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    Power problems with the new saw

    Been thinking about heading to Bellingham Washington to do some shopping at grizzly. I have been thinking about getting a grizzly 17-19 inch band saw. Any advice or personal experience with these saws or other advice?
    Last edited by Drew Watson; 07-22-2011 at 04:20 AM.
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    My experience is all their tools are very good. My Grizzly bandsaw is the G0555, a 14" model. It performs flawlessly. I have no doubt you will be happy with whatever model you choose. Do keep us informed about what you do.
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    I have the GO555X 14" bandsaw from Grizzly and love it as well. I bought the riser kit with mine and recently resawed some 10" wide boards into 1/4" slices....worked great!
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    I recently got a G0514X2B 19" (3 HP) bandsaw- haven't really pushed it yet, but so far I'm quite happy with it. I especially like the table tilting crank.

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    I own a G0513x2


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    I hope you guys are right. I am getting a GO 513 X2. Glenn and I have spent time today mentally rearranging my shop so I won't get goosed by another machine while using it.

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    I have the 14" grizz. Love it
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    Drew, I don't think you'll be disappointed with any of the Grizzly saws in that range.

    I have a 14" Shop Fox (Grizzly with a different label) and have been happy with it. I'd love to replace it with something bigger, and the Grizzly 17" and 19" models are on the short list. My only misgivings are that most of their 17" and 19" bandsaws only have a 12" cutting height. I have that much now, and would like to have more. Something like the GO701 would fit the bill, though.

    And congrats, Jim. Nice stealth pre-gloat.
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    Thanks for all the advice on this guys. So is there a huge difference between the 2 hp and the 3? Yea Vaughn the ultimate would be sweet but I do have a ceiling on the price so i am restricted a bit ( for now lol )
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    WOW that's a longevity machine your going to be older than dirt before you quit using it. So are you really going to be woodworking that long.
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