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G0691 10" 3HP 220V Cabinet Table Saw

We couldn't offer the gold standard in Cabinet Table Saws without offering an extended rip capacity version too. The G0691 10" 3HP 220V Cabinet Table Saw with Long Rails & Riving Knife features a 49" rip capacity - more than enough to rip to the center of a standard sheet of plywood. The extension table features adjustable legs, a square steel tubing frame and a dimensionally stable top.

The true riving knife moves up, down and tilts with the blade. A short riving knife and a tall splitter/riving knife that the blade guard mounts to is also included. If you do any cabinet or plywood work, this saw is the answer to your dreams!

Like all Grizzly table saws, the G0691 comes with a 1-year warranty which covers parts and assures the unit is free from factory defects. (Consumables are not covered by the warranty.)

The G0691 manual was written by our U.S. based Technical Documentation Department and is packed with useful information. The complete and easy to read manual makes it easier to assemble and maintain your saw.

The Grizzly Customer Service and Technical Support Teams are U.S. based. Parts and accessories for the table saw are available on-line and shipped from the Grizzly parts warehouse in Springfield, MO.

CSA Certified

Made in an ISO 9001 factory


  • Motor: 3 HP, 220V, single-phase, 12.8A
  • Rip capacity: 49" right, 12" left of blade
  • Max. depth of cut @ 90°: 3-1/8"
  • Max. depth of cut @ 45°: 2-3/16"
  • Table size with extension: 74-3/4" W x 27" D
  • Distance from front of table to center of blade: 17-1/4"
  • Floor-to-table height: 34"
  • Arbor diameter: 5/8"
  • Arbor speed: 4300 RPM
  • Max. width of dado: 1-3/16"
  • Dust port size: 4"
  • Footprint: 20" x 20"
  • Overall dimensions: 82" W x 41" D x 40" H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 557 lbs.


  • Precision-ground cast-iron table
  • T-slot miter gauge
  • Quick-release riving knife and spitter/blade guard assembly
  • Easy-glide T-square camlock fence with HDPE face
  • Knurled knobs for adjusting fence with nylon runners
  • Includes standard and dado table inserts
  • Quick-release motor guard
  • Set screw holds table insert down, with adjustment screws inside
  • Includes 10" x 40T blade and push stick!

68 Customer Reviews (4.9 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Jay M
07/22/2020 12:48:29 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Why I chose it. 05/26/2020 4:00:50 PM

As many of you reading this, I was not sure whether to get this saw or the G1023RLX. I even looked at the G0651, and other brands too. Here are the reasons I chose this saw. I needed it to be mobile until I get a permanent shop, so the G0651 was out due to space, and I didn't want to deal with two wheel extensions. I also liked the triple belt. But the one reason that made it the one I wanted was the dust collection. I was not sure about the dust shroud and hose on the G1023RLX. Also, I like the removable door that the dust port is on with the G0691. I plan to replace the plastic dust port and expand the hole to 6" once I build a shop and upgrade my dust collector. With the hole being in the door, I can buy a new door if I want to go back to 4" for some reason. I also like that I'm only cutting a $20 replaceable part instead of the cabinet itself. My feelings on power and performance match many of the other reviews. It is a great saw, and I expect it to last me a lifetime. One thing I wish they would change is the wings. You are supposed to shim the wings with tape to tilt them up or down. I just got a G0891 planer, and the wings on it have bolts like the G0691, but they also have set screws under each bolt for aligning the table. I much prefer that to using tape.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent product 04/01/2020 12:22:06 PM

Excellent saw, smooth cuts and easy fence operation. Just waiting for a 20% off so I can purchase a dust extractor.

