I have been looking for a Band saw for quite a while and I could not bring myself to buy the HF model....that being said...
I went to craigslist and took a look, and what do I see?????
Grizzly tools for sale!!! Some never used!!! Priced to move!!!!! Daytona Beach!!
Needless to say...I called right away...Daytona is about 20 minutes north...and sure enough he has a 14" Grizzly Band Saw Model G1019Z. The gentleman explained to me that he wanted to get started in woodworking a few years ago, but his work never permitted it. In fact, he has never operated the saw.
Now...the million dollar question...(I cringed when I asked this)..."So how much are you looking to get for the saw?" I asked timidly. "Would you mind giving me $100 for it?"
Needless to say...I grabbed the wife by her arm, along with 2 daughters and made a bee-line for this guys house. All the while explaining to my wife what we were doing. The LOML explained to me, that since the 24th is my birthday, she will pay for it, as long as it is the saw I want.
I pulled up to the guy's garage and he opened the door.....and it looked like I had died and gone to Grizzly heaven. I looked at the saw and handed him $100...the motor could have been missing for all I cared!
Now...here is where I am going to knock your socks off....and before I start, my apologies to Larry, who warned me NOT to get involved with this type of equipment.
The guy then asked me what else I wanted...I told him that this was enough of a heart attack for one day. He then proceeded to tell me that he has a Grizzly Lathe, never used, if I could use it. He took a sheet off of it, and I fainted! A Grizzly model G5979. I asked him how much.....are you ready....Another $100...and ripped a C note off of my roll and slapped it on the table! At this point my wife is telling me that my purchasing excursion has come to an end...so we loaded them both up and away we go!
Here they are...brand new. Now, can someone tell me how to work the Lathe??
Both units work fine....and he even threw in an older scroll saw and a set of Craftsman knives for the Lathe. Wow....what a day!