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    Road Trip Gloat...

    Just back from a short 2hr roadtrip, and look what I "found"...

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    It's now safe in my garage.
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    I need to find some strong friends to help me get it down the stairs to my basement shop. Grizzly says it weighs 418lbs. Oooh, my back. Not sure how much it weighs with the table off like I've got it now. THAT was heavy enough carrying downstairs. How does that go again? Oh yeah: "Oooh, my back"

    Once I get it down there and get 220 wired up I'll be back here to dig through some of Glenn Bradley's posts on how he's macgyver'd his G0513X.
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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    Very nice!!!!
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    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    SWEEEETTTTT that will do ya good for some time

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    And I'll bet you found the poor thing stranded by the side of the road, huh? You are such a caring, giving person to provide that unfortunate saw a nice home. Well done, Mr. Mulder.

    If you weren't in a whole other country, I'd offer to go help get it down the stairs. Looks like it's in great shape. I'd love to have a saw in that size class, and that model is high on my list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    And I'll bet you found the poor thing stranded by the side of the road, huh? You are such a caring, giving person to provide that unfortunate saw a nice home. Well done, Mr. Mulder.

    If you weren't in a whole other country, I'd offer to go help get it down the stairs. Looks like it's in great shape. I'd love to have a saw in that size class, and that model is high on my list.
    Worse... the owner had it caged up in a single car garage tied down with a twist-lock plug, so it couldn't escape on it's own...

    Seriously, I've been wanting a new (taller/more-resaw) bandsaw for a while. Almost bought the new General International 14" deluxe on sale a few months ago, but backed out for some reason. Couple folks advised me to go for the heft of a 17" and never look back. So I kept waiting. This one popped up on the Canadian forum yesterday at a sweet price. The owner is moving back to BC and is dumping almost his entire shop.

    And I'm probably going to take Larry's advice and keep my old 14"BS with a skinny blade in it for curves.

    One thing it doesn't have is a brake, and the newer models do have that.
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    They are a great saw. I hav the regular 513 and like it other then the 2hp motor on it. We up it to 5hp and now it works better. You should be able to resaw 12" hardmaple with it with s good 1" blade on there.

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    That certainly is a great looking saw!

    Hey, at least you have stairs to get stuff down to your shop
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    Beautiful bandsaw Art. Congrats on everything coming together allowing it to become yours.
    Jon

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