Grizzly G1023RL Cabinet Table Saw Review

Grizzly G1023RL

Editor Rating: 4.8/5

Build Quality
Power
Features
Price

Review Summary

Although not designed with the professional in mind, the Grizzly G1023RL is an excellent addition to the shop of any home woodworker. It will handle the toughest wood you put through it without hesitation and deliver precise, square cuts from the day you unbox it. Grizzly provides sturdy, quality-built machines backed up with excellent customer service.

Is it perfect? No, no tool is. You might find dust to be an annoyance, and you might wind up switching out the included fence. But presumably you’re expecting a little sawdust generation from your table saw, and you can easily switch out the fence with your favorite brand.

Overall, this is a great choice for the dedicated wood hobbyist.

Grizzly G1023RL Cabinet Table Saw – A Quick Look

Pros
  • All around excellent, powerful saw
  • Tabletops are very flat
  • Easy to calibrate
  • Quiet, smooth, minimal vibration
  • Great customer service
Cons
  • Dust management is a challenge
  • Included fence is disappointing

Specifications

Motor: 3HP/240V/14A

Arbor speed: 4200 RPM

Maximum table size: 40″ x 27″

Arbor size: 5/8″

Maximum dado width: 13/16″

Maximum depth of cut: 3″

Dust port: 4″

Dimensions: 30” x 30” x 40”

Approximate weight: 508 lbs.

Grizzly G1023RL blade

Power and precision

Grizzly G1023RL buyers are happy with the marriage of power and precision in this cabinet table saw. The 3HP motor provides more than enough oomph to cut through the hardest of woods and most saws arrive so well-calibrated that users find little room for improvement.

Customer service

Grizzly stands behind its products. The vast majority of complaints stem from mishaps with delivery, but users are quick to point out that these are seldom Grizzly’s fault directly and they go out of their way to make things right. Whether your issues are major or minor, technical or delivery-related, Grizzly has techs manning the phones to walk you through solutions.

Price

Cabinet table saws aren’t cheap, at least not the ones worth owning. But this saw delivers great bang for the buck. A 3HP engine is plenty for most hobby projects but moving up from that comes with a big jump in price. Given how universally happy G1023RL users are with their saws, the cost is worth every penny.

But if we could change one thing . . .

Users are split roughly 50-50 between being satisfied with the included fence and replacing it with a better one. Perhaps Grizzly will take note and make some improvements to this feature in the future.

Grizzly G1023RL guide

FAQ

Does it come with leveling feet?

No, you’ll have to handle that yourself or purchase a rolling base.

Grizzly G1023RL motor

Conclusion

At some point in your woodworking journey, you will start to feel like your tools are holding you back.  When that happens, upgrade your table saw to the Grizzly G1023RL.  It comes with almost pro-level power and precision but at a price the amateur can choose to afford.  Isn’t it time for you to take the next step?