Has anyone seen an article or anything online comparing these two bandsaws
from Grizzly? I have read reviews of the G0555 in the September 2008 of Wood
but nothing on the G0555X. When you include shipping there is a $210
difference in the price.
There used to be a comparison chart on the website... Can't find
it now but I seem to remember these upgrades on the X version:
Cast iron wheels
I'm sure there are others but I don't remember what they were.
I've not seen any comparison. The G0555 was reviewed or mentioned in
several magazines when it came out. The G0555X was included by Fine
Woodworking in a review of comparable bandsaws in 2207. Overall
impression by the reviewer was good.
From Grizzly's web site you can look at the differences:
I have a G0555 and it does a good job for me. The included fence is
not bad but doesn't shine either. I wouldn't mine having the improved
fence in the X model, or the larger table. I am happy with the
horsepower I have on mine.
I think the only difference between the X model and the plane 555 is that
the resaw fence is included. I have the 555 and bought the resaw fence later
on. I think it cost me about $95. I also bought the 6" extension block kit
for it later. When I go to Branson I always stop off at Grizzly and shop. I
have no complaints about my G0555 bandsaw and I recommend it to everyone. I
always wait till they have a sale and get it a few bucks cheaper. Id rather
drive a couple hundred miles that pay for shipping.
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