Grizzly G0555LANV - 14" Deluxe Bandsaw - Anniversary Edition
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The G0555LANV 14" Deluxe Bandsaw has many of the same great specifications and features as our extremely popular G0555, but with the following notable differences:
- Computer-balanced cast-iron wheels
- Sturdy T-shape fence design
Certified meeting UL & CSA standards!
- All ball bearing construction
- Cast-iron frame
- Precision-ground cast-iron table
- Computer balanced cast-iron wheels with rubber tires
- 4" dust port
- Upper and lower ball bearing blade guides and thrust bearings
- Open frame stand
- Includes 3/8" blade and miter gauge
- Rack-and-pinion guide post adjustment for upper blade guides
- Motor: 1 HP, 110V/220V, single-phase, TEFC, 1725 RPM, prewired 110V
- Amps: 11A at 110V, 5.5A at 220V
- Table size: 14" x 14" x 1-1/2"
- Table tilt: 45 deg. right, 10 deg. left
- Floor to table height: 43"
- Cutting capacity/throat: 13-1/2"
- Maximum cutting height: 6"
- Blade size: 93-1/2" (1/8" to 3/4" wide)
- Blade speed: 1800, 3100 FPM
- Overall dimensions: 27" wide x 67-1/2" high x 30" deep
- Approximate shipping weight: 247 lbs.
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50 Customer Reviews (4.8 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review
SPENT SEVERAL MONTHS REVIEWING SAWS, LATHES AND ALL ACCESSORIES. VERY SATISFIED WITH THIS SAW. DISAPPOINTED IN INSTRUCTION MANUAL. BUT THEN NOT SURE WHAT I SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED. THE VIEWING OF THE GRIZZLY FILMS ON THIS SAW ADJUSTMENT WERE THE GREATEST HELP.
I did alot of research online and several store visits, I almost bought a Jet Bandsaw too. But then I realized this bandsaw has many upgrades over this style. What I mean is look over many 14" bandsaws and you will see alot of them look like copies of each other just painted to match whatever companies paint scheme. Compare for yourself the Tensioning parts, this saw has a Great side tension lever, not the cheaper IMO pull down stamped steel lever so commonly found on other machines! A++. and the guide post adjustments! Alot of 14" Saws come with a knob you loosen the knob and the guide post slams to the table unless you remember to hold it, This Grizzly saw has a Rack and Pinion guide post! You loosen the knob and then turn a bigger knob for a precise adjustment! Again first class in my opinion! . Alot of other bandsaws come equipped with very cheap blade guides. the ones on this saw are ball bearings which I happen to like. I waited to review this saw until I had used it several months and it performs great! Have not had any issues with it. As far as blades go I purchased the Timber Wolf blades that Grizzly sells and find them to be of great quality. I highly recommend this Saw to anyone. Don't let the low price scare you away! its a quality machine
I just got this set up and have only run a few pieces of wood though it, but over all it went together nice and is very solid. Take your time on the blade tracking, and bearing set up (do it by the book) and you can't hear it run. I have mine on the roller stand, and it is perfect for the small shop. fence, table and miter are very solid.
the only thing that is not to my liking is the rip fence, very unhappy with that and will replace it ASAP!!
Other then that i like the saw it has the power to resaw 6" oak boards
I bought the G0555LANV a little less than one year ago and just now getting around to reviewing it. At the time I also purchased the Shop Fox heavy duty mobile base and the riser block. This saw is GREAT! It IS quite heavy to get on the base and took me and a neighbor to lift it. The adjustments are straight forward. I read the manual thoroughly first and watched a couple of videos on YouTube and they are not challenging at all (this is my first bandsaw.) Once I got the adjustments made and the included blade tensioned I made a couple of practice cuts to verify the accuracy. The blade did seem to want to be on the right side of the opening in the throat plate but this was resolved by adjusting the table on the trunion. After this I removed the included blade and installed a Timberwolf 1/4" 6tpi blade and WOW does that blade cut!!
I am just now getting to the point of adding the riser block to do some re-sawing for a luthier buddy of mine. I waited this long to get used to bandsaw woodworking and I can say this is one fine machine and I HIGHLY recommend it!
It took an hour or so to assemble, no issues and quality hardware was included. I have had so many issues with the way Jet packages and ships (missing parts) that I swore I would never give Jet another dollar, and this Band saw has made confirmed my decision was correct. Great tool, good power and quality parts make it a great tool.
Received this yesterday works great. Assembly instructions we easy to follow.
