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Beginningwoodworker

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06-18-2009 01:53 AM

I am looking at a 14’’ bandsaw to my shop budget 300 to 400 bucks! I am wondering do you guys have any ideas? Grizzly G0555 might be a good choice.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker


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lew

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#1 posted 06-18-2009 02:02 AM

I have friends that feel Grizzly tools are really great for the price. I have several similar tools (Bridgewood) and they have served me well.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 02:36 AM

I love mine! If I were you, I’d get it while they are still on sale!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 02:40 AM

grizzly seems like good quality for pretty low money. i would say go for it! but before you pull the trigger give craigslist a quick look because you might be able to find something better or cheaper.

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doyoulikegumwood

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 03:15 AM

you know i might be going agenst the grain here on this one but my biggest beef with with grizzly tools is the shipping and in the price range CJ is looking by the time he has it shiped hes over his budget for the cheapest saw they have and for that price if their are any tool stores in his area i think he could get a much better saw but thats just my humble opinion.

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 03:36 AM

very true doyoulikegumwood. the shipping on grizzly is a big turnoff

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#6 posted 06-18-2009 03:39 AM

used….......twice the BS…....half the price

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 06-18-2009 03:45 AM

Sorry guys but grizzly has the cheapest shipping out there unless some one ships for free. at least in my area.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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cabinetmaster

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#8 posted 06-18-2009 03:48 AM

I have to agree with a1Jim. Grizzly also has the best service too.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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doyoulikegumwood

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#9 posted 06-18-2009 03:50 AM

i understand that grizzlys shipping is cheap when compaired to other online tool sellers but the only reason i point this out is if i remember correctly CJ is in or neer montgomory AL a large city that probly has more then one place he could go and purchase a band saw that was all i meant i do understand for some shiping is a good or the only option to get their tools home.

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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Scott

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#10 posted 06-18-2009 04:07 AM

Seen a Delta on Craigslist today for $250.00. If I needed one, I would have been all over that deal.

-- Scott, South Carolina

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jack1

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#11 posted 06-18-2009 04:45 AM

I’d check for used for sure. There are also some old beasts out there that can be gotten for a song and a borrowed trailer that would do you proud. I have a ridgid that I got on a model change close-out that I’ve outfitted with carter guides that performs nearly as well as my friends laguna… go figure. By the way, if you’re getting an imported (china) 14”, they are all basically the same saw.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 06-18-2009 04:51 AM

I really pefer a use Delta 14’’ USA Made bandsaw.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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MedicKen

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#13 posted 06-18-2009 06:42 AM

If you are looking for a US made saw you will have to look used. Delta says US but the truth is they are built in China for the most part. I would look at CL and see whats out there. Patience is a virtue here. I wouldn’t jump on the first thing you find in a used market unless you find an almost new condition. I was in your shoes for the past year and have been scouring the classifieds and CL. About a month ago I found a nice older Delta/Rockwell 14” bandsaw for $100. Built in 1967. Now mind you it will need some work, bearings, guides and I upgraded the motor. All told when I get it finished I will have spent about $400 on repairs and upgrades. The Carter guides alone are $200. I may be in the minority here who like the older machines. They definately dont build them like they used to.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 06-18-2009 11:31 AM

I have older restore Unisaw check out my blog. So I dont mind use tools. :)

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#15 posted 06-18-2009 12:16 PM

I have the Grizzly G0555 and I am glad I bought it. The price was good, set up was easy, and I don’t know what I did before I bought it.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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