I have the 0513. I am very happy with this machine. It was an upgrade of
my G1148 (15 in). I would make the upgrade again.
I have used this often, but so far have not had to resaw. I have expect
this will resaw well if using a decent blade.
I am presently using the as-purchased Grizzly blade, but would upgrade to
another mfg for resawing, such as Timberwolf or Highland hardware.
On 28 Nov 2004 02:22:47 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (BErney1014) wrote:
I was faced with the same choice and went with the 513 and have been
very happy. I could not find any deference other then the throat size.
I wanted to make sure I had enough HP to resaw and its not let me
down. I would go with the 513 and use the left over cash for more
blades or stock.
email@example.com (BErney1014) wrote in message
I have the 19 inch model and am happy with it, but it is my first
bandsaw. At the time (about 2 years now?) they had it on sale for
$900 instead of $950 so the larger table seemed like a good idea. Got
a 3 TPI timberwolf blade (and some others) for resawing green wood and
it worked great, until the blade went off and wouldn't cut a damn
thing anymore. I learned that these blades basically get tossed and
not re-sharpened. I also cut some bark with it which is a no-no. The
blade that came with it was not up to the timberwolf quality. Just
last week got some of the Highland Hardware resaw blades (wood
slicers, 1/2 3-4 TPI). I am making some bracelets for christmas,
glued up a bunch of 1/4 to 1/2 inch woods, rotate 90 degrees and slice
into thin slabs, stack them up after rotation and glue them back
together, then lathe. Well I just can't believe how smooth and easy
it was to slice these up (I know its a cut but it did seem like a
slice!). I did use a drum sander (homemade using a shopsmith) to
smooth them a little and drop the thickness 0.01 or so before gluing.
I guess $200 is alot for just a larger table so the 17 incher should
be identitical in performance as far as I can tell, the manual is
shared between the two so I assume they have very similar parts and
motor. Dust collection works great using the two ports.
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