The only reason I wanted the Grizzly 1023 was for the 52" fence. I personaly think the Fusion is a much better saw. I dont have any experience with the Fusion 2, but just my instincts took me that way. My instincts are usually right. The 1023 was around $500 more because the Fusion was on sale at the time. The Fusion 2 was purchased through Woodcraft along with a Laguna band saw.
Anyway, the Laguna Fusion 2 and band saw was almost a thousand less expensive when shipping fees and all are added in. The Shipping from Grizz was over $300. Woodcraft is charging $75 to deliver the 2 Lagunas.
I wasn't money motivated at the time. It turned out to be a delivery problem with the Grizz.
Tony B Retired woodworker, among other things.
"Strive for excellence and settle for completion" Tony B