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GO715P Hybrid Tablesaw

Grizzly Industrial - GO715P Hybrid Tablesaw

Grizzly’s new hybrid tablesaw features a true riving knife that prevents kickback when used properly

$765 (As of 2/10/2011)

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Editor's Review:

by Tom Begnal

review date: February 10, 2011

Last Summer, Grizzly Tools introduced its Polar Bear line of woodworking machines. Among the new tools in that line is this 2-hp hybrid tablesaw with a riving knife. With its bargain price, I was eager to see what this machine offered. I wasn’t disappointed.

All of the critical parts were well made. The cast-iron top and wings were nearly dead flat, and the arbor runout was less than 0.001 in. All the moving parts—fence and blade adjustment wheels—were wonderfully smooth. The throat plate had good stiffness, but it’s thinner than plates I’ve seen on other saws. Fortunately, Grizzly will be selling insert blanks (about $25) for this tool. In terms of the fit and finish, the weakest part of the saw was the fit of the miter gauge bar in the slot. There was too much slop between the bar and the slot.

The saw had plenty of power, handling ripcuts in hard maple without hesitation. Dust collection was average. One thing to note: The 2-hp motor is prewired for 220 volts, so to run it on 110, you’ll need to do some rewiring.

All things considered, the G0715P tablesaw did not disappoint. It's a good hybrid saw at a very good price.

Editor Test Results:

Table Flatness N/A
Parallel Test N/A
Arbor Runout less than 0.001 in.
Noise Level N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Grizzly Industrial
Manufacturer's Web Site www.grizzly.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 570-546-9663
Max Rip Capacity 30 in. right, 12 in. left
Dust Collection 4 in.
Fence N/A
Horsepower 2 hp
Amps N/A
Volts 220 v
Table Size N/A
Blade Size N/A
Blade Tilt N/A

I've had this saw for 1 year now and it was a great buy. I had to fiddle with the trunions quite a bit out-of-the-box to get the blade square (within .001) with the miter slots, but the time was well worth it. I also rewired it for 110 since I don't (yet) have 220 in my garage. This saw cuts like a hot knife through butter. It doesn't even slow down in cherry, oak, maple, pine, birch (even plywood). No burns either with a good blade. The ONLY complaint I have is that the dust chute is on the side and not the back.

had this tool for a little over a year, and am pleased. Not VERY pleaseed? No. this bargain price saw has good power, good accuracy blade to fence out of the box, and easy to adjust to near perfect. with this accuracy and riving knife, burns even in maple or cherry are a thing of the past. tilt of blade/hgt adjustment work well. I'd buy it again, I'd just like Grizzly to be up front on the thin insert, lighter and looser, hard to use w/ a magnetic finger board like grip tite. G's phenolic insert, routed for edge, blade, R knife clearance works great, heavier. also need to steepen angle of inner sheet metal dust collector baffle 6-7 degrees, add baffles to block out corners to improve dust/debris mvt, and change to exit at the back of saw not R side which prevents using space for storage cabinet

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