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Eagle1

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05-27-2010 11:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

Thinking about getting a different bandsaw. Have been trying to compare different manufactures. Looking at this one.
G0513 17” Bandsaw – 2 HP

I’m wondering what all of you think about it if you have one. Or what you think I would get the most bang for my $.
Looking to spend around $1000.00

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened


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#1 posted 05-27-2010 11:12 PM

what do you have now? what are you comparing it to? what will you be using it for? intricate cuts? resawing? ripping? other?

so many questions that would drive a different answer for your question…

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#2 posted 05-27-2010 11:28 PM

That would be a huge step up. Looked at your shop page. Looks like a Craftsman 12” you have there. The Grizzly 17” offers you a bunch more power, and capacity…

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#3 posted 05-27-2010 11:36 PM

Yeah it is a Craftsman 12”. I like it for a lot of things. It has 6” resaw, but i really dont like how it works, it’s not to bad, but want something better for resawing.I have been getting rough sawn from a mill real close to me. At a good price. I was also looking at the PM also for around the same money maybe just a little bit more.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 05-27-2010 11:57 PM

Not sure if you meant the 0513 or 0513X2, but seems like an extra $70 for a larger table and resaw fence is a decent deal. Unless you already have a resaw fence you plan on reusing…

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#5 posted 05-28-2010 12:27 AM

I’m a grizzly fan but people seem to like Rikon band saws.

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#6 posted 05-28-2010 12:57 AM

live4ever it was this one I was looking at.G0513X2 17” Bandsaw 2HP w/Cast Iron Trunnion.The PM was this one it is only a 14” though.Powermatic 14” Bandsaw, Model PWBS-14CS

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Eagle1

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#7 posted 05-28-2010 12:58 AM

Which grizzly do you have Jim. There is a showroom for grizzly in springfield Mo. I could probably save shipping if I could get it there.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 05-28-2010 01:05 AM

I have the 513X2 band saw, and I love this machine.
Not sure if you looked in the catalog, but there is a comparison chart
of all the band saws Grizzly sells.
The Spring catalog has the 513×2 on sale.
The difference between the G0513 and the G0513×2 is cast iron upgrade of of the steel trunnions, aluminum fence and wheels. It also has better blade guides, bigger table, and the resaw fence is included.
I say that is a lot of bang for your buck with the sale.
I have had mine for about 9 months now and it rips through anything I feed it, and never bogs down the motor.
If you end up getting a Grizzly…order a Timberwolf blade with it, the stock blade is garbage.
You won’t be disappointed with this machine. It is a good decision,
I am glad I have mine,

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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Eagle1

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#9 posted 05-28-2010 01:26 PM

Hey Lisa. I looked at my spring catalog,saw the comparison chart. It helped, thanks. Question are you still using factory blade? And have you changed the blade guides? I have changed the blade guides on the craftsman I have. I went to the carter setup it is the single guide thats ontop. I love it for doing bandsaw boxes, it really allows you to cut a tight turn.

Tim:

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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dustbunny

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#10 posted 05-28-2010 01:30 PM

Tim,
I benched the factory stock blade.
It is really bad, found this out after getting the Timberwolf blade and seeing the world of difference.
I have looked at guides to replace the stock guides. I haven’t done it yet.
I have had so many other things to do.
Thanks for the info, I will check them out.

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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Eagle1

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#11 posted 05-28-2010 01:34 PM

Lisa Once thanks again for the info. The carter guide is great. The single guide is not for resawing. I bought mine after seeing it in action, and talking to the owner of the company, at the show I went to recently. He also demo the other one for resawing, it was hard to believe until I seen it also in action..

Tim:

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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