Grizzly G0555LANV - 30 Year Anniversary Edition

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Review by JSB posted 09-04-2013 02:47 AM 12565 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought the anniversary edition of the popular G0555. 100% pleased with this saw. Absolutely zero complaints. The fit and finish is flawless. The base is strong. All blade guide and table adjustments are easily adjusted. I can change a blade in about 30 seconds with the quick tension release. It has a blade tension gauge as well. 4” dust collection hose port in the lower rear works great. The motor is strong.

I wrote a longer, picture filled article about the saw that you can read here

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 09-04-2013 03:15 AM

You know… Like I said… I’ve been drooling over band saws for a while now. But I’ve managed to put off getting one. Now I bet you are going to go and post some great project using it and I’ll be “forced” to go out and get one. :)

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#2 posted 09-04-2013 03:21 AM

Well if you’re “forced” to go get one I have a good recomedation on which one to get :)

-- Jay -

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 04:24 AM

Nice full write up of this saw on you personal website. One item: The blade tension gauge on your saw is not “foolproof”; better start plucking it like a guitar sting when tensioning (or employing another method to gauge tension). Remember, any slight difference in the overall length of a blade due to variation in the weld location (not all blades of a stated length are, in fact, actually created to that exact length) and the saw’s gauge is rendered inaccurate (you’ll note that the tension “gauge” on the saw is actually a sort of indicator and not a gauge at all, because it does not measure anything, while the pluck method does).

Here’s to many happy blade revolutions on your new saw!

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 06:10 AM

How long have you been using this saw? It looks brand new.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 09-04-2013 08:10 AM

I have has this saw for some time and has been a great saw…. I upgraded and bought the riser kit and love it. Why only 4 stars?

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

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#6 posted 09-04-2013 12:43 PM

I have the predecessor to your saw, the GO555.
Mine’s green.
I see they’ve changed the blade tension release. Good.
I’m not very happy about the placement of the dust collection, though. I’d rather see it higher up under the table.
The Grizzly is a good saw, overall.


-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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#7 posted 09-04-2013 02:31 PM

Congrats on your new, fine machine

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 09-04-2013 02:35 PM

Lumbermeister – Good to know, thanks.

Rick – About a week of good use.

Ken – My rating is the silver 5 stars. The orange/yellow 4 stars is the average.

Don – It works well if you ask me. I just need to get some above the table dust collection.

-- Jay -

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#9 posted 09-04-2013 04:07 PM

I am jealous Jay. I have had my eye on it for a while but I still don’t have the money. Maybe one day (when the sale is done). Great review though

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#10 posted 09-04-2013 04:26 PM

I like the Jig wall.

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#11 posted 09-04-2013 08:50 PM

thanks for the well writen review.i’ve had my eye on it since it came out earlier in the year,glad to have a review on it.

congrats on the saw!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#12 posted 09-04-2013 08:58 PM

I bought it too. Just got the riser block kit. Went to Harbor Frieght to get a mobile base. I am happy with it all.

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#13 posted 09-04-2013 09:07 PM

That is a really nice saw. I wish I could buy a new saw this year. Great review.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#14 posted 09-04-2013 09:37 PM

Congrats on your saw. I’m sure you will like it. I have the GO555X and have been using it for at least 5 years with no regrets.
(can’t change the blade in 30 seconds though)

-- Life is good.

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#15 posted 09-29-2013 06:58 PM

Sweeeeet! That’s like having a Corvette in the garage. I know it’s a sin to be covetous but I’d be a liar if I said I wasn’t jealous. I look forward to seeing that beauty in use. Take care.

-- Doug

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