I did a lot of research before purchasing this saw. I have bought a number of Grizzly power tools, and have been very happy with them. However, this bandsaw had a very pronounced wobble, despite hours of adjusting. I went the advised route of contacting Grizzly tech support and endured over a month of frustration. The upper wheel had a very obvious eccentricity. Tech support sent me a second wheel, and I had the same problem. To make a long story short, tech support did not resolve the issue and insisted the unit be shipped back to them at great expense and hassle to me. Ah, but the story gets better........
Fortunately, I live 2 miles from the Bellingham headquarters. I walked into the showroom where I purchased this unit and explained my frustration. The salesperson simply said, "We'll make it right." When he found out I had no way to transport the saw back to Grizzly, he and another coworker stopped at my home on their way to work one morning and hauled the saw to Grizzly in his pickup. A week later, they delivered it back to me. It had a new wheel, a new blade, was adjusted, and now runs like a top.
I have never seen such proactive and friendly customer service. And now I can leave that 5-star review that so many others have left. I have gone from being a customer to an avid fan of Grizzly. Thank you Smitty!
This band saw is well made for a great price, and the customer and technical support are outstanding. I highly recommend this saw.
Received my first band saw today, I'm impressed with the finish and the overall quality of this saw, very simple to follow instructions, and no left over parts. I have not actually made saw dust yet, but have made a dry run, unit is smooth and very quite, will finish final adjustments tomorrow, and will follow up with update as to how the unit performs.
My only issues are: one of the bearings does not spin, and the fence will shift if too much pressure is placed upon it.. To your credit, i have not called to rectify this issue.
This is a great saw for the price. I've been using it to split bolts for violins and violas along with a ton of other things. It is a great addition to my workshop. Setup was easy, adjusting the bearings isn't as easy as much higher priced saws but once you have them fine tuned it cuts and tracks very well. \r\nMike D.
This bandsaw is a terrific value. The fit and finish are superlative. We're a professional custom cabinet shop, and this machine is going to do everything we are ever going to require of it.
I bought this saw after reading lots of reviews and have been very pleased. No complaints at all, completely satisfied, quality machine not. I like the adjustments and the ease of adjustment
If set up properly it'll work like a charm especially if you buy a better blade. \r\n
Great machine...definitely would add the riser block to give you those additional 6 inches of ripping. Works really well and was able to fine tune its running without any problems!!
Very professional product cuts with precision.\r\nI was even able to redraw 1/4 pieces out of 6" logs. Great investment will get passed on to my kids 40 years from now
This is my first bandsaw and I could not be happier. The anniversary edition has a very nice paint job and attractive logo. I have already did a number of projects where I have needed to resaw and have had no issues at all. When I bought this I never thought I would max out on the height of the resaw, but nearly got there with my third project and am seriously thinking about getting the extension kit before I buy more blades. The instructions and videos are a great help in setting up and maintaining the saw. It runs very smooth and a lot quieter than I expected. I look forward to many years of use.
Could not be happier with this bandsaw.\r\nI understand why shipping is so high, but honestly, it prevents me from buying all Grizzly tools.
Never had a saw like this before. It was somewhat easy to set up and adjust, just follow instructions. I viewed the video on Grizzly site and it helped me walked through each adjustment. Love it!
shipped early, best hardware seen. need adjusting but fine after a month.
Well made product. Arrived on time & set up was easy. Only downside is the color!! Gloss black is pretty but very hard to keep dust free.
I've had this saw a month now and love it. It has been on my wish list for quite awhile. So when it came up on sale, I figured now is the time.\r\nIt arrived in a timely manner, no damage. I was surprised at how heavy it was. Easy to assemble and adjust. The next thing I think I will \r\npurchase is the riser block kit and taller fence. I had never resawed before and with this saw and the correct blade it's a snap. I think this saw will last forever.
Very happy with this saw&amp;#39;s power and features. Dust collection isn&amp;#39;t very efficient. Dust piles up at the opposite end from the dust port. This is my third piece of equipment from Grizzly and every one of the shipments have been damaged to the point where I needed to replace a part or bend something back to its original shape to get the right fit. Grizzly should consider changing freight company.
Very happy with the quality of the product, simple assembly, and great support for the two times I called about adjustments.
This has been a great saw. Came with all the accessories to make using it easy.
this is a great saw after you get it set up there is no drifting and cuts straight easy to set up instructions are easy to read
Great saw and easy to assemble. Would recommend to anyone.
WORKS NICE AND QUITE.\r\nEasy to assemble but requires some help to put the top assembly on.\r\nThe adjustment directions are necessary to get it to work properly but they are required to get proper operation.\r\nThe videos on the site are also good and clear and easy to follow.\r\n\r\nStu\r\n
Seems pretty good so far. Easy to assemble and cuts hardwood with no problems.
I purchased my saw about 2 months ago. It has been a joy to use! It is an excellent saw easy to adjust and use. The videos are excellent to assist in putting it together and initial adjustment.
