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Review by Eagle1 posted 07-21-2010 09:33 AM 6743 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Very happy I got it!! Very happy I got it!! No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

Well I finished putting it together yeaterday and tunning it up. It went quite well. I did use the stock blade first. Figured might as well use it for a bit. I put the 1” on it a timberwolf. My first cut was on a small 2×4 to check things for alignment. So for the big test. I took a piece of oak 2×6. I took a 1/2 off of it measured it great cut. Took that piece down to 1/4”, still a good cut. Then took it a little farther took that piece down to 1/16” Same great cut. Now I just need to figure where to put into my shop. I will post pic’s of the new arrangment of the shop when I get it done. Thanks again for all the info that you gave me to make this purchase.
Tim:

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened




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#1 posted 07-21-2010 09:53 AM

Well this is a great day for you have fun with it, as I am sure you will.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 07-21-2010 12:51 PM

Nice buy !! I’ve been looking at this saw.I’m sure you will love it, Grizzly makes great stuff. Thanks for the post.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#3 posted 07-21-2010 01:34 PM

I know that you will enjoy this saw for many years to come. Thanks for sharing..

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 07-21-2010 05:07 PM

i’m jealous.

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#5 posted 07-21-2010 05:10 PM

Wow..You must be stoked..Was actually thinking of ordering one today..Was on the fence on a mobile base..Did you get the Grizzly mobile base ? and how is it. Congratulations on the new saw..

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#6 posted 07-21-2010 06:02 PM

I have had this model saw with a mobile base for two years. I can cut 1/16” veneers with it.

Even though I have been pretty happy with the Grizzly blades I bought at the same time, I am currently waiting on delivery of a Wood Slicer blade from Highland WW.

I was never a fan of resawing or making veneers when I owned a HF import 14” bandsaw, but this saw makes the process much easier and the end product much more reliable. After carefully adjusting the guides, I haven’t had issues with drift, blade flutter, or bowing. There is sufficient adjustment in blade tension to get nice straight cuts. I did attach a taller face to the fence.

Mobile bases are great accessories for a small shop. I have mobile bases on all my machines and on my maple bench. Occasionally I have to move nearly everything to work on my motorcycle.

I recommend this saw. Great performance for the money.

-- vicrider

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#7 posted 07-21-2010 06:05 PM

Eagle1

I’m curious how did you get yours on a mobile base?

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#8 posted 07-21-2010 06:13 PM

I purchased an adjustable mobile base from Rockler (actually three ‘cause they were on deep dish discount that day). One each for my table saw, band saw and bench.

-- vicrider

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#9 posted 07-21-2010 06:25 PM

Widdle I got the Shop Fox base model # G7314Z.

Steven In the instructions they tell you how to do it without picking the whole thing up. Taking my time I was able to get put togther all by myself. It was tough, I wouldn’t do that again.

The saw comes with the deluxe resaw fence. It is cast. And it has a resaw attachment of alunimun.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#10 posted 07-21-2010 06:33 PM

I see I misunderstood the last question. I had a friend help me tip it up on a 2X and jockey the base underneath the saw. It is a heavy machine.

-- vicrider

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#11 posted 07-21-2010 11:25 PM

“Widdle I got the Shop Fox base model # G7314Z.’
Tom,
Look at the openings in the cast iron wheel they say “Shop Fox” all over the place

-- Bert

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#12 posted 07-22-2010 02:44 AM

That’s a beauty!! Congrats!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 07-23-2010 02:15 AM

No room in the shop you say….... I have room if it becomes too much of a problem. Awesome purchase.

-- Robert, So Cal, My Turn or Yours.....

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#14 posted 07-23-2010 02:53 AM

Enjoy ,thanks for the review.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 08-12-2010 07:11 PM

NICE!!!!! Congrats, I have the Grizzly Ultimate 14 and love it but 17 would be even better Good for you!

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

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