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Forum topic by scvwood27 posted 12-30-2014 10:57 PM 784 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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scvwood27

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12-30-2014 10:57 PM

The watch commander (Aka My Wife) authorized a $1000 budget for some new toys in the shop. I need a jointer and bandsaw. Considering the budget, I was looking at a 6in jointer and 14 in bandsaw from Grizzly. For the work I will be doing, I don’t think I will need anything bigger then a 6 in jointer and a 14 in saw. What combination of Grizzly jointer and bandsaw should I go with? Or any other alternatives or recommendations? Help would be greatly appreciated.


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Minorhero

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#1 posted 12-30-2014 11:00 PM

Are you at all interested in used equipment? Very good deals to be had there. Not uncommon to see 6 inch jointers in great condition for 200 in Maryland where I live. 14” bandsaws frequently go for 200 to 400. That would leave you with money left over.

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scvwood27

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#2 posted 12-30-2014 11:10 PM

Considering I have never owned either machine before, I was thinking new would be the way to go. I’ve seen some deals in CL but I’m hesitant to purchase do to lack of knowledge. I’m not sure what to look for on the used machine as far as condition.

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lumbermeister

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#3 posted 12-31-2014 12:15 AM

This isn’t too difficult. The $1000 budget will allow you the choice of the G0654 and G0452P jointer (generally the same, though the 452P has a taller fence and requires a little less assembly as it has a unibody base), along with the G0580 and G0555 LANV bandsaw (the 555LANV has ball bearings, vs the plastic blocks on the 580). All are reputable machines. Good luck with your purchase, and let us know your choice (with pics).

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MrUnix

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#4 posted 12-31-2014 12:24 AM

Best way to learn about the machines is dig in and work on them.. you will get to know them inside and out, and you will be better equipped to operate them knowing exactly how they work. It’s not for everyone, but if you are the least bit mechanical, it can be a great asset. Plus you will generally get a much better machine than the crap they are selling these days for top dollar.

Cheers,
Brad

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#5 posted 12-31-2014 10:58 PM

If you want new, then check into what lumbermeister posted.

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kdc68

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#6 posted 12-31-2014 11:04 PM



This isn t too difficult. The $1000 budget will allow you the choice of the G0654 and G0452P jointer (generally the same, though the 452P has a taller fence and requires a little less assembly as it has a unibody base), along with the G0580 and G0555 LANV bandsaw (the 555LANV has ball bearings, vs the plastic blocks on the 580). All are reputable machines. Good luck with your purchase, and let us know your choice (with pics).

- lumbermeister


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I own the G0654 jointer and the G0555P bandsaw. No issues with either machine. Good value for the money

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Matt Przybylski

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#7 posted 12-31-2014 11:17 PM

Where are you located?

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ShipWreck

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#8 posted 12-31-2014 11:38 PM

Use the $1000.00 towards a good 17” bandsaw.

Reason: Look at all the posts about people tweeking their 14” bandsaws. By time they get finished with guides, extentions, tyres, longer blades, time, etc. etc. .....................they could have been into a good 17” Grizzly to begin with. The heft and power of a 17” is night and day over most 14” saws. You could start making your own boards from raw wood right away without all the tweeking. A decent 17” can pay for itself.

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Lumberpunk

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#9 posted 01-01-2015 12:45 AM

Buy a second hand 8” jointer. The first time you need it you will thank yourself. Wishing I had held out…

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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iamwelty

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#10 posted 01-01-2015 01:29 PM

Like my new G0555LANV…. the factory blade wouldn’t cut hot butter… so plan on buying a quality blade. My 6” jointer is very adequate for what I do… a planer would be next on my list.

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