Grizzly G0691 - 10" 3HP 220V Cabinet Table Saw with Long Rails & Riving Knife
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- Motor: 3 HP, 220V, single-phase
- Blade tilt: Left, 45 degrees
- Table height from floor: 34"
- Table size with extension: 27" x 74-3/4"
- Arbor speed: 4300 RPM
- Arbor size: 5/8"
- Maximum dado width: 13/16"
- Maximum depth of cut @ 90°: 3-1/8"
- Maximum depth of cut @ 45°: 2-3/16"
- Maximum rip capacity: 50"
- Distance from front of table to blade at maximum blade height: 12-1/4"
- Distance from front of table to center of blade: 17-1/4"
- Overall dimensions: 82"L x 41"W x 40"H
- Footprint: 20" x 20"
- Approximate shipping weight: 557 lbs.
- Includes 10" x 40T blade and H3308 Push Stick!
- Precision-ground cast-iron table
- Cast-iron trunnions
- 4" dust port
- T-slot miter gauge
- Includes riving knife and blade guard
- Camlock T-fence with HDPE face
- Quick release devise for changing guard/riving knife
- Powder-coated finish
- Includes standard and dado table inserts
- Quick release riving knife
- Quick release motor guard
- Quick release splitter assembly
- Easy glide fence system
- Knurled knobs for adjusting fence
- Nylon runners inside fence head assembly
- T-square type fence system
- Setscrew holding table insert down, with adjustable screws inside
- A precision hardened and ground polished cast iron top
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3 Customer Reviews (5 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review
Just a line to say the saw came on Saturday. Spent a good part of the day (taking my time), setting it up. Everything fit well, and alignment was excellent. The cast iron extensions fit level, without shimming. Blade alignment to miter slot was excellent also. Even the riving knife, and blade guard aligned, and no further adjustment was required.
I also took the time to run some 'tests'...wow! To be able to make cuts without bogging down is pure enjoyment. As for the rip fence, now I know what I'd been missing. Move it where I want, lock it down...and it stays.
I thank your team for a positive experience, and hope to be able to deal again in the future.
COULD NOT BELIEVE SPEED OF SHIPPING BY TRUCK FREIGHT TO START WITH, ORDERED ON A TUESDAY AFTERNOON EVERYTHING ARRIVED IN GOOD SHAPE THURSDAY EVENING. VERY EASY DIRECTIONS TO PUT TOGETHER, IT ALSO HELPED THAT I HAD 3 PEOPLE TO PUT IT TOGETHER. ESPECIALLY TAKING IT OUT OF THE SHIPPING PALLET AND PUTTING IT ON THE CART,ONCE THAT WAS COMPLETE ALL BOLTS AND NUTS WORKED WELL PUTTING TOGETHER.AS LONG AS WE READ EVERYTHING THEN PUT TOGETHER USING BOLTS AND NUTS AS DESCRIBED IT WENT TOGETHER IN ABOUT 2 HOURS. THAT'S THE CART AND VAC SYSTEM ALSO. FIRED UP BOTH UNITS AND STARTED CUTTING. WHAT A NICE SAW IT IS. PUT TOGETHER TABLE AND EXTENSION'S PLUS FENCE EVERYTHING FIT WITH PRECISION. AS IF IT WERE PUT TOGETHER PRIOR TO SHIPPING TO EXACT SPECS. VERY HAPPY WITH THE GRIZZLY SAW AND VAC THAT I CHOSE.
I ordered this saw and it arrived via UPS freight five days later (including a weekend). Everything was received in excellent order. I spent the better part of a day putting it together and checking the alignment. This is my fourth table saw of this type so I am extremely familiar with setup and alignment procedures for several brands. Alignment as received was incredible. I used my In Line Tools A-Line-It dial indicator to check everything. I was so shocked that the blade to mitre slot alignment was 0.000" that I thought something was wrong. So I took the dial inceptor apart and put it back together. Same results. So I tried a different blade. Same results. I have never seen ANY tool come out of the box aligned exactly. Not so fast there; the blade 90 degree alignment was off by one tenth of a degree reading 89.9 degrees on my Wixey digital angle gauge. Also the fence was set for 0.010" run out which I feel is too much so I set it back to 0.003" which is what I prefer. But unless you have precision alignment tools you will never notice these minor nits.
Next I had to make some sawdust test and I can happily say that the saw easily exceeded my high expectations for it. The bottom line though is "would I buy this saw again?" And the answer is an unqualified YES. An excellent saw at an good price. What else can you ask for.
