Grizzly Bandsaw Stand / Cabinet

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Project by jimleigh1313 posted 12-01-2011 10:03 PM 9309 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I bought a brand new Grizzly G0555 off of Craigslist. The only thing missing was the stand. So I thought “life hands you a discounted Grizzly with no stand, gain design and building skills by building a new (and better) stand than what originally came with it. I say better, because this one has built in storage. The door includes a magnetic push-to-open mechanism that really impresses the family ;)

The entire cabinet is made out of 3/4” plywood, with the exception of the 3 mdf painted faces (the side containing the door is 3/4”). The top is two laminated pieces for a total of an inch and a half which is plenty sturdy enough. The legs are rabbeted, glued, and brad-nailed together. There are also rabbeted joints at the base for the crossmembers that hold the storage shelf up. The top is held up by a 3/4” by 1/2” ledge that runs the entire perimeter on the inside of the cabinet that have been glued and brad-nailed into place. Its not ‘quite’ finished. I still have to cut the trim for the bottom edge. And I also want to bolt the saw to the tabletop for safety and vibration reasons.

The last picture is my design of the stand in sketchup prior to building to help with the measurements and construction.

Thanks for checking it out!

Update: I added the bottom trim to complete the cabinet. I was unsure at first if I wanted to add it because I thought it would just catch dust. But a drip of green paint and what looked to me as unfinished sealed the deal that the trim needed to be added.

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#1 posted 12-01-2011 10:44 PM

Man did you ever luck out. Nice bottom cabinet too. A lot cheaper than buying a new one, plus like you said, you have storage.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-02-2011 12:04 AM

Man you will love that saw. I use mine every day. I also made lower storage with the Grizzly stand and it is a great place to keep bandsaw related stuff
Now you need the riser for 12” high cuts!!
Just curious, how much did you get it for??............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-02-2011 12:06 AM

$325 brand new….still had the protection and plastic on the table.

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#4 posted 12-02-2011 01:47 AM

hey guys i was looking at buying a grizzly myself are they as good as i have heard by the way great stand!

-- freighttrain,ky

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 02:13 AM

Well, I have nothing to compare it to as this is my first bandsaw. But I can’t complain so far. Big, nice, sturdy table. Bulky fence with a great and easy-to-read measurements. Ton’s of adjusting capabilities. Silky smooth and quiet. So, I’d say its pretty good.

The one thing I haven’t quite figured out is how to move the belt between the different speeds. I don’t think I’ll be doing this a lot. But it’d be nice to know how to do in case I do need the lower speed.

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#6 posted 12-02-2011 03:15 AM

You should be able to download the operators manual from grizzly. If not send me a PM and I’ll make a copy and send it to you. I have the same saw and love it so far. Only had it for a few months now but so far so good

-- still wet behind the ears.....

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#7 posted 12-02-2011 11:38 AM

Yeah, I have the downloaded manual. I’ve loosened the motor mounting and pushed it forward, but the belt doesn’t seem to get loose enough to move it to the bigger wheel. I didn’t try too long because I wanted to get back to sawing. But maybe once the belt gets used a bit, it’ll loosen up.

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#8 posted 12-04-2011 03:07 AM

Great solution for storage. I have a Grizzly too, and love it. I built a simple box with many closely based shelves for all the different blades I have. You could put something like that inside your cabinet. I have mine in a cabinet I built for my planer.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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