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Old November 15th 04, 12:05 AM
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Default Grizzly Band Saw - Opinions?

Anyone have experience with a Grizzly Model G0513 Bandsaw?
Good, bad, indifferent?

http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2004/067.cfm?

This looks like a heck of a saw for the money. I'm curious to see what some
experienced opinions might offer.

Thanks.

Dave



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Old November 15th 04, 12:22 AM
 
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Can't speak for the G0513. I have the G0555 which as been a joy to use.

Chris Corbett
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Anyone have experience with a Grizzly Model G0513 Bandsaw?
Good, bad, indifferent?

http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2004/067.cfm?

This looks like a heck of a saw for the money. I'm curious to see what
some experienced opinions might offer.

Thanks.

Dave




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Old November 15th 04, 12:42 AM
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Ditto!

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Can't speak for the G0513. I have the G0555 which as been a joy to use.

Chris Corbett
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Anyone have experience with a Grizzly Model G0513 Bandsaw?
Good, bad, indifferent?

http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2004/067.cfm?

This looks like a heck of a saw for the money. I'm curious to see =

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some experienced opinions might offer.

Thanks.

Dave

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Old November 15th 04, 01:04 AM
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I bought one of these to replace my 15in Grizzly saw which gave good
service, and I wanted a better fence and width. I have been very happy with
the upgrade.

The only less than positive detail has been the ON/OFF switch is not quite
the quality or sensitivity I would like. I have had a few occasions where I
pressed OFF, but perhaps too light and had to press OFF harder to get this
to work.

I love the features, and especially ease of adjustment, including height
adjustment.

I had wanted the feature of being able to release tension on the blade, but
find this is a mixed blessing. The design is very good and fast to swing
the lever to tension or release tension. I find it all too easy to forget I
have this feature. The saw has a useful little window to see the degree of
tension, but due how I stand at the bandsaw, I do not see this head-on and
flip the switch, then hear the blade fall-off and only then remember "Duh,
forgot to tension the blade".

This is a great tool for the price.

Dave Paine.


"dave" wrote in message
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Anyone have experience with a Grizzly Model G0513 Bandsaw?
Good, bad, indifferent?

http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2004/067.cfm?

This looks like a heck of a saw for the money. I'm curious to see what

some
experienced opinions might offer.

Thanks.

Dave




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Old November 15th 04, 04:01 PM
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On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 00:04:05 GMT, Tyke wrote:

I bought one of these to replace my 15in Grizzly saw which gave good
service, and I wanted a better fence and width. I have been very happy with
the upgrade.

The only less than positive detail has been the ON/OFF switch is not quite
the quality or sensitivity I would like. I have had a few occasions where I
pressed OFF, but perhaps too light and had to press OFF harder to get this
to work.

I love the features, and especially ease of adjustment, including height
adjustment.

I had wanted the feature of being able to release tension on the blade, but
find this is a mixed blessing. The design is very good and fast to swing
the lever to tension or release tension. I find it all too easy to forget I
have this feature. The saw has a useful little window to see the degree of
tension, but due how I stand at the bandsaw, I do not see this head-on and
flip the switch, then hear the blade fall-off and only then remember "Duh,
forgot to tension the blade".

This is a great tool for the price.

Dave Paine.


Have you done any serious resawing with it? If so, how does it do?

Brian


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Old November 15th 04, 10:55 PM
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Do you use the extension block kit by any chance?


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Can't speak for the G0513. I have the G0555 which as been a joy to use.

Chris Corbett
"dave" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Anyone have experience with a Grizzly Model G0513 Bandsaw?
Good, bad, indifferent?

http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2004/067.cfm?

This looks like a heck of a saw for the money. I'm curious to see what
some experienced opinions might offer.

Thanks.

Dave






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Old November 15th 04, 11:06 PM
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Thanks. I'm looking for something capable of both light and heavy work.
How narrow of a sawblade have you used on it?

I'm reading a bandsaw review in American Woodworker, but only have Nov's
issue (part 2). It's touches on the 18 in. G0506, and mentions some
difficulty in tracking smaller blades due to a low crown on the wheels. But
the 18 in. spec. lists blades going down to 3/8", vs. a 1/8" min width on
the 17 in. So I'm thinking the artcile's dig may not be as applicable to
the 17 in. model, as it's specs may suggest (to me at least) better tracking
of smaller blades.

Dave



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I bought one of these to replace my 15in Grizzly saw which gave good
service, and I wanted a better fence and width. I have been very happy
with
the upgrade.

The only less than positive detail has been the ON/OFF switch is not quite
the quality or sensitivity I would like. I have had a few occasions where
I
pressed OFF, but perhaps too light and had to press OFF harder to get this
to work.

I love the features, and especially ease of adjustment, including height
adjustment.

I had wanted the feature of being able to release tension on the blade,
but
find this is a mixed blessing. The design is very good and fast to swing
the lever to tension or release tension. I find it all too easy to forget
I
have this feature. The saw has a useful little window to see the degree
of
tension, but due how I stand at the bandsaw, I do not see this head-on and
flip the switch, then hear the blade fall-off and only then remember "Duh,
forgot to tension the blade".

This is a great tool for the price.

Dave Paine.


"dave" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Anyone have experience with a Grizzly Model G0513 Bandsaw?
Good, bad, indifferent?

http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2004/067.cfm?

This looks like a heck of a saw for the money. I'm curious to see what

some
experienced opinions might offer.

Thanks.

Dave







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Old November 16th 04, 03:52 AM
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i have it installed on mine but have not done any serious resawing. It =
will be there when i do.

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Do you use the extension block kit by any chance?


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Can't speak for the G0513. I have the G0555 which as been a joy to =

use.

Chris Corbett
"dave" wrote in message=20
news:[email protected]
Anyone have experience with a Grizzly Model G0513 Bandsaw?
Good, bad, indifferent?

http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2004/067.cfm?

This looks like a heck of a saw for the money. I'm curious to see =

what=20
some experienced opinions might offer.

Thanks.

Dave



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Old November 16th 04, 04:01 AM
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If you put that accessory on your saw do you have to use 105" blades or can
you easily remove it and go back to 95" blades?


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i have it installed on mine but have not done any serious resawing. It will
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Do you use the extension block kit by any chance?


" wrote in
message ink.net...
Can't speak for the G0513. I have the G0555 which as been a joy to use.

Chris Corbett
"dave" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Anyone have experience with a Grizzly Model G0513 Bandsaw?
Good, bad, indifferent?

http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2004/067.cfm?

This looks like a heck of a saw for the money. I'm curious to see what
some experienced opinions might offer.

Thanks.

Dave









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