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Forum topic by Bill White posted 05-29-2012 12:15 PM 2676 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill White

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05-29-2012 12:15 PM

Gettin’ ready to pull the trigger on a new BS. Anybody own one of these? Looks pretty much the same as the 0555, but has cast iron wheels.
I welcome your thoughts.
Bill

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#1 posted 05-30-2012 12:20 AM

I like my GO555 without any wheels. I use it primarly to resaw so I got the riser with it.

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 12:43 AM

I have a GO555X and it has been great ever since I bought it(about 4 yrs ago)

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#3 posted 05-30-2012 12:47 AM

Jim, I wanna see that saw… it is hard enough to resaw on a Delta cast clone with wheels, without them must be really cool. :)

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 05-30-2012 01:14 AM

I am glad you asked, Bill. I am in the market for a BS myself. I was thinking about the G0555 with a riser kit for resawing also. ‘Course right now I don’t have much to resaw but I am planning on it soon.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 05-30-2012 02:18 AM

Bill, I bought the 17” Grizz extreme. Much stouter,comes with resaw fence, cast iron wheels, and 12” resaw capacity for not a whole lot more $. Just sayin.

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felkadelic

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#6 posted 05-30-2012 02:29 AM

I have a G0555X and love it. I’m somewhat constrained on shop space (I work out of a single-car garage) but if I had more room I probably would’ve gotten a 17” model

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#7 posted 05-30-2012 11:59 AM

I resaw a lot of 8” cedar and some oak and walnut and have found that the blade selection is all important. Woodslicer blades work well for resawing.

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Bill White

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#8 posted 05-30-2012 01:52 PM

I’m well aware of the 0555 and 0555X. I just had not heard of the 0555LX before.
Yep, blades made the saw for sure.

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#9 posted 05-30-2012 04:25 PM

Its a awesome deal, $524
good for end of the year.

It just came out couple weeks ago, it has cast iron wheels which is a big plus and Rack-and-pinion guide post.
It is the only bandsaw with these features on the market now.
No one knows if the wheels are same like the G0555X.
We will have to wait for someone to review it.

I would sell my G0555P and get this instead.

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#10 posted 05-30-2012 04:27 PM

I bought the G0555P last year. If the LX was available then, that is what I would have gotten instead. Still, I am very happy with what I got.

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AHuxley

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#11 posted 05-30-2012 08:10 PM

@ Stephen there are a lot of 14” saws with rack and pinion guide post adjustments on the market though most of them are steel framed. I assume you meant for your comment to be confined to 14” saws since almost all larger saws have this feature. It is also not the lone 14” Delta clone cast saw with a rack and pinion guide post, the Shop Fox has had it for years.

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Bill White

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#12 posted 05-30-2012 08:42 PM

Well, it is on order. I’ll give you a report when it arrives.
Bill

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#13 posted 05-31-2012 05:08 AM

Looks like I’m the only one here to have the lx, just got it about two weeks ago. It’s a great saw, there’s a few things I’m not too happy with. One is the trunnions, they feel very flimsy. I wouldn’t bother with the stock blade it’s very loud and doesn’t cut all that great. I ordered the Olson 3 blade set with a 3/16”, 1/4”, and 5/8” blades and they’ve been amazing for what I’ve done. 5/8” for resaw and 3/16” for scrolling. There’s not many things to complain about considering the price of the saw. You may end up wanting to replace the tension knob it is a little tough on the hands. I’d definitely rig up something to put a brush on the lower wheel. I didn’t do this right away and my wheels were caked with sawdust as soon as I cleaned them and put the brush on the problem was gone. Good luck with the saw. Btw did you order the riser kit?

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AHuxley

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#14 posted 05-31-2012 05:33 AM

Iggles, no point in dissing the stock blade no manufacturer (even saws that cost 10X as much or more) include a quality blade, the band is there to keep the upper wheel and tension assembly from bouncing around during shipping. Like most quality table saws they would just not include a blade but for this need.

As for the trunnions they are flimsy on all the Delta cast clone saws some more than others but Grizzly’s clones are solidly in the middle of the pack. They all could use beefing up though.

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#15 posted 06-19-2012 07:51 PM

I’ve had my LX for a two weeks now and I’ve been happy with it. I still need to add a brush, rolling base and of course new blades. Stuck between ordering the olson three pack or Timberwolf blades.

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