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  • Grizzley BS Recommendation Wanted

    Do any of you have one? If so, can you post some thoughts on its performance and value?

    Thanks in advance!

    Steve

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    Re: Grizzley BS Recommendation Wanted

    Well I dont have one but here again my dad does and lord thats all I hear about from him since he knows that I am in the market for one. He tells me how great it is like what a great value it is and that it has features that high end BS have like the roller bearing blade guides and stability of the entire unit + the large table and he purchased the one with the upgraded fence and loves the whole damn thing I am getting tired of hereing about it to the point I am going to buy one just to shut him up.......
    American by birth. Canadian at heart.

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    • #3
      Re: Grizzley BS Recommendation Wanted

      Not sure what model you're inquiring about, but I've used the G0513 and was favorably impressed with it. It's in a friend's pro shop, so even the fact that it has it is a decent testimonial.

      I've read lots of positives about the 14" G0555 too.

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      • #4
        Re: Grizzley BS Recommendation Wanted

        I was in a guy's shop who has one and he loves it. He makes wooden toys which he sells at craft fairs so he uses it all the time. Unfortunately I don't remember anything specific about why he liked it, just that he does.

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        • #5
          Re: Grizzley BS Recommendation Wanted

          I have the Grizzly GO555 14" bandsaw with the riser block installed. I love the saw and could not be happier with it. I have used it for resawing red oak and maple and have not had any problems at all. I would highly recommend this saw as a great saw for home use.



          Ken

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          • #6
            Re: Grizzley BS Recommendation Wanted

            I have the G0513X 17" and love it. I would buy it again, in a heartbeat.

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            • #7
              Re: Grizzley BS Recommendation Wanted

              I have a Griz G0457 and love it. Its a great bandsaw. I also have a Ridgid BS14002. I would recommend the Grizzly to anyone. I have a review on Amazon.com of the Grizzly.

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              • #8
                Re: Grizzley BS Recommendation Wanted

                I have the GO555 and could not be happier. Would recommend this saw to anyone. I paid around $450 delivered.

                JW

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                • #9
                  Re: Grizzley BS Recommendation Wanted

                  Today I picked up my Grizzly G0555 with 6" riser block kit, and a top and bottom set of guide block holders and phenolic guide blocks to use in place of the roller bearings when using blades from 1/8" - 1/4". I am in the assembly process right now. What can I tell you about it so far.

                  I ordered it on Tuesday morning and it arrived in my local UPS freight terminal on Thursday. Missouri to South Florida in 3 days. Amazing. It's heavy as hell. Fit and finish are really good. The stand is built like a brick outhouse. It's extremely sturdy. Thats all I have so far. I'll keep you posted on my progress, which will be slow, as I'm working through Monday.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Grizzley BS Recommendation Wanted

                    I have had the G0555 for about 10 months. It replaced and old Craftsman saw. It is a great saw for the money. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Grizzley BS Recommendation Wanted

                      I Bought The Ridgid Model, With A 20 Percent Off Coupon, Grizzly Cant Touch That Price!!!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Grizzley BS Recommendation Wanted

                        Just a comment for bryank above. I have had to put some money into my bs14002 to make it trustworthy. The Ridgid is a little rough out of the box, but with some tuning, has the potential to be an excellent saw. I also have added a fence system and roller guides. The Grizzlys come with these things for just a little more money. Believe me, when you start using your saw, you will wish you had those things.
                        Last edited by weblance; 03-01-2007, 09:42 PM.

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