit beyond my reach.

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#27 posted 07-30-2017 07:32 PM

CL is not too good in that area, is it?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#28 posted 07-30-2017 07:39 PM

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#29 posted 07-30-2017 07:40 PM



I would hold out for a good used saw. Then you can get both…

- JackDuren

I have been watching Craigslist for a few months and have yet to see anything that was a decent saw & price that is not 300 miles away. That works out to 35 gallons of fuel and 10+ hours driving to look at a used saw. I am not sure if that is practical.

The local ads have been full of Craftsman etc.

I will keep looking at new and used until I find something that works for me.

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#30 posted 07-30-2017 07:57 PM



CL is not too good in that area, is it?

- firefighterontheside


No.

The nearest CL “city” is 60+ miles away. That is kpr.craigslist.org

I did just find a prospect that is only 3 hours drive….

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#31 posted 07-30-2017 08:25 PM



CL is not too good in that area, is it?

- firefighterontheside


No.

The nearest CL “city” is 60+ miles away. That is kpr.craigslist.org

I did just find a prospect that is only 3 hours drive….


Still over budget, but not as much
https://www.factoryauthorizedoutlet.com/shop-fox-w1824-2hp-10-hybrid-cabinet-tablesaw-w-extension-table-riving-knife?google=1&CAWELAID=230005750000007261&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=20078457731&CATCI=pla-18283950120&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI16viwOCx1QIVklmGCh15hAqpEAkYAyABEgJDuPD_BwE

- firefighterontheside

Any idea if they charge sales tax?

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#32 posted 07-30-2017 08:34 PM


My last saw had a Vega and I would hope to have a fence at least as good.

Am I being unrealistic trying to get a decent saw on my $1000 budget?

- PNW_Steve

Maybe. The G0715P would have probably met your criteria, but there’s just not a lot available in a new saw < $1000 with a stock Vega caliber fence. The Jet Proshop will get close in price when on sale.

Are you willing to drive to Wenatchee?
https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/tls/d/jet-saw-new/6242013913.html

Yakima?
https://yakima.craigslist.org/tls/d/delta-unisaw-unifence/6191723371.html

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#33 posted 07-30-2017 08:42 PM

I put it in the cart and did the shipping and tax estimator. Shipping is free and it didn’t show any tax when I used walla walla zip code.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#34 posted 07-30-2017 08:44 PM

Scott may know for sure, but I believe that shop fox 1824 is the same saw as the 715.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#35 posted 07-30-2017 08:48 PM


My last saw had a Vega and I would hope to have a fence at least as good.

Am I being unrealistic trying to get a decent saw on my $1000 budget?

- PNW_Steve

Maybe. The G0715P would have probably met your criteria, but there s just not a lot available in a new saw < $1000 with a stock Vega caliber fence. The Jet Proshop will get close in price when on sale.

Are you willing to drive to Wenatchee?
https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/tls/d/jet-saw-new/6242013913.html

Yakima?
https://yakima.craigslist.org/tls/d/delta-unisaw-unifence/6191723371.html

- knotscott


that is more like it.

Both are a 2:30-3:15 drive each way but closer than anything else I have found.

I know nothing about the Jet. The Unisaw looks fairly good in the pics. Anything I should watch out for on these?

Thanks.

S.

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#36 posted 07-30-2017 08:52 PM



Scott may know for sure, but I believe that shop fox 1824 is the same saw as the 715.

- firefighterontheside

That gives me pause…. I was looking at the 715 before they discontinued it and, if I recall, it was priced around $800.

Is the Shop Fox 1824 a good buy at $1196?

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#37 posted 07-30-2017 08:53 PM

The Jet Proshop is a well proven upper tier hybrid with a good track record, good fence, and cabinet mounted trunnions. Somewhat similar trunnion design as the Laguna Fusion and Baileigh hybrids, but has a better fence IMO. The model on CL happened to have cast iron wings and an extra rip capacity.

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#38 posted 07-30-2017 08:53 PM

The Jet sounds too good to be true. Be careful.
The delta is probably a great deal. Nice unifence. May be able to do better than 900.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#39 posted 07-30-2017 08:55 PM

Scott may know for sure, but I believe that shop fox 1824 is the same saw as the 715.

- firefighterontheside

That gives me pause…. I was looking at the 715 before they discontinued it and, if I recall, it was priced around $800.

Is the Shop Fox 1824 a good buy at $1196?

