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Forum topic by 308Gap posted 04-21-2011 12:33 AM 1427 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2011 12:33 AM

I just ordered my first bandsaw. I do want to say thanx to everyone here whos done a review on a tool, good or bad it matters. Heres what I got so far.

G0555P – 14” 1 HP Bandsaw, Polar Bear Series

G7314Z – Heavy-Duty Mobile Base

H3051P – Riser Block Kit for G0555P, Polar Bear Series

The saw is on sale still and I got and extra 20% off the riser also. The only bandsaw I ever used was in high school, so I have some learning to do. I know I need some better blades. One for resawing and a couple for doing bandsaw boxes, and a middle of the road blade. Maybe I’ll get some more wood now so it’s here when the saw shows up….... ok yes I’m excited about a saw.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 12:45 AM

welcome to the band club

that sounds like a good saw
to do great work with

definitely have some wood
you will enjoy the experience

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 12:46 AM

These guys have the best blades.

-- Weth

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 12:51 AM


I have the G0555P bandsaw also. Great bandsaw
Be sure to change the rubber tire to poly

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#4 posted 04-21-2011 01:47 AM

That should serve you well .Ive had nothing but good service from Grizzly tools

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 04-21-2011 02:27 AM

Thanks guys.

The woodslicer blade was easy to figure out. But the timberwolf blade has alot of options and honestly I don’t know enough to make a good decision. I would like to try my (safe) hand at some bandsaw boxes, Just not sure which blades to go after. I see a tenon joint in my future also.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#6 posted 04-21-2011 02:51 AM

Well, you don’t really have to choose. Eventually the one you choose first will get dull and you can try the other.

BTW, I have exactly the same setup. Enjoy!

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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#7 posted 04-22-2011 06:30 AM

In transit, 26 hours from order time on wed. to pick up at warehouse. Riser and base are UPS and the saw is fedex. I already cleaned an area for it to placed when not is use. All my toys are on wheels. I can say toys because my wife won’t read this…..........

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#8 posted 04-22-2011 07:24 AM

Exactly my set up, so good choice :)
You are going to love it!

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

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#9 posted 04-22-2011 11:28 PM

Fed ex just called, the saw will be at the dock on tues. It left portland at noon today and will make it to sacramento in 5 days ( yes 5 days ) for 580 miles. Trucking has sure changed, I drove truck for 21 years and I have made the portland turn many times. On my truck that trailer would be here tonight. Maybe with the cost of fuel being what it is they’ve brought back the mule teams. I wonder why UPS is doing more business.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#10 posted 04-23-2011 02:51 AM

Congrats on the new equipment. Keep us posted on how it works out.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#11 posted 04-28-2011 06:42 PM

It’s up and running, since this is my first bandsaw everything just feels wrong, I got a timberwolf 1/2×10tpi at woodcraft because thats the only 105 they had. Learning blade tensioning is really hard when alone in the garage. Oh ya my woodslicer showed up also, I havent tryed it yet though. I’ll put some pics up soon.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#12 posted 04-28-2011 06:46 PM

Maybe I just haven’t hurt myself yet, but the bandsaw feels like the safest tool in my shop. I’m acutely aware of the blade in front of me but the control is unlike any other big shop tool (in my experience). You got a great saw and will have tons of fun with it.

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

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