Grizzly G0640X - 17" Metal/Wood Bandsaw w/Inverter Motor
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- Variable speed control
- Requires single-phase power
- Left and right table tilting control
- Upper and lower ball-bearing blade guides
- Rack-and-pinion adjustment on upper blade guide support
- Precision-ground cast iron table
- Fully balanced cast iron wheels with rubber tires
- Quick release blade tension
- Two 4" dust ports
- Includes rip fence and miter gauge
- Rip fence comes with: magnified cursor, dead lift quick release, solid lever lock and extruded aluminum resaw fence that also transforms for cutting thin stock
- Motor: 2 HP, 220V, 3-phase, 1725 RPM, 8 Amps (Actually runs on single-phase, 220V)
- Maximum cutting height: 12"
- Throat capacity: 16-1/4"
- Blade length: 131-1/2"
- Blade size range: 1/8"–1"
- Included blade size: 131-1/2" x 1/2" x 6 TPI (similar to Grizzly model H4807 wood cutting blade)
- Blade speed: Variable, 100–3600 FPM
- Table tilt: 45° right, 5° left
- Floor to table height: 37-1/2"
- Table size: 23-5/8" x 17-1/4"
- Overall size: 32" W x 73" H x 32" D
- Approximate shipping weight: 416 lbs.
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1 Customer Review (5 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review
Moving up to this huge beauty from a junky, 20 year-old 14" Harbor Freight saw is like jumping from a VW into a Mercedes.
It's accuracy will depend upon how much effort and care you put into aligning it before you start using it. The table is adjustable in every plane except vertical. The blade tracking and tensioning systems are easy to use with all controls large and readily at hand. There is a tension-release lever to extend the life of the tires by relieving tension pressure on them when the saw is not in use. The blade guide is massive, rock-solid when it's locked in and supports the blade with large, sealed, adjustable ball bearings.
It has a very well-engineered system to shift speeds from high, for wood cutting, to low, for metal cutting. The drive belts are quickly and easily swapped and re-tensioned without the use of tools. The motor has a built-in continuous-run (as long as the main switch is turned on) cooling fan, very important with an inverter motor, which can overheat at low speeds with just the motor driven cooling fan.
With a 1" wide 10-14VP bi-metal blade and the speed turned down to 200 FPM it goes through 1/2" 304 Stainless plate like butter.
My only complaint, and it's a minor one, is that the chips coming off the blade under the table don't have much of a way to get to the area where the vacuum can pick them up (or at least store them where they can be vacuumed later) and which after extended cutting will make a big cleanup necessary. This is especially true when cutting metal, which is 95% of my cutting.