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09-05-2014 10:57 AM

Been looking for a while locally on CL without any luck. A Grizzly g1148 with roller stand just came up for $250. Whatever I get, I’ll need the roller in my shop, so I figure I can consider the saw itself would only be costing me $200 or a little less.

Can’t find many reviews but sounds like it was OK but maybe not their best effort. Trying to decide whether or not to pick it up. Price is where I need it to be and I’m thinking Grizzly is still there with support.

Thoughts?

Thanks.

Jbo


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#1 posted 09-05-2014 12:09 PM

Oh yeah. This is for light hobby woodworking.

Jbo

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#2 posted 09-05-2014 03:15 PM

He said he’d take $200. I’d have to spend that on a small junky one if I were buying new. Can’t think of a reason not to get it. Can you?

Jbo

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#3 posted 09-05-2014 09:27 PM

A 15 ” band saw? Not sure about this.

-- "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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#4 posted 09-05-2014 09:41 PM

Where do you live Jbo, because I just saw this today. Coincidence?
http://stlouis.craigslist.org/tls/4646685513.html

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 09-05-2014 10:12 PM

I live in Atlanta.

What’s wrong with a 15”?

The few reviews I could find were favorable. I’m going to check it out tomorrow morning if it isn’t sold.

Jbo

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#6 posted 09-05-2014 10:19 PM

It’s an odd size, but I checked and it is true. Must be the same saw I saw in Illinois at the same price.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 09-06-2014 04:33 AM

I had one of these, it was a good saw. The 15” is an odd size so you will have to order 103” blades. I got them from Timberwolf… Grizzly still has parts available but they didn’t have tires when I was looking for them and 15” tires are tough to find. If I were you I would point out to the seller that the saw sold for $350-$399 brand new back in 96’ when they sold these. He should be taking more than a $100 dollar loss on an 18 year old saw… I bought mine for $100 and sold it for $100 a year later when I upgraded. I’d try to get him down a little lower.

The biggest negatives about this saw is there is no tension scale so you have to use the “flutter” method to set the tension and I never had a lot of confidence in my ability to set the tension that way. You also can’t use a riser on this one so you are stuck with about 7” of re-saw height.

-- Stew

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#8 posted 09-06-2014 10:35 PM

Well, I got it. it’s in excellent condition. Just need to get a couple of blades.

I don’t think I necessarily got a great deal, but given what I’ve seen and the prices locally, I think it was very fair. I’d have spent more on a new one just to get a smaller crappy one. I’m satisfied and I can get started now. As long as it works this will probably be the last saw I need. (Famous last words.)

Now I just need blades and a good drill press.

Jbo

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#9 posted 09-07-2014 03:07 AM

Congrats. I’ve felt the same way about my grizzly jointer. I saw the same one, but much newer for $75 less than I paid. Kind of a bummer, but if I’d waited for this one I wouldn’t have had a jointer for the last year. I doubt I’ll ever get another jointer. I’m sure your bandsaw will serve you well.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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