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  • OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

    So my wife and I just bought out first house and I'm getting my first "real" table saw. So I was thinking in my budget my best option would probably be a Grizzly G0691, unless I was able to find something locally used. I found this https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/tls/5282887073.html for $1200 but I'm thinking its not real as the price is too good and the seller has yet to respond to any of my emails, voicemails, or texts.

    To save as much money as possible if like to use a coupon which I've read are in the back of wood magazines. I am unable to find the coupon in any of the wood working magazines at the stores I've visited. I've read that they're in subscription and not off the shelf magazines only or that they are only out certain parts of the year. Can't really get a straight answer on that.

    So, does anyone know of where I can get a coupon or anyone have one in a magazine they won't be using?

    Also, if the price was identical would you choose a brand spanking new Grizzly G0691 or a used 3 hp Powermatic Model 66?

    Dan

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    Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

    Shipping on the Grizzly should be huge. With that said, I have both a Grizzly Jointer and thickness planner and like them.
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      Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

      Originally posted by saabracer23 View Post
      So my wife and I just bought out first house and I'm getting my first "real" table saw. So I was thinking in my budget my best option would probably be a Grizzly G0691, unless I was able to find something locally used. I found this https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/tls/5282887073.html for $1200 but I'm thinking its not real as the price is too good and the seller has yet to respond to any of my emails, voicemails, or texts.

      To save as much money as possible if like to use a coupon which I've read are in the back of wood magazines. I am unable to find the coupon in any of the wood working magazines at the stores I've visited. I've read that they're in subscription and not off the shelf magazines only or that they are only out certain parts of the year. Can't really get a straight answer on that.

      So, does anyone know of where I can get a coupon or anyone have one in a magazine they won't be using?

      Also, if the price was identical would you choose a brand spanking new Grizzly G0691 or a used 3 hp Powermatic Model 66?

      Dan
      I have purchased some Grizzly products over the last year, I have not had opportunity to run them in full production yet but
      they seem to be well built and no obvious QC issues. I would go for the Powermatic 66 over a Grizzly as long as it has not been neglected or
      abused. Long term the Powermatic should be easier to find parts for, just my opinion.

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      • #4
        Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

        I have a Grizzly 14" drill press and 2 hp dust collector. Both are pretty solid and were extremely good values. I wouldn't hesitate to buy Grizzly products again.

        That said, this saw and the Powermatic 66 aren't in the same league. Used high quality machines can be great, but carefully consider the condition of the Powermatic and how much work and expense it would be to get it working right (if not in working condition to start).

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        • #5
          OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

          I too have some grizzly tools. Have an 8 year old contractor saw in 220v and their "extreme series" 14" bandsaw. Can't say that I find the bandsaw to be all that great, or extreme. I find the blades like to "walk" on rip cuts, but to be fair I've never bought top of line blades.

          The table saw is a dream. Buy good blades!. Forrest is worth the $$$ IMHO. No complaints whatsoever. And parts have always been easy to get from them. YMMV.

          Regarding your other question about coupons, sorry, I've never seen them but their prices are typically good for what you get, and if you have a problem with delivery condition, they ask no questions. They just resend what you need.

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          • #6
            Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

            I agree with the above... I'd go for the Powermatic as long as it is in good shape. I have a Jet JPT10 with the extended table (53"); I use it every day and like it very much. IIRC, it was in the same price ballpark.

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            • #7
              Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

              Well the shipping isn't that bad, $150 freight. So my wife is good with me getting a saw and I can get the Grizzly delivered G0691 (I really want the 50" ripping capacity) to my door without any coupons for $1675. There are a couple powermatics in my area.

              https://bend.craigslist.org/tls/5277932790.html
              This one seems to be in really good condition. Although it seems to be priced too high. They're asking $1900 and I'd have to get it for $1600. I'd have to rent a uhaul or something and Redmond would be about 6 hours round trip. The most I can spend is what I could buy the new Grizzly for.

              https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/tls/5289942267.html
              This one seems like it's nice as well, has a 5 hp motor. I'd just need to make sure the rip capacity is truly at 50". Does anyone know if that motor is stock and if it's good?

