Grizzly G0555LX 14" Bandsaw Hothttp://toolreviews.woodmagazine.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/300x300s/99/50/78/_g0555lx-1351713127.jpg
• Computer-balanced cast iron wheels
• Rack-and-pinion guide post adjustment for upper blade guides
• Sturdy T-shape fence design
• CSA certified meeting CSA C22.2 #71.2-10 and UL 987-7th standards!
Deluxe heavy-duty stand
1 HP TEFC motor
Upper and lower ball bearing blade guides
4" dust port
Includes one 3/8" blade, fence, and miter gauge
Two blade speeds—1800 & 3100 FPM
Optional Riser block kit (T25555) available
Cutting capacity/throat: 13-1/2"
Maximum cutting height: 6"
Overall size: 67-1/2"H x 27"W x 30"D
Footprint: 23-1/2" x 16-1/2"
Table height above floor: 43"
Table tilt: 45° right, 10° left
Frame construction: Cast iron
Table construction: Precision-ground cast iron
Fence construction: T-Shape deluxe extruded aluminum
Wheels: Computer-balanced cast iron with rubber tires
Motor: 1 HP, TEFC, 110V/220V, single-phase (prewired 110V)
Amps: 11 at 110V, 5.5 at 220V
Blade size: 93-1/2" long (1/8" – 3/4" wide)
Table size: 14" x 14" x 1-1/2"
Approximate shipping weight. 247 lbs.
Bandsaw delivers accurate cutting at a just-right price
If you’re looking for your first bandsaw, Grizzly’s G0555LX provides a good place to start. Selling for less than half of what most deluxe 14" saws go for, this machine offers solid performance with a few frills you’d not expect at this price. Powered by a 1-hp motor, the G0555LX resawed (ripped on edge) 6-1/2"-wide hickory and red oak in my tests without any blade drift or deflection. When I fed the wood aggressively, though, it consistently tripped the 20-amp breaker in my shop. So, although it handles a sensible feed rate, don’t expect it to be a resaw workhorse. The G0555LX cuts curves cleanly and accurately, thanks to single-bearing blade guides and thrust bearings. Also worth noting: It has a rack-and-pinion blade guidepost for easy adjustment, a quick-release blade tensioner for fast blade changes, and comes with a rip fence.
—Tested by Bob Saunders