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Forum topic by cajunworkshop posted 09-05-2015 01:31 AM 1043 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cajunworkshop

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09-05-2015 01:31 AM

I am looking at a used Grizzly 550X 14 inch

Bandsaw. It was built 07/2012 and looks to be in excellent condition. It comes with a Shop Fox 4 wheel canister dolly and 4 blades. I can get it for $645. See attached

-- Cajun Workshop Greenville, SC


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 09-05-2015 01:40 AM

That just seems like a lot for a used saw

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#2 posted 09-05-2015 01:40 AM

I am looking at a used Grizzly 550X 14 inch Bandsaw. It was built 07/2012 [...] I can get it for $645.

LOL – no doubt… I’m sure you could! You can get a brand new Grizzly for $550 or a new Jet for a hair more than $600. Might want to wait and look around a bit more!

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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derrickparks57

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#3 posted 09-05-2015 02:14 AM

I bought the G0555 Anniversary Edition with the riser block kit brand new back in Feb. for less than that.

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks

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DW833

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#4 posted 09-05-2015 02:30 AM

I agree with previous posts. Keep looking or buy new.
You can get a new G0555 for less than that.
I have one like Derrick. New with riser block and shipping less that $600.

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cajunworkshop

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#5 posted 09-05-2015 12:31 PM

Thanks for input. Will continue to look. May go new. What is the feeling on other 14 inch like Rikon, ShopFox, Rigid, etc. I am not opposed to buying new. Want stay south of $650. Nice to haves for that price 1-1.5 horse motor. Does the .5 horse make a difference? Cast iron tires, light, large table base. Having only 6 inch resaw for now would be fine but having ability to add a riser is a must.

-- Cajun Workshop Greenville, SC

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toolie

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#6 posted 09-05-2015 03:14 PM

10-325 is a great saw from a great company. really like my 10-340.

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weldoman

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#7 posted 09-05-2015 08:01 PM

Not so fast boys. That saw new today is $825. It has 1 1/2 HP, cast iron wheels, resaw fence, oversized table and work light. Add the mobile base and you’re @ $900 without shipping and tax. He’s a little high but If I wanted the saw I would think $500 would be a fair price if it’s in excellent condition. And no I don’t have one.

-- missouri, dave

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lumberingjoe

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#8 posted 09-06-2015 12:46 AM

1.5 hp is the largest motor for a normal 110v plug (15 amps). You do definitely want at least 1.5 hp.

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cajunworkshop

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#9 posted 09-06-2015 12:56 AM

Thanks for input from all!

-- Cajun Workshop Greenville, SC

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#10 posted 09-06-2015 01:41 AM

There’s a Grizzly 0555 for $350 in NH with riser and mobile base. Long drive for you, though. Just goes to show you what pops up if you’re patient.

https://nh.craigslist.org/tls/5206719087.html

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cajunworkshop

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#11 posted 09-06-2015 08:03 PM

Which is the better 14 inch saw Rikon 10-325 sitting on shop fox canister wheels or a Shop Fox deluxe. The Rikon says gently used. The shopfox is brand new in the box.

-- Cajun Workshop Greenville, SC

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Clarkie

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#12 posted 09-06-2015 08:14 PM

Why would anyone pay 645.00 for a used Taiwan Grizzle, when for half that you can find an American made, old school 14” Delta or Powermatic, usually on CL. The Delta 14” is the one the industry has copied for years, so why buy a copy, like the used car salesman said, “looks just like a Mercedes, don’t it?”

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weldoman

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#13 posted 09-06-2015 11:57 PM

I’ve been really pleased with my used chinese rikon 10-325. Over 13” resaw capacity , cast iron wheels, work light, 1 1/2 HP with lower storage cabinet. My latest project was resawing 10”wide 5/4 hard maple into 1/2 stock for some drawers, it did great. I like making sawdust not restoring” old arn”, but, to each his own.

Check out the reviews here and at amazon, Good luck.

-- missouri, dave

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cajunworkshop

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#14 posted 09-08-2015 02:28 AM

Okay I ended up buying a Rikon 10-325. Picking up tomorrow. Seller stated used twice. Bought last year. Looks spotless from the pictures. Comes with a rolling cart stand. Was asking $650 agreed to $600.

-- Cajun Workshop Greenville, SC

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cajunworkshop

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#15 posted 09-08-2015 02:33 AM

For those that have the 10-325 what width blade comes with it secondly for cutting curves in say a Adirondack or porch swing, what width blade and TPI SHOULD I GET. What is a good brand? For re sawing what width and TPI. I read in the manual to get 111 inches

-- Cajun Workshop Greenville, SC

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