Grizzly G1023SL - $1500?

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Forum topic by Mitragorz posted 10-22-2021 02:47 PM 484 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2021 02:47 PM

I’m in the market for a nice table saw. Long story short, my wife got her dream kitchen, which involved taking down a main wall, resulting in added supports in the basement and me having to sacrifice about 4’ of workbench space.

I can rebuild around the new post, but for my sacrifice I’m going to build a built-in table saw.

There’s a guy on marketplace selling a 2003-build G1023SL for $1500.

From the ad:

Heavy duty workhorse with Very low hours if it’s got 20 hours on it I’d be surprised
In excellent condition
Comes with shop fox caster base for move-ability
And shop fox beismyer fence
Will include everything I have for it
Multiple blades including dado set
Full cabinet that fits under the side of the saw with pushers and other useful items

Local pickup only … truck or van required
Will require assistance loading

Currently in basement can be disassembled for semi easy transportation, I was able to get it down the stairs alone when I purchased it but that was pre heart attack so you will need to bring someone to help you “

I stumbled upon a thread here about a 1023SLX from a number of years back and based on that it seems like this guy’s asking like $1,000 more than it’s worth. Is that still the case? What’s a fair price for this saw, and is it even worth negotiating with this guy?

Alternatively, what’s a good saw In this range, max budget is probably $1,500. New or used doesn’t matter.

Im not a woodworker by any means, just a hobbyist. But I like having quality tools Bc you never know what’ll happen down the road.

The basement is wired for 240v

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#1 posted 10-22-2021 03:00 PM

Tools are all of a sudden getting more than 2 years ago. Covid lockdown spawned an Army of new woodworkers, and supply chain issue have a lot of items unavailable. A variety of other factors have the cost of new goods to have exploded to the end buyers, so all in all prices have gone up. So that brand new 1023 is only 400 bux more, and it’s sporting a LOT of changed technology to make it safer, and better. The Riving Knife being worth 400 to a lot of folks.

Just like houses, trucks, and all kinds of toys, it’s a sellers dream market right now.

All that said if you have it to sell, do so while the getting is good. If you need to buy????? If it was me, and I had a TS to use, I’d wait and see. I am wrong all the time, but I feel this huge inflation will normalize once supply chain issues get straightened out.

But no way in hail would I spend 1500 bux on a TS that at tops sold for 400 to 600 back when.

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#2 posted 10-22-2021 03:45 PM

“But no way in hail would I spend 1500 bux on a TS that at tops sold for 400 to 600 back when.”

Nailed it!

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#3 posted 10-22-2021 03:58 PM

IMO, too much money & maybe to much saw for a “hobby wood worker” & if the saw doesn’t have a riving knife than I’d keep looking. I just bought a Grizzly G0899 paid 1595.00 for it & I’m an “old” pro who was used to using Jet & Delta cabinet saws but for my Hobby shop (garage) the G0899 is a winner, very accurate well made saw best I could find in that price range. I looked for months at used saws but due to most of em being very old & no riving knife & high asking prices I decided to go new a lot of old cabinet saws out there but for a hobbyist not really necessary.

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#4 posted 10-22-2021 08:23 PM

I’m not saying I would pay that price for that TS. But, I ordered mine Jan 27, 2003.
$895 + $75 shipping/handling. Total shipped to me, $970. Weight – 467 lbs., 3 h.p. G1023SL.
Mine came with the biesemeyer fence. Made my own base. Still have the original invoice.
Maybe this guy is tired having people low-balling for half price. Shoot him an offer.
Ya never know….
I wish it was only $400 to $600 back when.

-- Got Wood?

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#5 posted 11-21-2021 11:00 AM

They are out there but take a while to find. With all of the Covid shortages, everyone thinks their stuff is worth more than new, whether you can find it or not. After 3 months of looking, I just bought a 1023SL off Craigslist for $500. It’s a 2004 edition that has seen very little hobby use. Other than the usual surface rust in places on the top, it’s basically like new. When I cleaned the inside of the cabinet, there was no wear on the trunnions and not chip one on the inside paint. My 40 year old Unisaw that I had to sell several years ago looked like the inside of the bottom of the cabinet had been bead blasted from 40+ years of wood chips. It came with the short rails mounted on the saw and with the long rail set as well. It has the miter gauge(just OK) and Fox made Beismeyer fence. I liked my Beisemeyer better but the shop Fox is decent, just heavier and harder to adjust. The seller wanted 1k four it. I waited till it was on CL for about 3 weeks and he had reduced the price to $800 before I contacted him. With his high initial price he was not getting a lot of calls. Long story short, I looked, thought it was worth the 800 but lo balled him with a $500 offer. He came down to $600 and I was going to say yes when i had a family emergency and was out of pocket for about a week. When I got back, I contacted him again and he (or his significant other) apparently wanted the space in his garage and said he would take $500. Long story short, it’s now taking up space in my shop and I couldn’t be happier.

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#6 posted 11-21-2021 02:09 PM

If it helps the dado set might be worth $100 or more

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#7 posted 11-21-2021 04:28 PM

Almost 20 years old, no riving knife, and $730 dollars less than new (after freight).

On the one hand, Grizzly tools have seen pretty huge inflation in the last 2 years. On the other hand $1500 for a 20 year old saw that the seller originally paid half that for is hard to swallow.

I have a 2014 G1023 and I love it, but I also absolutely adore the riving knife that is attached to it. Honestly, as some people will swear you need a SawStop, and to each his own, I will swear by the riving knife.

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#8 posted 11-21-2021 08:27 PM

If you’re willing to spend $1500 buy a used Sawstop or a brand new Laguna. Or, you can buy that saw new for $1895.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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