Good Deal on a 19" Grizzly Band Saw?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster posted 05-14-2014 10:17 PM 832 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View TheWoodenOyster's profile


1317 posts in 1962 days

05-14-2014 10:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

Hey guys,

I saw this deal on CL and was wondering what y’all were thinking. The seller says this thing has barely been used and was purchased about 3 years ago. Looks like about dead-on half price. Not a stellar deal or a gloat by any means, but do y’all think this is worth it. I need a bandsaw that can do it all including resawing and some minor milling processes.

Grizzly Bandsaw


-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

6 replies so far

View Picklehead's profile


1041 posts in 1956 days

#1 posted 05-14-2014 10:24 PM

I’d at least want to see a picture of the actual bandsaw!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

View AandCstyle's profile


3075 posts in 2284 days

#2 posted 05-14-2014 11:01 PM

Generally, I think used tools should be 1/3 to 3/4 the price of new depending on condition. Based on my rule of thumb, this looks to be a good deal if, in fact, it has only been barely used.

-- Art

View TheWoodenOyster's profile


1317 posts in 1962 days

#3 posted 05-14-2014 11:09 PM

A and C,

I think I agree. I feel that often times we all claim that any used tool should be NO MORE THAN HALF PRICE EVER!! In reality, a great condition used tool for 60% of purchase price doesn’t seem like too bad of a deal to me. I don’t have to deal with shipping or anything like that. I just go and look at it and buy it and put it in the truck. I have had some gloats, but most were free gifts. I paid good money for my unisaw and I have never regretted it.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

View TiggerWood's profile


271 posts in 1633 days

#4 posted 05-14-2014 11:13 PM

I usually pass on stock photo items.

View gfadvm's profile


14940 posts in 2717 days

#5 posted 05-15-2014 12:38 AM

I think that is a good price IF it is the Extreme model and is in as good a shape as advertised. No shipping cost and no sales tax makes it attractive to buy used. The down side is no warranty.

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

View cabmaker's profile


1735 posts in 2836 days

#6 posted 05-15-2014 01:00 AM

Not a bad deal.

If you have not been spoiled by older and heavier saws you’ll love it.

Three hp is a big plus

It adjusts quickly and easily, and holds settings fairly well

Dust collection is good

Switch and trunnion are a little cheesy but they gotta cut corners somewhere to make the price attractive.

Cast iron table is a little on the thin side as well.

All in all its not a bad saw for the money! Nothing new I know of that can compete with it in that price range.

BTW I owned that saw for several years. No lasting impressions.


Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics