Grizzly Bandsaw? In bandsaw market

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by BrandonR posted 03-03-2013 12:18 PM 2257 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View BrandonR's profile


64 posts in 3380 days

03-03-2013 12:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw band saw grizzly

Hello allo-

I am not ready to get a new bandsaw now, but down the road I may be ready to buy a new one. I have had some used one and not being much of a mechanic I haven’t had good luck getting them to run the way they should.

I am attracted to the grizzly saws.

All of those in the top row seem pretty comparable… Any reason why I shouldn’t go with the cheaper one? Is there something the others have that it doesn’t an I am missing?

I also seemed to notice none of them have dust collection? Is this correct or am I just missing it.

I am also open to exploring other brands.

I live in St. Louis and about 3 and half hours from the grizzly showroom and wherehouse…. Not sure if it would be worth a trip if anyone has ever been. I would prolly end up paying in gas what i would pay freight anyway…

Any thoughts would be helpful…


11 replies so far

View Tennessee's profile


2936 posts in 3602 days

#1 posted 03-03-2013 12:20 PM

I own the G0513X2BF, but for the money, the G0555 Ultimate seems to play to excellent reviews across this board.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

View kdc68's profile


3009 posts in 3364 days

#2 posted 03-03-2013 01:15 PM

I own the G0555P. No complaints. I can’t speak for other models, but there’s a 4” dust collection port on the backside of the G0555 and G0555P.

If you can hold out for the tent sale, you might get a great deal. This picture I pasted is via Grizzly’s Facebook page.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

View Woodmaster1's profile


1737 posts in 3674 days

#3 posted 03-03-2013 02:20 PM

Grizzly has a G0555 anniversary bandsaw for 445.00 plus 79.00 for shipping. I think you would be happy with and the black color looks great. I use a G0555P at school and it is a good performing bandsaw.

View Howie's profile


2656 posts in 4010 days

#4 posted 03-03-2013 02:28 PM

GO555X here, no complaints.

-- Life is good.

View Jim Finn's profile

Jim Finn

2882 posts in 4009 days

#5 posted 03-03-2013 02:35 PM

I have a GO555 also, with a riser, and with a good blade it does a great job of re-sawing for me. That is about all I use it for and it is the only reason I bought it in 2008. I assembled mine alone but I was younger then. I suggest getting help with that.

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

5350 posts in 5048 days

#6 posted 03-03-2013 03:30 PM

0555LX here. I’d buy it again in a minute.
The cast iron wheels make a difference.

-- [email protected]

View Scomel Basses's profile

Scomel Basses

169 posts in 3084 days

#7 posted 03-03-2013 03:35 PM

555LX owner, great saw.

View JamesT's profile


104 posts in 2999 days

#8 posted 03-03-2013 03:37 PM

Take the trip to Springfield! It’s like a candy store wherre yoy can compare all the flavors side by side. I’ve been there several times and looking forward to the next trip.

-- Jim from Horseshoe Bend

View elkhunter's profile


16 posts in 5164 days

#9 posted 03-03-2013 07:19 PM

My frend owns several grizzly tools, and they work well. I bought a shopfox W1706 ( I installed the 6 inch rizer block and paid about $100less plus I didn’t nave to pay shipping (was able to find a close by dealer). This is also a very capable saw (maybe even better).

-- John of Idaho

View Lee Barker's profile

Lee Barker

2172 posts in 3938 days

#10 posted 03-03-2013 07:58 PM

I own the GO555. At the time I bought it there were two (Grizzly) choices: The other one was made in China and about $100 cheaper. I am dazzled by the fit and finish of the GO555.

The one on the far left is only 3/4hp. Let it fall off the page. What separates the others?

(note: I couldn’t get the link or search to work on the LANV.)

It appears to boil down to fence. I am not enamored of the fence on mine, and it looks like the newer ones have a Bies-type design; much better. Had I the decision right now I’d go for the LX based solely on the improved fence. The markdown price is icing on the ol’ cakeroo.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

View YanktonSD's profile


190 posts in 3619 days

#11 posted 07-03-2013 03:23 AM

Just saw that I can buy a grizzly bandsaw through sears?

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics