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03-03-2013 12:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw band saw grizzly

Hello allo-

I am not ready to get a new bandsaw now, but down the road I may be ready to buy a new one. I have had some used one and not being much of a mechanic I haven’t had good luck getting them to run the way they should.

I am attracted to the grizzly saws.

All of those in the top row seem pretty comparable… Any reason why I shouldn’t go with the cheaper one? Is there something the others have that it doesn’t an I am missing?

I also seemed to notice none of them have dust collection? Is this correct or am I just missing it.

I am also open to exploring other brands.

I live in St. Louis and about 3 and half hours from the grizzly showroom and wherehouse…. Not sure if it would be worth a trip if anyone has ever been. I would prolly end up paying in gas what i would pay freight anyway…

Any thoughts would be helpful…


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#1 posted 03-03-2013 12:20 PM

I own the G0513X2BF, but for the money, the G0555 Ultimate seems to play to excellent reviews across this board.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#2 posted 03-03-2013 01:15 PM

I own the G0555P. No complaints. I can’t speak for other models, but there’s a 4” dust collection port on the backside of the G0555 and G0555P.

If you can hold out for the tent sale, you might get a great deal. This picture I pasted is via Grizzly’s Facebook page.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 03-03-2013 02:20 PM

Grizzly has a G0555 anniversary bandsaw for 445.00 plus 79.00 for shipping. I think you would be happy with and the black color looks great. I use a G0555P at school and it is a good performing bandsaw.

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#4 posted 03-03-2013 02:28 PM

GO555X here, no complaints.

-- Life is good.

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#5 posted 03-03-2013 02:35 PM

I have a GO555 also, with a riser, and with a good blade it does a great job of re-sawing for me. That is about all I use it for and it is the only reason I bought it in 2008. I assembled mine alone but I was younger then. I suggest getting help with that.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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Bill White

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#6 posted 03-03-2013 03:30 PM

0555LX here. I’d buy it again in a minute.
The cast iron wheels make a difference.


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Scomel Basses

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#7 posted 03-03-2013 03:35 PM

555LX owner, great saw.

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#8 posted 03-03-2013 03:37 PM

Take the trip to Springfield! It’s like a candy store wherre yoy can compare all the flavors side by side. I’ve been there several times and looking forward to the next trip.

-- Jim from Doniphan

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#9 posted 03-03-2013 07:19 PM

My frend owns several grizzly tools, and they work well. I bought a shopfox W1706 ( I installed the 6 inch rizer block and paid about $100less plus I didn’t nave to pay shipping (was able to find a close by dealer). This is also a very capable saw (maybe even better).

-- John of Idaho

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#10 posted 03-03-2013 07:58 PM

I own the GO555. At the time I bought it there were two (Grizzly) choices: The other one was made in China and about $100 cheaper. I am dazzled by the fit and finish of the GO555.

The one on the far left is only 3/4hp. Let it fall off the page. What separates the others?

(note: I couldn’t get the link or search to work on the LANV.)

It appears to boil down to fence. I am not enamored of the fence on mine, and it looks like the newer ones have a Bies-type design; much better. Had I the decision right now I’d go for the LX based solely on the improved fence. The markdown price is icing on the ol’ cakeroo.



-- " 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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#11 posted 07-03-2013 03:23 AM

Just saw that I can buy a grizzly bandsaw through sears?

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