Wood Working

Grizzly G0700 First Look

Update: In the late summer of 2015 Grizzly discontinued the G0700.  However this information is still valid when applied to their other 10″ sliders.

If you google “Grizzly G0700 review” you’ll get a few press releases and the saw’s page on grizzly.com.  Well I took a gamble on it and got one anyway.  I’m happy that I did, it’s well-made and fits into my small basement shop.  The sliding concept appealed to me because the sliding table would seem to replace many of the sleds I see others using on traditional cabinet saws.  We’ll see!  In the meantime it’s worked just fine for me.  I’m upgrading from an old Craftsman contractor saw so a 5HP machine with a fresh blade cuts like a dream.

In the meantime I did a short video showing the details that you can’t see on Grizzly’s website.

I A few things were different from the product page from my saw which was manufactured in January of 2015:

  • Clear blade guard
  • A scoring blade was included, whereas the product description says it doesn’t.
  • Miter gauge is a thick, cast piece of metal instead of a thin stamped piece.  It’s the same setup as seen on the G0623X.
  • The miter fence does not have the end support for long pieces

Here are a few photos I took when I received the saw.  In order to get it down into my basement I had to remove the cast iron  which also afforded me a view of its guts.

Trunion and Belts
Trunion and Belts

The view through the motor cover hole.  No the cabinet does not have a floor.

Dust hose leading to blade shroud, and no floor.
Dust hose leading to blade shroud, and no floor.
Shipping Crate
Shipping Crate

4 thoughts on “Grizzly G0700 First Look

  1. Posted a reply on your YouTube video. Based on what I see in this video:


    and the photo here:


    It looks like you’re missing that bracket with the hole that the sliding table lock pin goes into. It seems like it should be where the three screws are in your video just as you say “boop”:


    Anyway, enjoy the saw. It looks like a nice one. Pity I didn’t get one while they were still available. 🙁

  2. I followed your exact footsteps – stepping up from a Craftsman Contractor saw to this exact model. First and foremost is the safety that I gained, worth every cent! I’ve made cuts on the G0700 that I would have never attempted on the old saw. I probably use the slide table (left side of the blade) more than I ever use the right side except for ripping. The slide table has nearly made my Miter Saw extinct. I’d call the Grizzly G0700 a well kept secret. ,

    1. Amen! Small format sliders are such a versatile tool.

      Do you have any tips for keeping the riving knife aligned? Mine likes to de-calibrate itself now and again.

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