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1820 days ago

There is a bandsaw for sale on my local CL. It is posted as an “Elephant/Grizzly WA-14”. I have tried to Google it, but don’t get any relevant replies.The price is good, but I don’t know anything about bandsaws (or anything else for that matter :)) Any advice is appreciated.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#1 posted 1820 days ago

Have you tried giving Grizzly a call about it?

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#2 posted 1820 days ago

Give Grizzly a call!

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#3 posted 1820 days ago

If it’s a Grizzly, It is a good one. But I’ve never heard of that model. I agree, give Grizzly a call.

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#4 posted 1818 days ago

Okay, I called Grizzly and found out that it is a G1019. The lady there said that its a pretty good saw, but was discontinued several years ago. I was able to find a manual for it on their site and it tells me that the widest blade the saw can use is 3/4”. I was looking to get a riser block and (hopefully) do some resawing. Is the 3/4” blade going to be wide enough?

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#5 posted 1818 days ago

Hi Dave
I have an older model Delta 14” with a 6” riser block. I run a 4tpi x3/4” x.032 blade and have no problem resawing. Set-up and tuning the saw is very important to cut consistently but I have no problem cutting up to 12” with a good sharp blade.

-- Mike

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#6 posted 1818 days ago

I have a Grizzly 14” Band Saw G0555X with 6”riser with a 3/4” 3tpi timberwolf blade and I have resawn walnut, bubinga, hard maple, wenge etc. It does the job no problem like mike said above it is more important that you take the time and set up and tune the saw so that it will do what you need it to do.

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#7 posted 1818 days ago

Thanks all!! I guess its time to borrow a truck and go get me a bandsaw. I figured that a Grizzly 14”for $100 was a good deal anyway, but its good to know that it will do everything I want.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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