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Forum topic by Steven H posted 06-14-2010 03:48 AM 2961 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Steven H

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06-14-2010 03:48 AM

I never owned a bandsaw before, would like to make small bandsaw boxes.
I noticed Grizzly has a new bandsaw called G0555P.
Looks like a good price for my budget.
Is this the right one for what Im doing?

http://grizzly.com/products/14-1-HP-Bandsaw-Polar-Bear-Series/G0555P


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live4ever

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#1 posted 06-14-2010 04:57 AM

You won’t be disappointed with that bandsaw for your intended use. The “P” is identical to the G0555, except it’s in white and a little cheaper because of that. The 0555 is an excellent bandsaw for the money – many of us here have it. The only thing you may want to consider is adding the riser block ($70) to increase your resaw capacity to 12” instead of 6”.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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syenefarmer

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#2 posted 06-14-2010 04:52 PM

That saw is an excellent value. It will be around, supposedly, for only a short while so act quick before they are all gone. As live4ever stated, it’s the exact same saw as the G0555 so I wouldn’t worry about getting parts for it after this promo runs out.

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 06-14-2010 05:54 PM

You won’t be disappointed with that band-saw, I have the 14 inch G is an excellent band-saw for the money – like mentioned many of us here have it.

You may want to consider adding the riser block ($70) to increase your re-saw capacity to 12” instead of 6”. That way you get the blades you need now instead of later.

I love this band-saw. Good luck.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Howie

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#4 posted 06-14-2010 08:40 PM

Steven: I have a grizzley 555 extreme and it’s been one of the most dependable tools I have.

-- Life is good.

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twig

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#5 posted 07-12-2010 07:12 AM

So glad to read this. I’m in the market for a nice band saw, myself. Hope I can catch one before they’re all gone.

-- See my current work at RavensCroft.Etsy.com

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Steven H

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#6 posted 07-12-2010 05:46 PM

I pre-order mine, it will be coming tomorrow.

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Jim Finn

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#7 posted 07-13-2010 05:31 AM

I like mine also. About all I use it for is to resaw.

-- In God We Trust

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