New machine features a back-cutting adjustable scoring blade, small footprint and a single-phase, 5-hp motor
Grizzly Industrial has introduced a 10" sliding table saw, model G0700, which is loaded with features and has a small 25-1/2" x 27-1/2" footprint. The company envisions the saw serving two types of customers.
"One would be the hobbyist who wants a top-of-the-line cabinet saw with a sliding table feature, and the other is cabinet shops where floor space is limited, that can also be used as a second saw to their large slider," says Bill Crofutt, Grizzly quality control manager.
One of the key features is the back-cutting adjustable scoring blade, which eliminates tear-out when cutting plywood.
"Basically, it is a small cutter-rotating blade adjustable for height, width and for alignment with the main blade that cuts a shallow groove on the bottom before the material reaches the large blade that cuts completely through," Crofutt explains. "By cutting this shallow groove first, the main blade does not produce tear-out on the bottom side that is so typical when cutting expensive hardwood plywoods."
The saw has the capability of performing crosscuts up to 34" with the sliding table, and rips up to 34" wide with the traditional fence. The Grizzly 10" sliding table saw cuts up to 3-1/8" deep at 90 degrees and 2-1/4" at 45 degrees. And with a 5-hp motor, it has plenty of power.
"We decided to use a single-phase 5-hp motor even though it's probably a little more horsepower than needed. Because it is single-phase, it will work in practically every home or shop. We use a magnetic starter switch mounted next to the sliding table with a second emergency stop on the machine front."
The Grizzly G0700 has all the features of a full-sized sliding table saw, but in the footprint of a cabinet saw. However, the company emphasizes that it is not a cabinet saw with a sliding table added, but is a scaled-down version of a sliding table saw.
"That is a very big difference," says Crofutt. "All accessory sliding tables put the miter further away from the blade, compounding any errors, whereas the G0700 sliding table is right up next to the blade as in a full-sized slider.
"The anodized aluminum sliding table is literally a section cut from our larger machine. It uses the same hardened steel 'V-grooves' and ball bearings to eliminate side-to-side play of the table. Like our larger sliders, it uses cast-iron trunnions to control blade tilt. Actually, the entire internal assembly is cast iron. Where this differs from nearly all sliding table saws is that it will accept a dado blade of up to 13/16" in width, making it a great cabinet saw even though it is a sliding table saw."
The machine has a dust shroud around both the main blade and scoring blade that connects to a 4" dust port, thereby doing double duty to keep the cabinet clean using a 2-1/2" hose to the blade guard.
The Grizzly 10" sliding table saw, model G0700, is priced at $2,595.
Contact: Grizzly Industrial, P.O. Box 2069, Bellingham, WA 98229. Tel: 800-523-4777. www.grizzly.com
This article originally appeared in the September 2009 issue.