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Posted on Worth $400? (Grizzly 16" BS)

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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 06-20-2013 05:18 AM

I have a similar saw, Buckethead. Mine is older, not the “Z series” and fewer labels. In fact, it has no model number on it at all. (How early is it? Well, the front rail for the fence was full width, so there was no way to get the fence on inside the blade. A hacksaw fixed that. I’m sure subsequent models overcame this embarrassing oversight.)

The “apparatus” which is laying across the fence rails, has nothing to do with the saw.

If this is the same castings as mine, the base with wheels is a plus. Mine is a moose. Just the upper part of the saw, off the base, no motor, no table, requires two herky guys to move it.

I suspect this is a good saw. Not great, in that it may not be too refined but, given adequate horsepower will do whatever it’s fair to ask a medium size bandsaw to do.

$350 would be good if the tires are true. The bearings (guide) will likely have to be replaced; not too expensive a trip around the block.



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