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Posted on Rank Amateurs ongoing experience with the Grizzly Bear

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#1 posted 608 days ago

Hello again folks, no one has made any replies since my last post, hope someone is reading and cares about my opinion, don’t need a flood of posts but would appreciate someone saying something now and than.

Got busy again tonight, Unpacked the Bandsaw stand box, and assembled it. Kudos to grizzly for what seems a very easy to assemble and sturdy stand.

I also assembled one of the shop fox mobile bases which their website recommends to buy along with this stand. BAD BEAR! I’d whack the grizzly bear on the nose with a newspaper but not sure if that wise. First off, the stand doesn’t exactly fit, collapsed to it’s smallest size it is actually a little large for the bandsaw. Increases the footprint of the tool by a good bit. Than again, I am concerned with the fact the bandsaw is going to be very top heavy, and tippy. Considering the line is connected, this would be forgiveable if there was a way to attach the stand to the saws stand without modifications. would have just taken a holes drilled in key places. Also the mobile stand is kind of kludgy in design especially in the way the rails are attached. The recommendations for which bolts to use where are also backwards. Your given some short bolts and some longer bolts, 2 sets of 16, and they tell you to use the short bolts on the casters and the long ones on the rails. Well that leaves the long bolts sticking way up in the air on the rails looking tacky as hell, and in the case of the fixed casters, a pain in the butt to get the nuts started. If your setting up a 691 or the 1023rlx, your kind of stuck with the shop fox mobile bases cause of the available extention, but for any other tool I have to say, I recommend using another brand or building your own base. Fortunately for me, as some may notice I ordered 4 nice casters along with all that miscellaneous junk in this order. Tomorrow night, I’m going to rig up a mobile base for the bandsaw stand, something that will look neater, and nicer, and will make it less tippy.


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