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Item #: G0696X
Model # G0696X
If you like the G0605X1, but don't have the space or need the long rails and extension tables, take a look at this model. You get the same great features, including a beefy cast-iron table, extension wings, cast-iron hand wheels and trunnions, 4" depth-of-cut, digital bevel cutting readout, left-tilting saw blade with metal guard and full-time riving knife, all in a compact package. So, if you've ever wished for the extra cutting height of a 12" table saw, but don't have the space or need for long rails, this is the table saw for you!

CSA certified meeting CSA C22.2 #71.2-08, CSA C22.2 #105-1953, and UL 987 standards. Made in an ISO9001 Factory.


  • Motor: 5 HP, 220V, single-phase
  • Amps: 18A
  • Blade tilt: Left, 45 degrees
  • Table height from floor: 35-3/4"
  • Table size with wings: 30-3/4" x 48-1/4"
  • Arbor speed: 3600 RPM
  • Arbor size: 1"
  • Maximum dado width: 3/4"
  • Maximum depth of cut @ 90°: 4"
  • Maximum depth of cut @ 45°: 2-3/4"
  • Maximum rip capacity: 36"
  • Distance from front of table to blade at maximum blade height: 11-1/2"
  • Distance from front of table to center of blade: 17-1/4"
  • Overall dimensions: 75"W x 44"D x 42-1/2"H
  • Footprint: 22-1/2" x 24"
  • Approximate shipping weight: 756 lbs.


  • Precision ground cast iron table
  • Cast iron trunnions
  • 3/8" x 3/4" T-slots & miter gauge
  • 4" dust port
  • Power transfer: Poly-V serpentine belt
  • Steel cabinet
  • Hinged motor cover
  • Magnetic switch with thermal overload protection and lock-out padlock
  • Digital readout for bevel angle
  • Includes 12" x 60T carbide-tipped blade and riving knife



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

Anonymous Reviewer
Pretty good for the money 06/19/2019 8:42:19 PM

Table is not flat and ether the arbor or the provided blade is bent.

Anonymous Reviewer
Awesome tool. 11/26/2018 4:45:36 PM

A pleasure to work with. Smoothest cutting saw I have ever used.

william P
Look no farther 04/18/2018 3:01:48 PM

There is only one thing that I can saw about this saw, Wow! Read carefully what it's says on the package. This Is not a Toy! Look no further.

Raymond K
The GO696X is a BEAST Powermatic wishes it was this good! 04/02/2018 12:56:03 PM

The Grizzly G0696X 12" beats the Powermatic PM2000 I'm putting up for sale in every category. Fit and finish Grizzly, 2" cast iron table thickness Grizzly, table surface finish Grizzly, fence rails Grizzly, cabinet and handles Grizzly. I have used both, there is no comparison and the Powermatic cost more.

Anonymous Reviewer
This is an excellent saw. I would highly recommend this to anyone. 09/10/2017 2:58:57 PM

I have had the saw now for a month and I couldn't be happier. Everything is solid and well built. The motor is strong and quiet. A great saw for a great price.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great saw 08/04/2017 1:23:17 PM

Did much research and looked at many options. Glad I went with Grizzly. Easy to assemble, well built and works great!

Chris A
This saw is Exceptional 06/02/2017 5:55:08 PM

The G0696X 12" 5 HP 220V Extreme Series® Left-Tilt Table Saw is an exceptional product. I previously owned another Grizzly saw and loved it. This one is even better with an even better build, blade size, and fence. I have noticed that Grizzly saws at this size and price point really are a step above their other saws. The superior quality and build is noticeable, the accessories are beefier and more of a pleasure to use. I have also noticed a bump in accuracy and ease of maintenance. I feel the extra cost is well worth it and is still a value at that.

Q & A

Common Questions and Answers about the G0696X:

Q: What is the difference between G0696X and G0697X?

A:The G0696X has a 5 HP motor is wired for a single-phase, 220V, 30A power supply circuit. The G0697X has a 7.5 HP motor and is prewired for a 3-phase, 220V, 30A power supply circuit, and can also be rewired for use on a 440V, 15A power supply circuit. Aside from these differences, the two models are identical.

Q: Aside from the extension tables and longer fence rails, are there any other differences between the G0605X1/G0606X1 and the G0696X/G0697X 12" table saws?

A:No, if you take away the extension tables and fence rails, these saws are identical.


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.