Excellent bandsaw. Once I got it set up and adjusted it cut with great precision. Runs nice and quiet. Great finish but it attracts dust.
Purchased this about one and half months ago. We added the 6" riser and so far this machine is awesome! Use it mostly for our wood lathe projects. Only setback was no hardware came for the base. We purchased it locally.
Great saw! Easy to work with and has enough power for most work applications.
Shipping was quick, but as usual, the packaging was damaged in shipment. Luckily nothing inside was damaged.
I also got the riser and mobile base at the time of purchase. Two must have items for me.
Like others have suggested, the saw blade that comes with it is crap. Okay for set up, (and that is pushing it!) but not good for real sawing.
Bought a couple of timberwolf blades, a 105" - 1/4-6 TPI for standard work, and a 105" 1/2-3 TPI for resaw. (105" blade is used with a riser)
What a difference the timberwolf blade makes!!! cuts 3/4" plywood like butter. I agree with others, replace the blade when you get the saw.
The only reason I can think of for using the blade that comes with the saw, is so you can appreciate what a difference a real blade makes after you replace the blade with a quality one.
Converted the saw to 220v while putting it together. very easy to do. (I think the saw runs much better on 220v.)
As some has suggested, putting the saw on the stand is a two man job. If you care about your back at all, get help.
For first time buyers, plan on spending time setting up the saw properly. read up on it and watch videos. As with any bandsaw, the saw will not function well if poorly setup.
My wife loves the bear. I love the saw, so I guess we are both happy.
I got this as a gift from my wife and have used it for some resawing and a few small decorative projects. All worked well except that one of the blade support bearings was bad from the git-go and had to be replaced. Just a simple call to Grizzly an a brief discussion had a replacement bearing set on the way. No problems since then.
This is a well designed, precision bandsaw.
I'm very happy with it and it works smoothly with plenty of power with all woods including thick hardwoods.
I also bought the resaw fence options and it cuts clean and straight for resaw usage.
The Wolf blades work well too.
I like the adjustment features, although the ball bearing guides are a bit finicky to get just right and tend to make a lot of noise if not adjusted to spin with the right blade positioning. They are pretty noisy and get jammed up if not cleaned regularly.
All in all, one of my favorite tools in my shop.
Common Questions and Answers about the G0555LANV:
What are the key differences between the various G0555 Series machines?
Aside from paint color and labeling, the G0555 and G0555P are identical machines; they are equipped with a 1 HP motor, aluminum wheels, manually-adjustable guide post, extruded aluminum fence, and open-style stand. The G0555X was built with the same basic design as the G0555/G0555P, but it is equipped with a 1.5 HP motor, cast-iron wheels, manually-adjustable guide post, a cabinet-style stand, a worklight, and a cast-iron fence with optional resaw fence attachment. The G0555LX and G0555LANV, aside from appearances, are also identical machines; however, they are built from a different design than the G0555/G0555P, so very few parts are interchangeable. The G0555LX and G0555LANV are equipped with a 1 HP motor, cast-iron wheels, extruded aluminum fence, rack-and-pinion adjustable guide post, open-style stand, and a padlock for the ON/OFF switch.
What is needed for converting this machine to 220V?
First, review the circuit requirements in the Owner's Manual to make sure you have the appropriate 220V power supply circuit and wall receptacle installed in your shop. Converting the machine to 220V involves (1) disconnecting saw from power supply, (2) cutting off existing power cord plug, (3) reconfiguring wire connections inside the motor junction box, and (4) installing the appropriate 220V plug (see Owner's Manual for full details). CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electrocution or fire, only an electrician or qualified service personnel should perform this procedure.
What is CSA? What does "CSA Certified" mean?
CSA (Canadian Standards Association) is an organization based out of Canada that is very similar to UL (Underwriters Laboratory) in the USA. Like UL, CSA provides two primary services. First, they develop Canada's minimum standards for the design, construction, and safety of a wide variety of products that are commercially sold in that country. These standards are completely voluntary and not a requirement for all products sold in Canada. Second, CSA acts as an NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory), which is essentially a 3rd party testing agency that has their own engineers/inspectors test and evaluate a product to ensure that it meets the requirements established in the applicable standards document for the primary market where the products are sold. In Grizzly's case, this is the USA and Canada, so many Grizzly machines are certified (usually by CSA, UL, or ETL) to meet both CSA (Canada) and UL (USA) standards. So, although CSA produces their own standards, any NRTL (such as UL, ETL, TUV, etc.) can also certify the same products to the CSA standards. The reason why one NRTL is used over another typically just boils down to a business decision by the company paying the NRTL to test/evaluate their products. An important part of any NRTL certification, besides the initial testing/evaluation, is the ongoing compliance requirements necessary to maintain the certification. This involves both regular and random product checks by the NRTL's inspectors or engineers at the factory or on the consumer level.