Anonymous Reviewer
Pleased as Punch 03/12/2020 1:24:57 PM

I ordered this from Grizzly last month and was skeptical about delivery from an 18 wheel truck. I paid the extra $35 for tail gate delivery because I don't have a skid steer. I even rented a pallet jack to move the saw into position. The driver was the best. He helped me move it into position and even said I didn't need to rent the pallet jack because he had one. I guess that kind of service depends upon the driver. The saw is lightyears better than the 1 HP Craftsman I used for the last 30 years. The fence and extension table are top notch. Assembly took 2 hours and was very straight forward with excellent instructions. My advice: spent the time to shim the wings (if needed) and level the extension table. It will be worth it in the long run.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/12/2020 12:26:20 PM

I bought this a month ago and I love the saw, but the fastener that keeps the cabinet door shut was missing. The package also had a few holes from being damaged.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great Saw 03/05/2020 2:17:45 PM

Got this set up about a month ago setup was a little bit of a chore but the end result is great having a snap check gauge helped greatly for getting everything set perfectly this is a great saw. I have used it every weekend since i got it set up and it is by far the best table saw i have ever owned

elizabeth M
02/25/2020 1:51:38 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Awesome saw. I am totally impressed with the construction of this saw. It is made the last. 02/21/2020 3:35:34 PM

I need to replace my Ridgid 3650 and look at a number candidates before purchasing my Grizzly. Some great engineering and innovation is in this saw. Assembly took some time but with the help of a grandson we had it up and running in a few hours. We ran a few pieces of two inch oak through it and it cut it like butter. My Ridgid would have bogged down even with a new Forrest blade on it.

Anonymous Reviewer
This Product is what was advertised and more! 10/18/2019 4:16:56 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Best saw for the price. 09/29/2019 6:12:23 PM

If you need a good saw for larger than 30 cuts this is a good one to buy. I build cabinets and furniture and its great

Casey M
Awesome saw! 09/27/2019 11:12:03 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
09/19/2019 3:42:09 PM

We have had the saw in place and working for about a month. So far, I would rate this as an excellent product. Shipping damage was a problem but Grizzly customer service took care of everything. the only issue we see is the placement of the on / off panel. The stop button is positioned where it could be bumped during a cut. We plan on moving it to another spot if we can make the electrical cord reach. Other than that, everything is the way it was described. I think it is a good value.

Anonymous Reviewer
Very Happy with the saw 09/15/2019 1:13:58 PM

I bought the 691 because I have the space and appreciate the extra work surface even though I don't run much plywood. I also purchased the mobility base and the 1.5 hp dust extractor. The system works great! I chose the lift gate service as I had to transfer the shipping crates to a flatbed trailer to take the saw down my long driveway to the shop. The gate service made this easy. I found the assembly to be easy and everything lined up and took very little adjustment or fine tuning. I assembled saw by myself. Like others I believe this saw is a terrific value. I agree that the manual is well written and the assembly instructions are clear and easy to follow. I'm very pleased with the purchase.

Anonymous Reviewer
Loving it so far! 09/04/2019 7:56:55 PM

I have never owned a table saw outside a bench top model that didn't last long. I wanted a table saw that will last the rest of my life and then some (kids will get it) and this seems to fit the bill. The assembly and instruction manual is very well coordinated and easy to understand. The only issue I had was the table insert has a twist and I can not get it perfectly flat. So, to keep it from interfering with my cuts, a portion of the insert is below the table and not flush. First cut? beautiful!! I'm impressed with the power and accuracy of this saw. I spent a lot of time looking for a table saw going to all competitors and reading plenty of reviews. After sorting the pros and cons I decided to get this model as I do plan to make money and expand my skill set. The price was in my target range and the competition couldn't come close for an equivalent model. I'm very pleased and expect to continue to be pleased for a long time to come.

Anonymous Reviewer
Second saw purchased within three years 08/24/2019 10:25:23 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Powerful Saw 08/20/2019 3:22:01 AM

I bought this a month ago and have been very pleased. My first cut was ripping a 1 1/2" thick piece of plywood full length. I was surprised when it cut it like butter. Since then I've cut up 12 sheets of 3/4" plywood with no problems. The fence works very smoothly as does the angle and height.

