Does anyone have any experience with this TS? My son has an
opportunity to buy it for $575. It includes a 30" Biesmeyer fence,
outfeed table and router insert on right table. This will be his forst
TS. Usually he uses mine. for small furniture projects, boxes, etc,
but he would like to get even more involved in the future.
Looks pretty good to me. Any comments?
I am not familiar with that machine. Do you know how old it is? I did a
quick Google search on the model number you mention and found several, under
various brands including Grizzly. A couple of things:
1) If it matches the vintage of Grizzly I came across, with that number, it
might be 15-20 years old. For that kind of money (plus shipping) he can get
into a brand new Grizzly contractors saw (without the outfeed and router
table). It does however have cast wings, a 2hp motor and a Biesmeyer
look-alike fence. I am not familiar with their new aluminum fence but the
standard Classic is a good fence.
2) Regarding Grizzly, I have owned a 1023S cabinet saw for about four years
and love it. I have never had to use their product support but their
delivery on the saw, and some misc. smaller tools has been great.
Price seems about $200 high to me. I think that saw is a late 80's vintage
made in Taiwan. I've found people selling the saw by itself for $200. The
router insert doesn't add anything. If its a genuine Biesmeyer fence,
that's probably a $100-$150 adder. Go get a new Grizzly.
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