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Forum topic by Ken90712 posted 10-23-2009 12:00 PM 2186 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2009 12:00 PM

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I’m looking at this 14 inch bandsaw by Grizzley looks like a great price and I need to upgrade mine. Table top model I have just not strong enough. Any one have any input on this model or suggestions.

$399.99 plus 74.00 shipping**

G0555 The Ultimate 14” Bandsaw

We have redefined what a 14” Bandsaw should be like and have incorporated features into this saw that normally are either optional or unavailable on other Bandsaws on the market. CHECK IT OUT! There is absolutely no other company in the world that has a larger selection of Bandsaws than Grizzly. We know Bandsaws inside-out and our numerous years of selling Bandsaws has culminated in this incredible 14” saw shown above. You will not be disappointed!
Made in ISO 9001 Factory

Deluxe heavy-duty stand
1 HP motor
Upper and lower ball bearing blade guides are standard
All ball bearing construction
4” dust port
Includes one 3/8” blade, fence and miter gauge
2 speeds
Fence scale with magnifying window
Optional Riser block kit (H3051) available.
Cutting capacity/throat: 13-1/2”
Maximum cutting height: 6”
Overall size: 66-1/2”H x 26-3/8”W x 30-1/4”D
Table height above floor: 43-5/16”
Table tilt: 45° right, 10° left
Frame construction: Cast iron
Table construction: Precision ground cast iron
Fence construction: Deluxe extruded aluminum
Wheels: Fully balanced cast aluminum with rubber tires
Motor: 1 HP, TEFC, 110V / 220V single phase, 1725 RPM
Amps: 10@110V / 5@220V
Blade speeds: 1500 & 3200 FPM
Blade size: 92 1/2 – 93-1/2” (1/8” to 3/4” wide)
Table size: 14” x 14”
Approximate shipping weight. 210 lbs.
Includes quick blade release system!

Comes complete with deluxe extruded rip-fence and miter gauge!

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#1 posted 10-23-2009 12:41 PM

Ken, I have not used this model but looked hard at it before I went with my Powermatic. The major reason is that I just enjoy Powermatic equipment. But this is a quality bandsaw and Grizzly makes a solid line of tools. The 1 horsepower motor might be a little light for resawing but it should be ok with a Timberwolf or Woodslicer blade in it. I would suggest getting a riser with it as it is relatively inexpensive and will nearly double your resawing capacity, should you need it.

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#2 posted 10-23-2009 01:08 PM

I have that model and like it very much. I added the 6” riser and am glad I did. Also get some extra 105” blades. I also got the 6” high H7584 Resaw fence.

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#3 posted 10-23-2009 01:38 PM

Everything I hear about Grizzly is positive – from my own experience though with my general international table saw. Check and make sure you would be able to get a replacement motor with the proper mounts to fit the china made tools. The mount on the General international is special and not interchangeable with say a Baldor motor – the china versions are wider – so if your motor goes you are stuck with buying the exact same one from the manufacture at higher prices than you could find a higher quality motor and you will have to wait a few weeks to get it up again. That being said I have still read really good thing about Grizzly. And do get the 6 inch riser, a rip fence would be nice but you could always roll your own (As I have on my jet) a good ½ 3tpi blade (Timberwolves comes to mind) and a selection of narrow ones.

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#4 posted 10-23-2009 01:51 PM

Ken, GO FOR IT. I have one and it is a very nice saw. You can even get the riser kit which helps with resawing.

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#5 posted 10-23-2009 02:40 PM

I too have one. It is an excellent machine. Just remember to buy a quality blade as the one that comes with it is not so great.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 10-23-2009 02:44 PM

I’ve heard good things about it also

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#7 posted 10-23-2009 07:02 PM

Ellen: I have been thinking about this saw myself … how high is the floor stand (from the floor to the base of the saw frame?

I ask because my current 10” Craftsman is bolted to mobile shop cabinet, and I am thinking the G0555 might fit the bill.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#8 posted 10-23-2009 07:38 PM

I think Powermatic tools are MUCH better than Grizzley and if you buy the Powermatic 14 Inch Bandsaw within the next 10 days or so, you can get a free Riser Block and free shipping. You can get it online from

I think its a great offer and you’ll end up saving more than $300 :)

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