Anonymous Reviewer
Fine piece of equipment. 07/24/2019 12:11:20 PM

The G0691 is a well built piece of precision woodworking equipment. It was promptly delivered, with good shipping protection. Assembly was straight forward with all parts and pieces included. The overall operation is smooth and powerful.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great value! 07/18/2019 2:45:59 PM

I have had my G0691 for about a month now. Delivery took about a week and the driver was fantastic. He was very accommodating and wheeled it right into the garage with the pallet jacks.
Packaging showed very slight damage on all 3 packages. Unpacking was simple and I was surprised at the engeninering that went into the packaging. When you remove the top of the box the sides lift out of the corner pieces and the honeycombed side panes did a great job of protecting the saw. My biggest challenge was getting the saw off the double pallet by myself. Being a 68 year old man with a bad back, I used an appliance hand truck and some homemade 4 foot ramps and moved the saw off the pallets and to my shop across approximately 200 yards of grass to my barn.
Assembly went smoothly and alignment accomplished. I wish they had included a simple 6 inch straight edge the proper thickness for rail position adjustment and table adjustments but that wasnt a big deal.
While some complained about the difficulty of removing the protective coating, it wiped off with a minimum of effort. Finish on it h saw is very good and fit is too. Saw runs smooth and it sings through wood.
This saw is worth every penny. There was a knob missing on arrival but I called and a replacement was shipped immediately. Customer service is very accommodating and friendly. This is my third Grizzly product and I have not been disappointed.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great product, some start up problems. 07/10/2019 2:34:52 PM

I am really happy with my purchase. I did have some start up problems. All of this happened in the first week of use.
1. My fault - unpacking and getting it off the pallet. The pallet has a plywood lip around it. I should have removed it before trying to walk the unit off the pallet. This caused me to mar the paint around the base.
2. Assembly, the holes on the top extension did not line up with the holes on the rear fence support. It is just sheet metal. I slightly enlarged the holes.
3. Riving knife. After using the saw several times I tried to remove the riving knife and it would not pull out. One of the Allen set screws that align the riving knife had backed loose and was preventing the knife from pulling out. I had to tighten it down snug and then the riving knife removed properly.
4. The level adjustments set screws on the table saw insert would not stay set. I had to add blue lock tight to make then stay. i better choice would be set screws with that rubber insert so they do not vibrate loose.
5. While using the saw I bumped the side of the cut off switch. The switch popped off the unit and the saw kept running. I had to unplug the saw, take apart the switch housing and re-assemble the switch. I do not know if the plastic nut on the back side was not tightened or it was oversized and there for jumped the threads but it seems to work now.

Suggestion, include a single sheet unpacking instructions.

I am somewhat concerned about the several times something has "come loose" already. I have been tempted to totally disassemble and re-assemble the saw to ensure everything is tight.

I love the saw.

Love this saw 04/28/2019 3:14:07 PM

I have never had a saw of this nature and absolutely love it. The saw had great power and quiet as well. Thank you grizzly for all your technical support... You are truly a class act.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/26/2019 2:08:54 PM

I bought this saw because I tend to use large pieces of sheet goods and wanted something I could manipulate these products with. I like the long table to support long work pieces and feel safer about cutting these. I also like the power of the 3 HP motor. It never bogs down.

Anonymous Reviewer
Loving the upgrade!! 04/04/2019 12:05:31 AM

After working with a contractor saw in my shop for over 15 years, I was finally able to upgrade in a big way with this Grizzly table saw. The instructions for the assembly were very easy to follow and customer service was able to quickly resolve the one issue that I did encounter, which was just a broken rail cap, nothing that prevented me from assembling the saw. I look forward to years of woodworking with this amazing saw.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great product! 02/08/2019 12:53:24 AM

I have had this table saw for a couple months now and I haven't any issues at all. Couldn't be happier.

Anonymous Reviewer
Very happy. 01/11/2019 2:51:15 PM

I bought the G0961 a couple of months ago and am very happy with it. I wish I had gotten it years ago. It will work very well in my cabinet shop.

Anonymous Reviewer
Havent unpacked it yet. Will unpack it in spring. Supposed to have heart surgery this month. 01/06/2019 4:49:44 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
12/21/2018 10:18:40 PM

Be careful purchasing dust collection with this saw. The collection port is tapered to the point its impossible to tighten a clamp without pulling the clamp/pipe off the port. Tech solution when contacted, try using adhesive foam. Quite a solution to a $2000.00 saw purchase when the simple fix is supplying a straight wall fitting or include taper fittings required. I wont be doing mail order again without eyes-on first & my opinion of tech support took a SERIOUS hit with this experience.

