I am really impressed with this saw

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Review by zierath posted 06-21-2010 04:41 AM 8746 views 1 time favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch
I am really impressed with this saw I am really impressed with this saw I am really impressed with this saw Click the pictures to enlarge them

I received this saw about two weeks ago. My wife bought it for me as a father’s day gift. It was packed very well, and there were no parts missing. Set up was simple enough. Lifting it was quite a bit of work; as it is a very heavy piece of equipment. I tuned it up in a very short time and was really impressed how quiet it runs. I’ve been reading books and watching videos on bandsaws and it appears to have many features found on much more expensive saws. I think the quality is very high. I would recommend Grizzly to anyone. Thanks! KZ

-- Kevin Zierath, Learning new stuff everyday and loving it.

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#1 posted 06-21-2010 04:55 AM

I am green with envy :)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 04:59 AM

Hey kevin what is the dimension of the two boxes?
I’m planning to get one, not sure If i need lift gate service?

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 05:10 AM

it was one box. 4’ x 36” x 36”. VERY heavy, I had trouble after the delivery guy left, just pushing it. Have a buddy help you. I’ll try to post a pick of the box….

-- Kevin Zierath, Learning new stuff everyday and loving it.

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 05:14 AM

According to Grizzly site it comes in one box. Go to their site and look up the machine and hit specifications (above manual). It will tell you size, weight, & type of box.

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#5 posted 06-21-2010 05:15 AM

Thanks for your review


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#6 posted 06-21-2010 05:17 AM

nice fathers day gift. Lucky dog

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#7 posted 06-21-2010 05:56 AM

I ordered the G0555P on Friday. I included the lift-gate service since I wouldn’t have anyway to get it out of the back of the truck by myself. The cost of the lift-gate service was only $32. I think it will be worth it.

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#8 posted 06-21-2010 12:22 PM

Planning on picking one of these up myself. I’m about 200 miles from their Springfield showroom, so might just call down to see if they have one available for pick-up. Just have to take a Friday off and make a 3-day weekend out of it. Thanks for posting the box dimensions.

Also, I like your shop helper in the second pic…..I have 2 of those myself!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#9 posted 06-21-2010 12:29 PM

Thanks for sharing, and Good Luck with your new saw.

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#10 posted 06-21-2010 12:39 PM

Just a note on lift gate service. I paid for that when I ordered my table saw fro Grizzly and the driver told me when he got here that they did not have lift gate trucks. Of course Grizzly refunded my money but I still had to unload the saw with the help of the driver. Another option is to pick up at the closest UPS depot. Mine is nearly an hour away.

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#11 posted 06-21-2010 02:18 PM

I have a grizz 555 extreme and have always been very well satisfied with it. It was advertised as being shipped in one box so I opted to pick it up at the local UPS. Turned out to be two boxes which was ok with me,I had to put it together by myself (each piece over 100 lbs.) For the money I don’t think you can beat them.

-- Life is good.

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#12 posted 06-21-2010 05:19 PM

I have this saw as well and love it!!!!!!! Best saw I have used especially for the money! I will be buying the riser block as today is the first time I really needed the full 12 inch for re-saw. Enjoy.

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

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#13 posted 06-21-2010 06:39 PM

I started with this saw and loved it. My father is now the current owner. Very rarly do you get more than what you pay for…but this is the case here. Great saw…enjoy!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#14 posted 06-21-2010 07:24 PM

Is that weiner dog to scale? :)

-- -Director of slipshod craftsmanship and attention deficit woodworking

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#15 posted 06-21-2010 07:28 PM

Heres why the box is so heavy..It has a cute little dogie standing on it…


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