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Forum topic by harley04 posted 06-27-2011 06:24 PM 840 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-27-2011 06:24 PM

I need some opinions to help me decide about a new band saw. I have been saving my nickels and dimes for a new and more efficient one than the little Craftsman I have now. I don’t do any resawing but I do cut stock up to 3 inches thick for outdoor furniture and 2inch for indoor stuff. I have pretty much decided to order the G0555 ultimate Band Saw from Grizzly but I have seen on here that there have been some issues with the wheels and vibration. Does this sound like what I need to you guys since I can’t afford the Jet or Rikon saws?

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#1 posted 06-27-2011 08:17 PM

I have a G0555 and it is a peach of a saw. I have had no issues like you mentioned. I’d buy another in a minute.

Full Disclosure: Yes, my picture is on the “endorsement page” in the Grizzly catalog, but I’m under no obligation because of that. If I thought there was a better saw, dollar for dollar, I’d tell you.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 06-27-2011 08:36 PM

I haven’t had any issues with my G0555 + riser. I agree with Lee – for this price, you can’t beat it.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 02:19 PM

I’ve had a G0555 with riser for about a year and I have no complaints with it.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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