Just opened packaging. 12/16/2018 5:30:50 AM

Only complaint so far is that the top had rust on it. I hear so many complaints about too much protectant on the finished cast iron surfaces I was surprised to see very little on my table saw top. Light surface rust in several spots. I did not expect to see this from a saw that costs this much. More review after i use it for a while.

Raul B
Great table saw , good 12/15/2018 11:26:00 PM

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John C
Great Saw 12/02/2018 3:40:33 PM

I have been using this saw almost daily for several months and I couldn't be happier with it. The saw has plenty of power and it very well built. The only thing I don't like is that the dence stays square until you try to lock it and it kicks the end out slightly. It doesn't seem to affect the cut but by less than a 64th of an inch.

Anonymous Reviewer
Very nice table saw. 11/01/2018 12:48:07 AM

I have been purchasing Grizzly tools now for about 7 years. The table saw is my 5th machine purchased and as usual the quality is outstanding. I am hoping to upgrade my 15 inch planner to a 20 inch here in the near future.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/29/2018 1:48:19 PM

It is a beautiful saw. Likely more than I need, but certainly useful.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/11/2018 1:21:55 PM

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Great Saw! Not so great Fence. 07/28/2018 8:34:15 PM

The saw itself is great. More than enough power. Smooth operation during raising and tilting the blade. Low/No vibration. The only problem I have is with the fence. For the life of me, I cannot get the fence to stay square when locking it in place.

Anonymous Reviewer
07/24/2018 12:07:37 AM

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Brian H
Great product! 06/24/2018 11:49:42 AM

I bought this saw when I took on a huge cabinet job. Used it to replace a Delta saw and this one is hands down superior in quality, accuracy, and speed. I purchased the Mobile kit and out feed rollers and love it. Takes a while to assemble but which decent mechanical skills its not hard. Easy to adjust and set up for accuracy and when used with a good rust collection system it barely produces any saw dust. I used it a week solid without ever sweeping the floor. My old saw, an hour and Im sweeping!

Ricky B
05/12/2018 10:12:07 AM

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Richard M
05/09/2018 1:21:07 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
04/27/2018 2:00:04 PM

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Archie M
I will say this is an awesome saw but no matter which way you put the fence on you cannot rip 50 in1 04/22/2018 4:59:38 PM

Miss advertised the top width no matter how you put fence on you can only get a max of 49 1/2 inches and not 50 other than that good saw

Patrick J
Griz G0691 10" Cabinet saw. 03/28/2018 10:41:06 AM

Bought this saw about a month ago after looking for about 2 months. Decided on the Griz and I'm very glad I did. Smooth running. Easy blade height and angle adjustment. Excellent saw. I am an avid woodworker but I don't do this for a living. I'm 60. The Griz replaced an ancient Jet Cabinet Saw and it has been just fine. I'd recommend it to anybody.

Anonymous Reviewer
Absolutely wonderful saw 01/09/2018 2:03:31 AM

This is a fine saw. Plenty of power and fence works great. Couldn't be happier. I will be purchasing more equipment from Grizzly

Anonymous Reviewer
12/31/2017 12:15:05 PM

Great tool, holes that hold the front tube rail to the bracket was drilled wrong for mounting screws
Called and had a drill bit and tap sent out to drill and thread new holes
Not a big deal, overall great saw

Gerald Z
Great product 12/01/2017 1:15:03 PM

I bought the saw one month ago ,easy to set up and does everything I expected it to do it will be a great asset to my woodshop !!

