I am looking at the grizzly 14" on amazon, and it's 420 bucks shipped.
It has mostly good remarks, but there aren't too many. I have a
Delta planer that I like, and am entertaining the Delta bandsaw idea
as well. I'm certain the Delta is more expensive, but is it worth it?
I'd like to use the bandsaw mainly for resawing, and small cuts.
Any thoughts/opinions on Grizzley, Delta 14" bandsaws are appreciated.
I have used the Jet, underpowered machine. Delta 14" is a fine bandsaw
but in my opinion over priced. Have not used or seen the 14" Grizzly.
I do have the 16" Grizzly G1073 . Heavy duty bandsaw, 450 lbs or so.
Resawing is limited to 7 3/4". Other than the height restriction for
resawing this 2 hp 220 volt saw is the best I have used. I have used
bandsaws for 40 + years.This saw delivered costs less than the 14"
Delta.If you plan to put a saw of this weight on a mobile base, the
shopfox mobile base works well. Tried a delta mobile base at first,
only because i had an extra one. Not heavy duty enough for this saw.
Isn't the 14" Jet a dead ringer clone (construction wise/in
it's major castings) of the 14" Delta? As is also the 14"
Powermatic? As is also any other import 14" that looks like
a 14" Delta?
Or did I just imagine that all 14" cast iron C-frame band
saws looked identical/just like a 14" Delta?
Well, after you've used the undertable micrometer guide adjustments
you really can't use anything else. :-) I reason if Jet had the same
feature they'd be just as expensive as the Delta. Also, you might want
to look into getting a used 14" Rockwell/Delta BS. Got mine for $250
including the fence, miter gauge, mobile base and 1hp motor.
On 24 Aug 2004 08:25:32 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (todd the wood
Thank you for the postings. I found 2 different Delta bandsaws:
28-276: which is a 14" 3/4 hp motor with stand
28-206: which is a 14" 1 hp motor with enclosed stand
the first one retails around 399, the second around 599.
Is the second worth the 200 bucks for the 1/4 hp and enclosed (I
assume heavier) stand?
Time for my $.25. Went from a POS Skil 10" three wheeler to the Grizzly
G0555. The saw, riser kit, Shop Fox base and 2 extra 105" blades cost me
$586.92. I made the trip to Williamsport store and picked it up, about 450
mi. round trip, plus some "drool time" in the store. Had to pay PA sales
tax, but figured that + gasoline about offset shipping. Had a minor problem
w/setup after putting on riser kit, which I described in other posts here.
Haven't really had that much time to play with it as yet, too busy with
other things, but I'll give some of the reasons for getting the G0555: 2
speed, 1 HP, 12" resaw w/riser, all roller guides, and 4" dust port so I can
hook directly to DC instead of having to use shop vac. The open base on this
unit is very sturdy, and as far as cleaning around it, the mobile base makes
What little bit I've used the saw, I'm very pleased. At this point I would
not hesitate to buy it again.
The law of intelligent tinkering: save all the parts.
I have the open stand Delta BS and as far as stability goes it very
good. The footprint is wider than the closed stand. However, having
the extra weight of the closed stand and having the motor under the
housing for a lower center of gravity may be better. I've read that
settting up the motor in the housing can be rather difficult, but not
The extra 1/4hp is definitely better. I'd almost pay the extra $200
for the extra hp. It'll help when resawing and cutting thick
hardwoods. Also, get Mark Duginske's "The Bandsaw Book".
On 25 Aug 2004 07:02:25 -0700, email@example.com (todd the wood
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