Used Band saw opportunity - Grizzly G1019 - Worth it?

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Forum topic by Eddie posted 06-29-2013 07:30 PM 2650 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-29-2013 07:30 PM

Hey guys,

There is a craigslist ad within driving distance of me for a G1019 band saw. From what I have read online it is a 3/4hp model. No picture in the ad but after talking on the phone with him, he says it runs great and Im welcome to test it out. There is no fence included and just the one blade.

He is only asking $75. I dont know much about bandsaws but have been looking to add one to my shop.
Is this a good model? I know its a bit old and discontinued but so are almost all of my tools…

Looks like it has the option to add a riser block as well.

What you do you guys think? Worth a 50minute drive out there?

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#1 posted 06-29-2013 08:15 PM

For $75….I think it would be worth checking out considering the price of a newer version…links below…..good luck

Specs for the G1019

I will assume the 0580 is the newer version of the 1019
Specs for the G0580

I have the G0555P and it has performed well no issues

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#2 posted 06-29-2013 09:17 PM

I’ld go check it out. Band saws are not that complicated and rehab pretty easy unless it was dropped off a moving truck.

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#3 posted 06-30-2013 03:26 PM

If you need a bandsaw….I’d be on my way. I’ve got a similar shopfox model and I like it just fine. You can’t resaw really big stock (not powerful enough) but it’ll do most everything else. Doubt you’ll beat that price for a stand alone model.

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#4 posted 06-30-2013 03:33 PM

That’s a great deal especially if it’s in good condition. Check it out.

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#5 posted 06-30-2013 04:02 PM

I wouldn’t add a riser block but I do recommend
you acquire the saw. It’s a bargain and will get
you started.

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#6 posted 07-01-2013 07:51 PM

That’s a pretty nice band saw deal. Did you check it out already?

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#7 posted 07-01-2013 08:04 PM

Thanks for the advice guys, sounds like it could be a good opportunity.
I tried to go see it this weekend but he was busy.

Most likely things wont work out (my wife is 39 weeks pregnant with our son and the saw is an hour the opposite direction of the hospital) so this weekend was my best chance.

Im hopeful that she may be up for a drive this week if another buyer doesnt jump on it.

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#8 posted 07-01-2013 08:28 PM

Ive got a g1019 and I think I paid $200 for it. Its done everything ive asked of it including resawing some 5” white oak. The only down fall is that I still haven’t figured out where to install the darn dust port on it. Don’t seem to fit anywhere it should. I also wouldn’t sweat the fence, a board clamped to the table works fine for me.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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