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Grizzly Tools G0691 Cabinet Saw Features a Solid Squaring Rip Fence
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Grizzly G0691 Cabinet Saw Rip Capacity: 50"R, 12"L
Depth of Cut: 3-1⁄8" (90°), 2-3⁄16" (45°)
Table: 27"W x 40"L
Weight: 590 lbs
2010 Price: $1,350

Grizzly’s G0691 isn’t loaded with extra doodads, but for the reasonable price of $1,350 (as of 2010), it should be a good workaday saw for today’s thinner wallet.

The saw’s mid-sized table provides 14" of real estate in front of the blade when set to cut 3/4" stock — several inches more than some other competitor saws. A steel-and-plastic split guard, connected to a high riving knife, slides out by engaging a knurled release pin you can access through the throatplate. A second low-position knife slips into place without requiring a wrench.

Grizzly hairline fence adjustment cursor The hairline fence cursor on Grizzly's saw is good and easy to read, and the square-up can be adjusted in two directions.

The rip fence locks down positively and can be adjusted for square in two directions — nice. While I like the fact that the fence’s plastic facings will be easy to replace using exposed screws, they weren’t flat. I needed to shim them.

Dust collection in storage drawer on Grizzly cabinet saw The Grizzly cabinet saw throws off a lot of dust, but the dust port does a good job of cleaning up areas like this storage drawer.

The saw’s three-piece cast trunnion is thick and helps the motor drive the blade powerfully with three V-belts. Although the saw had no trouble tackling tough rip cuts, dust collection left 16 handfuls behind. But, I like the saw’s access door around the port for removing larger scraps. Grizzly also includes a dadoing insert plate, standard.

Chromed hand wheels provided smooth blade travel in all directions. Grizzly could improve the bevel tilt scale here: major reference angles are only labeled every 15°, unlike the 5° layout of other saws. A tilt pointer closer to the scale would help improve beveling accuracy, too.

Rounding out the package, you get a miter gauge with setscrew bar adjusters. Here’s a saw with today’s updated guard system but low on frills.

posted on February 1, 2010 by Chris Marshall
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