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Old 10-19-2008, 09:45 AM
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Anyone have experience with this particular type of bandsaw? I'm looking at this one from Grizzly, but am not committed to any make or model.

My new shop that I move into next week when I get back to Vegas will need to be more quiet than my last one so I expect to make much more use of a bandsaw than the chopsaw this time.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/4-x-...vel-Head/G9742
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:57 AM
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Isn't that the Grizzly vesion of Cutter's saw?? Cutter?


Aww, just get yerself an Ellis 1600. Its only money afterall.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:33 PM
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Yep, atsa my little saw.

Mac, I evidently got a heck of a deal on mine - $189 plus tax but that was a couple of years ago and I bought the only one they brought to town in the traveling gypsie tool tent sale.

I see the the price has changed a bit: Homier 0311 bandsaw

I can still say it's done everything I've asked of it; the stand is a good bit better than a Harbor Freight 4 x 6, with a decent blade the little saw cuts fast and I've had no complaints about the accuracy. The mitering swivel part is good except I will say that the cam lock part of it is rough; I usually have to use an allen wrench on the screw that holds the lever. I don't know how I could explain that adequately without a lot of typing, pictures and trouble but it is not a major flaw, just the result of the usual Chinese rough castings.

I do like the quick adjust vise. It has performed flawlessly so far though I had been warned that the half nut was a possible weak point. There are some allen screws in the work stop that could be better but I seldom use it; if it was really important to me I would at least replace those screws with some with deeper sockets, thumbscrews or something. The motor on mine runs warm but not hot like a lot of the imports. The switch and auto shutoff has worked just fine too.

I did have to build a new motor mount when I took it out of the box but that was not a design flaw; some factory dude over-tightened the mounting bolts. They are supposed to have enough slack to allow the base plate to swivel but they tightened them down and snapped a casting.

The one thing I would most like to change is the metering on the cylinder - it's way too touchy.

As always, remember to clean out the gearbox, inspect for sand & shavings & replace the oil. It's made in China.

If you got half an hour to kill, you can read the old threads here: SlagKing & Cutter Show

and here: Homier 4 x 6
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I so wanted one of these particular Homier saws when they were $199. I kept looking for a tent sale, but they seem to have stopped coming to Richmond.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:18 PM
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Cool. So no reason why the Grizzly would be worth $100 more, right? Looks like that's the one to get.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:40 PM
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Grizzley, Shop Fox & Homier all the same as far as I can tell.

Shop Fox has purtier paint.
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I have that grizzly. But it is an older model that cost me $600 to my door. It was well worth it. If you get it, you will need to fix a few thing. the hydraulic cylinder is crap I went thought 2 of them and just said forget it. Grizzly has very good customer service and sent me three hydraulic cylinders. they would have keep sending me more but I got tired of replacing them for leaking. The lock nut that hold the cylinder on has to be tightened about once a month. The "kill" switch needs improvement. It either kills the motor before it is all the way through, or doesn't kill the motor at all. I took mine off.

Other that that I think it is a very good saw and it is fairly accurate. My saw is only off 2 degrees on the ring so if I need a 45 degree cut I know to set it at about 43.

Anyways, I could not recommend anything else for the money. I dont know about the other saws that look about the same, But grizzly has the BEST customer service.
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