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Forum topic by LucasAZ posted 07-19-2017 03:42 AM 1177 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LucasAZ

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07-19-2017 03:42 AM

Hi Everyone,

After reading reviews on this site I purchased G0555LX bandsaw May 1st. It was backordered and they said that it would be back in stock on July 13th, I emailed them today and now I’m told they are out of stock until mid October?!

Has anyone else had to wait this long for Grizzly tools? This is my first order from them and so far I’m not too impressed.

Thanks,
Lucas


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DirtyMike

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#1 posted 07-19-2017 04:05 AM

the ole slow boat from china

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retfr8flyr

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#2 posted 07-19-2017 04:17 AM

I hope it isn’t a problem but every company selling woodworking equipment that starts not having tools to sell is usually gone before too long.. Several years ago Steel City started the same thing, I wanted to get one of their table saws but they were telling 6 months for the order. If the company has always custom ordered, like Hammer, it’s a different story, as you are expecting the long wait for a custom machine. Not having inventory to sell is a difficult position for a company to be in and still survive and every time I hear about Grizzly these days it’s the same story, everyone has to wait for their machine. Good luck with your order.

-- Earl

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PlanBWoodworks

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#3 posted 07-19-2017 07:37 AM

Lucas – I purchased the G0555LX a few months back. It is a great saw. You will love it. That being said, the reason that I chose that model was that the G0555LANV was out of stock. After researching, I realized that the G0555LX and the G0555LANV are the exact same saw with different painT schemes and are the same price. The G0555LANV is in stock according to the Grizzly website. I am not sure if you could switch models after reserving the LX, but I would certainly call them to find out. I think that the argument could be made that you selected that particular model under the impression (given to you by Grizzly) that they would be back in stock as of mid-July, and had you known it would be October, you would have gone a different way. I had an issue with a blade guide bearing housing cracking on my saw and contacted Grizzly. My experience with their customer service was fast, professional and handled very well. I have nothing but good things to say about them.

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Bill White

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#4 posted 07-19-2017 11:51 AM

Just an info point…...
The LX has the cast iron wheels, and they make a whale of a difference. Don’t know about the ANV model, but I assume that it has ‘em too. Make sure before ya switch. The paint scheme isn’t gonna make a bit of difference.
Bill

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#5 posted 07-19-2017 02:02 PM



Just an info point…...
The LX has the cast iron wheels, and they make a whale of a difference. Don t know about the ANV model, but I assume that it has em too. Make sure before ya switch. The paint scheme isn t gonna make a bit of difference.
Bill

- Bill White

I have the LANV, and its wheels are cast iron.

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Holbren

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#6 posted 07-19-2017 02:10 PM

My opinion when this happens the supplier is trying to manage inventory so they don’t have any, boat comes in and product ships out. I could honestly care less about Grizzly but maybe it’s a sign.

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Carloz

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#7 posted 07-19-2017 02:15 PM

You guys are nuts ! Just because a company don’t have one item in stock out of thousands you start saying the company is going out of business !
Is it wishful thinking for some reason?

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ArtMann

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#8 posted 07-20-2017 03:48 AM

I think it likely that Grizzly may be running out of certain tools because they are selling at a much faster rate than the company anticipated. One problem with outsourced manufacturing is you can’t react quickly if demand is more or less than expected.

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LucasAZ

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#9 posted 07-20-2017 07:40 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone.

Look like I have to just stay the course and wait it out until October. They did offer to swap my order for the LANV model, but I really don’t like the color scheme of the anniversary models. As woodworking is just a hobby, I really don’t need the bandsaw right now and can wait, but after doing all the research and finally pulling the trigger I want my new toy!

Lucas

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Mainiac Matt

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#10 posted 07-20-2017 08:12 PM

They get a flood of orders on their most popular items, especially when they are a new release promotional or good sale…

Estimated dates are based on their ordered qty., eta from their vendor, and then….. the actual qty. that gets shipped. If they get short shipped, and your order is late in the queue, then you’ll get bumped to the next shipment… which will be after the next scheduled production run.

Most factories have limited floor space and batch run product after they set up the production line. Then that line is broke down and the tooling warehoused, while they set up the production run for a different product. So the next scheduled production run for the item you’re waiting for may not be for many months.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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tom3767

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#11 posted 05-05-2018 03:17 AM

I’ve heard it has something to do with new environmental laws in China? Anyone else heard anything?

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Dark_Lightning

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#12 posted 05-05-2018 03:43 AM

I recently bought a DeWalt scroll saw from them. Other than some chips in the paint, it arrived safely, and on time. Maybe table saws have different stuff happening with them.

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#13 posted 05-05-2018 05:48 PM

I have been watchin a couple Grizzly machines, they were out of stock in Bellevue, WA north of me but recently lots of machines are now in stock again.

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#14 posted 05-05-2018 09:25 PM

I received a small band saw from Grizzly in good shape and in the promised two days.

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