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Forum topic by Xrayguy posted 1902 days ago 4037 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Xrayguy

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1902 days ago

I’m in the marker for a new bandsaw and saw the pioneer 17” at western tool, has anyone had any experience with this bandsaw or company? Here are some specs, for the price ($1,200) is has tons of features that are comparible to other top brands. I would post a pic but for the life of me i cannot figure out how to add from either my desktop or picassa:(

Pioneer 17’’ Bandsaw.
Motor HP 2hp, 1725 rpm, TEFC.
Motor Voltage: 115/230V, 1ph.
Switch Push Button.
Max. Cutting Height: 12’’.
Max. Cutting Width: 16-3/8’’.
Max. Blade Width: 1’’.
Min. Blade Width: 1/4’’.
Blade Length: 131-1/2’’.
Blade Speeds: 1600 sfpm & 3500 sfpm.
Table Size: 17’’ x 17’’.
Table Tilt: 45° Right, 10° Left.
Table Height from Floor: 37-1/2’’.
Stand Type Built-in.
Upper Dust Port Diameters: 4’’.
Lower Dust Port Diameters: 4’’.
Warranty 2-Year.
Overall Dimensions: 73’‘H x 32’‘W x 32’‘D.
Net Weight: 266lbs,
Gross Weight: 321lbs.

-- Brad J


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DaveH

399 posts in 2277 days


#1 posted 1901 days ago

Here’s the image (just find an image on the web then right click on the image and select copy location. Paste the link when you use the insert image tool when creating at post or reply). I’ve been looking at the Pioneer brand myself. About the same quality level as a Grizzly or Rikon. Might even be made at the same plant.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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Xrayguy

38 posts in 1917 days


#2 posted 1901 days ago

thank you for info on how to post pics:) i was looking at this yesterday and its the same price here in oregon at westerntool as the 19”, the fit and finish looked really good, i compared them to the rikon and its looks almost identical. they will be going on sale here in a couple weeks for around $1150. so im thinking im going to go with the 17”. For a hobbist i think this will sufice my needs.

brad

-- Brad J

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odie

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#3 posted 1901 days ago

Brad,

Before I bought mt Ricon 325 I was looking at the Jet 17” band saw. I would give it a look before you decide.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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Xrayguy

38 posts in 1917 days


#4 posted 1901 days ago

Ok now that ive had some time to kill at work, ive been looking at the Grizzly GO513 17”, it looks exactly the same down to the specs as the pioneer and rikon, and about $300 less, under $900 with shipping. what to do what to do, this is going to be my last bandsaw otherwise my wife is going to kill me lol my first and only other one was a craftsman 12” that i sold last week for about the same as i paid for it two years ago.

-- Brad J

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motthunter

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#5 posted 1901 days ago

I prefer the grizz… just an opinion

-- making sawdust....

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Xrayguy

38 posts in 1917 days


#6 posted 1901 days ago

i have never owed a grizzly product but from what i have been reading they are just as good if not better that others.

-- Brad J

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Xrayguy

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#7 posted 1901 days ago

ok ordered grizzly whewwwwwwwww

-- Brad J

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DaveH

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#8 posted 1900 days ago

Take you time when you set the Griz up. Nothing more frustrating than working with a tool that was not setup properly to begin with. I’ve purchased several used tools and have had to tear down and re-assemble to get the tool working properly.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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