A manufacturer of truly big boy toys, Grizzly’s G0690 is not for the squeamish user. This cabinet table saw is large, smooth, powerful, and accurate. Users will be pleasantly surprised when they see the 220V G0690 10-Inch 3HP Cabinet Table Saw cut all the way through tough stock such as 2-inch mahogany, redwood and maple just like they were nothing. This saw packs a punch and offers a great deal of versatility.
You would expect a quality saw like this to be loaded with features and the G0690 does not disappoint. The 3 HP triple belt driven Leeson motor provides plenty of power to make clean, precise cuts through any hardwood.
An additional feature is the large 4-inch dust port that will help keep your shop and work surface clean and free of debris. Users that need a table saw with cutting depth will love the G0690’s 3-1/8 inches at 90 degrees and 2-3/16 inches at 45 degrees. Even though this saw sounds like a turbine engine when started, it is silky smooth with minimal vibration if any.
One advantage of the Grizzly G0690 is its cutting depth which outperforms most other table saws. The included riving knife and guard incorporates a quick release system which enables fast and easy changes. Another advantage is the dust collection port. Not only is it large, it also works well with most dust collection systems.
Despite being a high-end saw, the G06960 has some flaws. One would be a slight vibration and stiffness when the saw is used for the first time. Another flaw users have reported is the initial set-up needed when they begin using the saw. Most would expect such a saw built of this quality and with this price tag to come ready to go and needing little adjustment. The final drawback is the weight. Yes, it is a heavy duty machine and the heavy weight adds support while making cuts. However, it also means it will be very difficult to move the machine if needed alone.
Best Suited For
Despite its flaws, the Grizzly G0690 is a great machine. One consideration users should make before buying one however, is how often it will be used. This is a professional quality machine that comes with a professional quality price tag. If you are a professional or hardcore hobbyist that will require frequent use of the saw, then this model would be perfect for your shop.
On the other hand, if you will use the saw infrequently, then perhaps this is not the one you should use to upgrade your shop. Additionally, if you are looking for a portable table saw, stay away from this monster. As far as skill level, the quality of this saw makes it ideal for either a skilled table saw user or the beginner. However, due to the required initial set-up, perhaps someone that has prior experience in using and setting-up a table saw would be better suited for the Grizzly G0690.
if this sounds like something that you don’t want to deal with or you need a more portable model then you might want to take a look at the Bosch 4100-09 model. It is a much less expensive option and it a lot easier to move around.