Anyone own a grizzly g0555 bandsaw?

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Forum topic by BigJohn posted 11-26-2015 05:07 PM 535 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2015 05:07 PM

Been thinking about getting one for a while. What is the assembled height? My tiny shop has a 7 foot ceiling, I can barely stand up in it. Need to know if it will fit.
Also it will do all my ripping daily. Have a 20 year old hitachi on its last leg. Wondering if it will be a lot better.

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#1 posted 11-26-2015 05:27 PM

I’ve got mine on a roller system and it’s 69 inches…. To save some time later on get some extra rollers for the blade guides. (two sizes).. I’ve replaced all of them over four years. I don’t know why but it doesn’t seem to want to cut real well with the wider blades. I’ve found it cuts anything I run though it using TimberWolf blades in size – (length 93 1/2 width 1/4 tpi 10 thick .025). I use these even for ripping ( 5 1/2 inch walnut, maple, oak) If it’s set up right it will cut with every little sanding to do. Just make sure you check often for the blade to be at 90 degrees… I check mine before each use after learning the hard way….. It may not be the best saw out there but it works for me. Work safe use push sticks….. Bob

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#2 posted 11-26-2015 07:05 PM

I have had mine since 2008 and I use it most every day. Recently I had to replace the $6 shaft on the lower wheel. I think that happened because I was tensioning the blade too much. I get new blade guide bearings at a local vendor. Cheaper than from Grizzly. I have replaced them twice in seven years. I bought the riser and the re-saw fence with it because 95% of what I do with this saw is to re-saw six inch and eight inch cedar, oak, walnut and maple. I found the best re-saw blade for this saw is a 1/2” carbide blade from “Supercut” ($25) I go through three of them a year. (over 400 board feet) Zero “drift” while re-sawing with this blade. The saw is starting to make knocking sounds lately. I am pretty sure I need new tires on it and that is causing the noise. Still cuts fine though. I have cut up logs with this saw also. With this sharp blade the motor is strong enough to cut those 11” mesquite logs. Not so with other blades I have used.

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#3 posted 11-26-2015 07:37 PM

My unit is on a roller system and is 70 inches tall. I’ve had it since 2012, and it has always cut dead straight, no drift at all. I don’t do much resawing, but when I do, I use Highland Woodworking’s 1/2” Wood Slicer blade.

The miter gauge was damaged in shipping; it was replaced by Grizzly. No repairs have been made since then.

I use the bandsaw every day for something; it’s been precise and reliable so far. Go for it.

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#4 posted 11-26-2015 08:28 PM


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#5 posted 11-26-2015 11:02 PM

Mine is the 0555LX. Great saw for the money, and the cast iron wheels really make a difference.


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