Chosing Grizzly G0833P or G0771Z

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09-29-2018 04:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

Have settled on going to a hybrid saw (can’t justify the space or weight for a full cabinet given I share with a garage, I also don’t have a need for that kind of HP). The two models I am looking at for the moment are the Grizzly G0833P and the Grizzly G0771Z.

Price wise the G0771Z seems to be a more reasonable buy (people talk a lot about it for value especially when on sale), though lacks the overhead dust collection of the G0833P. Both come with a 2HP motor, though the G0833P seems to get a little more out in terms of RPM and speed at blade rim, and it seems they are pretty similar in most aspects, with main differences:
- G0771Z has a left rip of ~16 compared to ~11 for the G0833P.
- G0771Z has an aluminum fence which has some issues with QC, and has led to the majority of complaints about this saw, compared to the G0833P which has a steel fence with some aluminum parts.
- G0771Z has some reports of the the arbor of the saw being out, and getting a true 90 degree cut being problematic G0833P has only one such report that I’ve seen so far, but as its a new saw this might be misleading.
- Table for the G0833P seems like it might be a better quality of cast iron.

So pretty small differences overall – the difference in price is also not that significant either, though I am planning to wait until sales around Black Friday to purchase the one I decide on as previously Grizzly have had pretty good sales on both. Last year the G0883P was available for $835+ shipping which is a damn fine deal – hoping for something similar. Anyone have any experience with either model – either cautionary tale or positive?

Of course, happy to be given other options/suggestions if these models are barking up the wrong tree.

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#1 posted 09-29-2018 05:33 PM

In April 2017 I was going to buy the G0883P, I ended up buying the G0771Z. I posted a review Sept 7, 2018. if you check it out. The table top is the same, the prime difference is the fence style, dust collection, the metal rails on the G0883P are heavier than the G0771Z. In my business the G0771Z is getting heavy use and doing a great job. For The hobbyist both are good. But do compare the fences.

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#2 posted 09-29-2018 07:40 PM

I did see your review – how have you found the fence on the G0771Z? Is it an issue that just means its a touch finicky to set for certain applications? Or something related to a defective part? I’m sort of wondering if the performance of the G0883P is going to make that much of a difference that it warrants the difference in cost from a hobbyists perspective.

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#3 posted 09-29-2018 07:49 PM

I love my 771Z. No issues with the fence. No issues with performance. That arbor issue was a few years ago and has been addressed. The 771Z is accurate, powerful and a joy to use. Don’t think you’ll regret it or not getting the 883P. Mine rips through 3” thick live edge slabs without a problem.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#4 posted 09-30-2018 01:07 AM

The fence I wasn’t pressing the lock handle down far enough. The fence is working with no issues. If you wish you can easily attach a jig to have yourself a longer fence. Have not have any issues with the arbor. Blade was in line right out of the box. and still is straight. The G0771Z has been a perform for me. Made several sleds, and use the sleds over 50% of the time. If you look at review or my small shop, you’ll notice a 4’x4’ work bench that doubles as a outfeed table. I have really no problem with the aluminum rails. You can easily put on a square steel tube an the back rail if your concerned of the back rail strength.

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#5 posted 09-30-2018 04:32 AM

Thanks :), great to have the personal experience to back up what I’ve been reading elsewhere.

Now the only question is – go for it with the discount voucher (10%) currently that expires Sunday the 30th which gets it down to $950 delivered, or wait on the Black Friday sales to see if I can get it for less. I’ve seen suggestion that it has been as low as ~$750 in prior sales, but concerned with the current tariffs the prices may be higher to stay for this saw ($929 now). There also seems to be some considerable delay in ordering – with it currently on Backorder until early October. I’m willing to bide time given the size of the purchase, but only If I am going to do significantly better. That sort of cash would happily pay for a nice Forrest WWII to put on it. Might give Grizzly a call and find out what the wait list is like.

Any suggestions on a decent accompanying mobile base?

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#6 posted 09-30-2018 10:58 PM

Grizzly does have a tent sale twice a year. Returns, discontinued, dented & dings, refurbished. Springfeild,mo & Seattle,Wa …. All at discounted prices. Available on location & not online. shipping available.

