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Hi Folks,

I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about this particular band saw. I'm in the market and in Canada it's not easy getting band saws from the US.

I've generally understood (pun uninteneded) that the General is a reasonable band saw and the price is about right for me.

Here's the link to the saw....

http://www.sears.ca/gp/product/B0012...odeid=16364741

Any comments are very much appreciated.

Thanks,

Ed......:-)
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You mean to tell me you can't buy General Tools in Canada where they're built. Is that kinda like living next to the oil refinery and can't buy gas?
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General brand equipment is made in Canada however the General International brand is Generals imported line form Taiwan. Pretty much the same band saw as most the other import band saws from Jet, Delta, Grizzly etc. They have a good reputation however.

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Thanks guys, no I meant that to buy Grizzly (which was my first choice but a bit out of my price range) I can't seem to get in Canada....at least I haven't found a site yet where I can....

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Ed, I was at Grizzly in Bellingham earlier this week and the G0555 14" Bandsaw is under $380 US which is about $370 CDN. The saw comes complete and will fit on the back seat of a medium size car. The G0580 is $325 US and is also 14". Grizzly is only about 25 miles south of the border. They might just be worth coming down from Squamish. I would have to stop at YaYa's Oyster Bar in Horseshoe Bay which would make the trip a few beers longer. -Derek
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Thanks Fibertech....don't see a trip to Bellingham in the near future...just too much going on....I also drive a Geo which is somewhat less than a mid-size car. I was looking at the G0555 saw as well.

Maybe this summer if I don't find a way to get one shipped to me. I don't think Grizzly ships out of the USA.

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Well folks, the bandsaw will be coming on Tuesday. I'm looking forward to a new toy....one that I hope will serve me well for years to come.

Yippee!!!!

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Ed, Did you buy the machine in the picture? That looks pretty good. I really enjoy having a bandsaw around for the smooth, clean cuts. My Grizzly is very quiet. You will enjoy your purchase up there in Squamish. -Derek
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Hi Fibertech,

Yes, the very same one.....

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You mean to tell me you can't buy General Tools in Canada where they're built. Is that kinda like living next to the oil refinery and can't buy gas?

Got a big refinery close to me. We get ours refined and trucked in from a thousand miles away.
Logic --- what's logical in the USA anymore>
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