Anyone out there own this beast? I am considering it and had a couple questions. It is a 12", 5hp, 220volt single phase, left tilt tablesaw on their website for $1,729.25 delivered.
1) Are you happy with the saw itself? I currently have 2 grizzly tools, the 8 inch G500 jointer and the 14 inch G555 bandsaw. I am happy with both, but I didn't take the plunge until I read alot about them from happy owners. As far as this saw goes, there doesn't seem to be much info available in the archives about it. I assume because most people probably opt for a 10 inch model.
2) It has long rails to allow for a 50" rip capacity which I want. The thing is, with their other saws that have the long rails, there appears to be a surface that comes with the rails and goes in between them at least according to the pictures. It just looks like a piece of melamine There doesn't appear to be anything that comes with the 5959 that goes between the rails. If that is the case, did you build something to install there and was attaching it much of a chore?
3) At 5hp the saw draws 27amps. The data sheet says to use a 30 amp breaker. I believe for a machine of this size, you are not supposed to use an extension cord, but rather hard pipe the power to it. Anyone know if this is true?
4) The shipping weight of the main carton with the saw in it is 551lbs. How did you unload it? 4 guys?
5) How did the assembly go?
Any other thoughts are appreciated. Thanks in advance for all replies.