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Forum topic by darthford posted 11-15-2013 02:34 AM 3140 views 0 times favorited 31 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2013 02:34 AM

I just pulled the trigger on this 5HP beast!

Then couldn’t stop myself and ordered this 12” Forrest Woodworker II

And this Timber Wolf 1” bandsaw blade

And three of these hand wheels w/chrome handles to replace the plastic-o-matic wheels that came on my 19” bandsaw, Grizzly…plastic…really? (face palm)

And 8 of these polyurethane on aluminum wheels w/roller bearings to replace the squeaking cast iron wheels on the two heavy duty Shop Fox mobile bases I have.

And (yeah there’s more, its possible I need an intervention) this 36” precision ground straight edge

Well my work is done here, time to pop open a tall cold one!

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 02:39 AM

Wow, congrats Darthford, and may they serve you well for years.

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 02:52 AM

About the igaging straight edge/rule, I just rec’d. a 12” that was only ordered to kind of fill a small order. Was only $15, I think, but I liked the idea of the beveled edge. Man, am I impressed. Came with 2 cases to store in and it is heavy! I think this is a fine piece of equipment. Can’t wait to use it.

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 02:58 AM

congrats on the saw. a review will be interesting as it made the 690/1 and the 1023 look like tinker toys when i saw them all at the muncy warehouse.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#4 posted 11-15-2013 03:12 AM

waho6o9 – thanks!

kajundraft – that’s good to hear, I kind of took a chance on it. I have satin chrome Starrett 12” and 24” rules but the Starrett 36” rule was going to be like $300 so I took a shot on this one from Grizzly for only $49.

Toolie – yeah its beefy, I’ll shoot some video of this baby in action! Detailed assembly blog and review to follow since there’s hardly any user info on this saw on the internet.

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#5 posted 11-15-2013 06:59 PM

Update: Grizzly says my order is being picked and should ship today!

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#6 posted 11-16-2013 02:27 AM

Good for you bro ! I think you’ll be happy with the saw

Moving to a one inch arbor is liken to going from a 1/4 inch router collet to a half inch.

Good move on the caster replacement for the shop fox base too.. Originals are junk!

Well talk some more on the Forrest blade later..Enjoy! JB

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#7 posted 11-16-2013 02:39 AM

Pulled the trigger, huh?

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#8 posted 11-16-2013 04:12 AM

Happy birthday to me! Guess I better get my butt in gear this weekend and finish assembling the bandsaw and get started on the mortiser.

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#9 posted 11-16-2013 04:13 AM

cabmaker do you think I really need the Forrest blade stiffener? I held off on that for now.

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#10 posted 11-16-2013 04:19 AM

My 3 car garage is getting small fast…I measured off a 20×40 addition this afternoon. My builder says he can do it for about $30 a sqft, stick built like my house with a poured foundation 2×6 walls, insulated, rocked, concrete floor plus 20’ a concrete out front. Hmmm….(darthford wanders away mumbling to himself)

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#11 posted 11-16-2013 09:15 AM

I moved from a 10” cabinet saw to a 12-14” a couple of years ago.
I just plain got better results. I think the larger arbor makes a difference like cabinetmaker said, and everything else is more beefy.
I found that I prefer the saw sitting directly and solidly on the floor. My saw weighs about 1000lbs. Any of the available bases are a bit floppy with that weight. Also, with the deeper table and the blade sitting further back, I had a reach problem with the saw up on wheels, so I didn’t build a heavy roll base for it.
Once you get used to it the smaller saws seem more toy like.

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#12 posted 11-16-2013 02:55 PM

unbob those 12-14” are beasts I looked at some used models. Due to space (for now) mine will have to be on a mobile base but I have some industrial urethane wheels inbound. I think I’ll be fine reach wise, the PM2000 is 42×30 deep vs the Grizzly 48×30 deep. I think those 12-14” are another 8 inches deep so I see what you are saying.

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#13 posted 11-16-2013 03:10 PM

Now that I’m past being mesmerized by shiny new tool features lets get down to practical advantages. The increased depth of cut opens up possibilities for cross cut sleds that eat into depth of cut. My Incra Miter 5000 won’t work on this Grizzly because they located the left miter slot farther left of the blade, though I could buy a new base for it. OR I could fire up my CAD/CAM software and see if we can have a little fun with the CNC mill, some precision ground aluminum plate, and some roller bearings.

In other news I came across a forum post (a few years old) that said the Grizzly tenon jig didn’t work with this saw due to the left miter slot being located farther left than normal. But the jig is listed as an accessory for this saw. I just opened mine up and there’s a second set of holes drilled in it to allow you to move the miter slot over a couple inches so it may be fine, I’ll check this out once the saw arrives.

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#14 posted 11-16-2013 05:12 PM

Well I’m off to the Woodworking Show at the expo center in Portland, OR this morning…this tool buying binge could get ugly!

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#15 posted 11-17-2013 03:10 PM

darthford – sounds like your blog series will continue soon

-- paxorion

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