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Power Tools #5: My New ( to me ) Bandsaw

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Blog entry by Jerry posted 04-15-2016 11:27 PM 839 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I grilled the Grizzly rep at length about the differences between the cast iron wheels and trunnion, and he said the cast iron was definitely superior in performance, especially in resawing, because the cast wheels being much heavier have a flywheel effect which keeps the blade moving through large pieces much more consistently, he also said the cast iron trunnion had much more precise adjustments than the steel. So I decided to buy this almost new used G0513X2 for $850.00 rather than a new G0513. I bought it locally sort of, had to drive 98 miles to pick it up, but I saved myself the $99.00 shipping charges on a new one from Grizzly. The person I bought it from also included a Shopfox mobile base worth $75.00, and 6 blades worth about $49.00 apiece, that totals up to $468.00 in additional savings, so I think I made out pretty good. I spent a day tuning it up, and was, at the end of the day, able to slice a piece of veneer 1/32” thin.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/



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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 04-15-2016 11:44 PM

Wow, nice looking bandsaw. Heavy duty for sure.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Jerry

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#2 posted 04-15-2016 11:53 PM



Wow, nice looking bandsaw. Heavy duty for sure.

- pintodeluxe

Thanks Willie, yeah it’s pretty stout, 12” + resaw capability with a 17” wide throat from blade to riser.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 04-16-2016 12:04 AM

WowZa Jerry! Congrats on this beast. 1/32…..........awesome! You’ll have lotsa fun with this. Work/Play safe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 04-16-2016 12:04 AM

Good things happen to good people, enjoy your new saw.make a few bandsaw boxes.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 04-16-2016 12:07 AM

Congratulations on you new bandsaw, Jerry! When I need to do some resawing, I know where to go!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 04-16-2016 12:29 AM

Good buy Jerry. This beast should do everything you ask of it. The extra blades and base have you ahead of the game by far. Slice them up.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 04-16-2016 01:05 AM



WowZa Jerry! Congrats on this beast. 1/32…..........awesome! You ll have lotsa fun with this. Work/Play safe.

- Roger

Thanks Roger :-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#8 posted 04-16-2016 01:06 AM



Good things happen to good people, enjoy your new saw.make a few bandsaw boxes.

- distrbd

Thanks Ken, I’m planning on doing just that!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#9 posted 04-16-2016 01:07 AM



Congratulations on you new bandsaw, Jerry! When I need to do some resawing, I know where to go!

- Mean_Dean

Well, you’re only about 45 minutes to an hour away, if you need to do some resawing, feel free to email me and we’ll get her done.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#10 posted 04-16-2016 01:08 AM



Good buy Jerry. This beast should do everything you ask of it. The extra blades and base have you ahead of the game by far. Slice them up.

- doubleDD

I’m really happy with it, it’s quiet powerful, and doesn’t slow down at all.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#11 posted 04-17-2016 12:29 AM

Congrads, its a …..

Nice, to be sure.

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#12 posted 04-17-2016 04:34 AM

Congratulations on the addition to your shop. These are great machines and you will have many years of service from it.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 04-17-2016 06:28 AM

That is the saw I was going to buy before the CAN. $ crashed, bought a 17” General locally with close to same specs. No complaints! Have kept a 1/2” 3tpi on it for general cutting and some resawing . Got rid of my old Delta 14” and bought a 10” Rikon for small scroll stuff. Congrats on the new toy for the shop! Enjoy.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#14 posted 04-17-2016 05:34 PM

Smart purchase Jerry. A lot of ways to go with that.

-- --- Dan

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#15 posted 04-20-2016 05:25 PM

I think I’m gonna go with a “you suck” on this one.

Notice I didn’t use all capital letters and I didn’t do the bold font…..

that said, I didn’t give you the “you suck” because you stole it, but because you have it in your shop and I dont !

CONGRATS Buddy !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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