Grizzly Table Saw 1023RL 1 Year Review!

Grizzly Table Saw 1023RL 1 Year Review!

Finally got around to reviewing the 1023RL. To see some of my work created with it:
I’ll add that I had the saw unplugged while changing the blade for those who cringed during that change out. Trying out the starbond stuff for cracks in wood. Looks easier than epoxy.


  1. FlyBoy on July 22, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Cool furniture, YES! You sold me…..

  2. respect my privacy on July 22, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    Wearing gloves while changing the blade might help.

  3. Tevusalane on July 22, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Delta saws have problems with their motors burning out.

  4. Mike Reslie on July 22, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks Danny, I’ve been looking at this saw and your review answered the questions that I had. In particular, the ability to roll the saw out of the way so I can get my cars back in my garage workshop. I have been using a Kobalt job site saw which is meeting my needs but now that I’ve been at this hobby for five years I’m ready to level up. Again, thanks for a good, honest review.

  5. Ron Haefner on July 22, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    A great review of the saw. I have 3 of these and all are before this revision to the 1023 series meaning the new ones have a dust port surrounding the blade and the use of an elevator mechanism to raise the blade as opposed to the older swing mechanism. A friend of mine does have one of these and he reports that a zero clearance insert and dust collection is almost a must as the dust port fills rapidly and starts to throw sawdust back out the top of the saw. He also reports that any small pieces that do get past the insert do indeed plug the dust collection and on the 4 inch ports my saws as well.

  6. CHUCKYCHUCKYBOBUCKY on July 22, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    "I definitely recommend getting the rolling base, because without that you are screwed" 🤣🤣🤣

  7. ThatGuyThatDoesStuff on July 22, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    There are definitely quality differences between Grizzly and something like SawStop or the Delta Unisaw. You can see it in the trunnions primarily, where Grizzly’s trunnions are pretty rough castings and the others are better designed, better casted and have better machining.

    But like you implied, diminishing returns. I have the G1023RLW. After initial set up and some issues getting it to run on a 240v 15 amp circuit (it simply won’t), I’m quite happy with paying half the cost of a Unisaw and almost 3x less than a SawStop.

  8. Mike Hartley on July 22, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Safety tip: when your loosening the arbor nut, place wrench on the arbor shaft fitting and allow the wrench to rest on the table as you pull the arbor nut side wrench toward you. This will naturally secure the shaft/blade as you turn loosen the arbor nut, giving you much more control, and help avoid getting cut due to slipping.

  9. Military Grade Gear on July 22, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Your Delta probably failed from a capacitor issue. It was a common issue. Sucks to buy something new and have issues. You got a good upgrade though!

  10. dcd19622 on July 22, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    Do you know if this saw can be wired for 120v

  11. Travdad on July 22, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    Sweeeet vid! Really nice furniture too, bud.

  12. Jeff H. on July 22, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Nice video. Would you buy this saw again?. Did you ever have a dust collector attached to the saw?. There’s a lot of dust in the cabinet.Thanks.

  13. Bob Sanko on July 22, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Danny, I have the same table saw and yes it’s a awesome saw. A tip, connect a dust collector to it. If the DC is a powerful one, it will be about 90% cleaner in the cabinet. Keep chipping away.

  14. Ideas Matter on July 22, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    Nice to see you add another video! You do such a great job with these. I originally started watching your stuff for the film photography vids, but I’m also thinking of getting into woodworking. Great examples of you craftmanship!

  15. Joe Trasciatti on July 22, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Excellent review and I loved the "land of enchantment" flag in the one shot! I used to live in Cuba…are you from there?

  16. Would rather be Woodworking on July 22, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    I had the 1023slx with 6′ rails. Used the heck out of that saw for 10 years not one issue. It still passed the nickle test when I sold it. The beismyer fence rock solid design. I purchased it for 1200 and sold for 800. Only sold to go up to 5hp ss. Great saw.