- PNW_Steve

Pretty much the same saw. $1200 is an ok buy IMO, but pushes you $200 closer to the G1023RL, which is a really a much more robust saw.

G1023R trunnions:

Typical table mounted hybrid trunnions:

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#40 posted 07-30-2017 09:57 PM

I would hold out for a good used saw. Then you can get both…

- JackDuren

I have been watching Craigslist for a few months and have yet to see anything that was a decent saw & price that is not 300 miles away. That works out to 35 gallons of fuel and 10+ hours driving to look at a used saw. I am not sure if that is practical.

The local ads have been full of Craftsman etc.

I will keep looking at new and used until I find something that works for me.

- PNW_Steve

I’d hold out or stay within the budget. There seems to be a lot of $1000+ posts which isn’t helpful…

A cabinet saw is great but many don’t have nor need such a large saw. Really depends on what you intend make with it…

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#41 posted 07-30-2017 10:50 PM


I would hold out for a good used saw. Then you can get both…

- JackDuren

I have been watching Craigslist for a few months and have yet to see anything that was a decent saw & price that is not 300 miles away. That works out to 35 gallons of fuel and 10+ hours driving to look at a used saw. I am not sure if that is practical.

The local ads have been full of Craftsman etc.

I will keep looking at new and used until I find something that works for me.

- PNW_Steve

I d hold out or stay within the budget. There seems to be a lot of $1000+ posts which isn t helpful…

A cabinet saw is great but many don t have nor need such a large saw. Really depends on what you intend make with it…

- JackDuren

I build some cabinets and small furniture as well as making carved signs. My near term projects will be inn tables and a coffee table for my home then all of the woodwork involved in building an RV from scratch. Cabinets, furniture and interior finish work. I will be cutting everything from 1/8 doorskins to butcherblock countertop material.

I loved the Vega fence on my last saw but other than that it was rather poor. I need more safety, precision, power and weight.

I need a saw that doesn’t run away from me when I try to set a full sheet of plywood on it. I need a saw that does not take a dump when I feed it some 8/4 hard maple.

Precision, repeatibility, safety and power.

This may well be the last table saw I ever buy I want to make the best purchase decision I can.

Worth mentioning: I make my (meager) living woodworking so I need something that will accommodate future needs.

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#42 posted 07-30-2017 11:26 PM


I d hold out or stay within the budget. There seems to be a lot of $1000+ posts which isn t helpful…

- JackDuren

Even though some of the suggestions are above said budget, I don’t think the $1000+ posts are unhelpful unless they head into the range of ridiculous. The current < $1000 market makes me a bit uneasy right now because there’s more risk in that price range than I’d like. The OP seems to have a good feel for what he’d like in a saw. A waste of a $950 can be harder to stomach than over spending by a few hundred on a terrific lifetime saw. If I was in the OP’s shoes, I’d at least want someone offering the suggestion to cry once and smile every time I use the saw vs taking a risk on something that might not work out. Holding out may be the answer to that. Which direction to choose is up to him, but I’d be grateful for the insights even if they’re not necessarily what I was hoping to hear.


...I loved the Vega fence on my last saw but other than that it was rather poor. I need more safety, precision, power and weight.

I need a saw that doesn t run away from me when I try to set a full sheet of plywood on it. I need a saw that does not take a dump when I feed it some 8/4 hard maple.

Precision, repeatibility, safety and power.

This may well be the last table saw I ever buy I want to make the best purchase decision I can.

Worth mentioning: I make my (meager) living woodworking so I need something that will accommodate future needs.

- PNW_Steve

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#43 posted 07-30-2017 11:48 PM

Look at it this way. The 1023 is the last table saw you will ever need to buy. It should serve you well for many years. Powerful, runs quiet and heavy!

If you don’t have a fork lift, you should pay for the lift gate service. That way, the driver will put it on the ground for you when it is delivered. Actually, my driver (SAIA Freight) drug it up my inclined driveway and into my garage. Me and my son in law also helped push the box also.

I also bought the mobile base but I haven’t moved the saw and don’t plan to move it unless it is deemed necessary. This saw will outlive me and probably the next owner. I bought it in Dec 2012 and never had any issues with it.

Good luck in your search.

BTW, I didn’t read through all of the replies. I don’t have time. I have sawdust to sling! :-)
Mike

My work table/bench is also the outfeed table for the saw.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#44 posted 07-31-2017 03:24 AM

I believe I am in the same area, take some time and check the CL often, the good deals go fast. With $1000 in hand, one could find a great saw fairly quick. With what you want to do, find a solid cabinet saw with a good fence, skip the hybrids.

