Got my Grizzly ultimate bandsaw

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Blog entry by Tim29 posted 03-14-2010 05:02 AM 1348 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today we went to Springfield to get a new Grizzly 14” ultimate bandsaw. I have to say that the Grizzly showroom is basically like Disneyland for us Lumberjocks. Everywhere you look its like “OOH I want to try that” or “Hey I could use that for project x”.
I know that this is just a personal taste thing but I thought the best thing I saw was the face frame clamp table from kreg. its a huge table with pnuematic clamps that are on a sliding bar. Of course to use this table I would need to buy a new bigger, better air compressor. Then to assemble the cabinet that the face frame would be used for, I would need to build a new 6’ x 6’ assembly workbench (at least). Then to use all of these together I would need more floor space in the shop which means nothing but building a new shop. It never ends but it is fun to ponder.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 05:04 AM

Nice buy. Let us know how you like it. How did you get it home?

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#2 posted 03-14-2010 05:13 AM

Grizzly 14” ultimate bandsaw That’s the one I like as well, good choice, enjoy. I look forward to the day I can pick mine up.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 05:19 AM

back of a minivan. Its actually a pretty small box for what is in it.
My dad is a shop teacher and has had one of these for quite a while. Probably 5 or 6 years. It has held up to the abuse of a HS shop class extremely well. That saw is the best bandsaw I’ve ever used. One of the big advantages is that it has roller bearings where the guide blocks usually reside. This makes the blade track better (is that the right term?).

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 05:26 AM

Yea you got one great bs congrat and stay safe…bc

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 05:29 AM

I go the same saw a year ago. I am not very satisfied with it. It came with 2 missing 20 mm washers on the lower wheel near the bearing. Fine Woodworking said it was a great saw out of the box, but I found it has been anything but. I really hope you have a different experience.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#6 posted 03-14-2010 05:32 AM

That is a big store for us country boys from the Ozarks (Republic) Hope you stopped at Har. Frt.

-- Okcut- When you come to the fork in the road--take it.

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#7 posted 03-14-2010 06:12 AM

POst some pics and a review. Ive been looking at the delta on sale at lowes, but its needs more money to bring it up with the grizz…........that GO555 has alot of good reviews.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#8 posted 03-14-2010 07:00 AM

I got one for Christmas, and got it together fine out of the box. The only problems I ran into was when I bought the riser block. Then the only problems were the posts of the block weren’t lining up properly, so I had to file ream the hole a bit. Hope you enjoy yours, after I got mine tuned up it works like a charm!

-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana

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