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Helpful Bandsawing info from WOOD Magazine

Helpful Bandsawing info from WOOD Magazine

1687 days ago by Dusty56 | 10 comments »

http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodvision/?bclid=1339217207&bctid=979366590 Hello , I’ve enjoyed WOOD magazine for several years so far and I went to their site today and found these helpful videos….wait until you see the Spalted Maple that he resaws with a great BandSaw sled !! Both are awesome to say the least : ) They also tune up a bandsaw with some great tips on setting the guide bearings , etc..I hope that you enjoy the videos as much as I did . Happy Thanksgiving to ...

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Powermatic PM1800 18" Bandsaw

Powermatic PM1800 18" Bandsaw

1694 days ago by RobWoodCutter | 10 comments »

Apoligies for the long post but here goes. History: About a 1-1/2 year ago I picked up a Steel City 18” bandsaw from the local Woodcraft and about a year ago also picked up a Powermatic 14” bandsaw. The intent was to use the SC as a resaw machine and the PM for the balance of the tasks. Have been happy with both of them. I had been stocking up on rough saw boards, many wider than the SC could resaw. So I started looking around and reading everything I could find on the web o...

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Great bang for the buck!

Great bang for the buck!

1780 days ago by dbhost | 24 comments »

NOTE This review is NOT dealing with a stock saw, the saw in question has been fitted with the following updates. #1. Central Machinery Riser Block Kit. #2. Craftsman Professional Universal Band Saw Fence. #3. Suffolk Machinery Timberwolf 1/2” 3 TPI blade. #4. Iturra tension spring. #5. Accu-Link link belts. (Harbor Freight). The Central Machinery Model 32208 4 speed 14” band saw, and its single speed sibling the 32206 (only difference appears to be the pulley setup), can be...

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1 Unlevel top and 3 warped fences

1 Unlevel top and 3 warped fences

1793 days ago by Rick | 22 comments »

It was between the Grizzly G0555X, G0513 and the Rikon Deluxe. I deliberated the total cost of ownership and quality of each saw. That meant upgrades, modifications, shipping and the number of years I was sure the saw would be useful to me. Many reviews I read on the grizzly’s said that they had vibration issues so they’d need new poly bands for the wheels and other slight modifications that actually add to the total price. I’ve never been ok with sub-par quality so I knew w...

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I've got a problem with this saw

I've got a problem with this saw

1796 days ago by 45acpbuilder | 19 comments »

It’s so darn quiet I’m afraid I’ll walk off and leave it running! I added a little flag to the tensioner so I won’t turn it on with the blade loose. Seems someone, Grizzly themselves maybe, could add this to their saws with out any problem. It’s just a bead chain tied to the tension lever and a 1/4” bolt tapped into the arm behind the switch so the tension lever lifts the flag so it blocks the start switch. The saw blade squealed when resawing so I ran ...

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Grizzly G0555 Band Saw with Woodslicer Blade - Wow!

Grizzly G0555 Band Saw with Woodslicer Blade - Wow!

1809 days ago by Greg Wurst | 14 comments »

I finally got to play with the new band saw, and wow what a difference a quality tool and blade make. I bought this primarily for resawing, and so far it has not disappointed. http://www.grizzly.com/products/g0555 The band saw came mostly assembled except for the base and table. It was really stuffed into the Styrofoam, and was a pita to get out. I had to tear the foam apart around the base to get it out. Otherwise, it went together easily. The riser block was easy to install, an...

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G0513X2 17" Bandsaw

G0513X2 17" Bandsaw

1834 days ago by Don K. | 37 comments »

This will be kind of a “Duel” review….One over the G0513X2 17” Bandsaw, and one over Grizzly’s customer service. I received the Bandsaw several weeks ago, but because I had been so busy….I did not have time to even un-crate it. It stood in the corner of my shop for about a week and a half before I could even open it up and start to put it together. I opened up the saw, looked it all over….no scratches,dents,blems etc..so we’re off to a goo...

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Just another offshore replica?

Just another offshore replica?

1835 days ago by charlton | 37 comments »

DisclaimerI’ll preface my review with a warning to prospective readers that I can be obsessive about details and my day job entails finding design flaws. This review will be long. If you’re interested in purchasing this saw, you may find value in pouring over the details. Otherwise, you’ll likely be bored out of your mind. In the beginning it was the 50100…The bandsaw buying process was a very long and arduous one for me. I’ve always felt that the newer Europe...

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Lumberjocks makes another great recommendation!

Lumberjocks makes another great recommendation!

1850 days ago by BigBard | 15 comments »

I can’t really offer a great review because this is actually the first band saw I’ve ever used, literally. After reading the reviews on this web-site I was sold on this saw, There’s one that cost about 200 dollars more that has a brake and a shopfox type base. I also took the advice and ordered a Woodslicer blade from Highland woodworking. I can’t express enough how amazing that woodslicer blade seems. The Woodslicer made me go from “This is cool, I have a nice b...

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A solid performer

A solid performer

1864 days ago by loupitou06 | 12 comments »

Hi, I’ve just received mu Grizzly G0513×2 band saw. I’ve selected it for it’s price, the reviews I could read on LJ and of course the free shipping the Grizzly is offering right now. Warning : please do not make the same mistake I did and call grizzly before you order your equipement because back order is pretty long. The Band saw came 90% assembled in a cradle and most of the assembly work consists of clean/install the cast iron table, install the fence and th...

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