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#1 posted 01-24-2021 11:08 PM

Why are you replacing the 555?

The larger table and throat capacity over the 555 are certainly an upgrade.
Grizzly s 513/514 lineup is the master of the slippery slope—If it works, I d aim for the brake and hi-low frence. I don t think these are make/break options—but nice if in your budget.
I know some people have some success with resawing with these saws, but I think the 636 is the grizzly offering intended to compete directly with the streel-framed european saws.

I haven t tracked the 513/514 saws for a while – have they been getting any updates since the last few rounds of laguna/rikon offerings?


- mdhills

Thanks for the tip… I’ll need to look into this further. The 636 looks like a decent saw but out of my price range. I’d like to stay under $2k since I also need to replace my table saw and drill press. As far as the G0555LX, that’s a long story that I did not intend to get into. In a nutshell, we were selling the house to relocate and didn’t want to move the heavy tools. Sold most of them intending to replace at destination. Plans changed, staying here, need new tools

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