Well, I just started getting my new/used cabinet saw set up.
I saw a two hour old ad on craigslist that simply said "Tablesaw $350"
in the header. I clicked on it expecting to find an overpriced direct
drive benchtop, but my curiosity was peaked when I read the ad and it
said it was a cabinet saw with a 3HP 220V motor. No mention of brand or
model, but it did mention a Shop Fox fence, so I immediately assumed
"Grizzly". I fired off an email response inquiring as to brand,
mentioned it was probably a Grizzly, and said I would definitely buy it
if it was a model G1023, "pending inspection, of course", and that I
would come look at it and pick it up the next day.
I shortly got a response back that it was a G1023Z, and that I could
indeed come by the next day. A quick look on the Grizzly website showed
the G1023Z as the right tilt cabinet saw with the top of the line Shop
Fox fence that latches front and back.
I hitched up the trailer the next morning and drove up to see the saw.
Top had a layer of rust but no pitting. The woman said I could plug it
in and try it, but when I went to get the cord, I found it still
tie-wrapped with no plug on the end. It was still the way Grizzly ships
their 220V tools, with no plug, but the insulation on the ends cut and
ready to pull off. "When was the last time the saw was used?" I asked.
The woman said she didn't think her husband had ever used it.
I started looking a little more closely and after getting the throat
plate out (which didn't have a scratch on it), I looked inside. Not a
grain of sawdust anywhere. Pulled off the dust chute door. Same thing -
not a grain of sawdust. All there was were a few bits of styrofoam
packing and spider webs. I immediately peeled off $350 and handed it to
Turns out, this is a 1999 (from the plate) G1023Z that is still brand
new. Had both throat plates, but no arbor wrench or manual.
Minor additional gloat. The saw was sitting on a Shop Fox heavy duty
mobile base, which was part of the deal.
To top it off, she showed me a Delta 34-190 6" jointer which was still
in the box with the strapping still around it. She said her husband had
bought it about the same time as the saw. She wanted $350 for it also,
but since I already have an 8", I declined.
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