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Grizzly G0636X w Co-Matic AF-10 Power Feeder

Grizzly G0636X w Co-Matic AF-10 Power Feeder

06-16-2017 07:17 AM by wuddoc | 1 comment »

Grizzly G0636X – 17” 5hp 220v 1p Bandsaw including:Grizzly T10131 – Extension Table for BandsawsShop Fox G7315Z – Super Heavy-Duty Mobile BaseShop Fox G8684Z – Extension Kit for D2057A (worked with G7315Z Super-Heavy duty mobile base after ordering and substituting new steel swivel wheel casters PXD2058A001.)Co-Matic AF10 Bandsaw Power feeder from Shop Gear12” X 12” X 1.5” – 6061 Aluminum Sheet from McMaster-Carr We purchased this unit after much discussion, then ad...

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Laguna customer service

Laguna customer service

12-12-2016 11:55 PM by cj5 | 3 comments »

I have had the Laguna 14/12 bandsaw for just over a year and have had no issues with it. Saturday I was cutting some wet wood into turning blanks and burned up the drive belt. Monday morning I called Alex at Laguna customer service to order a new on, expecting to pay for it. Alex asked if I had registered it and the date of purchase. I had and was 4 days over the 1 year warranty. To my surprise they covered the belt and shipping. That sure did make my day !

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band saw grizzly 513

band saw grizzly 513

10-23-2016 09:33 PM by kayakdude | 3 comments »

hello fellow LJ its been a while well a couple mouths i went and found a ban saw on cregs list ,i been looking for some time and low and behold there it was the band saw i been looking a grizzly 513 it looked band new and clean i called the fellow and got him on the phone he was asking $600.00 he said he saw leving on vacation the next day i was sad to here that he said call him in 2 weeks ,my frend said he new the guy ,when he returned i when right over and go it with the stand i offered 5...

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I loved it so much, I bought another one.

I loved it so much, I bought another one.

10-01-2016 03:10 PM by Dedvw | 9 comments »

Ok, so maybe I didn’t buy the same saw. I was the previous owner of a 1.75hp 14/12. It was an awesome saw, but one day I went to rewire it to 220 and discovered that I had to rewire the whole saw (outlet and all) to 220. I was kinda eyeballing the new 14bx and that was it. I posted my saw on Craigslist and said, if it sells I upgrade, if not, I keep the 14/12. Well, it sold in about a week. So here I am today, unloading the new 2.5hp bx. I feel the same way about this saw as I did my...

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a decent starter machine

a decent starter machine

09-01-2016 12:25 AM by Von | 12 comments »

This year there have been a small rash of random YouTube videos and articles regarding the Harbor Freight Saw Mill with 301cc Gas Engine that they offer -sometimes at a ridiculously low price if you catch the sales and coupons. Yes there ARE bigger, better mills out there. Maybe for a lot less than the $1680 I spent on mine, if you managed to build it yourself. I didn’t have the time to do so, nor all of the parts on hand just yet to build my own with all sorts of fancy-shmancynes...

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Exceptional saw at a terrific price!

Exceptional saw at a terrific price!

07-18-2016 03:58 PM by John Mills | 7 comments »

After my disappointment with Central Machinery, I have been cautious about purchasing large shop equipment, but I couldn’t be happier. I went down to the Grizzly scratch and dent sale in Springfield, MO this past June. I was specifically looking for a new bandsaw as my old 12” Craftsman (circa 1965) was just worn out. There were plenty of store models out in the tents, and a few really banged up saws too. I picked the G0555P which was selling at $545 minus the 10% discount for mil...

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Another disappointment from Harbor Freight

Another disappointment from Harbor Freight

07-18-2016 04:51 AM by John Mills | 3 comments »

I would have rated it Zero, but you don’t allow me that option. I bought the Harbor Freight Central Machinery 14” 4 speed band saw while living in Casper, WY back in 2009. They shipped it to me in three packages, each weighing 50+ pounds. Each box arrived on different days, the last being two weeks after the first arrived. After assembling it and trying to make sense of the chicken scratch they call instructions, I had a good idea how it was to go together. However, that ende...

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Mixed Opinion About This Bandsaw...

Mixed Opinion About This Bandsaw...

05-21-2016 07:47 AM by Edwardnorton | 34 comments »

About 15 months ago I purchased my Grizzly GO555 bandsaw. After it arrived I unboxed it and put it together. I normally put the boxes of items I buy in a shed I built just to keep them in until the warranty expires, but one of my kids tossed the boxes out without my knowing it. As soon as had it all together I grabbed some scrap and fired the saw up with the anticipation of a 5 year old on Christmas day only to be a bit disappointed in how it operated. The blade lead was horrible to say th...

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Yet another Powermatic review, close up.

Yet another Powermatic review, close up.

05-08-2016 01:15 PM by Tennessee | 10 comments »

As I stated in another review, I spent well over a month going back and forth between the Powermatic PWBS-14CS, with riser, and the Grizzly G0513X2. The differences are stark.The Grizz uses a 131.5” blade, the Powermatic uses a 105”. (More steel, more teeth, longer wear.)The Grizz is a 2HP, 2 speed model, the Powermatic is a one speed, 1.5HP model.The Powermatic comes in around 225 lbs. The Grizzly comes in at about 390 lbs.The Grizz table is 23 5/8 X 17 1/4”, the Powerm...

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New Powermatic 14" with Riser

New Powermatic 14" with Riser

04-29-2016 01:43 AM by Dee1 | 5 comments »

I upgraded my old mid 50s Delta, it had some issues So I ordered this Saw from CPO, the Mobile base arrived in a big box with no packing at all, both the wheel locks were broken, I thought jeez hope the saw comes in better shape. And it did saw was packed very well in three boxes also the riser was included in its own box with all its access, at no charge it was included so that was nice.The saw was fairly easy to set up a earlier poster complained about the motor being hard to hang this ...

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