|Forum topic by CoachSchroeder||posted 02-04-2015 04:40 AM||1292 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
02-04-2015 04:40 AM
I’ve been talking about it for a fair while and my wife has finally relented. I’m going to buy a bandsaw.
Space isn’t a big issue in my 3 car gargageshop but I’m not interested in installing 220. I’ll probably be moving soon and don’t want to sink too many upgrades into my current starter home. So I’m really looking more towards the 1hp 14” type units to support my woodworking hobby.
I have some Ridgid tools that have served me well. So I’m not opposed to the new Ridgid model. However, Grizzly has free shipping on some bandsaws at the moment and it isn’t that much of a jump to the G0555LX and my research suggests this is a good move. I’m not sure I would care to spend much more than $500-600 though. My tool shopping list is just too long to start sinking a grand into every purchase. I’ve heard only good things about this unit. I feel pretty confident that this is what I want. I’m really just seeking affirmation and trusting this community to point it out if I am missing something (a different brand/model) or if buying this tool would be a mistake (I really haven’t found negative reviews beyond “someone dropped this during shipping… and grizzly took care of me”)
Am I missing something?
I do feel a bit dumb posting this but this will be my most expensive tool purchase to date (not by much though) and the 1st transacted without actually getting my hands on the machine 1st.
Let me know guys.
Thanks in advance.
-- -Sam, in Wisconsin