|Forum topic by Weekend_Carpenter||posted 01-14-2013 09:32 AM||2358 views||0 times favorited||18 replies|
01-14-2013 09:32 AM
I am not a professional woodworker, but I have built cabinets and a hope chest with rough cut lumber. I want something that I can do curve cuts with and resaw with.
Here are my thoughts on both from my research. Please chime in your thoughts, as well as suggestions of other models I haven’t considered. Also if you know of a better deal, or way to get a discount, I am all ears.
I guess what I am looking for is, is the grizzly worth the extra money, and if I have an issue with the band saw, am I going to be taken care of? I know this probably sounds scatter-brained, but thats how I feel after reading all this info. I appreciate the time you take to read and respond. Thanks in advance!
——————-Rikon 10-325 (Was just on sale for $807 + tax at my local woodcraft – from what I understand they go on sale frequently)
-For a 14” bandsaw it has a large 13” re-saw capacity
-A majority of reviewers love their Rikon, but none seem to have experience with Grizzly.
-5 Year Warranty
-Micro adjustment for the table to get everything squared up
-1.5HP motor (which I understand people say when running 110v, that is all you will see anyway)
-reviewers have said that the tensioner guide is inaccurate, and hard to see in its position
—————-Grizzly G0513X2 ($1095 +$99 Shipping +$35 Lift Gate service, no tax. Possibly get a coupon from Grizzly catalog and or woodworker magazine for 5-10% off, or possibly free shipping, or wait till they have a spring sale)
-I have read a lot of reviewers say that their product arrived broken in good packaging
-Some reviewers have said that the cast iron table is flimsy (that you can see it warp in and out by taking the pin out for a blade swap)
-1 year warranty