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bigJohninvegas

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#1 posted 03-25-2018 08:16 PM

I have the grizzly GO513X2 17” saw and I love it. the 131-1/2” blades can be ordered from all the major web sites. But so far I have got all of mine made at a local shop. Phone in what I want and pick up same day most of the time.
I opted not to get the model with the foot brake, and it does take about 40 seconds for the blade to come to a stop on its own. If I remember correctly, its been a little over two years now that I have had this saw. I have not done a lot of re-saw work. Around 8” is the largest I have tried, and had no problem. Most of what I do is turning blanks, and general use. I keep a 1/2” blade in it most of the time. About a 15 minute set up for me to go to a 1/4” blade. I am also a bit new to setting up band saws. So I imagine some will switch blades faster.
When I was shopping I noticed most the 14” saws had a little more re-saw capacity than the 17” saw.
So keep that in mind.

-- John


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