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Thread: Table saw advice

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Piedmont, SD


    FWIW my neighbor just received a new grizzly. Impressive fit and finish - was in the $2,000 ballpark for cost. BIG disappointment when fired up - rumbling/rattling metal handles. Never would pass the old "stand a nickel on edge while it's running" test.

    Opened side door and saw the triple drive belts are likely the cause- regardless of how much you torqued, they are flapping willy - nilly in there. I suggested he go buy a matched set of quality V belts to help tame this, but he's not as fussy as I...

    I've had a humble little Jet supersaw for 12 years now. Though I long for more power, it uses a micro-V drive belt, and to this day runs super smooth. NO comparison to the new Griz. Sorry to grizzly, as I've got many of their machines, most I'm very fond of performance to dollar investment, but after this I have no interest in their table saws.

    One last interjection- Just bought a new drill press this week - Jet JDP-17. Very well tuned for the woodworker. Thought I'd mention, as it too employs a micro-V drive which contributes to super-smooth operation. Many more extras like t-slots and removable insert plate w/levelers in the cast work table. LED work light and laser cross hairs actually are pro-grade, well done and not like the cheesy- cheap do-all copies out there. Final icing on the cake: 5" quill travel - woohoo!!!


  2. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Troy, OHIO


    I own a 3HP Sawstop cabinet saw with a 52 inch table. It is a great saw and they have great tech support. Almost no vibration. Once tuned it is incredibly accurate. Two people that I know has gotten their hands into the blade over the past year. One has lost the use of his middle finger (permanently up). The other is now buying a Sawstop. Another post is correct, kick back is an issue. I've been tagged recently due to stupidity on my part. I own 2 Micro Jig GRR Rippers . . . beats the hex out of sticks and getting tagged with a kick back.
    BT 32 Standard
    2.2 HP Spindle
    Aspire Sofrware

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Hampton Roads, VA


    My thanks for the follow on replies here. Don't know how I missed em. The experience this group shares is invaluable!
    "Once a person moves away from the computer and CNC some of the most important work begins." ~Joe Crumley

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