Common Questions and Answers about the G0691:
What are the main differences between the G1023RL-Series and the G0690-Series table saws?
Aside from color and outward appearances, there are 6 primary differences between these series of machines: the drive system, dust extraction components, switch lock-ability, blade guard spreader/riving knife release mechanism, the fence, and the country of origin.
How do the G0651 and G0652 saws compare to the other Grizzly 10" cabinet saws, such as the G1023RL series or the G0690-91?
The G0651/G0652 are our top-of-the-line "Extreme Series" 10" cabinet saws. They are made in Taiwan under strict quality-control standards to ensure premium fit-and-finish, smooth functionality of all moving parts, and an industrial-grade level of durability and accuracy. Other, more obvious features that make these saws unique are the included rear extension table, extension-table storage shelves, and a digital readout for the angle of blade tilt. Like the G1023RL series saws, the G0651-52 table saws are equipped with the same type of padlock compatible "lock out" mag switch, a poly-V belt drive system for smoother, quieter power transfer, and the underside of the blade is encapsulated with a dust hood for improved dust collection and reduced maintenance/cleaning inside the cabinet. Additionally, the fence system included with the G0651-52 saws is similar in function and design to the Shop Fox Classic Fence included with the G1023RL-series models, except it has aluminum fence faces and scale indicators that read on both sides of the fence, allowing easy fence use on either side of the blade.
What is the difference between the G1023RL-Series and G0690-Series belt-drive systems?
The G1023RL-series features a poly-V "Serpentine" belt-drive system, which is quieter and transfers power more efficiently than a standard single V-belt drive system. The G0690-series features a triple V-belt drive system, which does a better job of maintaining a consistent transfer of power when under load than a standard single V-belt drive system.
What is the difference between the G1023RL-Series and G0690-Series dust extraction systems?
The G1023RL-series encapsulates the underside of the blade with a dust hood that is connected directly to the dust port via an internal dust hose. This allows a dust collector to remove the majority of dust that falls through the table, and it helps keep the other components inside the cabinet clean. This system requires less cleaning and maintenance than that of saws where the dust falls straight through to the bottom of the cabinet. The G0690-series has a fully-enclosed cabinet with a sloped bottom that allows gravity to direct incoming dust toward the dust port.
What is the difference between the G1023RL-Series and G0690-Series mag switches?
The G1023RL-series features a lockable mag switch with an included key-lock padlock. The G0690-series features a mag switch that can also be disabled from accidental use with a special pin, but it does not accommodate a padlock, so it can't be completely locked.
What is the difference between the G1023RL-Series and G0690-Series blade guard spreader/riving knife release mechanism?
The G1023RL-series is equipped with a quick-release lever to unlock/lock the spreader/riving knife when changing between blade guards. The G0690-series is equipped with an easily-accessible knurled knob that unlocks/locks the spreader/riving knife with a quick rotation.
What is the difference between the G1023RL-Series and G0690-Series fence?
The G1023RL-series features the hugely popular Shop Fox Classic Fence, which has been a customer favorite for nearly two decades due to its adjustment simplicity and performance reliability. The G0690-series fence is very similar to the Shop Fox Classic Fence in all ways, except that it locks against the front rail on three sides instead of two. Aside from allowing it to lock more firmly in place, the added side of rail contact also provides an additional axis of adjustability when calibrating fence accuracy.
Can I install an H7507 extension wing router table on this saw?
Yes, but because the G0690/G0691 uses different fence rails than the G1023RL-Series saws, you will need to drill your own mounting holes in the H7507 to make it fit properly in place of the stock wing. Instead of going to all this work, we recommend getting the T10222 Router Table Extension, which was designed especially for this saw. Not only is this option much easier to install, but it also includes its own independent fence system, a starting pin, four miter slots, and an auxiliary support leg for increased stability.
General Questions and Answers:
How do I know which size of motor I'll need for my table saw?
Assuming the correct blade is installed for any specific type of cut, the answer primarily depends on these three factors: (1) your average stock thickness, (2) your typical wood type or variety, and (3) your anticipated cutting frequency or overall demands placed on the saw. First, it is important to note that with a slow enough feed rate, any of our table saws can cut through a piece of hardwood up to that saw's maximum cutting height. Unfortunately, using too slow of a feed rate can result in burn marks in your workpiece, and using a feed rate that is so aggressive that it causes a motor to bog down will quickly increase the motor's internal temperature to a state of thermal breakdown. Once a motor reaches this state, continued operation (without allowing sufficient cool-down time between cuts) will result in the motor becoming so hot that its winding insulation will completely fail and the motor will die. A larger motor, however, could easily perform the exact same type of work without ever reaching a state of thermal breakdown. With that in mind, your goal should be to select a motor size that will handle the majority of what you'll be cutting on a regular basis, without bogging the motor down. To translate this into a more practical perspective, generally speaking, a 1.5 HP motor used with an aggressive feed rate can repeatedly cut 6/4 (1.5") soft woods and 4/4 (1") hardwoods without bogging down. A 3 HP motor, on the other hand, can repeatedly cut the same type of stock with the same type of feed rate at approximately twice that size without bogging down.
