I have owned the grizzly 690 for just over a year and I love the saw. I build high end cabinets and furniture full time and that saw keeps up well with our current workflow.
The one thing I will saw about grizzly tools is that they are amazing quality and construction for the value, but often (especially with the table saws) there are multiple tools in a line with very small differences, or “trade offs”. The heart of a good table saw, for me, is a solid fence. That’s why I went with the 690, and I’m happy I did.
It also depends on your expectations. Like I said, I do this as a full time job, and I’m not really concerned about driving the Ferrari to work. As long as it looks ok and performs accurately, I’m ok with that. If your shop is your hobby, a powermatic or sawstop are probably more in your wheelhouse. But if you are more concerned about the results, and don’t care about the funky white and green and dialing everything to the 10,000/inch, well the 690 is a good option.
Last edited by onkowoodworks; 12-21-2018 at 01:31 AM.