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Forum topic by Rob posted 03-28-2015 08:41 PM 1051 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2015 08:41 PM

Over the past week, I had a hard time making the decision to wait for a sale or to pull the trigger now on a new band saw, but today I bought the Grizzly G0513X2BF. After it was all over, I discovered that the trigger pull was smoother than I anticipated and my wallet fired flawlessly. So flawlessly in fact that I pulled it twice more. Once for a Y connector for the two 4” dust ports and then again for 5 Highland Woodworking blades (3/16”, 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” general purpose blades and a 3/4” Woodslicer blade). I need to pull that trigger one more time to buy the 220v plug to match the outlet in my shop but that can wait until tomorrow. I already have a heavy duty mobile base from my previous band saw so I won’t need to get one of those. Thank goodness too. I’m all out of bullets!

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#1 posted 03-28-2015 09:45 PM

Good luck with your new band saw!

-- Bill

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#3 posted 03-28-2015 11:50 PM

Wise move Rob and congrats on a fine machine.

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#4 posted 03-28-2015 11:55 PM

Good move getting the brake. Mine is the X model without the brake and it takes awhile to stop spinning. Its a decent saw. The stock blade is crap although it is useful for wood of questionable origin. Enjoy.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#5 posted 03-29-2015 12:06 AM

My finger’s on the trigger right now. Nice saw, thats the one I’ve been eyeing.

-- missouri, dave

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#6 posted 03-29-2015 12:17 AM

Go ahead weldoman. Pull the trigger. It only hurts for a few minutes. Then the wound heals and you are overwhelmed with excitement and anticipation of its delivery.

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#7 posted 03-29-2015 12:34 AM

I have that saw (less the brake) and have never regretted it. A Carter Stabilizer is a worthwhile accessory if you plan to use different sized small blades. Makes changing from one size to another effortless vs, having to reset all your guides every time you change blade size. It is almost impossible to use a 1/8” blade on that saw without the Stabilizer.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 03-29-2015 02:42 AM

Nice post, way to carry the metaphor through. Sweet bandsaw!

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