I'm still on the fence (pun intended) about my upcoming cabinet saw
purchase, still weighing the pros and cons of the 1023SL (left tilt) vs. the
1023Z. My main concern with the 1023Z is the upgraded Shop Fox fence. This
is the fence that attaches to the front and rear of the table as opposed to
the Biesemeyer clone style that only attaches to the front. (Link:
My question is this... Does the fence *always* lockup square? Or do you
need to frequently adjust it so that the back side mechanism is inline with
I suppose I can live with having a small gap between the saw and the outfeed
table to accomodate this fence (not ideal, but not the end of the world).
However I *can't* live with constant checking and tweaking to keep it
I do not own a Z. However, I do seem to remember seeing a magazine review
that rated the grizz down with that fence because it didn't lock squarely.
To be fair, it was a few years ago (IIRC) and Grizzly seems to be pretty
good about addressing those issues. That said, my shop fox classic
(biesemeyer clone) is rock solid and I never have to check.
I also have the bies clone on the 1023SL and after I fiddled with it
some, it is real solid. A little hard to move sometimes because all
the weight rests on the plastic guides onthe rear or are they some
kind of anti friction stuff. Anyhow it is hard to push.
They are a bit touchy in adjustment. I removed the platic rider that is
meant to ride the table itself. The fence rides the back rail only and only
and there is a tad of daylight the entire length of the fence over the
table. Glides easily but it took some tweaking.
Montyhp <montyhp at yahoo.com> wrote in message
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