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09-15-2021 12:03 AM

Would you take the chance on this?

Pictures look good. It seems parts are available.

2hp left tilt Grizzly table saw G0576. Shop Fox fence. Additional specs listed in pictures. The blade drive shaft is out of alignment but fixable. We decided to upgrade to a more powerful saw as our company has grown. $250 obo.


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#1 posted 09-15-2021 12:29 AM

No pics ?

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#2 posted 09-15-2021 01:06 AM

Here are some pics.

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#3 posted 09-15-2021 01:07 AM

Price sounds good, but if used in a production shop, it may have wear issues (bearings, motor). I just saw the pictures and it looks good. Offer $200; he will split the difference.

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#4 posted 09-15-2021 01:25 AM

Would you take the chance on this?


I’d pass on the deal.

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#5 posted 09-15-2021 08:12 AM

There are usually a bunch of contractor saws on my local craigslist and that doesn’t sound like a killer price. It does look like it has a decent fence which most don’t though. The mobile base is worth a couple of bucks too.

I would bring in two $100 bills put them in his hand and not go any higher. Tell the owner that is all you can afford unless he would like to give you a raise. It should be worth $50 to the owner to not have to mess around with idiots on craigslist.

I assume you have used the saw so you know it cuts well and the bearings don’t whine? I also assume that the shop just needed a more powerful saw for a production shop?

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#6 posted 09-15-2021 10:01 AM

Not at $250! Maybe half of that.

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#7 posted 09-15-2021 04:03 PM

Guess y’all missed this nugget : ? ? ?

The blade drive shaft is out of alignment but fixable.

A damaged arbor is certainly fixable – like most things. The cost, time, and effort to do this outweighs the asking price for this particular saw.

At least for me, anyway.

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#8 posted 09-15-2021 08:00 PM

It’s worth $200 for sure if the fence is in good shape. That fence is close to $400 new. If the saw arbor turns out to be too difficult/expensive to fix, sell the motor and parts to recoup $50-$75 then you’ll have a $400 fence for just over $100. Most used contractor saws won’t have a good T-fence.

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#9 posted 09-15-2021 08:37 PM

Different model but something to think about…....

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#10 posted 09-15-2021 09:27 PM

The blade drive shaft is out of alignment but fixable. $250 obo.

Not even close, you conceivably are talking about a 250 fix, and that just isn’t a $500.00 saw, and back when I sold Vega fences I can’t remember the number of people who wanted out of an Shop Fox Aluma Classic, possibly the worst Beis style fence ever produced. Back in the bad old Chiner days they were.

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#11 posted 09-15-2021 09:47 PM

Nope, you can get a contractor saw in good order for $250.

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#12 posted 09-15-2021 10:06 PM


A lot are saying they can get these all day long. That only applies to where they live, and then it’s a “maybe.” Not so much here. I’ve seen two saws in six months and both were cabinet saws. At $250.00, this thing wouldn’t make it three days before being gone here.

If it’s running, the fence and base make two hundred a bargain.

[Not sure what you meant by “out of alignment.” As long as that’s not “bent,” . . . .

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#13 posted 09-16-2021 07:07 AM

I see the date on the Specification label is rubbed or scratched off. An old old contractor saw that more than paid for itself. With all the clean up and work to get back in order. Quite a few pawn shops in this area. You can get a used contractor saw clean and working order for $100. And there’s one on facebook market place now for $190. With the same size tabletop surface, clean and ready to use. Another on for $140 same size table that runs and needs clean-up.

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#14 posted 09-16-2021 10:45 AM

I would probably opt for a craftsman 113 in mint condition and possibly a upgraded fence for the same price. That’s just my opinion though. I don’t think you are getting skinned at that price if it’s in good shape. Honestly even if you over pay by $100 and you still have the good useable saw in 10 years you just overpaid $10 per year. Pretty much pennies per cut.

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#15 posted 09-21-2021 03:07 PM

More information:

My table saw is a 30 year old G1022 and the fence is really rough. My table top is pitted a bit but workable and everything else works.

I have not seen the saw yet and the owner has said I can have it for $125.

My thoughts were at worst case I have a better fence but therealSteveN doesn’t have a great opinion about the fence. Any more thoughts on that would be appreciated.

I also thought I would end up with a slightly more powerful motor that may work on my old saw. I do have 220 in my shop. I could also sell the motor if that did not work.

The arbor bracket is not available for the G0576, so if that is a mess it can’t be fixed. All other parts like the shaft and bearings are available. Any tips on what to look for or the odds of the bracket itself needing replacing?


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