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    Grizzly sells other tools besides DW788's.

    After 30 years, my old Shopsmith bandsaw has bit the bullet. It was time to look for a new one.

    So the Grizzly G0555 got good ratings, and by buying one without green paint - you save $30. Got the 6-inch riser with it, too - so, resawing is much easier now.
    The good woodworker does not craft the wood for honor. He uses his craft to honor the wood.

  • #2
    I have the green version and mine is the "x" But just saying I love mine. You will like yours as well I'm certain.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Good for you! The bandsaw is a must have in the shop JMO.
      Now that you can resaw you need a planer.
      Rolf
      RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
      Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
      Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
      And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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      • #4
        I have the green version which is about 8 years old. I have resawed a bunch of wood with it. I do have two recommendations:

        - use a 1/2" woodslicer blade to resaw. 14" band saws tend o be under powers for wider blades. Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blade | Custom Length Bandsaw Blades

        - save up your pennies and get a set of carter roller guides Band Saw Conversion Kits by Carter Products


        I do second Rolf's remarked about getting a planner or wide belt sander. Then you will never run out of thin stock.
        Scott
        Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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        • #5
          It resembles my 14" Jet with the 6" risers. Gotta second the Wood Slicer blade. It's hard to tell the sawn side from the planed side after cutting with the Wood Slicer. I've been told that Woodcraft Bandsaw Blades, located in beautiful North Carolina,(not connected with Woodcraft Stores) has a blade comparable to the Wood Slicer @ a much lower price. Haven't tried one yet, but I'm gonna give it a shot. Nice score Scott, but your shop looks suspiciously devoid of sawdust. You need to come over here and see what a really messy, dirty, knee deep sawdust covered shop looks like. You probably can even find a tool in your shop when you want it--where's the challenge????
          Manufacturer Of Heirloom Quality Sawdust

          I wasn't born in the south, but I got here as fast as I could!

          Dewalt DW788 Hegner Maximat 18

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rolf View Post
            Good for you! The bandsaw is a must have in the shop JMO.
            Now that you can resaw you need a planer.
            I've been using the Dealt 12.5 inch planer for years. Works great.

            The thing is - sometimes, depending on wood grain, I'll probably still use some narrow boards, resaw them and then do a book-open on them to get the great grain pattern.
            The good woodworker does not craft the wood for honor. He uses his craft to honor the wood.

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            • #7
              I had the Carter conversion kit on the Shopsmith bandsaw - a few thousand percent improvement over cool blocks.

              The Grizzly already has bearing blade guides on it. Are the Carter guides that much better? I'm assuming you are talking about that & not the blade stabilizer kit that allows the blade to flex for tight curves.

              Originally posted by NC Scroller View Post
              I have the green version which is about 8 years old. I have resawed a bunch of wood with it. I do have two recommendations:

              - use a 1/2" woodslicer blade to resaw. 14" band saws tend o be under powers for wider blades. Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blade | Custom Length Bandsaw Blades

              - save up your pennies and get a set of carter roller guides Band Saw Conversion Kits by Carter Products


              I do second Rolf's remarked about getting a planner or wide belt sander. Then you will never run out of thin stock.
              The good woodworker does not craft the wood for honor. He uses his craft to honor the wood.

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              • #8
                Nice. I have the green one and it's definitely a work horse. Grizzly is a good buy for the money.

                One question though, does anyone have issues with 1/8th inch blade staying on? I've tracked it and tighten but still works itself off.

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