Best bansaw for under $500.00

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Forum topic by flipflop posted 02-15-2010 10:42 PM 1643 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-15-2010 10:42 PM

I’m in need of a bansaw and only want to spend max $500.00. I would like a 1 hp ,motor and at least 14” bansaw. I have looked at the Grizzly ultimate bansaw but only online maybe someone has one and can chime in on the saw.

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#1 posted 02-15-2010 10:45 PM

Find a Grizzly GO555X used. They come up every now and then… You can squeak a GO555 in there brand new for a little bit over your $500.00 mark after shipping…. ($524.00 after S&H).

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#2 posted 02-15-2010 10:55 PM

I agree with what dbhost says above.

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#3 posted 02-15-2010 11:07 PM

I have a Go555X and I love it. Great bandsaw for the money

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#4 posted 02-16-2010 12:45 AM

I have a older grizzley , 14 years old never had a problem, I wood buy another if I needed to. I think they are the best bang for the buck. Chuck

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#5 posted 02-16-2010 12:55 AM

I strongly recommend that you look on Craigs List. You should be able to find a great band saw for less than $500. You can probably find a 20+year old Powermatic or Delta that is a much better machine than one you can buy new today. Take a look at the Old Woodworking Machines site,

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