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Forum topic by jacksteel posted 01-13-2015 02:12 AM 1162 views 0 times favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jacksteel

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01-13-2015 02:12 AM

I have my eyes on Grizzly G0555 14inch BS. I have read all I can about it. Some say it’s the second coming of christ and others say it’s a Devil from hell.

SOOOO many horror stories on here about crap workmanship and some don’t work and some come with not all the parts in the crate then dealing with Grizzly Customer service is worse than a prostrate exam.

Even some of the reviews on Amazon are awful.

UGH!

-- In a time of universal deceit (today)- telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell


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MT_Stringer

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#1 posted 01-13-2015 02:20 AM

Just what does that mean “Grizzly Business 2”

Are you asking us or telling us?

I don’t understand.
Sorry.

BTW, I own that saw – bought new two years ago.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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jacksteel

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#2 posted 01-13-2015 02:37 AM

I thought the title was pretty self explanatory. Any tool bought ten years ago IMO has no bearing on the quality now. I think we all know 90% of power tools today sold in the states are made in at least Asia in not China. To save a few bucks. I myself have learned a hard lesson about Ridgid tools. Once a proud and trustworthy tool maker. Now a joke in the wood workers market. I mean a complete laughing stock and utter failure. Just to try to make a few more bucks.

I am very shy about any tools sold in the this country today that aren’t made here and still leery of them if they are. Seems everyone have dropped to the lowest bar just to make a few more bucks.

I have heard glowing glorious stories about grizzly and their customer service .as well as total nightmare horror stories.

The ones that really make me wonder are the ones where they say the equipment did not come with all the parts or some of the parts were damaged to being useless and Grizzly refuses to take it back or Make you pay for the freight for the parts that were never included or replacement part for ones too damages to use.

I just don’t know. And it has been my luck to buy the one defective machines from various tool manufactures. I think we have all heard the stories of Ridgid and Sears table saws and bandsaw nightmares.

Thats all I need is to spend another $400 fixing up a $500 BS so it is at least usable.

How do these companies stay in business and the company Officers stay in their positions. I mean SHEET!

-- In a time of universal deceit (today)- telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

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RockyTopScott

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#3 posted 01-13-2015 02:48 AM

I have 2 new (last 13 months) and one used Grizzly tool.

My main tool, tablesaw is a Powermatic. My grandson will get it one day.

You get what you pay for.

I have no issue with the quality or value of my Grizzly tools. Many commercial shops hang their hat on Grizzly every day.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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toolie

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#4 posted 01-13-2015 03:54 AM

I am very shy about any tools sold in the this country today that aren’t made here

that approach is going to make it really difficult for yo to buy any new tools as there are precious few stationary power tools still manufactured in this country.

looks like you’re headed to CL for preowned.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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jacksteel

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#5 posted 01-13-2015 03:56 AM


I am very shy about any tools sold in the this country today that aren’t made here

that approach is going to make it really difficult for yo to buy any new tools as there are precious few stationary power tools still manufactured in this country.

looks like you re headed to CL for preowned.

- toolie


Not trying to be a wet blanket, but I have had some awful experiences with Chinese made tool such as Ridgid and the messed up part about ridged is far as I can tell they could care less. Seriously

But you are correct. Seems the only things made in the US anymore is PORN and cheeseburgers! And the Russians are taking the porn away

-- In a time of universal deceit (today)- telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

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jacksteel

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#6 posted 01-13-2015 03:57 AM

By the way. When it comes time to get a better/new table saw you can bet its guns be a SAWSTOP!

-- In a time of universal deceit (today)- telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

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#7 posted 01-13-2015 04:12 AM

I have a Grizzly 1023RLW. The factory did not install the motor pulley set
screws, so there is some truth to the “you don’t get all the parts” story, but
I have to disagree with you on the customer service front. I’ve had nothing
but good experiences with the people on the phone.

