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Forum topic by ldl posted 03-17-2013 01:20 AM 1750 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ldl

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03-17-2013 01:20 AM

The local auction house has a 18” Grizzly bandsaw and older model. The model num is G1012, 18”, 2h, 220v they want 450.00. Looks in fairly good shape with several blades, fence and miter. I need opinions on this machine. Is it good or bad deal? It has a roller base also.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -


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#1 posted 03-17-2013 02:18 AM

Dewayne, Check out the wheel bearings (cheap and easy to replace) and the motor (NOT cheap). Then check to make sure the trunions are not broken/cracked. Guide and thrust bearings are cheap and easy. Tires may need replaced but no big thing either. If it checks out, this is a bargain.

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#2 posted 03-17-2013 02:29 AM

ldl....can’t answer of whether it’s a good deal without looking at it. It’s a pretty fair price by the sounds of it. I posted a link from Grizzly. It has the manual, specifications, and other info if you don’t have it already. Maybe others that reply and are familiar with that model will be more helpful

http://www.grizzly.com/outlet/18-Woodcutting-Bandsaw/G1012

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#3 posted 03-17-2013 06:32 AM

I have that same saw. Bought it new (from the scratch & dent corner) many years ago in Bellingham. I am quite fond of mine. It has ample power. I had trouble resawing with it until I put a decent blade on (looks like a timber wolf, but can’t be sure because I found it the ReStore (local used building materials) brand new, for about $7 or $8. I did put on ball bearing blade guides (Grizzly brand). I contemplated raising the upper assembly by 2” to give it 12” resaw capacity—even bought a block of aluminum to use for this—but haven’t done anything about it as I haven’t needed to resaw anything that wide.

I’m a little leery of “extra blades” with a bandsaw. I know my extra blades are the worn out ones that I’ll never use again, that is, until I sell the saw, and then will include those “extra blades” with it. Okay, that’s not really a relevant comment.

$450 seems like a decent price, if it’s in good shape.

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ldl

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#4 posted 03-17-2013 12:57 PM

Gfadvm I got to the auction a little late and didn’t get to look at it really good. I was going to open the side door and look inside at the wheels and tires but it was bolted on both sides so didn’t take it off while the auction was going on.

I bidded up to $300 and stopped. I think top bid was $350 but the owner had a 450 min on it. It didn’t sell so I was thinking I might be able to go back to the auction house and get a better look if owner hasn’t picked it up yet.

Runswithscissors I think his extra blades were as you said as some were rusted. It had the roller guides on it already and a roller base don’t know if that is standard or not.

He also had a grizzly 8” journer with 5’ table and a $400 min. I wasn’t all that interested in it so I didn’t get the mod num.

I read in one review that the good blades were kinda hard to find for this BS. You guys have any prob finding blades.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#5 posted 03-18-2013 12:29 AM

Dewayne, Doors were bolted? That’s unusual! Almost all BS blade companies will make up blades of any length for no additional charge.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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ldl

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#6 posted 03-18-2013 02:10 AM

They had knobs that screwed onto studs not actual nuts that take a wrench to remove. I guess the ole mechanic in me looked at them as being bolted. Thanks for the blade info. I have only had a Craftsman 12” BS and blades from Sears so no trouble with blades.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Surfside

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#7 posted 03-18-2013 09:09 PM

Try reading this review . I hope that would help.

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ldl

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#8 posted 03-19-2013 04:01 AM

Thanks for the link. Think I have decided to pass on it.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#9 posted 03-20-2013 08:41 PM

I see.Oh yes, there are still other better band saws on better prices. Just keep looking.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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