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Forum topic by Drewskie posted 06-29-2009 05:35 PM 1240 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Drewskie

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06-29-2009 05:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw question milling

Hey guys,

I have a large sapele job coming up with lots or radius work in it and we are going to be doing a substantial amount of re-sawing. I am considering stepping up into a larger bandsaw, I just don’t think my 3/4 hp jet is going to cut the cheese.
I am looking at the Grizzly 17” 2hp G0513X2 for $950 and the 17” 5hp G0636X for $1995, was wondering if I should step into the 5hp model it’s more that twice the saw for twice the money. This saw is going to be dedicated for re-sawing, bigger is better right, but is it necessary? I just don’t want buyer’s remorse.
Also considering the H0796 1/4 hp band saw power feeder for $650 verses the G1094 1/2 heavy-duty bandsaw feeder with roller fence for $1550.
This is a 100k residential job so I can justify the cost although I also need to by a tilt head shaper considering the G5913Z 5hp tilt head shaper for $2695 verses the G0608X 7 1/2hp heavy-duty shaper for $3495.

your coments welcome

Andrew

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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 06-29-2009 06:01 PM

If you can pay for the G0636X why not. It’s got a taller cutting capacity by 4” too. Which you’ll probably find that you need if you bought the 2hp one.

This is a tough question because what else can you buy for your shop for $1,000 saved from buying the 2hp? What do you intend on making where you need to spend twice the money? I think for me I’d purchase the 2hp (I did and it’s very nice) and fill the shop with other goodies to improve other areas of work. Maybe even buy some project material to put the saw to use with.

I look forward to seeing your projects and Welcome!

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WhittleMeThis

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 06:29 PM

I would say the 2hp as well unless you foresee cutting logs or resawing really wide boards but I would also consider the 514×2 bandsaw as having a foot brake is really useful + 1 more HP.

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