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Nice little saw for lumber prep

Nice little saw for lumber prep

04-21-2022 03:02 AM by Dave Polaschek | 10 comments »

I bought the Grizzly G0948 10 inch 1/2 HP Bandsaw saw after I had some problems with the tension adjustment on my Delta 14 bandsaw and needed to order spare parts. Initially I was planning to buy something bigger as a dedicated resaw bandsaw, but our driveway is gravel, and all the bigger bandsaws are freight delivery, which means they’ll drop it off 50 yards from the shop. So I looked smaller. The Grizzly 10” 1/2HP bandsaw is small enough to be delivered by UPS. And it’s small enough that...

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Laguna 18BX bandsaw

Laguna 18BX bandsaw

02-26-2022 01:57 AM by ic3ss | 35 comments »

I bought this last October and had high hopes for it, but reality came crashing down around me rather quickly. First issue was the table split, the two sides were not even. I took the table back off and found the trunian ways were very rough. I used a half round file and smoothed them out. This was a huge help and they came together well enough that it’s not a problem. I bought it at Woodcraft and also picked up a 1 1/4” Resew King blade. This thing has carbide teeth and was...

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Makita manual

Makita manual

02-03-2022 04:38 PM by Randyduff | 1 comment »

Good day just got myself a makita 6116 resaw and would like too know if anyone has a manual..these.bandsaws aren’t as documented as Hitachi SB75F..but in some ways built a little more robust..just starting too make my plans for this saw and any input welcome..and yes looking into changing motor for a quiter more power option .also looking at a 2 inch blade and trying too design a option with a better lower blade guide .they fell short there ..iam a new member and hello souther ontario C...

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Wood-Mizer LX55 initial impressions

Wood-Mizer LX55 initial impressions

06-14-2021 12:30 AM by bigblockyeti | 15 comments »

I originally ordered an LX25 on March 1st and decided I needed something bigger less than 2 days later so I changed my order to an LX55 with the upgraded 14hp engine. The original expected delivery date was the third week in July and I was pleasantly surprised to have that bumped sooner two times to May 21st. I recieved confirmation that it shipped to the dealer on May 19th and with the 21st being a Friday before they were closed all weekend I was anxiously awaiting a call as early as possib...

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Solid Bandsaw

Solid Bandsaw

05-30-2021 07:24 PM by EarlS | 6 comments »

Let’s try this again – I did something wrong this morning and it didn’t load: A couple months ago, I finally jumped in with both feet and ordered a Harvey 14” bandsaw, a huge step up from the little WEN and Delta bandsaws I owned previously. I wanted a bandsaw with sufficient power to resaw and cut rough lumber while being capable of doing more detailed work as well. I waited for a few weeks while the priced bounced around. They seem to change the discount near...

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First Grizzly Purchase HORROR SHOW

First Grizzly Purchase HORROR SHOW

03-04-2021 05:39 PM by jak5352 | 41 comments »

Hello All, I am new to Lumber jocks as a member but I have been lurking around here reading reviews and opinions for a long time. I am in the process of building a new woodworking shop and have gotten a lot of great ideas on shop design, tool selection, and many other tips and tricks. It is really great! I am in the process of purchasing new equipment for my new shop and decided the first purchase to be a Grizzly G0513X2 bandsaw. I made this purchase just yesterday. After reading about ...

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Wood-Slicer vs Timberwolf Bandsaw Blades

Wood-Slicer vs Timberwolf Bandsaw Blades

03-02-2021 02:00 PM by Bob A in NJ | 10 comments »

I’ve been a big fan of Timberwolf bandsaw blades for years and recently did two resaw videos on my Youtube channel. The videos were cutting fresh cut maple logs on my Grizzly G0555X. The Timberwolf’s “worked” but I had to apply a fair amount of force to get the wood through the 3/4” 2 tooth per inch blade. I had heard about Wood-Slicer blades and decided to try one. Wow, what a difference! The Wood-Slicer blades are from Highland Woodworking in Atlan...

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Pre-purchase comparison PM 1500

Pre-purchase comparison PM 1500

02-28-2021 06:21 PM by Herbb | 27 comments »

Well the saw has not yet arrived, but i did want to share my reasons for choosing the Powermatic over a few other brands. I got a chance to compare the Powermatic to similarly priced Jet and Rikon units. The comparison did not include any actual use, as the units were on display at the Indianapolis Rockler store.To me, the PM just felt more substantial . I especially liked how solid the blade guard felt when fully extended. The crank handle also felt better and operated more smoothly. Note...

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Grizzly 17" Bandsaw

Grizzly 17" Bandsaw

02-05-2021 09:27 PM by Kelly | 14 comments »

This is my info add for the Grizzly G0513X2F, 17” bandsaw with the foot brake. [SAW SPECIFICATIONS] Motor: 2 HP, 120VAC 20 amps or 240V 10 amps NOTE: You’ll have to run 10 gauge and a 30 amp breaker to run this saw on 120 VAC. The motor really is a two horse unit. I have yet to bog it cutting 12” logs of sycamore or walnut. Cutting capacity/throat: 16-1/4” left of blade Max. cutting height (re-saw capacity): 12” Table size: 23-5/8” x 17-...

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Cuts Like a Laser, Excellent Features

Cuts Like a Laser, Excellent Features

11-30-2020 08:05 PM by pintodeluxe | 13 comments »

The Laguna 1412 is a contender among current 14” bandsaw offerings at this price point. It’s rated to re-saw 12”, but will actually do more like 13”. Ceramic Guides: I decided on this saw because of the ceramic guides, which have 5 points of contact above the table, and five points of contact below the table. I was tired of replacing roller bearings on my old saw, and much prefer the easy to adjust ceramic guides. On the lower guide assembly, you’ll wa...

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