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Overview

For serious woodworkers, cabinet makers, and prduction shops that require industrial-level strength, power, and capacity, step it up to this Grizzly 5 HP 12" cabinet saw with digital bevel readout. Of our 12" saws, this is a more compact model, allowing you save space while still achieving 4" max. depth of cut and 36" rip capacity. Add to that, the massive precision-ground cast-iron table, worm-drive blade elevation, magnetic switch with thermal overload protection, and a host of features Grizzly machines are famous for, this table saw simply will not quit!

Made in an ISO9001 factory.

CSA certified meeting CSA & UL standards.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Motor: 5 HP, 220V, single-phase, 18A
  • Rip capacity: 36" right, 18" left of blade
  • Max. depth of cut @ 90°: 4"
  • Max. depth of cut @ 45°: 2-3/4"
  • Table size with extensions: 30-3/4" x 48-1/4"
  • Distance from front of table to center of blade: 17-1/4"
  • Floor-to-table height: 35-3/4"
  • Arbor diameter: 1"
  • Arbor speed: 3600 RPM
  • Max. width of dado: 3/4"
  • Dust port size: 4"
  • Footprint: 22-1/2" L x 24" W
  • Overall dimensions: 75" W x 44" D x 42-1/2" H
  • Approx. shipping weight: 756 lbs.

FEATURES

  • Digital readout for bevel angle
  • Precision-ground cast-iron table
  • Cast-iron trunnions
  • 3/8" x 3/4" T-slots and miter gauge
  • Power transfer: Poly-V serpentine belt
  • Steel cabinet
  • Hinged motor cover
  • Magnetic switch with thermal overload protection and lock-out padlock
  • Certified to CSA & UL standards
  • Includes a 12" x 60T blade and long-reach push stick
Reviews

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

Paul W
Awesome saw 08/27/2020 12:11:08 PM

This saw is amazing! The set up was simple, it was no trouble unpacking by myself, and it cuts like a dream. As far as the delivery, I was really disappointed with UPS Freight, the left hand has no idea what the right is doing, there was so much false information from them, and thankfully they handed it off to a contractor that handled the final delivery in a 24 foot truck, not a 53 like they told me. The final delivery guy was amazing, and even placed the crates near the install spot. Overall, I am very happy with Grizzly

Michael M
Game Changer 08/22/2020 10:08:43 PM

I got this saw about a month ago as a replacement for my Grizzly 5hp small format sliding table saw. The saw was packed great
and flawless in appearance and fit. I also got the flip up roller outfield table. from the zero clearance throat plate, fence and mirror like top,
I am impressed. A little challenging finding the right blades, per the manual but all good and highly recommended. I put it on the Bora 3800
heavy duty roller base which has a 1500lb capacity. so far just overly impressed.

David S
Dave - Florida (G0696X Cabinet Saw 12" 5 HP) 06/25/2020 3:43:05 PM

Bought the G0696X table saw, delivered in about 8-9 days, right on schedule. UPS Liftgate service was great, they rolled it right into my shop with the pallet-jack. Set-up was great, the table was square to the blade after assembly, and very little adjustment was required on other set-ups. Instructions were very straight-forward and had no problems. The fence took a bit of time to get adjusted properly, but works fine. Love the 5-h/p power. I decided to NOT get the 52" table, to save the extra space in my shop. Since I have now built left and rear out-feed tables, the extra width of the 52" saw was not necessary, and the G0696X fence goes to 36" wide to the right of the saw blade. About the only think I can't cut easily is to "half" a full sheet of plywood the long way (at 48") - no biggie. I get creative and make it work! Love the saw, it cuts hardwood and 3/4" ply like butter. Extremely happy with the product - thanks Grizzly for a nice saw at a good price point. I jumped up from a Dewalt contractor saw to this cabinet saw and LOVE it!!! Considered a SawStop - but to match power and size - would have spent times-2 on a SawStop. Love Grizzly products, and great company to work with after the sale.

Donald B
05/28/2020 6:38:59 PM

Overall the saw is great and the quality is noticeable. My saw table has about .021 variance in the front right corner. As you work your way to the back of the saw it becomes almost dead flat around the throat plate. The variance hasn't effected the functionality of the saw I still get square/straight cuts. My only real complaint is the knob or mechanism to remove the riving knife is a pain in the ass. Fortunately the only time I remove the knife is to do alignment adjustments. I also bought the G1317 outfeed table and I absolutely love it. It's great having a study folding outfeed table attached to the saw. It can be a little difficult to install, just check and recheck before you start drilling holes.

Anonymous Reviewer
Happy, Happy, Happy ! 05/06/2020 11:51:44 AM

I am beyond pleased with this saw. Setup was easy. Well made and great value.

Brian W
Beast of a saw! 05/02/2020 12:46:49 AM

I bought it 2 days ago, and it is one of the best saws on the market for the price. A 12 inch blade with a 4 inch cutting depth is just what I needed for live edge slab work. I bought a woodworker 2 saw blade for the saw but it hasn't came in yet. I would definitely recommend this saw to anyone that is looking true power! When you jump up from a 3hsp to a 5hsp motor there's a world of difference. (POWER IS THE WORD) YOU WON'T GO WRONG BUYING THIS SAW!!!!
Thank you grizzly !!!!

Marco F
01/17/2020 2:31:15 AM

I've had this for almost two years. Great table saw. Use the stock blade for tearing up rough edges. Get a good blade(s) and you have perfection. It is so easy and accurate to square up a 12" blade compared to a 10". And BTW....thank you Grizzly for supporting veterans.

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

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.