If I put a riser block on my bandsaw, do I lose 6" of adjustment with the blade?
No, the riser block kits include a replacement guide post and blade guard, which allows the guide blocks to be adjusted within the full range of the additional 6" cutting height gained by its installation.
General Questions and Answers:
How do I know what type of blade I should buy?
Blade choice is typically determined by the type and purpose of cut, the hardness and thickness of wood, and the desired trade-offs between cutting speed vs. cutting quality. In general, a wider blade is preferred for cutting straight lines because the blade tends to wander less, and a narrower blade is preferred for cutting curves because it has a much tighter minimum cutting radius. The two main types of blade teeth are "Hook" and "Raker". Hook teeth tend to cut faster and leave rougher results, while Raker teeth tend to cut slower and leave smoother results. There are additional types of teeth, such as Skip, Positive Claw, or AS-S, that are essentially modified versions of the Hook or Raker tooth shapes, but with slight changes to the cutting angle, gullet-to-tooth ratio, tooth set, etc. to provide unique advantages for special types of cuts.
Can a metal bandsaw cut wood or vice versa?
The proper cutting speed for the majority of ferrous metals is under 300 FPM. The proper cutting speed for the majority of wood cuts is over 3000 FPM. Trying to cut metals on a wood bandsaw--at speeds 10 times faster than they should be--is dangerous and will likely result in a broken blade, damage to the bandsaw, and a really horrible cut. Cutting wood on a metal bandsaw is possible, but it would be tedious and slow, and likely would not produce a decent quality of cut. In addition, bandsaw blades for cutting wood are designed much differently than bandsaw blades for cutting metal. With that said, there are some soft, non-ferrous metals (such as aluminum) that can be cut at around 1500 FPM (if using the correct blade type). Although some of our wood bandsaws operate at approximately this same speed, the other components of these saws weren't designed to handle the metal chips and swarf that would be produced by the cut, which would likely result in minor damage to the machine and void the warranty. The bottom line is this: Always buy the right machine for the job!
What are the differences between ball bearing, block, and disc (a.k.a. "Euro style") guide blocks?
The main differences between blade guide types can be boiled down to four factors: (1) amount/quality of support, (2) amount of blade friction created from that support, (3) ease of set-up and adjustment, and (4) durability and maintenance frequency. Ball-bearing guides offer the best all-around balance of these four factors. Although they don't provide as much contact area for support as block or disc guides, they do maintain constant contact with the blade without greatly increasing friction. They are also the easiest to set up and tend to be the most durable. Disc guides provide the highest amount of contact area for support, but as with guide blocks, they must be positioned 0.004" away from the blade, which requires some type of gauge to be used for proper set up. Whereas some disc guides are fixed, similar to block guides, our Euro-Style disc guides spin with blade contact, which greatly reduces friction and the need for regular resurfacing. Block guides offer excellent support, but unless they're made from specialized materials to reduce wear or friction, they tend to fall behind the other guide types in all other categories.
What type of blade do I need for resawing?
Generally speaking, you'll want to use a wide blade (1/2" or larger) with "Hook" style teeth (or "Positive Claw" on Timberwolf blades) and a low number of teeth per inch (TPI). A wide blade helps ensure cuts are straight and the Hook style teeth have large gullets for removing material as the blade passes through the workpiece.
My bandsaw blade came with a tag on it that said "Recommended for cutting wood or soft non-ferrous metal." Does this mean I can cut metal with my wood bandsaw?
Just because the blade is recommended for both wood and soft, non-ferrous metal (e.g. aluminum, copper, etc.), it doesn't mean your wood bandsaw is suitable for cutting both types of material. It is important to keep in mind that the blade you bought may also be used on other types of bandsaws, such as our G0640X or G0621X, which are specially designed to cut both wood and metal.
Can I still use my bandsaw without connecting it to a dust collector?
Yes, this is possible, but we don't recommend it. Without using a dust collector, the dust will quickly pile up in and around your machine, resulting in additional cleaning time later. Besides making a mess, fine dust can be harmful to your respiratory system. It is a better choice to connect your bandsaw to a properly designed dust collection system that at least pulls the recommended minimum CFM from each dust port on the machine.
What is the purpose of the pin that fits in the blade slot opening at the end of the table?
All bandsaw tables are inherently weaker on the outside half of the table. This is due to the slotted opening that allows the blade to pass through the table during blade changes. The table pin helps reinforce the two sides of the table around this slot, so they remain aligned with each other and keep the table flat. For this reason, it is extremely important to always keep the table pin firmly installed, unless you're changing blades.