I'm curious as to how long some of you have had your version of the Griz
1023. I bought one and am happy with it but it got me wondering about how
long I could expect service from it. You hear about Powermatics and Deltas
being 30 years old - never really heard anything about old Griz's. The
company has only been in business since the early 80s and I don't even know
if they offered a 1023 back then.
there are some folks who would consider a 30 year old saw to be "too
modern" for their taste.
Grizzly doesn't actually manufacture anything- they are a retailer of
mostly Taiwanese machinery from dozens of manufacturers. the actual
manufacturer of the saw you have could be very hard to determine, and
last year's model could be from somebody else. the condition of an
early eighties model is no indication of the longevity of your saw.
That said, grizzly does seem to be improving the quality of the stuff
they sell, reflecting a general trend of better built stuff coming
I guess it depends on how you define "last". If the saw is servicable when
you get it (e.g., flat tables, properly cast castings, etc.), then I would
expect to get a lifetime of service. Things that could go wrong (belts,
bearings, motor) would seem to be repairable.
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