Grizzly G1023RLWX - 10" 5 HP 240V Cabinet Left-Tilting Table Saw
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- Motor: 5 HP, 240V, single-phase
- Solid cast iron table is first heat treated to remove warpage, then milled perfectly flat & ground to a mirror like finish
- Fully assembled table size: 48"W x 27"D
- Table has T-slots so your miter gauge will not fall off the table when retracted
- 5/8" diameter arbor is long enough to accept dado blades up 7/8"
- Extra large handwheels are the heaviest in the industry & really ease arbor movement
- Cutting capacity: 8" left & 26" right of blade
- Maximum depth of cut @ 90°: 3"
- Maximum depth of cut @ 45°: 2-1/8"
- 4" dust port included
- Magnetic safety switch
- One piece steel cabinet type stand
- All sealed ball bearing construction
- Serpentine drive belt
- Powder coated paint
- Quick change between riving knife & splitter guard
- Footprint: 20-1/2" x 20-1/2"
- Approximate shipping weight: 547 lbs.
- Includes 10" x 40T blade!
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14 Customer Reviews (4.9 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review
I have owned my saw for a few years now and haven't been able to run anything through it that would bog it down.
This is a great machine. I was worried about the delivery as I live in a small town residential neighborhood. Got the lift gate service and the delivery was a breeze. The boxes were in great shape when they arrived, the driver put the saw at the curb and I broke everything down and carried the saw into my basement with my hand truck. The cosmoline was easy to get off with WD 40. The saw went together as described in the manual. I put the thing together by myself with no real issues. This was so easy I would never hesitate to get another piece of equipment from Grizzly. As for the saw it is just plain outstanding, powerful, no vibration, great price, the fence is super. Very happy ! I would definitely recommend this saw and Grizzly.
I bought this saw about 2 years ago. I was leery about buying a Grizzly after working with Powermatics and Deltas for 14 years. The saw works just as well as the other high-end brands. Boards come off square and true and the fence does not bind. My biggest gripe is the undermount system that holds the router in place. The edges of the handles are rounding off and the clips are removing paint and making gouges in my router. The saw also did not come with arbor wrenches to change the blade. I wish I could give it a higher rating, as this machine has single handedly changed my opinion on Grizzly machinery.
Basically this a Powermatic PM2000, but it's half the price and painted another color. LOVE IT
I recently moved and as a consequence had to sell my Delta Unisaw, which I had for about 20-years, due to cost to transport and storage costs while my new home was being built. When I settled in my new home I went about replacing my large woodworking tools, including the table saw. I first looked at the tried-and-true, i.e. the Delta Unisaw but experienced sticker shock. Saws comparable to the one I left behind (Delta, Jet, Powermatic) were between $2,400 and $3,200, well above the price I was willing to pay. So I started looking at Craigslist for a used saw but my remote location made delivery difficult and good cabinet saws were few and far between. I even considered downgrading to a contractor or hybrid say. Then I found this 5-hp Grizzly. It seemed too good to be true and so I thought it was. I checked reviews until they were coming out of my ears, virtually all of them positive, about the saw and about Grizzly in general. I even called Grizzly to ask specific questions about how and why this saw was over $1,000 less than the nearest comparable (and at that only 3-hp). With some reservation, prompted only by the adage that if it seems to good to be true it probably isn't, I went ahead and pulled the trigger. Best decision I've ever made. The saw is great! I can see no flaws in performance or precision. I married the saw with an Incra fence and it is the perfect combination of power and precision. And even with the cost of the incra fence (which I have long wanted) it was still hundreds less than the nearest competitor. On several occasions I have returned to the house and remarked to my wife how much I enjoy that saw and how glad I am I made that choice. In fact, I was so pleased that I went ahead and purchased a jointer and bandsaw from Grizzly and so far, I am pleased with all of them.
