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#1 posted 03-25-2018 05:15 PM

I have been using a 17” Grizzly for about 4 years now and would never go back to a 14” unless I just did not have the space for the bigger saw. That being said if a 14” is set up correctly it should do what your are looking for.

The blades for the Grizzly 17” are an off size (131 1/2”) so they are not available off the shelf in the local big box store. I have no problem getting them made up at my local saw shop, Grizzly has them, and others like Wolf will make them up at little or no extra cost. I just had a 1/4” and 3/8” made for $29.

If you haven’t seen the video by Snodgrass on setting up a bandsaw I suggest you take a look. It is the best info I have seen and is slightly different from others I have checked out.

-- Les B, Oregon

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