Newbie here. I just ordered the new Griz G0444 which replaced their
G1022 series of contractor saws. The base model is about $110 more
expensive than the old one (base model), but it looks like they've
upgraded the fence, thrown in the dust collection plate (in their
catalog for only $11) and put the switch on the rail. The stated rip
capacity is a few inches more at 30", which is actually going to be a
big help on my upcoming project.
I've read a lot of great stuff here and in the archives, so I feel
this is the most saw I can get within the budget, without finding a
great deal on something used.
With shipping it's $510 even. The order is cancellable for free up
until it ships, so you folks have about four weeks to talk me out of
it. That is the absolute limit of my budget, so don't tell me I should
have bought a Unisaw. I am, however, always open to other ideas for up
Oh, and yes, I held back some funds for a good blade!
Happy Holidays to all.