Jake - have used the GI(older version of current 185 I believe), it's great ts, make no doubt about it. Great fence, solid,solid,solid wings, motor strong as ox too. I cannot say I ever found a thing to not like about it. My only problem with it is/was by time I added shipping, mobile base,etc I was not that far away from the 1023 in price...well, w/i $170 range. Of course then I would likely not add mobile base beacause it would be semi-fixed so factored not that in on Grizz.
Originally posted by woodworkerjake:
Good objective descriptions. It's nice having a non antagonistic table saw thread for once, huh.
BTW, has anybody ever seen a bridgewood or GI in person. I have read of them on several posts but never seen one outside of a website?
So my decision was ___personally___to make that bigger $350+ to 1023 or be happy w/ 3650 as it DOES do all we ask of a ts, and use alot of jigs and now outfeed so fits bill very well. $350++ times 2 and now we actually at $700 ++ and just could not justify.
Never used current Bridgewood-have seen one, while in assmbly stage by owner recently. Seemed nice - shipping was very high. I like the fence better myself on GI based on looks and feel but did not use. It's really rated high FWTW by many mags as a "best buy" but never know for sure what they mean.
I like looks of new Grizz - BO and fact I've never heard of anyone's experience and cannot physically touch one yet meant I wasn't willing to go that route. Likely gonna be a winner but...touch-feel--ya know what I mean.
So my logic went the 3650 way.....and not unhappy in it. I get CS envy at times I admit but just don't need one. Want - ya bet. Need - nope.
Wish I had the answers ..... even half of \'em