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Forum topic by Blakep posted 02-14-2011 03:18 PM 1510 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blakep

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02-14-2011 03:18 PM

I just got the call from the shipping company that my new Grizzly bandsaw is here and ready to be picked up. I hope to go pick it up at lunch. Now I am just waiting on the riser and blades to come in since I was stupid and didn’t order them with the saw. Hopefully they will be in tomorrow or wednesday so I should be ready to cut something on the new saw by the weekend. The next step to my puzzle is the Grizzly 2hp canister dust collector. I’m trying to build a nice shop one piece at a time :)


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 03:39 PM

The blades and riser would have shipped separately anyways, so I wouldn’t worry about it.

FWIW, make sure you note ANYTHING unusual about the shipping containers: holes in boxes, dented corners (signs of dropping), squat containers (been stacked on the bottom of pile), re-taped or re-sealed boxes, etc.

What I did when I picked up my Grizzly TS was to take along my DSLR and took pictures of the containers they loaded them into my truck. Grizzly even tells you to do the above (except pictures) when picking things up. Better safe than sorry. I have NO love loss with UPS Freight, as they have managed to damage well packed items of mine before.
My 2-cents worth…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Blakep

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 05:34 PM

Thanks for the warning Mike. I didn’t even think about that but I will make sure I have my camera with me when I pick it up.

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 05:37 PM

I have had many problems with UPS freight/Grizzly as well. Although Grizzly made all good in the end. The problem is Grizzly needs better packaging and UPS Freight needs to be more careful. I returned my Griz Jointer twice before I got one in the shop in one piece. Both times the driver told me it was damaged before we even opened the truck. Grizzly just kept sending them though, it cost me four afternoons off work. (UPS canceled once for weather as well, of course they didn’t call me in time)

I had to return my G055X Band-saw as well for shipping damage and had a banged up drill press also. Grizzly did make it all good to their credit and I like the machines, but there has to be a better way. If I could I would do the pickup myself. I think most of the problems occur between the local UPS facility and my house.

Good luck and don’t hesitate to return. Just don’t accept it if there is any visible damage! Grizzly prefers it this way and it is way less hassle then packing up the machine for return and wasting another afternoon with the shipping company.

Glenn

Glenn

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twokidsnosleep

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 06:34 PM

Congrats on the saw…what model???
Mine made it to Canada without a scratch, so it depends on the shipping company
Read through all the instructions and the safety info!! The dust collection will be necessary soon with a bandsaw. I am struggling with the amount of dust the sucker makes…no way a shop vac can manage.
Here is a u-tube vid of a guy unpacking his bs, just to ease the wait
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNwZ5W0ymVA

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Blakep

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 06:42 PM

Its the G0555X. I am working on all the parts and pieces for dust collection and am learning that it may be a headache haha. I think I have my plumbing figured out for it, I just have to decide which dust collector to get and have the funds to get it.

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#6 posted 02-14-2011 07:43 PM

I am eying the 1 1/2 hp cyclone from Grizzly (GO703P) as it is short to fit in my garage and runs on 120v
You are going to love the bandsaw; resawing wood to what thickness you want is great and you were smart to get the riser right off the bat
Make your own resaw fence, the Griz one is ok, but not needed.
Enjoy!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#7 posted 02-14-2011 08:36 PM

Twokidsnosleep, my saw came with the resaw fence. Are you saying its not worth using or not worth buying? I am debating between the 2hp canister dust collector and the 1 1/2hp cyclone. The canister looks nice since it is cheaper ha. Whats the difference in the regular Grizzly and the Polar Bear series? All I know is that its a little bit cheaper that the regular which kind of scares me but as I said I know nothing about it. By the way I just picked up the bandsaw so now i’m counting down the hours until I get off work ha

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#8 posted 02-14-2011 09:11 PM

I love my Grizzly machines…and only had one misshap in shipping although when most of the containers arrived they looked like they had been used by a whole squad of pro linemen as a tackling dummy. I realize that the shipping folks are busy and need to get things done quickly…but wow….they make accordians out of some pretty solid packaging. Luckily, my mishap was only sheet metal – the dust catcher on my planer had some nasty dents…(it was operational but Grizzly had a replacement in my hands in 2 days).

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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twokidsnosleep

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#9 posted 02-15-2011 12:35 AM

The resaw fence is just fine….. just felt like a waste to not use the original one and add a big hunk of ply on the side of it. Make sure you fool around with setting up the saw on some scrap and get the drift and tension down (lots of u-tube vids if you search a bit)
Your saw has more power (1/2 hp) and a closed in cabinet….I like the white color of the polar bear series (as does my son who picked it out) and have three more polar machines in my wish list on the Grizzly site
You will love your saw, take some pics so we can check her out
Scott

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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