Assembling the G0690 is not as complicated as most models, and it should take you less than 3 hours to set it up and configure all the necessary settings. All the parts are marked clearly and it comes with a reasonably detailed manual that will offer you useful instructions. If you plan to use a mobile base, it’s a good idea to assemble the saw straight from the base, as it might be more difficult to move it to the mobile base after that.
One of the most outstanding selling points of this machine is its superb design, which couples perfectly with its exceptional performance and quality. Other than stability, the Grizzly G0690 is sturdily and stylishly built. The wings and trunnions are made of solid and heavy iron that minimizes vibrations. With this design, nothing slips or moves when working on your piece.
The G0690 offers 3 1/8 inches depth of cut at 90 degrees. The top of the table with its extension is 27 inches X 40 inches of solid cast iron. It’s also nicely milled with a very smooth finish. The miter gauge is high quality and solid, marked in 1-degree increments with an adjustment knob. The dust collection system consists of a 4-inch port that connects to a shop-vac. The fence is made of solid steel and slides effortlessly on the rails and is held firmly in place by the cam-lock after setting.
The Grizzly G0690’s performance is quite remarkable compared to most models in the market. Part of its commendable performance is attributed to the powerful 220-volt 3 HP triple belt drive motor. The motor delivers around 4,370 RPM of arbor speed. In addition, the triple V-belt facilitates efficient power transfer ensuring that you get a clean, smooth, accurate and even cut regardless of the size of wood you’re tackling. Overall, the structure of the table is good as it offers adequate height with a clear base for amble working.