Grizzly 14" Bandsaw G0457

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Grizzly
Model:
G0457
Price:
$895

Description

The frame of this bandsaw is made of one-piece welded and reinforced steel, which allows the machine to hold much higher accuracy tolerances because it elminates the frame flexing that occurs in bandsaws with two-piece frames. Additionally this bandsaw has a 2-hp 110V/220V motor, computer balanced cast iron wheels, ball bearing blade guides and a quick-release blade tension system. It also has a 6" tall resaw fence, which can also be installed sideways as a low profile guide for cutting narrow stock. During a recent head-to-head test with other 14" bandsaws, the G0457 was awarded “Best Value.”
Features:
4" dust port
6" resaw fence
Magnifying cursor over fence scale
Miter gauge
Powder coated paint
Quick release blade tension
Ball bearing blade guides
Precision ground cast iron table
Welded steel and reinforced frame
Deluxe heavy-duty stand
Computer balanced cast iron wheels
Pre-formed, hinged steel wheel covers
Includes blade
Specifications:
Motor: 2 hp, 110V/220V, single-phase, TEFC capacitor start induction, pre-wired 220V
Amps: 19/9.5
RPM: 1725
Table size: 19 3/4" x 14 3/16" x 1 1/2" thick
Table tilt: 8° left, 45° Right
Floor to table height: 42 1/4"
Cutting capacity/throat: 13 1/2"
Maximum cutting height: 10"
Blade length: 106"
Blade width: 1/8" - 3/4"
Blade speed: 3,000 FPM
Bearings: sealed and permanently lubricated
Overall size: 73"H x 29-3/4"W x 29-1/2"D
Approximate shipping weight: 284 lbs.

WOOD magazine review

No noticeable blade deflection here

Review Summary

Pluses:  We really like the rip fence on this saw. Although the G0457 has only 10" of resaw capacity, it was one of three models to cut with less than 1⁄32" of blade deflection in a test of seven comparable models. That’s important so you don’t waste wood later at the planer flattening a resawn face.
And we found it easy to square the table to the back of the blade by adjusting setscrews on the trunnion bracket. Minuses:  You can’t install or remove 3⁄4"-wide blades without removing the table first, because the blade teeth hit the rabbeted edge of the 2"-diameter table hole. (Grizzly’s Bill Crofutt said his company will investigate this and might make changes on future models.) Because the aluminum rip fence mounts onto the right side of a cast-iron arm, you can’t rip stock with the fence on the right side of the blade.

Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

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