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Old September 24th 04, 11:50 PM
 
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Default Grizzly Band Saw Riser (Extension) works great with the HD Ridgid Band Saw!!

I wanted to be able to cut my own bookmatched backs/tops for some
acoustic guitar projects. Requires one to make at least a 7 1/2 to 8
inch resaw through rosewood, mahogany, etc. A little too much for my
14 inch BS1400 Home Depot band saw which only has a 6 inch resaw
capability. Heard here and there the Grizzly "extension" kit
(increases resaw capability to 12 inches) would work "fine" on the
BS1400. Popped the question to the Grizzly customer service rep. He
wouldn't commit to a yes or no--probably company policy.

Bottom line: the Grizzly extension (riser) kit for $50 is a perfect
bolt-on accessory for the Ridgid BS1400 band saw. No mods (filing,
bending, beating, etc.) required. The kit even comes with a 3/8 inch
105 inch blade to get you up and runnin' fast. For the style
conscious; however, the colors do NOT match (Grizzly green/red vs.
Home Depot orange/grey)!

For the cynics, yes, it takes a while (think patience) to cut through
a 2x8x10 piece of mahogany with the Ridgid band saw (only 3/4 hp).
Yes, for production work, it lacks serious horsepower. However, for
the resourceful woodworker making the most outta their garage and
budget---this is one $50 that will put a smile on your face.

No, I don't work for Grizzly

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Old September 25th 04, 02:34 PM
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You know I asked the folks at HD about a riser block option when I was
considering this bandsaw. They looked in their product selection guide
and could not find one listed. I was pleased that you were able to find
one that works from Grizzly and thought maybe I will give this tool
another look. I downloaded the owners manual to see if the motor could
be wired for 240VAC. It cannot, but buried in the back of the book on
p. 25 under "Ridgid Recommends the Following Accessories" was listed a
Riser Block option with a SKU of AC5005. I don't know how you would
order this unless HD has some way of custom ordering it. Either that or
call 1-800-4-RIDGID and see what they can do.

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I wanted to be able to cut my own bookmatched backs/tops for some
acoustic guitar projects. Requires one to make at least a 7 1/2 to 8
inch resaw through rosewood, mahogany, etc. A little too much for my
14 inch BS1400 Home Depot band saw which only has a 6 inch resaw
capability. Heard here and there the Grizzly "extension" kit
(increases resaw capability to 12 inches) would work "fine" on the
BS1400. Popped the question to the Grizzly customer service rep. He
wouldn't commit to a yes or no--probably company policy.

Bottom line: the Grizzly extension (riser) kit for $50 is a perfect
bolt-on accessory for the Ridgid BS1400 band saw. No mods (filing,
bending, beating, etc.) required. The kit even comes with a 3/8 inch
105 inch blade to get you up and runnin' fast. For the style
conscious; however, the colors do NOT match (Grizzly green/red vs.
Home Depot orange/grey)!

For the cynics, yes, it takes a while (think patience) to cut through
a 2x8x10 piece of mahogany with the Ridgid band saw (only 3/4 hp).
Yes, for production work, it lacks serious horsepower. However, for
the resourceful woodworker making the most outta their garage and
budget---this is one $50 that will put a smile on your face.

No, I don't work for Grizzly

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Old September 25th 04, 02:34 PM
DIYGUY
 
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You know I asked the folks at HD about a riser block option when I was
considering this bandsaw. They looked in their product selection guide
and could not find one listed. I was pleased that you were able to find
one that works from Grizzly and thought maybe I will give this tool
another look. I downloaded the owners manual to see if the motor could
be wired for 240VAC. It cannot, but buried in the back of the book on
p. 25 under "Ridgid Recommends the Following Accessories" was listed a
Riser Block option with a SKU of AC5005. I don't know how you would
order this unless HD has some way of custom ordering it. Either that or
call 1-800-4-RIDGID and see what they can do.

wrote:

I wanted to be able to cut my own bookmatched backs/tops for some
acoustic guitar projects. Requires one to make at least a 7 1/2 to 8
inch resaw through rosewood, mahogany, etc. A little too much for my
14 inch BS1400 Home Depot band saw which only has a 6 inch resaw
capability. Heard here and there the Grizzly "extension" kit
(increases resaw capability to 12 inches) would work "fine" on the
BS1400. Popped the question to the Grizzly customer service rep. He
wouldn't commit to a yes or no--probably company policy.

Bottom line: the Grizzly extension (riser) kit for $50 is a perfect
bolt-on accessory for the Ridgid BS1400 band saw. No mods (filing,
bending, beating, etc.) required. The kit even comes with a 3/8 inch
105 inch blade to get you up and runnin' fast. For the style
conscious; however, the colors do NOT match (Grizzly green/red vs.
Home Depot orange/grey)!

For the cynics, yes, it takes a while (think patience) to cut through
a 2x8x10 piece of mahogany with the Ridgid band saw (only 3/4 hp).
Yes, for production work, it lacks serious horsepower. However, for
the resourceful woodworker making the most outta their garage and
budget---this is one $50 that will put a smile on your face.

No, I don't work for Grizzly

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Old September 30th 04, 01:45 AM
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The $10.00 Roller guides from HF are a good addition too if you don't
have them already.....


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