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Forum topic by Jesse posted 03-29-2011 04:41 AM 1364 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2011 04:41 AM

Hi everyone, this is both a tool gloat and a thank you to the community for all your helpful information!

After doing a copious amount of research on here and any other sites I came across, I have finally bit the bullet and ordered the bandsaw of my dreams ( I hope).

I purchased the Grizzly 14” Extreme ( G0555x), 1/2”, 1/4, and 1/8” wood slicer blades, Carter blade stablizer, and a riser block. After reviewing everything I could, I think this is a good fit from my smaller shop and has the umph and features I want for future ambitions without going overkill. Pocket book hit of about 1 grand for everything. Honey-points also depleted until I make her pretty stuff or she outspends me on some dumb purse or shoes.

Here’s to the wait while all of it makes it’s way to Virginia.

Thanks again everyone who has shared with the community the information for a newbie like me to make an educated decision.

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 08:03 AM

It must be like waiting for Christmas to get here. Great gloat and congrats on the new man toy.

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 08:16 AM

That is a nice saw
I would have went with G0513P 17” 2 HP Bandsaw, Polar Bear Series a hundred bucks more,at $795,and nothing extra to buy ,but blades
Thats just me

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 12:48 PM

I thought hard about the 17” also, but i have a smaller shop so stuck with the upgraded 14”.

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 04:25 PM

Nice score! You might also want to pick up a 3/4” 3TPI Woodmaster CT carbide-tipped resaw blade. After I souped up my Powermatic bandsaw with urethane tires, a complete Carter guide sytem, and Carter spring this resaw blade turned my saw into a resawing machine. Cuts through even the hardest exotics and leaves a surface that barely needs any cleanup. Has saved me a lot of money by doubling my timber scores. I tried resawing with the 1/2” blade but was never impressed with the results. Now my bandsaw seldom gets used for anything but resawing.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 04:32 PM

I’m in the bandsaw market right now. This is quite helpful.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 07:55 PM

Jesse, the First project should be a very nice shoe rack for you know who.

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