Grizzly 14" Band Saw

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Blog entry by Jimthecarver posted 03-27-2008 11:33 PM 1847 reads 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I met with a friend at his house and while in the garage i noticed a band saw covered up in the corner.
I ask what make it was and he uncovered it. Wow! It looked new, I thought to myself “I would love to have a saw like that. I have an old craftsman and it has seen better days.
About then he says if I would be willing to trade for a little work I could have it…Double WOW!
Of course I took him up on the offer, I know little about it except they bought it new used it a couple of times and it has sat in the corner collecting dust. And not saw dust!
I brought it home blew off the cob webs and I am pleased with it so far by looks alone, I need a blade the one that is there was use ito cut steel ….yes its a wood blade, need I say more
It is a 2003 but I think it will work out just fine.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Mark E.

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#1 posted 03-27-2008 11:44 PM

Wow. what a score!

Let me be the first to say, I hate you! :-)

-- Mark

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#2 posted 03-27-2008 11:49 PM

Looks pretty good to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 03-27-2008 11:50 PM

I second that mark. That thing looks brand new…and you got it in labor trade? Oh, you suck!


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#4 posted 03-27-2008 11:59 PM

Great find!

-- Stuart, North Dakota

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-28-2008 12:00 AM

That is a nice find. Grizzley makes a good line of tools.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Mike Lingenfelter

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#6 posted 03-28-2008 12:02 AM

That’s the same model I have. I’ve had mine a couple of years and really like it. I added the 6” riser to mine, to do some resawing. I’m sure you will be happy with it.

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#7 posted 03-28-2008 12:06 AM

A 6” riser Hmmmmm! thank you I will have to look into that.
And Mark ;P …ya gotta love it!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#8 posted 03-28-2008 12:22 AM

You won’t like this saw.

Send it to me instead!

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#9 posted 03-28-2008 12:23 AM

Some people have all the luck. Great looking saw and I am sure it will give you many years of sevice.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 03-28-2008 01:07 AM

That is a great find.

Looks like a nice looking cutting board maybe sitting on your table saw.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#11 posted 03-28-2008 01:18 AM

Carter makes great add ons like guides and tension. It is a great saw. Enjoy it

-- making sawdust....

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#12 posted 03-28-2008 01:41 AM

Tadow! I have to say that i am envious, that is for sure. Congrats on this score.

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#13 posted 03-28-2008 02:00 AM

what a find. I hope that you didn’t have to work to hard for it.

-- Larry

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#14 posted 03-28-2008 03:48 AM

One of the things I enjoyed most about fixing up my ‘new’ bandsaw was brining a shine back to that cast iron table! It doesn’t look like much if anything needs to be replaced on your find, but I needed some replacement parts and I am very pleased with the process. I placed my Grizzly order on a Monday and had the pieces by Wednesday. Grizzly will also likely have a PDF manual online for your saw which will help in replacement parts if needed. Congrats on a great ‘trade’

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#15 posted 03-28-2008 04:08 AM

I just came back in from the shop and she is gleeming! It took a bit of elbow grease to get them rings off from the cups!!!!!!!
That is a pet peave of mine{NEVER SET A CUP OR DRINK OF ANY KIND} on my saws. They always leave a ring of rust GRRRR!
Thanks for the comments….I was a bit excited when I posted this….lol

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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