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jotrocks

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10-31-2018 06:54 PM

Trying to decide between a couple saw’s for my first TS, looking at a used Grizzly G0661, or buying a new Delta 36-725. Lots of info on the Delta so I know what that saw is all about, but I haven’t seen many recent posts on the Grizzly so I’m wondering what it’s worth. From the pictures it’s in excellent shape, comes with blade guard and riving knife and the seller is willing to deliver it for $600. Seems like a good deal to me but I wanted to know what the experts think. I could probably get him down to $550 – going to check out the saw this weekend. Is that a fair price, given that the comparable new version of the same Grizzly is $1000 (and out of my budget)?

Seems like the Grizzly would be better than the Delta new, which after coupons and tax would be pretty close to $600 out the door at Lowes.

Thanks in advance!

Matt


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WoodenDreams

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#1 posted 10-31-2018 07:26 PM

I think Grizzly stopped producing the G0661 in 2011, Sold for at that time $895 new. I would take a look at the fence, the fence is a front rail locking system. The G0661 is 2hp & 120v/240v system, just a matter of wiring the switch to which way you would use it. . I myself have the Grizzly G0771Z. Check out the reviews posted in LJ, enter G0661 in the LJ search engine. There’s several reviews listed.

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jotrocks

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#2 posted 10-31-2018 11:54 PM

I’ve read the reviews, they seem generally positive and I’m pretty confident it’s a really good saw for my limited needs. I’m wondering though if $550 or $600 is a good price – or if that’s too high?

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#3 posted 11-01-2018 12:07 AM



I’ve read the reviews, they seem generally positive and I’m pretty confident it’s a really good saw for my limited needs. I’m wondering though if $550 or $600 is a good price – or if that’s too high?

- jotrocks

You state “from the pictures” but do not share any pictures. You can’t expect any of the LumberJocks to give you specific guidance about a saw sight unseen. It could be in mint condition or show signs of horrible abuse. It is probably somewhere in between, but where??? Post the pictures and you should get some better responses.

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#4 posted 11-01-2018 12:17 AM

Ahh that would help wouldn’t it! Here are the two on the listing. He’s asking $575 (or $600 delivered). Comes with the mobile base, blade guard assembly, and riving knife. Thanks!!!


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#5 posted 11-01-2018 12:24 AM

Not worth it

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Kazooman

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#6 posted 11-01-2018 12:30 AM

I don’t see anything in the pictures that would concern me. As an aside, it mystifies me that people who are taking pictures of a saw for sale can’t even sweep the floor before the photo shoot.

I live in Michigan, and around here good quality machinery just doesn’t seem to show up often on the resale sites like Craig’s list. The exception to that rule is the guys who refurbish tools for resale and then ask a premium price. Around here I think the asking price for your saw would be fair. Offer less and bargain.

That said, I have noticed many, many postings here about really great bargains in the Phoenix area. I think it is a hot bed of retiree woodworkers with tools to sell. Perhaps someone with better knowledge of your local market can offer better advice.

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#7 posted 11-01-2018 01:14 AM

being in phx, seems like a lot of saws come up for sale, i guess for me the question would be, what are you gonna do with the saw, what is the overall goal, does one need a top line saw, do you know how to use this type of saw to its best potential, and yes, i know there is a learning curve and the curve works well with great equipment. just pointing out as usually in my opinion the table saw for those that use power tools is the mainstay of the wood shop, the work horse that leads the rest of the tools. again just my opinion.
For me it would be to buy a quality saw, that will last the duration of my commitment to the hobby or intended business. I went from craftsman to makitas, finally about the 90’s went delta uni saw, and have never looked back, had two of them in my cabinet shop before closing after a half dozen years or so, as i cannot speak of delta quality now, i do know i’m extremely happy with my purchase. as a couple friends have some great grizzley equipt, some which i am quite envious of.
with that said, do a little checking of the saw, table top, motor mounts, is it beat up, meaning paint scuffs, gouges, this is a sign again in my opinion of someone who does not treat their tools well.
and as for price, easy to come up with a value, just what is a very good piece of equipment worth to you, as tools the good ones can make ones skill shine.
again, jmo
and best of luck, if you are close to my area, would have no problem meeting you and going thru the saw, i tend to know a few things, not as much as some on here, but enough to ensure your pocket won’t get hurt.
best of luck
Rj in az

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#8 posted 11-01-2018 01:31 AM

Seems a little spendy for a contractor style saw. I paid $450 for a G0771 that was 2 yrs old last year. If you are in an indoor shop the hybrid gives you much better dust control.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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firefighterontheside

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#9 posted 11-01-2018 01:45 AM

That should be a great saw. I think it’s basically the same as the G0575 I had, but with a little more power. It was a great saw for me. $600 is maybe a bit high, but I would say $500 is not considering the rolling base is included.

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

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#10 posted 11-01-2018 04:58 AM

The saw is only worth what your willing to pay for it. The max I’d pay for used is maybe 1/2 the price of new. A friend just offered me his 20 yr old, 3hp 240v table saw, with a 3’ right side extension table for $200. I’m thinking of getting it and put it in storage for later.

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#11 posted 11-01-2018 11:38 AM

I just sold an older RockwellDelta Unisaw 3HP with the original fence for $500 last week.

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

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jotrocks

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#12 posted 11-01-2018 04:38 PM

Thanks for the offer RJ, I may take you up on it. I’m in the Mesa/Gilbert area, the saw is up in Deer Valley.

My goals for the saw – I’m a hobbyist and a total beginner. I want to build a workbench, cutting boards, a pedalboard for my guitar pedals, some bookshelves, and eventually if my skills progress a dining room table and who knows what else. I want a TS that’s accurate enough so that I don’t have to fight it – it’s a hobby, I have limited spare time, and I don’t want to have to spend my time fighting the tools to get results. Also since I’m a beginner I am interested in the newer safety features – riving knife and blade guard – which is what’s leading me to the Grizzly or new Delta as opposed to an older saw (lots of old Craftman saws on CL, for example.) In short, I want a good used saw. If I lose interest in the hobby, I can always sell it. My budget is about $500.

I am lucky in that I’ve noticed at least 2 neighbors on my block that have amazingly well appointed garage shops and I plan on knocking on doors (with a six pack!) and asking for some initial help with the saw (that is, unless you live in Dana Ranch RJ, then it’ll be your door LOL)

Thanks for all the advice, much appreciated!
Matt

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#13 posted 11-01-2018 05:38 PM

I’m pretty confident that the G0661 is more robust than the 36-725, but the asking price seems a tad steep. I’d be inclined to offer $500-$525 and go from there.

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

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Knockonit

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#14 posted 11-02-2018 02:32 AM

I’m just south of deer valley, so just give a heads up and will work something out, also, can give you a spin on my unisaw, let me know,
best of luck
rj

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#15 posted 11-02-2018 03:08 AM



Not worth it

- TheFridge

DITTO :<((((
i got a G0715P for $300.00

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