I've waited many years to buy such a high quality cabinet saw, and when I saw the price for this saw that had a built-in router wing, I had to buy it. This saw's precision fence, with the stability and work area of the table, makes it perfect for shaping all sizes of work-pieces with my new router! The fence will provide a solid guide for crisp dados or for using bits without guide bearings. And the saw's power cuts through oak like it was butter. Now I'm looking at all of the other equipment Grizzly offers in their catalogue.
I recently replaced my right-tilting contractor's saw with the 5 HP Grizzly G1023RLWX left-tilting cabinet saw. I picked it up from the UPS Freight Terminal since my rural location would not have been readily accessible for tractor-trailer delivery. The palletized unit was loaded into the back of my pickup. Once home, I improvised a ramp to unload it. \r\n\r\nSetup was straightforward and well documented. I mounted a router base underneath the table top with the hardware provided and added a switch for controlling the router. I mounted a pair of Board Buddy wheels on the rip fence using the 12" aluminum track. If I had to do it again, I would have bought the 24" track. I ended up cutting the 12" track in half in order to position the wheels where I wanted them.\r\n\r\nI used the saw to rip and cross-cut 4/4 walnut lumber. The Shop Fox fence required no realignment, working so well that I cross-cut a wide table top without using my cutoff box.\r\n\r\nI'm glad that I opted for the 5 HP motor, though I had to add a 30 amp circuit in order to do so. I look forward to many years of good service from this well-designed saw.
I've owned several table saws in the past but this one is the best ever. Precise, very easy to set up and use. I highly recommend this saw.
I bought the saw about a month ago. I have been using it to cut small oak trim to full size Walnut door that are 1.75 thick. It cuts like butter! I did have some fine tuning to do on the fence, setting saw stops for 45. It was easy to do, the direction were well written, thank you Grizzly for doing a great job and for a awesome product!!
Overall always great products and customer care and support.
i had my old contractors saw for 30 years and when the bearing in the carriage wore out it was time for replacement. this saw is nothing short of awesome. i can cut thick hardwood stock and the saw responds like your cutting a pice of paper! super smooth cuts and tbe fence system is best ive ever seen
Have no complaint. Nice to have a powerful precision machine. Guide Rail is wonderful. Out feed table is even better.\r\n\r\nSlight dis-colorization in areas of the machined surface on top after cleaning, but that's a minor issue. Its not meant to be a dinning room table.
This is my 8th grizzly machine. I've had no troubles with this saw for the one year I've owned it. I cut 8/4 maple, oak, Walnut and hard maple with no trouble at all. The extended wing for the router gives the saw extra mass to dampen vibration. I use a 40 tooth Woodworker ll blade. I also have the blade stabilizer on it. When I added the stabilizer the noise level went down considerably. I do change the blade to a 24 tooth ripping blade when I have a lot of ripping to do. It makes a big difference when you're ripping 8/4 maple 8 feet long. The Saw will take an 8 foot plank of maple no trouble at all. The motor hardly even changes tone. \r\nWhen moving the saw into my shop I had to take the table off because it was too heavy for me to move by myself. When I put the base in its spot I looked inside to check out the belt and the motor and how it was designed. For some reason I thought I'd put my fingers on the bolts that hold the mechanism to the base and no word of a lie every visible bolt was loose! Finger loose! I could turn every one of them with my bare fingers! If I had not removed the table these loose bolts would have gone unnoticed. I shutter to think what would've happened if I operated the saw in that condition? I do not hold this against Grizzly quality because I assume it was just an oversight by a quality control inspector. I tightened all the bolts and had no trouble with the Saw. \r\nI also use an Incra fence system with my saw. It fit no trouble at all and works great in conjunction with the 1023. \r\nThe hose for the blade dust collection does get clogged from time to time. This is just a nuisance and takes a little time to rectify. \r\nI am very happy with my Grizzly 1023 Saw. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a high powered tablesaw. This thing is a beast! I don't think there's anything you can't run through it.
Common Questions and Answers about the G1023RLWX:
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.
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.
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.