Grizzly 1023 rlwx 5hp vs grizz g0690

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Forum topic by Jonczyk23 posted 12-05-2016 09:56 PM 786 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2016 09:56 PM

Hey all, got some questions about these saws, I’ve read pretty much every thread on these saws but I got a couple different questions.. I’m looking at the 5hp 1023 rlwx and the 690, leaning more twords the 1023 but I’ve heard people say the single serpentine belt slips alot under heavy load and that the 690 does not slip at all, anyone have experience with these saws? Seems like it would be a waste getting the 5hp 1023 if it’s just gona slip under heavy load, also are the trunion beefier on the 1023 ? Which has the smoothest and easiest blade elation ?

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#1 posted 12-11-2016 05:23 AM

We have a 5hp 1023 rlwx and have not noticed any belt slippage problems. We purchased the 5hp as we knew that we would be using a power feeder to rip stock. The unit just keeps cutting with no problems as long as we use the correct blade and it’s kept sharp. We keep the table surface clean while weekly cleaning the motor/cabinet area.

Cannot tell you about the trunion but the technical staff at Grizzly has always been able to satisfactorily answer our questions.

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#2 posted 12-11-2016 06:44 PM

I di not think you can compare how “beefier” the trunnions are since they are drastically different on these saws. Like Sawstops trunnions are much lighter than on most saws but probably is the most accurate and most probably the strongest construction on the market as it is designed to withstand the force of instant stop.
“Beefiness” is the thing of the past when lack of technology prompted compensation by using more material. With computer aided design and better machines you can make products that are as strong with much less raw material. Look at cars for example.

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