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Tool review: Deluxe 14-inch Bandsaws

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Grizzly G0555X

Grizzly G0555X

Pluses: This saw has the same rip fence as the G0457, but it has a different table, minus the blade-changing problems. And with a 110-volt motor, it cut slightly faster than the 2-hp, 220-volt G0457. You can install a blade and rely on the tension scale to be accurate. We like its wide-rimmed task light because it mounts on the blade side of the upper cabinet, letting you better direct light onto the cutline. The price above includes an optional riser-block kit that gives you the ability to resaw 12"-wide boards. If you don't need this resaw capacity, save the $70 and assemble the saw as equipped from the factory.

Minuses: The quick-release blade tension lever is stiffer to engage than on the other saws, although it held with no problems. Like the G0457, the rip fence will not work to the right of the blade. 800-523-4777;

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