Some people like boxing. I like a good power tool face off in the forums, where woodworkers start posting in ALL CAPS AT EACH OTHER in defense of their favorite brand. To me there’s a lot of good wisdom in these kinds of
fist fights, er… conversations ;)
A recent WoodNet forum post asked about the Grizzly 1023 vs. a Unisaw. More specifically the poster found a really good deal on a Delta Unisaw (considered by some to be the best of the best cabinet saws) and wondered if it it was actually 50% better than the Grizzly 1023.
Here’s a breakdown of answers to the question: Is a Delta Unisaw 50% Better than a Grizzly 1023?
Many people cited phenomenal customer support from Grizzly, while only lackluster support from Delta. Here’s a direct quote from an owner of a Delta X5:
“I own a Delta X5 Unisaw with 50″ Bies fence. I got a great deal on mine from Amazon otherwise I would probably have a Grizzly TS in my shop. Having used the 1023 quite a bit and owning the Delta X5 I would say that there is not a 50% price premium between the two.”
Here’s the original thread: I hate questions like this… Grizzly or Delta TS?
That Grizzly 1023 vs. Unisaw thread got me pumped so I looked around for some more and found a Grizzly 1023 vs. a Craftsman Pro (the Craftsman OR35504 hybrid). Here are the results of that debate:
Grizzly 1023SL: 7 votes
Craftsman Pro: 2 votes
Here’s the original thread: Craftsman Pro Vs Grizzly 1023 left tilt