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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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I am lucky to have Grizzly's headquarters in Bellingham only about 65 miles away. I drove up yesterday (after about 3 years of wanting) and bought the G0555 Band Saw. I also bought the Shop Fox mobile base and I am glad that I did. It took about 2 hours to put everything together. After carefully reading through the manual, I was ready to cut. It is clearly the quietest piece of machinery that I have. The 3/8" blade that comes with it made very smooth cuts. And yes, the box will fit on the back seat of a good sized car. Mine is a VW Jetta.
I am hoping to use it in conjuction with my router table to make jigs like Bob and Rick.
I also have a 12 1/2" portble planer from Grizzly and am very happy. If you can, get to a Grizzly store. -Derek
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get the risernit will allow you to resaw boards 12+ inches but it also mean youll need to geta 104 inch blade one of the best investment ive made in my shop
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What, no pics of the new arrival?!?! I would like that to be the next on the have to have list.

After you have used it let us know your like and dislikes. I will be looking forward to reading that.

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get the risernit will allow you to resaw boards 12+ inches but it also mean youll need to geta 104 inch blade one of the best investment ive made in my shop
I second that completely! That and a 5/8" 3TPI resaw blade and you can make all sorts of rough lumber into beautiful wood!
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Derek,

Congrats!.......You just bought one of the best BS around for the money. Do get the riser kit as suggested if you can. It makes re-sawing a real value added feature.

Nice choice on the BS!
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Derek congrats I hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine. I use it more then my table saw just make sure that it is set up. Mine wasn't and tried sawing some lumber came out like a box lid with the corners knocked of. I went and adjusted all the guides and man cuts like a warm knife through butter.

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Uh, guys? He bought it 3 years ago.

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huh i knew that was just seeing if anyone was paying attention and by golly i hope he got that riser by now......
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Yeah.. we were just checkin to see if he needed an upgrade yet.
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