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Forum topic by PatrickIrish posted 09-20-2016 07:59 PM 365 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-20-2016 07:59 PM

I could use a bandsaw and come across a bunch on Craigslist. The big 17” saws looks great but are $600+.

I came across this Grizzly G0555 that’s been in storage for 4 years for $250. Seller said it needs new rubber on the wheels. Looks like it’s on a DIY moveable base.

A riser block is $100. I thought I’d offer $180, thoughts?

Is it a decent saw for walnut wood and doing cutting board stuff? Can it cut metal if the blade it changed?


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#1 posted 09-20-2016 08:09 PM

I am picking up that one. It is good saw so I offered a fair price of $300 with the seller agreed to move it 5 mi to my house on his truck

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#2 posted 09-20-2016 08:16 PM


I am picking up that one. It is good saw so I offered a fair price of $300 with the seller agreed to move it 5 mi to my house on his truck

- JoséMário

Not sure if you are kidding or not. Where is the saw you are getting located? Offering more than asking on Craigslist is certainly not my bargaining style.

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#3 posted 09-20-2016 10:45 PM

The band speed is too fast to cut metal. Metal saws max speed is lower than the slow speed on a wood saw.

I don’t know much about that saw but from the specs on grizzly’s site it looks like a nice saw. I would say that price is a dash high but not terrible. The condition could cause the price to vary some as well.

That saw will cut hardwoods with little effort. Just keep the appropriate blade for the cut on it.

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#4 posted 09-20-2016 11:37 PM

I also just acquired a G0555 about a month ago. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/174938

The seller was asking 200, I got it for 175 but in retrospect, I would have been just as pleased paying 200. Not a band saw expert but compared to the Craftsman I replaced, the Grizzly is a vast improvement. I replaced the guide bearings, added the riser and bought a 1/2 inch Wood Slicer blade for re-sawing. It’s does everything I expect it to do.

If it’s in half way decent shape, I don’t think you’d have any regrets paying 200 for it. (But no harm in bargaining)

The saw (at least mine) does have 2 speed pulleys so you can run it at a slower speed to cut metal with the appropriate blade.

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#5 posted 09-20-2016 11:54 PM

The saw (at least mine) does have 2 speed pulleys so you can run it at a slower speed to cut metal with the appropriate blade.
- muleskinner

Really thin aluminium maybe… but that saw is a clone of the Delta and is designed pretty much for cutting wood only. The lower speed (1500 fpm) is still way too fast for most non-wood materials:

And the manual has the following:

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#6 posted 09-21-2016 12:19 AM

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#7 posted 09-21-2016 02:10 AM


Really thin aluminium maybe… but that saw is a clone of the Delta and is designed pretty much for cutting wood only. The lower speed (1500 fpm) is still way too fast for most non-wood materials:

I stand corrected.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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