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my new saw i got together last week. with a 6” riser kit and Timerwolf blade

-- www.brianwattscustomcalls.com





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Sarit

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#1 posted 04-07-2010 01:46 AM

Let us know how it resaws. I’m hoping to get that exact setup one day.

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Tim29

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#2 posted 04-07-2010 01:50 AM

I have the same saw without the riser. Works great you made a great choice.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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blackcherry

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#3 posted 04-07-2010 01:51 AM

Nice looking saw Brain, it should serve you very well. Let us know how you like or dislike the new blade as well. I a firm believer in TW but it up to the user, good luck and happy band sawing…Blkcherry

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AnnaCatherine

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#4 posted 04-07-2010 01:57 AM

I got the same get-up a couple weeks ago! Isn’t it AWESOME! I had to travel to Atlanta a couple days BEFORE the saw was to arrive. I stopped by Highland Hardware and picked up a 1/2 in Woodslicer! Niiiiiiccccceee blade. Yeehaa! Happy sawing!

-- Anna-Catherine

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Scott Oldre

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#5 posted 04-07-2010 02:04 AM

I’ve had this saw with the 3/4” Timberwolf and the 6” riser and love it. It doesn’t necessarily have all the power the larger saws have, but for a hobbiest, it works great. I can’t even complain about the fence, which once you get it dialed in works just fine. I’ve got to get another 3/4 blade due to bad choices in trying to resaw a Bradford Pear root ball…..not so much a ball as a twisted mess of root and holes filled with dirt and sand…not so good for the blade. Enjoy the saw. As far as I’m concerned all the research I did over 5 years ago was worth it and I see this saw suiiting my needs right up until I can’t putz anymore. It’s the only Grizzly I have, but one day I may see a table saw added to this list.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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JayPique

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#6 posted 04-07-2010 02:07 AM

Nice looking piece of jarrah there too!

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brian watts

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#7 posted 04-07-2010 02:33 AM

well i love the saw. resaw great . cut some 8-10” Osage logs and cut like very well. i well get the same blade next time for sure. i just wish after sepnding 600 bucks the fence could have been taller.i have to save the money up to get another one.

-- www.brianwattscustomcalls.com

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sawdustcreater

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#8 posted 04-07-2010 02:56 AM

hey bud, you need to build you that resaw jig on this site somewhere that runs in the miter slot good setup im jealous. Sling those wood chips baby

-- The wife asks me all the time "what ya makin" SAWDUST duh ,http://www.tnwoodworks.webs.com

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brian watts

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#9 posted 04-07-2010 03:58 AM

ok i try and find it on here.. you order the SAW??

-- www.brianwattscustomcalls.com

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live4ever

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#10 posted 04-07-2010 07:02 AM

Scott – you were able to properly tension a 3/4” blade on the G0555?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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Joey

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#11 posted 04-07-2010 07:28 AM

Very nice!! I’ve had the G0555X for a couple of months now and really like it. The Timberwolf blades are good the Woodslicer is even better especially for re-sawing. The add on fence is great for re-sawing you might call Grizzly and see if they sell just that part. Judging by your picture, yours is the same mechanism and same bolt pattern, where yours is what looks like aluminum fence mine is cast iron with hole for add on fence which is aluminum and nice at 6” high.

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 04-07-2010 12:17 PM

I have the same saw and love it! I ordered mine from Grizzly direct. I have been thinking of ordering the riser block soon. Figured I would do that when I wear out the 2 TW blades a have, being I’ll need a bigger size blad with the riser. Nice addition.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dale

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#13 posted 04-07-2010 02:48 PM

I’ve had my G0555 with the riser block for about 2 years now and love it. Enjoy. I’m lucky enough to live 2 hours from Grizzly’s Muncy, Pa. store, so I save on shipping.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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Jimthecarver

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#14 posted 04-07-2010 03:09 PM

I have this saw and love it, I need to get the riser block though other than that its a great saw.

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

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Bufford

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#15 posted 04-08-2010 03:29 PM

Awesome. I got the same saw but went with the “Extreme” model that has the stronger motor. I added the riser and have been COMPLETELY satisfied in every way. The Extreme one also came with the tall fence you were talking about and a table extension on the left. The only strange thing to the design is there is a cabinet on the bottom of mine that has the door on the back of the saw…a little odd..but it has nothing to do with the way the saw works.

This saw is a resawing monster, and I make small bandsaw boxes on it too.

-- Upstate South Carolina Woodworker

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