Grizzly G0513 17" Bandsaw for $200????

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Forum topic by Aric posted 07-19-2017 06:29 AM 1384 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-19-2017 06:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly g0513 band saw bandsaw

Hello all!

I just found a Grizzly G0513 17” Bandsaw for sale on Craigslist for $200

Only thing is, he said it got tipped over and the only thing that he thinks is wrong is the table got unaligned. Everything else seems to be running fine. If I get there, and nothing appears to be actually broken, should I jump on this? I’m meeting him in two days and I’m reserved as first in line so I don’t have to worry about someone swiping it.

If something does appear broken, would it still be worth it to purchase and fix up? Does Grizzly have good enough customer service to send a replacement part?

Thank you all!

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#1 posted 07-19-2017 06:46 AM

My general bet would be, killer deal. Of course, if it’s cast, you get to bend it only once.

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#2 posted 07-19-2017 07:11 AM

Shoot for that price just make a new table yourself, it doesn’t need to be cast iron.

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#3 posted 07-19-2017 06:45 PM

Grizzly is good about stocking replacement parts, especially for popular models like this one.

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#4 posted 07-19-2017 06:56 PM

And, at that price it will probably be gone in the time it took you to post here and ask the question lol.

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#5 posted 07-19-2017 10:42 PM

Unless the frame is bent, go for it!

-- Ken

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#6 posted 07-19-2017 11:43 PM

RULE#5 :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 07-19-2017 11:59 PM

RULE#5 :<))


I’m thinking that rule #1 might be more appropriate…


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#8 posted 07-20-2017 12:08 AM

I m thinking that rule #1 might be more appropriate…


- MrUnix
you are most correct sir ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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#9 posted 07-20-2017 12:26 AM

If the table is tweaked a trunnion may
be broken. They can be welded by a shop
that welds cast iron or perhaps replaced
by the manufacturer.

Repaired trunnions aren’t that uncommon
on older bandsaws due to the top-heavy
nature of them and the tables sticking

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#10 posted 07-20-2017 12:34 AM

The picture and description are pretty sketchy. Hopefully it’s a well functioning machine still though.

-- Grayson - South Carolina

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#11 posted 07-20-2017 01:41 AM

I would pay 200$ for no table and trunnions casting for a 17” saw.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#12 posted 07-20-2017 03:51 AM

I would jump on it, even if you have to stick money into it, unless the motor is junk.

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