The LOML & I went to Grizzly in Bellingham, Washington yesterday and a G1019
band saw with 6" riser block & cool blocks & a 105" 3/4" 3 hook tooth to the
inch blade followed us home. The trunk of the Lumina wasn't good enough it had
to ride in the back seat. Actually boxed up it was just too big to fit in the
The packaging was real good there was no damage to the saw or stand. There was
2 bolts missing for the belt guard & 2 bolts missing out of the six for the
trunion assembly. They are all the same size so I used the bolts from the belt
guard for the trunnion & found some bolts that worked just fine for the belt
The new extended guard that goes at the back by the riser block is probably
the original, from before they re-designed the saw, it is wood with metal
loops on each end for mounting. I had to do some re-manufacture with a file &
chisel around where the new hinge screws fasten the blade cover doors on. It
took about 15 minutes; (the original guard was plastic like most of the saws
that Iíve seen of this size.)
I didnít install the fence; it isnít much of a fence. I plan to make a larger
special table with a fence that is adjustable at both ends
The Grizzly Machine shop had to turn down the shaft that holds the top blade
guides because of the latest re-design of the saw. They did this in about 20
minutes while I was shopping.
Other than that I spent a leisurely 5 hours putting it all together, wired for
220v & tuned it up, then just played around cutting some small scrap stuff up,
this was at midnight.
Then on Friday morning I went out a grabbed a 8" X 25" Maple log off the
pile,& cut off a 3 2Ē thick pieces the length of the log.
This saw is ĺ hp so the feed rate has to be adjusted accordingly. The blade
from Grizzly seems to work ok but Iíll probably purchase a Timberwolf later
Well I took a break then cut up a 8 ĹĒ X 32Ē Madrona (nice spalting) the saw
The Grizzly saw cost $396.92 out the door with riser block & extended blade
guards & 3/4" blade I purchased it didn't come in the package but is included
in what I paid. I think that this saw gives a lot of bang for the buck for
someone having a home shop & wanting a saw to re-saw with.
Would I buy the G1019 Grizzly Bandsaw again? You betcha.