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jmartel

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#8 posted 01-13-2015 04:15 AM

I had a very good experience when buying my G0555LANV. Of course, I drove up to their headquarters in Bellingham, WA to get it. Very good customer service, and they checked the box before I picked it up. They loaded it up into my car for me and off I went. Everything was in the box, everything worked great. No complaints from me.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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ChuckC

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#9 posted 01-13-2015 04:45 AM

Sometimes I’m more impressed by seeing how a company handles an issue rather than getting a perfect product.

I once had a problem with my grill. I called Weber on a Sunday around 6:00pm. A guy answered the phone, no phone menu either. I explained the issue and the parts were shipped next day for free. I was impressed.

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iamwelty

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#10 posted 01-13-2015 01:14 PM

I too have the G0555LANV. Well packaged, great paint job, good instructions. Was missing the tape measure strip- not a big deal but after sending an email to Grizzly a replacement arrived in a few days. So they definately pass the support test. Their products seem to be extremely well designed and comparing the band saw with others in the price range, I think I got a great deal.

I also own several Ridgid tools. I watch for them when the discontinued a tool. Home Depot greatly discounts their inventory.

-- There is a fine line between eroticism and nausea...

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jacksteel

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#11 posted 01-13-2015 01:25 PM

Well from what I have heard on here I think I will give the Grizzly a try. But I will make sure every part is in the box before I screw it all together.

Also I read on another thread about a guy that loved the Laguna Bandsaws because he hated Bearing guides and loves the ceramic guides on the Laguna Bandsaws.

I have never heard of that before.

What do you think

-- In a time of universal deceit (today)- telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

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jacksteel

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#12 posted 01-13-2015 01:28 PM



Sometimes I m more impressed by seeing how a company handles an issue rather than getting a perfect product.

I once had a problem with my grill. I called Weber on a Sunday around 6:00pm. A guy answered the phone, no phone menu either. I explained the issue and the parts were shipped next day for free. I was impressed.

- ChuckC

All I ask for is that the product does what it is advertised. that one need not pump another $400 or 10s of man hours into a product to make it to work right that costs $500

After my nightmare stories over my R4512 I could not believe they recently came out with a new bandsaw. I would run the other way in home depot if I ever see that danbdsaw in the depot

-- In a time of universal deceit (today)- telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

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#13 posted 01-13-2015 02:12 PM

^^ Agreed. But, we don’t live in a sterile environment and sometimes stuff just happens. So much can happen from the point of manufacturer to when it gets to your house.

I don’t know your particular scenario but I had a very rough start with my $1200 PM BS. I did a review on it here. After they got me going I’ve been very happy with the saw.

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Bill White

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#14 posted 01-13-2015 04:04 PM

My Grizz 0555LX has been a great buy. I’ve had absolutely no probs with it. Have a Grizz table saw and a Grizz lathe.
The one time I’ve needed customer support resulted in very pleasant service and prompt delivery of a needed part.
I’m a Grizz fan for sure.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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UpstateNYdude

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#15 posted 01-13-2015 04:34 PM

Nearly all my larger tools are grizzly, bandsaw 3hp, table saw 3hp, planar 3hp, and jointer 3hp, even my DC all have worked perfectly and I’ve had no parts missing in any of mine I did get minor dings in the paint and one of the strap clamps for the DC broke. The next day all I did was take a couple pics for CS and they sent me a new strap clamp and matching paints the very next day no charge. Almost a year after owning my jointer the underside had either been unprimed before spraying or the humidity in my garage ate through the paint but it caused all the paint to start flaking off I sent a couple pics to CS and two days later I had a brand new base again no problems or hassles.

I truly have nothing bad to say about any of their equipment, do they have cheap plastic parts on some of it yes they do, but all the internals and parts that matter work splendidly on mine. I have never seen a company with better CS then them in any that I have ever dealt with.

The only bad thing I have to say about Grizzly is how much of a PITA it is to clean all that shipping grease off the cast iron.

-- Nick, "Choking to death on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover." - JG

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