Grizzly 14" Bandsaw G0555X

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Grizzly
Model:
G0555X
Price:
$820

Description

Features:
Deluxe heavy-duty stand
Upper and lower ball bearing blade guides
All ball bearing construction
Includes one 3/8" blade, fence and miter gauge
Fence scale with magnifying window
Fence is adjustable for blade lead
Precision ground cast iron table
Powder coated paint
Specifications:
Motor: 1-1/2 hp, 110V/220V, single-phase, TEFC, 1725 RPM
Amps: 15 / 7.5
Table size: 20-1/2" x 14" x 1-1/2"
Table tilt: 45º right, 10º left
Floor to table height: 44"
Deluxe extruded aluminum re-saw fence included
Cutting capacity/throat: 13-1/2"
Maximum cutting height: 6"
Blade size: 92-1/2" to 93-1/2" (1/8" to 3/4" wide)
Table tilt: 10º left, 45º right
4" dust port
Cast iron frame
Computer balanced cast iron wheels with rubber tires
Overall size: 67-1/4"H x 26"W x 30"D
Approximate shipping weight: 262 lbs.

WOOD magazine review

Best of the C-frame resaw bandsaws

Review Summary

Pluses:  We really like the rip fence on this saw: a 6" tall resaw fence, which can also be installed sideways as a low profile guide for cutting narrow stock. Powered by a 110-volt motor, the G0555X cut faster than some saws with larger motors. 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.
If you need extra resaw capacity, add a 6" riser block for $70 to double the height. Minuses:  The quick-release blade tension lever is stiffer to engage than on the other saws, although it held with no problems. 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

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Tip of the Day

Poor-man’s centering rule

Next time you need to mark the center of a workpiece, slide the 0" ends of two steel rules together... read more