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Forum topic by chrisstef posted 02-10-2011 03:42 PM 14303 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chrisstef

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02-10-2011 03:42 PM

I was cruising the craiger last night when i stumbled upon a 14” bandsaw .. new in the box. I open it up and there is a picture of a brand new Grizzly G1019 still in the box …. make an offer it says. I send the guy an email and tell him i got $150 semolians. He calls me back and says you were the first to respnd, its been sitting in my garage for 3 years after i bought it from a friend who was moving, come pick it up tomorrow.

A little research and i find out its a 3/4 HP and a discontinued model. For a $150 did i make a good purchase? I will probably wire it for 220v and maybe do some resawing with it but not a ton.

Let me hear your thoughts and opinions. Thanks all!

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk


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#1 posted 02-10-2011 03:59 PM

Pickin it up in 2 hours!

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#2 posted 02-10-2011 04:09 PM

I don’t know, but I am looking forward to your post.
Brandon

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#3 posted 02-10-2011 04:22 PM

Thanks Spunwood .. i cant wait to get it home and up and running !!! Ive been eye banging bandsaws for about a year and a half waiting for someting to hit my price range

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#4 posted 02-10-2011 04:39 PM

chrisstef—I would say you are entitled to do a little gloating … $150 for a new-in-the-box saw like this is a good score.

It is discontinued, but Grizzly still has the manual and parts list on their website ( http://grizzly.com/products/G1019 ). Just a WAG on my part, but they may still have parts available should you need them.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 02-10-2011 04:41 PM

LOL thanks Gerry … appreciate the info.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#6 posted 02-10-2011 09:05 PM

You haven’t picked it up yet?

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#7 posted 02-11-2011 05:28 PM

It is officially in the back of the trcuk begging to be brought home and assembled.

Any basic assembly tips out there?

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#8 posted 02-11-2011 05:37 PM

Carry the motor seperately, the darn thing is heavy. You got a great deal. Grizzly should have a riser block for it. If you burn the motor, you should be able to put a larger motor in it, Grizzly is usually pretty good that way. I would call them if I were you and speak with their tech support.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#9 posted 02-11-2011 05:46 PM

I have the 14” Grizzly Extreme. Two basic tips- have patience and don’t be afraid to call Grizzly tech support. There were differences in the manual and the actual steps required to assemble my saw (even in the most recent downloadable updated manual from their website).

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#10 posted 02-11-2011 05:48 PM

You’re not kidding about that motor being heavy its gotta weigh 50 lbs. I will touch base with their customer service. Im not even sure it has a manual in or instructions with it it looks like the box has been move daround quite a bit. Needless to say im pretty excited to get it up and running.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#11 posted 02-11-2011 10:02 PM

Does anyone have any info on riser kits … from what i read grizzly doesnt offer the riser kit for this saw anymore.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#12 posted 02-12-2011 01:27 AM

hi chris i have infor on left kits i have grizzy catalog and i just bought a left kit last mouth it was about 70.00dollars plus shipping . so i gather you bought this band saw it’s a good buy . i haven’t had time to plain the wood yet to much snow out side still .

-- kayakdude

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#13 posted 11-22-2011 09:58 PM

Any update on if you like the saw, now that you’ve had it for awhile? Would you recommend it? I’m looking at the same saw for the same price right now…

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#14 posted 11-22-2011 10:15 PM

YOU SUCK!!!!!!
Oh well….....Some guys have all the luck. Good on ya.
Bill

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#15 posted 11-22-2011 10:17 PM

Ken, I do like the saw but havent used it a whole lot. I have not yet upgraded the blade on it but i will this weekend replace the stock blade with a timberwolf 3tpi 1/2”. The only issue ive had so far is that they sent me coarse thread screws for the fence and they are tapped for fine thread (or vice versa). Dust collection chute is also tricky to figure out (i still havent hooked it up). Its a nice quiet machine and doesnt wobble around on the concrete floor.

For $150 bucks i dont think you can go wrong. Ive also reached out to Grizzly about a riser kit. While it is discontinued they have all the parts to make it work for around $100.

Let me know if you need anythign else Ken.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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