  17. Cristófano Varacolaci on July 22, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    I think that a review is always entitled to the experience of the reviewer. You may think you cant justify an increment of 500 usd on a similar specs saw until you have used both and see what 500 usd difference makes.
    Grizzly saws may work but they are very bad designed, bolts are awkward possitioned, hard to reach. The fences are meh at best, blade adjustments are stiff. And man the dust collection is crap. You say most of them are like this but you are waaaay wrong.

  18. Kevin in the USA on July 22, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    Danny, thanks and I just ordered mine yesterday with rolling stand. I am getting ready to build all of the kitchen cabinets for our new kitchen and it was just the excuse to buy a better table saw.

  19. Marc's O Scale Trains on July 22, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    Just ordered the 1023RLW tonight. It was definitely a big purchase, but I’m so tired of mediocre equipment even though I’m just a weekend wood worker with slightly above average skills. Your video helped push me over the edge and take the plunge. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Mark Schuster on July 22, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    My shop is 95 percent grizzly. I bought my grizzly cabinet saw in 1991. Used the hell out of it still perfect.

  21. James K on July 22, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    Why is the entire saw moving when adjusting the blade? That concerns me.

  22. Austin Keary on July 22, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    That delta has a reset button underneath the motor

  23. Aubrey Milowski on July 22, 2023 at 3:29 pm


  24. Charlie Deane on July 22, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Great review and great work on the furniture, looks awesome!

  25. In The Woodworks Co. on July 22, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks for posting this video. I recently bought a new Harvey 3hp table saw that I think is basically the same saw as this one. Do you notice a kind of bumping noise when you turn off the saw and then blade is almost at a stop? Almost like it’s a brake system trying to stop the blade? Thanks.

  26. Creative Ryan on July 22, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    Danny, I wanna ask you some questions about that Panasonic VHS camera if you could contact me.

  27. Dmitry Garbuz on July 22, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    What is the HP on your saw and what thickness are cutting. Trying to decide what I will need. Great video.

  28. Mark Williams on July 22, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    Nice work on your furniture. And nice review of this saw. Thanks.

  29. Clayton Lemieux on July 22, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    I am truly happy you did not get on the band wagon ànd purchase a Saw Stop

  30. Michael Boisvert on July 22, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    You mentioned that your Delta table saw broke within a week. I have intermittent issues with my Delta 36-725T2 (15 amp, Lowes exclusive) getting power, but not starting and I can hear a humming/buzzing sound. I’ve had it for about a year and a half. Is this something you experienced with your Delta. Although I have a 5 year warranty, I am already looking for a better saw. From what I understand, this may be a capacitor issue. It’s pretty annoying to have a weekend project planned and then have the main tool fail me.
    I like the fact that the 1023RL has a cast iron table and a cabinet saw would be a nice upgrade. Are cast iron extensions available for it? Thanks again.

  31. Mark Schuster on July 22, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    I have a grizzly 5 hp dust collector. Makes a huge difference

  32. someone who cares on July 22, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    thanks for the video i am in the process of putting mine together now it seams like a great unit so far thanks again

  33. David Carr on July 22, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    How much did it cost?

  34. GusGusNFT on July 22, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    I’m an amateur DIY woodworker as well. I sold my last table saw Craftsman Hybrid table saw 22124 to buy a cabinet saw, but 30 minutes after selling, the washer broke down. I have been without a table saw since, which is approximately 3 years. I’ve had a couple mobile jobsite table saws, but they weren’t very good. I was thinking of buying the Grizzly G0870, Ridgid R4512, or the Delta 36-725, but I think you are right. If you want to build quality furniture, you will need quality tools. Now, I just have got to convince the wife I need it.

  35. lu jojo on July 22, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    thanks dear.

  36. Daniel Tanner on July 22, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    Nice review, thanks Danny! Question on the rolling base: I have a fairly uneven slab that I’m planning on setting up a saw on so I assumed I’d need adjustable screw on feet to level any saw that I get. What kinds of leveling adjustment is there on the Grizzly rolling base?

  37. Martin Go on July 22, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    What happened with a Delta one in what model was it?

  38. Imern Imchen on July 22, 2023 at 3:54 pm