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09-23-2021 10:44 PM

Hi All, new guy here (but actually an old guy) been working with wood as long as I can remember sorta made a living at custom furniture & wood work in my early 20’s, worked as a Journeyman carp. for about 10 years then went into Construction management for about 30 years. Now 63 retired & want a a nice table saw. I’ve used nice cabinet saws in the past & know what “nice” is but I’ve never owned a “nice” one.
So a few months ago I started reading up on em & decided at a $1500 or so budget used or new on a hybird saw. Lots of choices out there Jet, Grizzly, Shop Fox, Harvey, Laguna. I ruled out the Grizzly G0177Z & Shop Fox version due to it’s fence seemed kinda funky for price & trunions are light duty. The Jet Proshop 2 with cast iron wings is a bit more than budget & not available. Didn’t like the Laguna blade being close to front of table. Harvey Alapha is exact same as the Grizzly G0899 but 1 stamped steel wing but better miter gauge & it’s over $400 more than the Grizzly G0899.
I’m just a hobby wood worker, my shop is my garage shared with a few motorcycles so I figured a Hybird lighter weight would be good choice. Anyway when the G0899 is on it’s way here, after I get up & running I’ll post up a review.


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#1 posted 10-21-2021 12:37 PM

I’m going through the same process. I’m interested in your experience with the G0899. The Harvey Ambassador became available yesterday but is already sold out. I really can’t afford the extra 5” of depth on the Harvey Alpha. How is the dust collection inside the cabinet? Does the blade and fence all stay in alignment? What did you do (if anything) for a mobile base? TIA

-- Les

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#2 posted 10-22-2021 05:14 PM

Hey WilsonLR, So far so good with G0899 I just recived it (shipping nightmare ! not a Grizz problem) any way I just was able to assemble it & try a few cuts & left on vacation I’ll post up full review next week. What I can tell is the table and extensions are flat very well made only .005 out on one of the wings rest is pretty much dead on. Very easy to get blade parallel to table took some time and got whiten .001-.002. The fence seems very stout & won ‘t need replacing & also very easy to adjust it parallel to blade.
I think saw is well made for the money. Dust collection is unknown right now as I need to hook it up & put a few hours on it & I’ll post up review. It looks like it will work fine and the few cuts I did had saw dust shooting out of dust port I think that’s a good sign. Mobile base is a Grizz & it works never used one so nothing to compare it too.

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#3 posted 10-26-2021 10:22 AM

I pulled the trigger on one of these with mobile base and two zero clearance inserts. In the meantime, I am rearranging my shop. The spec sheets and documentation by Grizzly are pretty great but there’s one I need that’s missing. What is the dimension of this saw from front rail to back with the overhead dust collection and fence removed (Ignoring the start/stop control)?

-- Les

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#4 posted 10-26-2021 02:50 PM

Front to back out to out of fence rails is 32 3/4” the hard parts of guard & dust collector do not extend beyond the table, the hose fitting sticks out beyond the back rail by aprx. 2 1/2” but that fitting could be cut down to make it flush with table no problem.

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#5 posted 10-27-2021 11:44 AM

FWIW, just wanted to leave a breadcrumb in this thread for others getting this saw. To the degree the Harvey Ambassador C200-30 is the same saw (Harvey makes the Grizzly), here is an excellent assembly and video survey of the saw that shows a lot of details of mostly the outside but some inside. No words are used or needed.

https://youtu.be/4NBnQNrEeFs

-- Les

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