Anonymous Reviewer
11/29/2017 12:39:21 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Love it 10/31/2017 2:08:07 PM

We are a cabinet shop and recently purchased this saw we absolutely love it. We also have a couple more Grizzly machines Would recommend purchasing any Grizzly products.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent Saw 10/19/2017 12:11:05 PM

I'm a building contractor and have been looking at this saw for 2 years. I had an opportunity to use one at a customer's home and fell in love with it, what a great machine. I'm thrilled to be able to add this to my shop. It is rather quiet compared to many table saws of this magnitude. The long rail option is well worth the added cost especially for the rip width that it facilitates. My last saws arbor only allowed a 2 5/8" depth of cut and was easily bogged down at that depth. This saw has been virtually unstoppable even at 3" depth of cut in pine. A great saw, highly recommended.

Anonymous Reviewer
09/11/2017 10:55:48 PM

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Ronald P
Excellent saw 09/09/2017 7:05:14 AM

This saw was delivered by UPS. The box and pallet used to transport was severely damaged. The box that contained the front rail was completely torn open and the rail was scratched, bent and chipped. In addition, the hardware was missing from the box. That said, the saw is a beautiful machine and I would purchase it again no question about it. Mainly because of the Grizzly customer service, which is second to none. The person that handled my claim was named Lewis. He was polite and replaced the damaged parts no questions asked. Lewis is definitely in the right job. Thanks Grizzly. Hurry up and send me my backordered jointer and tell UPS to take it easy. Sincerely, Ron P

Anonymous Reviewer
Awesome product!! 08/23/2017 5:47:34 PM

Best piece of equipment I've ever bought. Easy setup and oh so awesome to use!!

Chris J
Great addition to my shop! 08/11/2017 5:02:29 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
08/10/2017 10:04:25 AM

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Greg B
What a present 08/09/2017 2:16:51 PM

Finally got a cabinet grade table saw. Perfect present from the misses for my 60th birthday. This saw does exactly what I expected it to do. Actually went to Springfield to see it up close and personal then ordered it for delivery. Having it delivered was the best thing as opposed to picking it up in the store, what I paid in shipping was less than the MO tax would have been. Slight delivery rash and one busted open box with the rails when it got to the house but the crating and packaging kept all pieces well protected. Took about four hours to setup and dial it in, but I was very particular and got it all within .005 - .01 on parallel and flat. My pencil marks are more inaccurate than this saw. I also got the mobile base and was glad I looked at the reviews for them. The base is good but the two fixed casters were going to be a pain to use, based on when I tried to move the saw in the Springfield store. Opted to purchase separately two additional corner braces, magnetic feet and knobs and the additional caster wheels. Put it all together and this saw can be positioned anywhere and moves effortlessly. Grizzly should really consider this as an option to purchase, luckily someone else had my issues and listed the parts required. Added an additional $75 to the mobile base price but oh so worth it if you want to move it.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/05/2017 2:42:36 PM

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Bradley D
A great tablesaw at a great price 07/20/2017 10:43:03 PM

I'm a hobbyist cabinet maker. My dad's workshop needed a better tablesaw than the one he used as a contractor for 20+ years. So we live in Hawaii where prices are very high when it comes to tablesaws. I couldn't find a tablesaw here in Hawaii with the same specs as the G0691 for the price. Dad was able to set it up with no problems. Nice straight cuts out of the box! My wife has a nice long "honey-to-do" list. This saw will definitely be put to good use.


Anonymous Reviewer
07/17/2017 3:00:12 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Huge bang for the buck! 07/05/2017 10:53:17 PM

My wife bought me this saw for my birthday. Took two people to set up, but we'll worth it. Fence run-out was just perfect at a few thousands out. In my opinion there are far better blades then that comes with it, but that's hardly worth bring up. Everything was true and flat and works great.

Anonymous Reviewer
Exactly what I wanted, yet more than I expected 06/30/2017 4:01:33 PM

Purchased 1 month ago and everything so far is perfect. Setup was easy, and I was able to calibrate everything to perfection. The only negative is the blade they send with the saw and that really means nothing. Once a good blade was on it it would leave everything with a glass finish right off the saw. Buy this saw. The gold standard isn't what is use to be. Go GRIZZLY!

