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Forum topic by sikrap posted 08-28-2009 05:05 AM 3176 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-28-2009 05:05 AM

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 08-28-2009 06:24 AM

Have you tried giving Grizzly a call about it?

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#2 posted 08-28-2009 12:26 PM

Give Grizzly a call!

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#3 posted 08-28-2009 12:40 PM

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

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

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#4 posted 08-29-2009 08:34 PM

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 08-29-2009 08:42 PM

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.

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#6 posted 08-29-2009 09:03 PM

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 08-30-2009 04:05 AM

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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