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TOOL NEWS: There’s a new bear in town

Grizzly Industrial Tools has announced it’s adding a new line of machinery to its woodworking and metalworking lineup. The Polar Bear Series of tools and machines will be available in July, sporting a new logo and predominantly white paint scheme with Grizzly-green accents.

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The tools are identical to existing Grizzly machines in every way except for the paint and price, according to Melinda Sweet, assistant marketing manager for Grizzly. The Polar Bear Series will launch at introductory prices that are about 10 to 25% less than the same green Grizzly machines. Sweet said the company has not yet established regular prices for the Polar Bear products once the introductory period expires. She also said Grizzly will continue to sell its current green line of machines, as well as its sibling line of Shop Fox machines.

“This new line is really about variety and choices,” Grizzly President Shiraz Balolia said in a press release. “We already
offer the most woodworking machines in the world under the same brand. The Polar Bear Series takes this to a new level by giving customers a whole new color option.”

For more information about this new line of tools, go to grizzly.com or call 800-523-4777. Here are some examples of the new machines:

G0555P 14" bandsaw, $398

G0555P 14" bandsaw, $398

G0715P 10" hybrid 2-hp tablesaw with riving knife, $758

G0715P 10" hybrid 2-hp tablesaw with riving knife, $758

G0656P 8" jointer, $728

G0656P 8" jointer, $728

G0453P 15" planer, $898

G0453P 15" planer, $898

G0459P 12" baby drum sander, $528

G0459P 12" baby drum sander, $528

G0513P 17" bandsaw, $698

G0513P 17" bandsaw, $698

G1035P 1-1/2 hp shaper, $498

G1035P 1-1/2 hp shaper, $498

6 Responses to “TOOL NEWS: There’s a new bear in town”

  1. these look great…
    i have bought from grizzly for 15 years and the only complaint i can muster is the ‘slightly lightweight’ traits of their machinery…
    that and the 18″ bandsaw i bought in 1999 has a miter gauge slot that is not 3/4 X 3/8, which is standard…
    that still frustrates me…
    other than that i love that bandsaw…

  2. I just bought my first Shopfox. I would be concerned by the feature levels from ShopFox to Grizzly to Polar Bear. My machine has a few standard upgrades compared to its Grizzly cousin.

  3. The only problem with my not buying more Grizzly equipment is the cost of shipping.

  4. I wonder if these products will actually be available. I ordered a wood lathe that was on sale for a wonderful price with free shipping included. Guess what. Three months (yes months) later they still had not shipped my order. Jet got my order instead.

  5. Fortunately Grizzly is only 75 miles from home.

  6. from what i have seen the tols are not the same. at least one polar bear bandsaw has aluminum wheels instead of cast iron. on the plus side some or all polar bear tools have mobile bases included




 
 
 
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