Anonymous Reviewer
WoW! 06/24/2017 10:14:18 PM

I'm so Impressed with this big boy. I have never had a tool this nice. I did a lot of research and comparing .So glad I ordered it from you guys. This was so nice that I ordered the G0513X2 Extreme Model 17in band saw and the Grizzly 1 1/2 Hp Dust collector. Thanks again! I'll be back...

Anonymous Reviewer
06/21/2017 3:42:36 PM

UPS lost my shipment twice but once i got it I was happy.

Larry B
06/09/2017 12:39:20 AM

Out of the box I had a couple missing bolts/screws but they were items that were easily replaced at Lowes. Tool was packed very well. Assembly went slow but probably mostly me paying attention to details. Getting rip fence square was a little bit of a handle but she's great now. Did a couple very small shop projects but now am finishing a 4' x 5' out feed table with 33 drawers. A lot of setup changes and replicated cuts and saw is performing like a champ - I love it. This is being used in a home shop but I get serious about my work. Previous saw was a Rockwell 10" Contractors Saw and always wanted something better. I am very pleased and would definitely recommend to others.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/03/2017 4:54:57 PM

Very pleased with this saw. Assembly was not complicated and very little adjustment was needed beyond the factory settings.

Jim D
06/02/2017 2:06:31 PM

I am a custom cabinet maker other than kitchen cabinets (I work solo and do not need the headache). This Saw is great and is solidly built well spent money!

Anonymous Reviewer
it is great. 01/26/2017 1:44:17 PM

My son in law talked me into buying this table saw ,he builds cabinets for a living, , it is awesome .. It is one piece of equipment that i have in my shop that is fun to use..thanks,Rick Boren

John S
Highly recommend 01/26/2017 1:38:24 PM

I am a relative newbie in woodworking, and wanted to get started with really good but budget conscious tools to start a shop. This Grizzly table saw is perfect. Very high quality, yet affordable. Just could not justify a higher priced competitor. I'm in the shop 1-2 days a week.
I was disappointed when the first saw arrived having been severely damaged in shipping. But I was impressed that one phone call to Grizzly and a few emailed pictures from me was all it took to get it shipped back and a replacement sent, about 10 days in all. The return process was completely painless, and the people were extremely good to deal with.
There is no doubt I will be purchasing again from this company.
By the way, they have a huge print catalog that they sent. It's got everything and the prices are right.

Timothy K
Excellent machine 01/26/2017 1:35:18 PM

I've been building cabinets for years now. I used to have a 10" table that was adequate for the space I had. I have recently built a new shop. Lots of space. This table is a dream to work with. After installing the table, the first thing I did is make an outfeed table to go with it. Now the overall dimensions are approximately 8'x8'. Now with this saw and table, full size plywood is no longer a challenge. And did I mention it's precise.

David R
Highly recommended 12/31/2016 4:53:33 PM

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.



Customer Review 01/01/2015 7:24:59 PM

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.

Q & A

Common Questions and Answers about the G0691:

Q: What are the main differences between the G1023RL-Series and the G0690-Series table saws?

A: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.

Q: How do the G0651 and G0652 saws compare to the other Grizzly 10" cabinet saws, such as the G1023RL series or the G0690-91?

A: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.

Q: What is the difference between the G1023RL-Series and G0690-Series belt-drive systems?

A: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.

Q: What is the difference between the G1023RL-Series and G0690-Series dust extraction systems?

A: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.

Q: What is the difference between the G1023RL-Series and G0690-Series mag switches?

A: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.

Q: What is the difference between the G1023RL-Series and G0690-Series blade guard spreader/riving knife release mechanism?

A: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.

Q: What is the difference between the G1023RL-Series and G0690-Series fence?

A: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.

Q: Can I install an H7507 extension wing router table on this saw?

A: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.


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q: How do I know which size of motor I'll need for my table saw?

A: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.

Q: What are the differences between contractor, hybrid, and cabinet saws?

A: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.

Q: How do I know what type of blade I should buy?

A: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.

Q: What is the purpose of the riving knife?

A: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.

Q: Can I still use my table saw without connecting it to a dust collector?

A: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.

Q: Can I cut metal or other non-wood materials with your table saws?

A: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.