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Forum topic by Kathy posted 07-16-2010 02:20 PM 2375 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-16-2010 02:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw question

I am looking to buy a band saw (it’s all about those band saw boxes!!!). I think I have decided on the delta 14” but have not found anywhere around me that carries it. It looks like I will have to order it.

So first question – is the delta a good choice?
Where online is the best place to order something that large?

Thanks all!!!

-- curious woodworker

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#1 posted 07-16-2010 02:46 PM…...You might want to consider the G0555 or the G0555X

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#2 posted 07-16-2010 05:39 PM

If you are going to be ordering anyway (and paying shipping costs), take Ken’s advice and look at either of the Grizzly tools that he suggested.

Check out the reviews here on LJ’s … you will find a lot of very happy Grizzly owners.

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#3 posted 07-16-2010 11:59 PM

Grizzley would be my choice.


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#4 posted 07-17-2010 12:09 AM

Wher e in Wisc. some in Eau Claire area just posted a new one on craigs list for 300.00

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#5 posted 07-17-2010 12:27 AM

Grizzly G0555

I have the G0555P. It’s a great saw.

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#6 posted 07-17-2010 12:49 AM

I would go with the Grizzly G0555P (the same saw as above, but white). They have a sale on it right now, Something like $472.00 shipped… All of these 14” saws are pretty much the same basic machines, but with better or lesser accessories bolted on like tension release or not, better motors, better stand, work light etc… The Grizzly has all the important features, in a very well finished package for not a lot of money.

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#7 posted 07-17-2010 12:50 AM

I am sure the grizzly is a great tool but it is really out of my price range. It is $200 or $300 dollars more than the Delta. The Delta, at $600 to $700, is really stretching what I can pay. I was really wanting to keep it around $500 but it was obvious that wasn’t going to work.

Buying on Craig’s list makes me really nervous because if there is something wrong with it then I can’t fix it. I am not mechanical in that way, plus I wouldn’t have any idea what was wrong with it to begin with.

Is there another band saw besides the Delta, in that price range, that would be better? Everyone sort of nixed the Delta right off the bat!!! :) :) It was kind of unanimous!

-- curious woodworker

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#8 posted 07-17-2010 01:09 AM

I think db’s post above states $472 delivered, you save $100 for blades!

I have a General and a Laguna, they are a bit more money.

All the best with your new purchase!

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#9 posted 07-17-2010 01:49 AM

The grizzly that I found at that price has a 3/4 HP power motor. Is that enough? I think the Delta had a 1 HP?

-- curious woodworker

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#10 posted 07-17-2010 01:53 AM

OOPS I did find one with a 1HP motor. Spoke to soon.

-- curious woodworker

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#11 posted 07-17-2010 02:00 AM

LOL now I am officially CONFUSED>


??????? What do I need for the best price as a hobbyist that does not sell her work?

dbhost – where exactly are you seeing it for $472 shipped? that is a great price

Sorry to be such a pest.

-- curious woodworker

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#12 posted 07-17-2010 02:21 AM




I am also thinking about getting one these Bandsaws but might just spend a little more to get the G0513P, which is a 17” saw with a 12” resaw capacity no riser block needed and also sale for $792 shipped.


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#13 posted 07-17-2010 04:38 AM

It depends what your doing.

The G0555 and G0555P is the same thing, but different color.

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#14 posted 07-17-2010 09:09 PM

One other thing you may also want to consider is your power source. You definitely should be on a 220 volt line with a 17” saw, where as you can get by with 110 volt using a 555P or a 14” delta. If you don’t have a 220 line in your shop already, something to consider.

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