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#7 posted 10-01-2018 02:37 PM

I went through the same process … in the end I pulled the trigger on the 833p. I preferred the rail system on the 833p. I thought the dust collection on the guard was nice but to be honest I almost never use it. They describe the table on the 833 as “precision ground” where they don’t on the 771z but that may just be marketing fluff. Grizzly also highlights the Poly-V Serpentine belt on the 833p as they do the higher end saws … but couldn’t find enough on that to know if it was a real difference or not. There are some little differences like a hinged motor cover door on the 833p that are nice, but not enough to be a decision maker. For me, it really came down to the fence and the pre-wiring to 230v. Not a big deal but I was intending to use either saw at 230v so having the 833p ready to go was good. I’ve been really happy with my purchase but suspect I could have flipped a coin and been happy either way.


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#8 posted 01-16-2019 06:41 PM

Old post but this really helped me seal the deal on the 771z thank you

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#9 posted 02-28-2019 01:21 PM

I also am in the process of considering an upgrade to my current saw situation. I have avidly been searching CL and have passed or have been passed on by several Uni saws, Rigid 4512’s and Delta 36-725’s. My purchase will be for my garage shop ( limited Space ) and as I am a hobbyist, not a production shop, and considering this saw to be my forever saw trying to make a wise and prudent decision based on quality first then cost. As I stated have looked at used but leary of purchasing someone else’s problems, also have checked the big box stores and there quality and customer service becomes an issue. Sawstop is out of my budget range and so I am narrowing my choices to Laguna Fusion and or Grizzly 771Z or G0833P. I have a Laguna 14BX band saw so I have experience with them and there support ,which has been questionable at times. Leaning toward the Grizzly G0833P due to dust collection, fence rails, not necessarily the fence, 2 hp, cabinet style with trunions frame mounted not table, and 220. I am conflicted about choice perhaps because I’ve done to much research. Kind of looking for some guidance for those who have been there done that.

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#10 posted 02-28-2019 03:41 PM

I purchased the King Canada KC-10KX/U30 (Grizzly 833p equivalent) saw here in Canada love the saw. Like the dust collection, fence and arbor lock. Only difference is the King Canada has 2.5HP with magnetic starter.

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#11 posted 02-28-2019 03:47 PM

Is King Canada available n the US and is there a website where I can obtain more information?

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#12 posted 02-28-2019 04:30 PM

King Canada is not available directly in the USA, but many of the models may have much in common with Griz, Shop Fox, or Craftex. At one time there was a distinction between King Canada and King Canada Industrial, with KCI being their heavier duty lineup….not sure what they still offer though.

If you have 220v, and can stretch the budget without taking food off the table, I’d seriously considering stepping up to the Grizzly G1023RL….a much beefier saw at a very reasonable price for what you get.

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#13 posted 02-28-2019 05:17 PM

I have and very pleased with the G0771Z, also prewiered for 120v, and manual shows how to rewire the swicth to 240V. The fence on the G0883 will limit you on the usage of some jigs. The G1023 is a nicer Table Saw for $330.00 more than the G0883.

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#14 posted 02-28-2019 07:32 PM

Thanks for the input. Originally decided when looking at Grizzly to go with the G1023RL and the catalog I was looking through was from 2017, hence no 771z or 833P. So had to investigate them both but the fence on both shows some limitations. The G1023RL looks in many ways to be much more saw than I currently need but it does offer some component expansion capabilities and as I stated in a previous post I’m looking hopefully at the last saw I’ll ever need. I’ve heard about Grizzly Black Friday special pricing but have never witnessed it, is the G1023RL one of the models someone may have seen with special pricing. Been looking for a couple months and not really in a rush. Thanks for all your inputs.

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#15 posted 12-07-2019 07:01 PM

I am also looking at the G0833P and G0771Z to replace my old Craftsman saw.
I have a nice Delta T2 fence on the Craftsman that I may be transferring to the Grizzly.
The G0883P is on sale right now for $995 vs $895 for the G0771Z.
So i am wondering if the G0883P is worth the extra $100?
The main differences from what I can tell is the fence, motor (3850 vs 3450 RPM) and overhead dust collection.
Sale is only good until tomorrow.
Thanks for any feedback.

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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