|Forum topic by PatrickB||posted 09-17-2014 11:13 PM||937 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-17-2014 11:13 PM
Well, I figured what the heck and bought the above bandsaw for myself. Not knocking Grizzly but after I got done adding the same features to a grizzly I was well over $1200.00 not counting delivery, and plus Rockler was having a sale, 10% off. At one time I had the Grizzly G0555X extreme bandsaaw with the riser kit but life happened and I had to quit wood butchering for a while. Even then, the G0555x was still almost as expensive as the 14/12 was after the riser kit and it doesn’t have the cast iron trunion anymore. When I bought mine they came with the cast iron trunion, I don’t know, maybe they still do but it’s not mentioned in the about this saw part.
So, my quandary? The saw is at the freight office ready to be delivered and I don’t have a day off until next Friday, over a week away. Another problem, they will only deliver in the am, which stinks (strongest word I can use in a family oriented site LOL) and they close before I get off work (I work 10 hrs a day) and that’s the way it is. What really stinks is I can’t (well I could, but I can’t, know what I mean?) call in sick to have it delivered and my vacation is already accounted for.
Sorry for the ramble but I had to get that out of my system, thanks I feel better already. Any who, any one have this saw and how happy with it are you? I didn’t buy the light or wheel kit as I have my own wheels and I’m wiring it for 220v so why buy something I can’t use? Well, it would be really really bright but only for a few seconds, LOL. Any thing you are really pleased with or anything that really disappointed you initially but got over? At 1hp the Grizzly really didn’t cut it (pun intended) and it couldn’t be really pushed, not that I push my tools that hard. I know folks say wait for something to come up on CL or classifieds but nothing has shown up in 3 months. It’s either a piece of junk or too far away to be practical. My intended use will be wide and varied, from bandsaw boxes to othe boxes with dovetails,etc…
-- Really? Really? How important is it?