              So would most of you jump on those powermatics over the brand new saw?

              Dan

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              • #8
                Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

                That last one has a 3 phase motor. Doubt you have power available for that. Otherwise it looks great. I've never used a Grizzly table saw, at least more than a cut or two, but a Powermatic with a nice fence will spoil you.

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                • #9
                  Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

                  where does a Delta X Unisaw fall in comparison? Wondering, as I get on and off access to it - haven't used any other, so do not know. Am just getting a feel for good quality table saw. Also, any recommendation for fence?

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                  • #10
                    Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

                    Many people either love or hate Deltas based on design/price/value. The accessories for Deltas (and SawStops, both fine saws) are 50-75% higher at Woodcraft and Bestall than other brands they carry. Do you need a pick-em-up or a Rolls-Royce? How much are you really going to use it? Think about that. I have shop tools to keep a 95 year-old house and garage not quite that old standing, and to rebuild my 87-year-old Mother's stairs. It's a lot easier to cut 118 40 1/2" 2x4's with a stop block than with a circular saw.
                    If you want to be a cabinet maker, aim at higher end machines. You can get there with "normal" quality tools, it just takes longer. It isn't an issue for me, but how much family time do you feel like you can give up?
                    When I was a dumb teen, me and a couple of buds would drop a big block and tranny in the back yard starting after school friday, take it to the machine shop, then spend two weekends re-assembling it and installing it. Minimum wage was $1.25 and we had 300+ hours in it, and assembly lube, oil and grease and time on our hands....;)

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                    • #11
                      Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

                      Only go with the model 66 if it is an old one with the cast trunnions. Probably 10 or 12 yrs ago we went to the wood working show in Atlanta to pick up a second 66 and was awfully disappointed with the powermatic saw. It was all folded steel inside. Came down to between either the Northern out of Canada or the Bridgewood from Wilki that we did end up getting. It is copy of the old model 66 and was 5 hp. Grizzly wouldn't have been a bad choice as it was better than the new 66.
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                        Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

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                        • #13
                          Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

                          Ahh yes, I didn't even notice that first one was set up for three phase wiring. I can ask if the 66 in Redmond has cast trunnions, but don't you guys think that it's priced a little high? It looks to be in great condition though. Like I said, if I'm unable to find anything decent locally then I can default to the grizzly which wouldn't be horrible.

                          Dan

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                          • #14
                            Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

                            Originally posted by saabracer23 View Post
                            Ahh yes, I didn't even notice that first one was set up for three phase wiring. I can ask if the 66 in Redmond has cast trunnions, but don't you guys think that it's priced a little high? It looks to be in great condition though. Like I said, if I'm unable to find anything decent locally then I can default to the grizzly which wouldn't be horrible.

                            Dan
                            If the saw with 3ph. motor is a good price ,you can get an inexpensive phase inverter from Enco. I used one on my panel saw
                            for years in my old shop that did not have 3ph. available. You lose a little of rated horse power but I don't think you would even notice with
                            5hp.

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                            • #15
                              Re: OT: Grizzly tool coupons for Grizzly table saw and decision question.

                              Not to make this decision harder for you, but I'm with Whitneyville. If you're doing remodels and whatnot, I think a good portable is the way to go IMHO. Unless you have a large pole barn or a large area for a workshop. I used to build custom cabinets, but I had a small shop, so I had a Festool tracksaw and a Rigid portable table saw. You can actually do more with those 2 than you can with just a cabinet saw.

                              BUT... that's not to say a cabinet saw wouldn't be nice. Ideally, if I had a large shop, I'd still have a good cabinet saw (but I'd also still have a portable table saw). The repeatability and stability is tough to beat from a (good) cabinet saw with a 50" Biesemeyer fence, but definitely not necessary.

                              Edit: I should say I'd still have a portable and the Festool tracksaw. If I had to pick between either owning the portable table saw and the tracksaw, verses just having the cabinet saw, I would choose the portable with the tracksaw. YMMV though.
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