What are the differences between contractor, hybrid, and cabinet saws?
A "Contractor" table saw is generally a light-duty saw with an open-stand and is usually equipped with a 1.5 HP to 2 HP motor that can be operated on a common 120V power supply, making it portable and convenient enough to take from jobsite to jobsite for carpentry work, trim work, and small cabinetry or furniture work. To keep the weight down, contractor saws often use sheet-metal wings instead of cast-iron wings, and their trunnions and other internal components use less cast iron or steel, making them much less beefy than those same components used in cabinet saws. A few other typical hallmarks of contractor saws are non-enclosed motors (making them slightly louder and sometimes resulting in a lack of dust collection) and trunnions mounted to the bottom of the table instead of the cabinet (making them slightly more difficult to align the blade to the miter slot or fence). The lighter-duty components used in their construction typically means that contractor saws also cost less than other saw types. The low cost, high portability, and convenience of operating on a 120V power supply, combined with included fence systems that often rival those used on cabinet saws, has historically made the contractor saw a favorite option for the hobbyist or beginning woodworker. A "Cabinet" table saw is a heavy-duty saw with an enclosed cabinet-style stand and usually a 3 HP or larger motor that operates on a 240V power supply, making it the top choice for professional woodworkers, serious amateurs, or production shops that require day-in and day-out reliability and the ability to regularly cut thick hardwoods. Unlike contractor saws, cabinet saws have much thicker castings for the trunnions and arbor assembly, which attach to the cabinet instead of the table (making blade alignment adjustments easier), and they usually have full cast-iron wings, which combined with the beefier trunnions and heavy cabinet stand, give them a lot more vibration-dampening weight. Additionally, the enclosed cabinet stands result in quieter operation and usually have much better dust collection. A "Hybrid" table saw is a newer category of saw that is considered to be a cross between a contractor saw and a cabinet saw. Like cabinet saws, hybrid saws typically have cabinets or stands with enclosed motors (providing quieter operation and easier dust collection) and trunnions that mount to the stand (making blade alignment adjustments easier). Like contractor saws, hybrids are generally constructed with lighter-duty components and materials (keeping costs and overall weight down), and they are usually equipped with 1.5 HP to 2 HP motors (allowing them to operate on a common 120V power supply). Because hybrid saws are often priced near contractor saws and they offer many of the additional benefits that cabinet saws provide over contractor saws, they are quickly becoming the saw of choice for the serious hobbyist or the professional woodworker on a budget.
How do I know what type of blade I should buy?
Blade choice is determined by the type and purpose of cut, hardness and thickness of stock, and desired trade-offs between cutting speed versus cut quality. Generally speaking, a blade with fewer teeth cuts faster but makes a lower quality cut, and a blade with more teeth cuts slower but makes a higher quality cut. We offer a wide variety of blades from a handful of different manufacturers. All of our blades are clearly designated by either blade function, cut type, or material type.
What is the purpose of the riving knife?
The riving knife is used for non-through cuts. It is a metal plate positioned in alignment behind the blade to prevent the newly-cut workpiece sides from pinching on or pushing against the backside of the blade and causing kickback. The riving knife also acts as a barrier behind the blade to reduce the risk of hands being pulled into the blade if they are positioned incorrectly when kickback occurs.
Can I still use my table saw without connecting it to a dust collector?
Yes, but we don't recommend it. Without using a dust collector, the dust will quickly pile up inside and around your machine, resulting in additional cleaning time later. Besides making a mess, fine dust can be harmful to your respiratory system. A better choice is to connect your table saw to a properly-designed dust collection system that at least pulls the recommended minimum CFM for your saw's dust port.
Can I cut metal or other non-wood materials with your table saws?
Although our table saws will physically cut many different types of materials, they are only designed to cut natural wood or wood-based materials (plywood, MDF, OSB, etc.). Cutting materials not intended to be cut on a woodworking table saw can result in serious injury to the operator or bystanders, and it could decrease the life of the saw and void the warranty.