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Forum topic by Richard Miller posted 05-05-2013 01:04 PM 1786 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Richard Miller

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05-05-2013 01:04 PM

I am going to get a new grizzly band saw and i need help on which one. I would like to do some resawing and band saw boxes. would appreciate any help.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 01:31 PM

Dick, given what is in the market now and be affordable for the masses, grizzly in my opinion is the best bang for the buck.

If your talking about 14 inch saws all bets are off on my statement above

17 inch or larger is not just one way to go, it is the way to go !

Enjoy JB

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 02:10 PM

Go for a 19” (several models) and you will never look back. Do not let that beautiful new black 17” with the low price and mean looking Grizzly influence you’re decision.

-- Jim from Doniphan

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#3 posted 05-05-2013 02:50 PM

Here’s some links. The first two links are the 30th anniversary saws that are on sale (new black color scheme). The first link is the G0555LANV which is one of many 14” – 555 series (family) of saws and all get rave reviews. I own the 14” G0555P and have no issues. I can’t comment about experience with any other Grizzly band saw, but I’m sure others will post about their bigger models. As mentioned above sometimes bigger is better. It all depends on what your needs and budget will allow. These three are just examples of what is offered. Good luck in your decision

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 05-05-2013 05:14 PM

go for the biggest you can buy so it will last saw you buy, you wont be sorry when you start resawing

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#5 posted 05-05-2013 05:14 PM

go for the 19 inch power to spare

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#6 posted 05-05-2013 05:42 PM

Get the one that takes the widest blade.

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#7 posted 05-06-2013 02:13 AM

I have had my Extreme Series 17” Grizz for several years and never regretted the purchase. It is definately worth the extra $ when you compare features on the other 17” BS .

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

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#8 posted 05-06-2013 02:06 PM

I agree with the sentiment of going 17in or larger. I have a 14in (Rikon) but often find myself wanting a larger BS. Much of the reasoning for me, is the ability to use a full 1in blade for resawing. Resawing roughcut 8/4 and 12/4 lumber has more than paid for my BS in less than 2yr of operation, and I am a slow, small, hobby user at that.

Just my 2-cents.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 05-07-2013 03:30 PM

I have the 14” Polar Bear Grizzly G0555P14” G0555P, with the riser, just thought the white color was cool – it has done everything I needed it to do. I built a table for it for cutting bowl blanks, and with the riser, I can resaw much bigger pieces. I don’t think you can go wrong with it… just get good blades!

-- --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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#10 posted 05-07-2013 08:35 PM

Get the biggest band saw you can afford.

-- "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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