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Thread: Anyone owns this saw? Any opinions.

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    Anyone owns this saw? Any opinions.

    This is a Grizzly G1023SLX.

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/tls/2662970285.html

    I am concerned about the size of the rails but still somewhat interested.
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    I don't have it, but from what I remember that is one solid preforming saw, worth every penny. Don't worry about the rails, if they are too long, just cut them down.
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    I have the Shop Fox version of that saw and love it. Like Stu said, if the rails are too long they can be cut down. I'm short on space and have considered shortening mine, but the table and extension come in handy for other things than cutting.
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    Grizzly sold a ton of those 1023's in a few variations, and they had an excellent reputation. I've got a Shop Fox W1677, which is the same as the Griz G1023SL...I've been very happy with it. The BORK aftermarket riving knife will fit this saw. $850 isn't a steal IMO, but it's a fair price on a very nice saw that appears to be in excellent shape. You can always offer less, but I doubt it'll stick around too long.
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Yes, I also think that the price is fair. It does look like it has been well taken care of.

    I have sent an email to the seller.
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    Well, the seller's final price is $800. He is about 62 miles away. I might drive down there and check it out.
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    Let me know if I'm planning to go down to OC. I don't have any work on Monday.
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    Motor was made in Nov, 2002, so that makes it about the same age as my Shop Fox clone.

    I can't say anything but good things about the Shop Fox - it's been a great saw.

    The rails can be cut down to whatever length suits you, so don't let that be a limitation. Same for the extended mobile base and the (particle board) extension table.

    BTW, the Shop Fox base the saw is sitting on sells for around $200.00 above and beyond the price of the saw, so overall, $800.00 ain't a bad price. Try for $750.00, though...
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    I believe it's the same saw my brother bought last year, and he really likes it. I didnt' use his, but it looks very well built when I saw it.

    I dont' know if there has been any changes in the riving knife on that saw lately. The latest version I like, but I'm not sure what an older model had.

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    Thanks Vaughn. I knew I could count on you.

    Jim, I tried but he was not willing to go below $800. I will try my personal charm on him when I meet him. It has never worked before though.

    Jeb, this is pretty much the same model minus the riving knife.
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