Regarding a riving knife...there is a new aftermarket device available for Grizzly 1023/SF, Unisaws, and the SC/CMan hybrids called a bolt on ripping knife (BORK). In effect, it's a riving knife that travels up and down and tilts with the blade. It's still being developed to some degree and is available directly from the inventor. Mine's been installed since August and am glad it's there...it works quite well.
Here are some links to discussions on it, as well as a link to the inventor's website:
If you pursue purchase of a 1023, here's a tidbit that could save you between $75 and $200, depending on the current discount. Microsoft has a promo called "Cashback" for using their Live.com
search engine. The discount goes as high as 35%, with a max discount of $200 per transaction...it's currently 8% but is subject to change without notice.
Here's how it works:
You need to originate a search though Live.com, and it needs to result in an Ebay hit that shows the "Live Search Cashback" symbol. It doesn't matter what you search for from Live.com as long as it results in a hit that has that symbol that links you to Ebay. The search words, "Grizzly saw", "chisels", "coins", "coffee", or "Record plane" all work for me just about every time. Then enter Ebay thru the link from your Live.com search. You should see the green "Microsoft" Cashback banner at the top of the page, and it'll show the current discount. Once you've got that banner, that session and the stated discount are valid for one hour....after an hour you can repeat the process to refresh it. Now you can search Ebay for any item you want
, (ie: Grizzly table saw) but it must be listed as a "Buy It Now" item, and they must accept PayPal as payment, and you must pay using PP. You'll see the Cashback banner at every step of the checkout process right up to confirming the purchase, so you'll know what your saving. Note that the discount is subject to change without notice. 30% is as high as I've seen it. You're allowed up to 12 cashback transactions per Ebay account...each transaction has a cap of $200. If you don't find the item you want, Grizzly actually has an Ebay team who you can contact...they've been known to list items upon request, but they won't list items that are backordered or in limited supply.
Once you make the Buy It Now purchase, you'll receive an email from the MS Cashback folks stating that you've earned Cashback. It'll provide a link to set up a "Live ID" account with Microsoft. Your cashback will be available after 60 days, at which time you'll get another email with a link where you can request your payment. It typically goes straight to your PayPal account but I've read where others requested a check. You can spend that money as you please, or can transfer it to your bank account.
It'll all look something like this as you step through the process: