Got the new G0555 Setup (finally)

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Project by sawdustcreater posted 04-25-2010 01:45 PM 2527 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Guys, Well i finally got the new G0555 setup yesterday. Had a little problem with the shipping on this(they said that the shipping company had lost the saw, How the heck do you lose a 200 pound box I don’t know but). I e-mailed grizzly and their customer support was very fast and helpful on this issue. Took about 2 hours to get it put together and add the riser block. Now I just got to get her tuned up and adjusted then it’s on like donkey kong. I am very pleased with how everything went together. The instructions were very good and all the hardware was there and very well marked. This is my first bandsaw so i still need to learn the technics of cuts with it (but should make some good sawdust HAHA). Overall I would give grizzly a 1 3/4 thumbs up for the saw and shipping process. Thanks for all the reviews on here that steered me towards this saw. now gotta get to slinging some wood. later

-- The wife asks me all the time "what ya makin" SAWDUST duh ,

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#1 posted 04-25-2010 02:51 PM

Nice addition. I have a small bench ryobi band saw for small cuts, but cant wait to get something like this. Congrats.


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#2 posted 04-25-2010 03:02 PM

This saw is a nice addition to any shop. I have had mine for 4 or 5 years now and do not regret the purchase.

-- Marc

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#3 posted 04-25-2010 03:11 PM

Had mine for 3 years, added the riser block 2 years ago. Love that saw.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#4 posted 04-25-2010 03:12 PM

Congratulations on your new tool. A bandsaw is a very handy and useful tool. This tool can also be dangerous. Be very careful and always look to see where your fingers are going to end up at the finish of a cut.

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brian watts

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#5 posted 04-25-2010 03:26 PM

about time on the saw. glad you got it to the house….very nice . hey by the way we need to go get that cherry this week…...


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#6 posted 04-25-2010 06:27 PM

Yo, sawdustcreator, I have had my G0555 for over 5 years now and I still love using it. You’ll be surprised how wide of a piece of wood you can resaw with just a 1/4” blade. I have a 1/4” x 10 pitch blade and I cut hard and soft wood, plastic, aluminum and rubber on it. I just resawed some 8 1/2” maple on it last night and it went through it like butter. You made a good choice on that bandsaw and you won’t be disappointed!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 04-25-2010 10:21 PM

well resawed about 15 logs of hackberry and box elder this morning. Started with the blade that came with the riser block. I just got the 1/2” woodslicer the other day but i wanted to try the stock blade first just to see what kind of difference there was. MAN the difference is freakin night and day. Have not tried the timber wolf blades yet but 4 thumbs up for the woodslicer. Thanks for all the help on this sight guys. I have learned a ton of good info from you guys. See ya Keep the sawdust coming baby.

-- The wife asks me all the time "what ya makin" SAWDUST duh ,

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#8 posted 04-25-2010 10:34 PM

The OEM Grizzly blades don’t cut any better, and don’t cut any worse, if they’re put on upside down OR backward


The WoodSlicer was a good call!

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 04-26-2010 03:03 AM

Congrats on the saw. Useful addition to your shop.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#10 posted 04-26-2010 03:49 PM

I have this saw as well and LOVE it… Will be ordering the riser block soon once I wear out my last Timberwolfe blade. Hate to waste it before it becomes useless from the size requirement change with the riser. I’ll have to try the wood slicer blade people talk about on here soon. You enjoy this once you get it tuned it will cut well!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 04-26-2010 05:46 PM

Congrats on the new saw. I’m jealous. I’ve been thinking about getting one of those myself to replace my little Ryobi. You’ve got exactly the saw and setup that I’d love to have. Maybe someday—soon.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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#12 posted 04-27-2010 12:00 AM

I bought one of these in october with the riser kit and love it as well!

-- Dean, Kinderhook, New York

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#13 posted 05-08-2010 05:31 AM

I have had mine for 1 year now, and I have the same model except I bought the “Extreme” series of this saw. Closed cabinet, tall fence, 1/2 hp stronger. I love it! It will serve you well. It resaws like a beast and makes small little boxes too.

-- Upstate South Carolina Woodworker

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#14 posted 05-31-2010 04:13 AM

Super nice saw

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#15 posted 05-31-2010 04:16 AM

Enjoy your new toy you should get many years of good use from this good saw.


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