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Forum topic by Eagle1 posted 06-05-2010 01:37 PM 1589 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2010 01:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

I got real early yesterday. Like I alwasys do. Drank my coffee. Looked outside and said what the heck. I woke up my wife and told her that I was going for a drive. Se asked my ok where you going? I told her to Springfield. WHAT she said, thats no drive that’s a trip. I told her I’d be back later, and drove 3 hours down to springfield to the grizzly store. I looked at the bandsaw that I had been thinking about, if you had read my earlier forum’s. I think that I made up my mind. It will be the grizzly G0513×2. There was a guy that demoed the G0513×2b for me. If you don’t know the B if for electric brake, of which I don’t think it is all worth the extra money. The salesman showed me if you turn off the key it just stops like anyother saw. The only way the brake works is if you push off the red button. He looked at me, as if he didn’t think it was worth it either. He said if you really look out for what you are doing you will never use it. I called my wife and told her that I was about to head back home, she asked me if I bought it? I told her no. She asked why, I told her it would not fit in the back of the Escape, well it might have fit but I don’t think I could have got ot back out. So in a couple of weeks I’m going back with my cousin and his truck and pick it up. The reason I’m picking it up. I talked to someone on the phone at there main number. She told me that I’m responsible for getting it off the truck, the driver just delivers it. They do have a tail lift that I could get when delivered but that was extra money. I figured I could go back down with my cousin and get it picked for a lot less. I will post after I get it home and setup. Thanks for all of the LJ’s imput for the questions that I have asked..

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

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 02:01 PM

Tim—The brake may be a nice feature, but I don’t think I would be willing to pay extra for it.

I think the delivery experience varies depending on the truckline and the driver. When I bought my Grizzly Jointer, the driver (from SAIA Transport) met me around the corner from my house (I live on a busy county highway so ‘curbside delivery’ wasn’t going to happen). He pushed the pallet out on the liftgate, cut the bands, then had me back my Jeep up as close as I could get to the liftgate and helped me push the two cartons into the back of the Jeep. This driver was a real prince of a guy.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 02:24 PM

I didn’t pay for the lift service either and the driver pulled up to my garage door put it on the lift gate with the manual fork lift and place it in my garage and took the plate with him. Even if he would of place it at the curb it would of been well worth the deliver, 3hr one way and 3 back and time is well worth the peace of mind that if it is damage during shipping you can send it back…just my two beans good luck and enjoy your new band saw.

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 04:57 PM

Sorry you didn’t get your saw but soon.

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 05:41 PM

you are drawing out the agony of waiting, but the extra research makes it that much better when you get it.

-- Smitty!!!

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 06:39 PM

I dont think you will be sorry .I have never been. good luck with the saw. They are very good tools and priced rite.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#6 posted 06-05-2010 09:33 PM

You will love your new bandsaw and we will love the projects you are going to make with it.. Have fun and work safe..

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#7 posted 06-06-2010 01:31 PM

Thanks guys. The 3 hours down and 3 back aren’t really bad. I really like that part of the country..

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

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#8 posted 06-06-2010 01:51 PM

I shoved mine into my Hyundai Sante Fe, Hehe.
It was no small feat and an uncomfortable 5 hour ride home,
but my husband survived being crammed up against the dashboard. LOL
Pick up truck, good idea. A movers handtruck (the ones with a strap)
is a definite must have to move. And have help, it’s awkward.

Congratulations, and let us know how you make out with your purchase,


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#9 posted 06-06-2010 03:27 PM

Way to go the extra 180 miles to put hands on what your looking for good luck with your purchase


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#10 posted 06-06-2010 08:48 PM

Definitely use the money you would have spent on the brake to get blades – and while I love the Grizzly bandsaws, the stock blade is awful – so consider Lennox, Starrett,MK Morse, or Timberwolf

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#11 posted 06-07-2010 01:17 AM

I have already planed on getting a timberwolf..

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

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