Grizzly’s come out with a new cabinet saw for 2009, and to my untrained eyes it looks equivalent to the Jet, PowerMatic, or Delta saws — but it’s priced $500 to $1,500 less than all of those. Maybe the build quality isn’t as good as the competition, but I’m guessing this saw could keep any hobbyist or pro woodworker happy.
The saw features an extended 50″ rip capacity, so it’ll handle that sheet of plywood with ease. Adjustable legs support the extension table, providing a flat and stable work surface. A 3 HP single-phase 220V motor powers the saw, and the left tilt of the blade helps to reduce kickback.
Other safety features include a separate riving knife, kickback pawls, and a blade guard. The riving knife moves and tilts with the blade as well. The saw weighs in at 644 pounds and comes with a Shop Fox fence system. The saw is powder-coated, and Grizzly makes the work surface of hardened, ground, and polished cast iron.
At $1,350 this saw looks like the best candidate when I upgrade from my contractor saw.
G0691 Cabinet Saw [Grizzly]