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    Grizzly G0803 9" Benchtop Bandsaw

    HI all. Anyone have hands on experience with this? Grizzly has it on sale right now for $179.99. I currently do not have a bandsaw and have a smaller shop space. Looking to do basic curves. Not planning any resawing.

    http://www.grizzly.com/products/Griz...-Bandsaw/G0803

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    Re: Grizzly G0803 9" Benchtop Bandsaw

    I have one. It works well within its limitations. You're not going to re-saw with it or do very thick wood. I'd compare it with the Rikon 10" which is larger and will handle a lot more, but is more expensive. You makes your choice.

    It is one of 3 band saws that I have. One large one for re-sawing and a mid-size 14" for general purpose use and this one for small quick jobs.

    I wouldn't use much more than a 1/4" blade in it. I think I have a 1/8" in mine now.

    Let me know if you have any specific questions.
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    Re: Grizzly G0803 9" Benchtop Bandsaw

    I own the 10'' Rikon, which is a great saw. The Grizzly has a couple of interesting features the Rikon does not: a quick release tension lever, and a geared trunion for angled cuts. No idea how great either of these features is in practice.

    Highland Woodworking has the Rikon on sale for $229, FWIW.

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    Re: Grizzly G0803 9" Benchtop Bandsaw

    I'm in the market again for a bandsaw. Opinions on brands? I had a 20" Jet a few years ago I got at a real steal on however I sold it. I wish I had kept it now as these saws are crazy expensive now. I probably wouldn't go any smaller than a 14" given the versatility. I've had experience with both Rikon and Jet. I had a 14" Delta I restored and sold. I would entertain getting another old Delta saw to restore. If anyone has a 14" saw they're considering letting go I'd be interested.

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