Grizzly G0715p Hybrid Table Saw Review
This Grizzly G0715p review is about a happy marriage between a contractor’s table saw and a cabinet saw. It is designed to move easy like a contractor saw, but retain the dust control and other features of a cabinet saw. The motor is driven with a serpentine belt making it a quieter machine with plenty of power and less slippage. The saw is equipped with a quick-change blade guard that has anti-kickback pawls. It has an interchangeable riving knife for extra protection when you remove the blade guard for non-through cuts. It is a saw built to suit any wood shop from a novice worker to an experienced contractor. The powder-coat finish with cast-iron constructed cabinet, trunnions, and wings make it a durable and stable hybrid table saw.
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Top Grizzly G0715p Q & A
[su_accordion][su_spoiler title=”Are the trunnions mounted to the table or the cabinet?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]It is a hybrid table meant to be moved so the trunnions are mounted to the table. Unfortunately, this does make it more difficult to access the internals.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”At what voltage is the motor prewired?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]It is pre-wired for 220V at the factory. The manufacturer feels the saw runs better at this voltage.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is it easy to change the motor from 220V to 110V and will it loose power?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]It is not exactly easy to change the voltage. It is best to get an electrician if you are not familiar with the procedure as it requires the installation of the T23999 circuit board. It pulls more amps at 110v, 16A to be exact, but you should not experience any power loss.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is the Grizzly G0715p and the Shop Fox 824 made by the same company because they look very similar?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Yes. They are made by the same company. The Grizzly is sold direct by the manufacturer and the Shop Fox is sold by retailers.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What is the height of the table with and without the heavy duty mobile base?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The table measures 35 inches with the mobile base and 33 inches without the mobile base.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]
What’s My Overall Impression
[su_tabs][su_tab title=”Basics” disabled=”no” anchor=”” url=”” target=”blank” class=””]This hybrid saw has a 2HP motor that is single phase and premiered for 220V, but can be rewired for 110V. The table is constructed from precision-ground cast-iron with cast iron extendable wings for larger jobs. It has an arbor size of 5/8″ and an arbor speed of 3850 RPM. The capacity at 90 degrees is 3 1/8″ while the capacity at 45 degrees is 2 3/16″. The rip capacity is 30″ right and 12″ left. The dust port is a robust 4 inches. It has a 10″ quick release riving knife. It has an easy to use camlock T-shaped fence.[/su_tab]
[su_tab title=”In Depth” disabled=”no” anchor=”” url=”” target=”blank” class=””]This saw has a shipping weight of 416 pounds. The weight that gives this saw stability is due to the precision-ground cast iron table, wings and trunnions. It has a quick change blade guard with anti-kickback pawls that can be disabled with a device on the blade. The blade includes dado inserts. It has a interchangeable riving knife allowing for you to remove the blade guard for non-through cuts. The easy-glide fence system has knurled knobs for easy adjustment. The cabinet is finished in a white powder-coat. A large 4 inch dust port allows for maximum dust collection like a cabinet saw. The fence is a T-shaped camlock fence with an HDPE face. The saw comes with 10″x40T carbide tip blade for accurate cuts and a long life.[/su_tab]
[su_tab title=”Maintenance” disabled=”no” anchor=”” url=”” target=”blank” class=””]Basic table saw maintenance is required on this model. It is recommended to change all belts annually. In addition it is a good idea to lubricate the moving parts every ten hours of usage. Check the alignment of the table regularly and occasionally the pulley. Other than those basics this saw table has a tendency to produce rust spots so keep it oiled to prevent.[/su_tab]
[su_tab title=”Accessories” disabled=”no” anchor=”” url=”” target=”blank” class=””]~ Bear Crawl Heavy -Duty Mobile Base
~ Tenoning Jig
~ ” The Missing Shop” Table Saw Manual
~ Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert
~ Clamping Miter Gauge
~ Pro Fence Featherboard
~ Push Stick[/su_tab][/su_tabs]
Who Can Use This Hybrid Saw?
This model is suitable for use for a wide range of people from novice woodworkers to experienced contractors. It is a great entry level alternative to a cabinet saw with some of the same features with the movability of a contractor saw. It has a lot of power and the cast iron wings make any size job possible.
What I didn’t like
Grizzly G0715p VS Shop Fox W1824
It is no coincidence that these models have virtually the exact same specifications. They look almost identical as well. The reason for this is that they are manufactured by the same company. Grizzly is the brand that is sold direct. Shop Fox is the brand built to be sold by retailers. Typically the Grizzly is less expensive as they can retain the margin without using a middle man retailer. The factory direct Grizzly models tend to be of better quality. Unfortunately the Grizzly model is no longer available so it is not possible to compare new prices of the two models.
What Do User Say
The happiest of reviews come from hobbyist that leave the saw in the same position in the shop and use it occasionally. The consumers who use the saw more frequently and at a higher volume have more complaints. They tend to complain about both the poor fence and the heeling blade. There does seem to be some confusion if the problem is truly a heeling blade or a bad fence. The constant adjustments needed are a negative aspect for those who have a high volume of usage. Everyone seems quite happy with the dust collection capabilities of this saw for a hybrid. The dust collection capacity is comparable to a regular cabinet saw.
Generally everyone tends to be really happy with this model as long as they remember it is a hybrid and not a cabinet saw. It maintains mobility at the cost of frequent adjustments and measuring. It has a powerful and quiet motor that makes it perfect for a hobbyist or an enthusiast. It is not a good choice if you are looking for an inexpensive version of a cabinet saw. If you expect cabinet saw results you will be disappointed. With that being said, it has the dust collection capacity of a cabinet saw. If you are not pumping out contractor volume there is no problem with this saw, even with the heeling blade and or bad fence. If you are taking your time and measuring the way you should, the fence is not that big of an issue. The possibility of mobility makes it a good option for those without a permanent wood shop. It weighs a decent amount, at 416 pounds, but it is quite mobile using the Bear Crawl heavy duty mobile base. There are some added features that make it quite user friendly like the cast iron extendable wings and the project clipboard attached to the side of the cabinet. All in all it is a good solid saw for the money. It does exactly what it claims to do as a hybrid saw.