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Forum topic by tool_junkie posted 11-16-2015 11:46 PM 688 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tool_junkie

296 posts in 1997 days


11-16-2015 11:46 PM

I came across a Grizzly G1019 band saw for sale locally but it is missing the table. Other than that, it looks to be in good condition and the seller told me that it runs. The asking price is $100. The problem is this band saw has been discontinued and the replacement table is also not available from Grizzly; I checked their website and also talked to the customer support. And there is no direct substitute for it either.

Is this a decent price given the saw is useless without the table?

Is there an alternate that would work?

Thanks!


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#1 posted 11-16-2015 11:52 PM

Well, that’s interesting. It’s worth $100. Is the table missing only, or the table and the trunions? There’s nothing special about the table that couldn’t be made of wood, or laminate countertop, or the like if the trunions are there. Even the trunions could be made if you can find another one in the area that you could use as a pattern. In the short run, even if the trunions were missing you could mount a homemade table in a fixed 0 degree position, as 95% of bandsaw use is with the table not tilted. I’d jump on it.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#2 posted 11-17-2015 12:08 AM

I believe that is nothing more than a clone of the Delta… at least the parts diagram sure looks identical. I have no idea how the table could go missing, but you never know what some people do and why. I doubt the table would be missing, but trunnions still there, as they are bolted on the bottom of the table… so you would need the table, trunnions, clamp shoes, “special” hex bolts, star knobs, various washers/bolts, angle scale, table alignment pin and maybe a few other parts I’m forgetting.

By the time you are done, it would probably just be better to find a complete saw for around the same price. It might be worth it to get and then part it out… the motor is probably worth a bit, as are the wheels and other bits. Guess it depends on how bad you want it and how much work you are willing to do.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#3 posted 11-18-2015 06:19 PM

Thank you Bob and Brad for your replies. I went ahead and bought the saw. The motor is in good condition. The tires have dry rot on them and need to be replaced. One of the trunions is missing and can be ordered from Grizzly. The thrust bearings are rusted but move freely. Should I dunk them in evapo rust or just buy new ones?
For the table, I and thinking of just making one out of Baltic birch just like Mathias Wandel of woodgears.ca did.

Any thoughts?

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