I have the Grizz G0555 without the riser block. I believe that using the riser is asking more from a 14" machine than it is designed to deliver. IMHO, if one wants to do 12" resawing, one should buy a bigger hoss. I have resawn a lot of Osage Orange (tough stuff) (at the 6" limit) with my Grizz and does just fine with a variety of blades. It does what it was designed to do and it does it well.
Originally Posted by Bruce Shiverdecker
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