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#45 posted 07-31-2017 02:01 PM


I need a saw that doesn t run away from me when I try to set a full sheet of plywood on it. I need a saw that does not take a dump when I feed it some 8/4 hard maple.

Precision, repeatibility, safety and power.

This may well be the last table saw I ever buy I want to make the best purchase decision I can.

Worth mentioning: I make my (meager) living woodworking so I need something that will accommodate future needs.

- PNW_Steve

I was going to recommend the Delta 36-725 until I read this. I bought the Delta used on CL for $425. I was going to buy it new anyway and one popped up so I grabbed it. It was my first real table saw and I loved it, but I always wanted a cabinet saw and after a couple years using the Delta I decided to upgrade to a 1023RL this past January. I sold the Delta on Craigslist in 10 hours for $450 here in Houston. Yup, $25 profit!

To be completely honest, there have been times I’ve actually missed my Delta… mostly little nuances. I personally think the fence that comes with the Delta is every bit as good as the one you get with the 1023. The Delta takes a thinner kerf blade than the 1023 does with its riving knife, which wouldn’t have been a big deal if I hadn’t had to buy new blades (needed to anyway). I even think the dust collection is almost as good as the 1023. Point being, for a saw well under your max budget, I think the Delta is pound for pound a pretty great saw.

However, every time I cut into a harder wood I remember why I upgraded to the 1023. The extra power in a cabinet saw makes all the difference. If you want to be able to cut through 8/4 hard maple with ease, I think if you buy a new 1.5 HP saw you are going to be disappointed enough to wish you’d saved up for a cabinet saw, or waited for a used one to pop up. I know the 1023 is not the tip top of the line, but I have no question (for my needs at least) that I’ll never need anything bigger or better.

If you won’t often cut into the harder woods and just need a reliable brand new saw that leaves some room in the budget for other tools, give the Delta some consideration.

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#46 posted 08-04-2017 04:25 PM

Thank you ALL for your input. I rally appreciate the help.

I have decided to go the used route. My budget just would not accommodate the Grizzly 1023 and I found a hobbyist owned Unisaw with a 52” Shop Fox fence for $750.

Unfortunately the saw is 3.5 hours drive from me. The seller describes it as in excellent condition. I get a “good vibe” from him so I am trusting that my drive tomorrow will end with me arriving home with a good saw.

Thanks again.

S.

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#47 posted 08-04-2017 04:31 PM

Great news! Good luck, Steve, if it’s in as good of shape as it sounds, you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#48 posted 08-06-2017 04:43 PM

Well I picked the saw up….. Took five of us to get it into the trailer.

7 hours of driving and $750 got me:

Delta Unisaw
Shop Fox 52in fence extension,
Single phase, 2 HP, 240V
Rolling out feed table
Miter gauge
Blade wrench
20ft. heavy duty extension cord
8in. Systimatic carbide dado set
Freud 80 tooth carbide cut off blade
Extra new Carb-Tip 8in dado
Avanti 40 tooth 10in. carbide blade
Tuff-E-Nuff 10in. 60 tooth carbide blade
Set of extra V belts
Dado and 0 clearance inserts.

Now I need 5 volunteers to help me get it out of the trailer…

Volunteers?????

I have beer & pizza…...

Thanks Everyone for the advice & input.

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MT_Stringer

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#49 posted 08-06-2017 04:58 PM



Well I picked the saw up….. Took five of us to get it into the trailer.

7 hours of driving and $750 got me:

Delta Unisaw
Shop Fox 52in fence extension,
Single phase, 2 HP, 240V
Rolling out feed table
Miter gauge
Blade wrench
20ft. heavy duty extension cord
8in. Systimatic carbide dado set
Freud 80 tooth carbide cut off blade
Extra new Carb-Tip 8in dado
Avanti 40 tooth 10in. carbide blade
Tuff-E-Nuff 10in. 60 tooth carbide blade
Set of extra V belts
Dado and 0 clearance inserts.

Now I need 5 volunteers to help me get it out of the trailer…

Volunteers?????

I have beer & pizza…...

Thanks Everyone for the advice & input.

- PNW_Steve

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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MrUnix

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#50 posted 08-06-2017 05:16 PM

Now I need 5 volunteers to help me get it out of the trailer…
- PNW_Steve

I (and many others here) have loaded/unloaded a Unisaw single handed… it’s not all that hard :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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