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Forum topic by Paul59 posted 01-21-2014 06:29 PM 739 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Paul59

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01-21-2014 06:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw question

I have my temporary shop about ready to use, and am looking for a smallish bandsaw. Unfortunately, my budget is rather limited for this, and I have narrowed it down to one of two saws; the Grizzly G0555LX or the Porter Cable PCB330BS. Both of these saws are about $600 once you add a riser kit. I’m wondering if anyone here has experience with either of these saws, and would recommend one over the other. One of the main purposes of this saw will be to enable me to put some of the tons of mesquite and cedar I have growing on my property to use. I have about 10 acres just covered in these trees, most of it less than 10” dia. My wife won’t mind at all if I turn some of it into wood projects. :D
Any thoughts or suggestions?

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery


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#1 posted 01-22-2014 11:20 AM

My opinion plus $1.50 will get you a cup of coffee, but I would go with Grizzly over PC.

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#2 posted 01-22-2014 11:23 AM

I’ve been kinda leaning that way too. My only issue with that is getting some help here to unload it when it arrives. :/ lol

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery

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