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Forum topic by splinterking posted 10-19-2014 04:32 AM 1246 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2014 04:32 AM

Hey everybody I found a Grizzly G1019Z model 14” bandsaw at a used tool store today for $175. It looks to be in pretty good shape. I’m just wondering if anyone has any experience with this model. I just have a small 10” saw right now so I’m thinking this might be a good upgrade, but I haven’t found much about it except it take a funny size blade, but Timberwolf seems to make those. All opinions welcome, thanks!

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 12:38 PM

I don’t know. That unit is long discontinued, and although it still shows up on the Grizzly site, it is shown as discontinued. It looks a LOT like my old Chinese Reliant unit I used to have. Even the same plastic inserts on the base. My Chinese one actually had that decal on the table, “Wood cutting”. Probably pretty generic, and most parts would be available from somewhere. I sold my Reliant with upper bearing guides added for $150, and it took me over a month to do that.

If it is in good shape and cuts true, might be worth the money, but that seems high. Expect no more than a 1/2 or maybe a 3/4HP motor. Mine said 3/4HP motor, but it pulled amperage for about 1/2HP.

On the other hand, if you don’t have a 14” bandsaw, any one looks good to get into the game. My first one I got for free from a defunct factory – not a guard or guide on it, about ten coats of paint. First time I cut wood with it, I was in heaven!

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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