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Forum topic by Boris posted 06-24-2010 03:20 AM 875 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Boris

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06-24-2010 03:20 AM

I am in the market for a bandsaw, I saw a grizzly G0555x according with the information given by the seller. He is asking $400.00 he payed $730.00 about 2 years ago, I also could buy a shopfox w1706 for $509.00 brand new with guarantee. What you guys think?

thanks


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richgreer

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#1 posted 06-24-2010 03:24 AM

Unless there is some damage – Grizzly.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Howie

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#2 posted 06-24-2010 03:34 AM

I have a 555x. Had it for alomost three years and have never regretted buying it. Works like a charm. I’d buy the grizz

-- Life is good.

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live4ever

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 05:26 AM

For $400, that’s a pretty decent deal as long as the saw is in good shape and works ok. If the seller is including a riser block or extra blades, it’s an even better deal.

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

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#4 posted 06-24-2010 02:18 PM

I have to agree with Rich..

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

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MICHAEL CAMPASANO

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#5 posted 06-24-2010 04:59 PM

I purchased the Grizzly G0555X two years ago and love it. I use it every day and works great. I suggested it to a friend who makes custom cabinets, he purchased one and can never thank me enough for referring it to him.
It is a work horse. $400.00 is a good price, I say buy it before it is gone.

Mike

-- never enough time in a day so use it well

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 06-25-2010 01:22 AM

I think thats a decent price.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Boris

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#7 posted 06-25-2010 02:35 AM

Thank you all for your advice,I got the GO5555X band saw for $380.00, I need to buy a part ( what I think is a throat plate) for $3.50,the owners manual, and I have to remove some rust from the table.

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Howie

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#8 posted 06-25-2010 04:32 AM

Boris, go thru the set up and fine tuning in the manual step by step and you will never regret buying this saw.

-- Life is good.

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