Grizzly G0690: QUICK OVERVIEW
Review of: Grizzly G0690
Category: Table Saw
What We Like
What We Don’t Like
It takes a lot more than a circular blade to make a truly great table saw. Whether you’re a professional or a simple DIYer, you want a table saw that was manufactured with the care and attention to detail that you yourself employ when working on a project.
The G0690 cabinet table saw from Grizzly fits that description and then some and we’re going to be looking at why in this article.
Grizzly G0690 Review
The Grizzly G0690 was designed to be the heart and soul of any shop and, if the manufacturer’s many satisfied customers are to be believed, it is just that.
Although it has been on the market for a decade, it remains very much at the top of its price range when it comes to performance and versatility, living up to Grizzly’s description of it as “the gold standard for 10 foot left tilting cabinet table saws”.
Who is this product for?
The low price of the Grizzly 60690 makes it a great choice for DIYers who want a professional-quality cabinet table saw but are not in a position to spend the money that they generally go for.
However, the product’s cast iron trunnions, heavy-duty handwheels, and quick-release riving knife mean it lends itself to professional applications and is ideal for new professionals in the early stages of opening their own business.
It should be noted, however, that some Grizzly customers have complained about how difficult this cabinet table saw is to assemble, so you may want to avoid it – or at least set some money aside for professional intervention – if you aren’t particularly skilled in such matters.
The Grizzly 60690 includes everything you would expect to find in a quality cabinet table saw, but you will also receive a couple of additional accessories to make operating the machine all the easier. For example, when you purchase this table saw, you will get a handy dust collection port, which will streamline the cleaning process and leave you with more time to work on your projects.
You’ll also receive a quick-release motor guard that can be easily attached to the machine for a less stressful using experience. What does not come included with the Grizzly 60690, however, is any sort of floor level, which means you’ll have to purchase one separately if you need to compensate for an unsteady floor in your workshop.
Overview of features
The Grizzly 60690 is loaded with features that make it stand out from rival cabinet table saws, many of which are usually reserved for more expensive models. One of the major selling points of this table saw is its quick-release riving knife, which moves up and down with ease, tilting with the blade to guarantee a complete and even cut every time.
The machine is powered by one of Grizzly’s 3 HP motors, which won’t be worn down or burnt out by long periods of activity. As well as being arguably the most powerful cabinet table saw in its price range, the Grizzly 60690 is among the most pleasing to the eyes and features powder-coating paint to minimize chips and scratches.
All table saws are operated differently and the last thing you want to do is try using one without having watched or read a tutorial first. The video below will give you a glimpse of the Grizzly 60690 in action, so you’ll know how to operate the machine once it has been assembled.
The Grizzly 60690 can be used by both hobbyists and professionals, but its price may be a little too high if you fall into the former category. If you are looking for a cabinet table saw strictly for personal use, you should be able to find an alternative to the Grizzly 60690 that will set you back a couple of hundred dollars less.
The DEWALT DWE7591RS is a simple table saw that is perfect for DIYers. While it doesn’t offer the same abundance of features as its Grizzly alternative, it promises a sharp and powerful circular blade and a sizeable table on which you can work. It can be purchased for well under $1000 and is perfect for those who don’t have the room in their budget nor their workshop for the Grizzly 60690.
If you’re an avid hobbyist looking to take your obsession to the next level or an aspiring professional searching for a table saw to build your operations around, the Grizzly 60690 should be high on your list of potential purchases.
With its circular blade powered by a 3 HP motor and backed by a riving knife, it opens the door to a work rate once previously attainable only through a $2000+ model. We think this cabinet table saw is awesome and we’re willing to bet after using it you will too.