Grizzly G0803 - 9" Benchtop Bandsaw
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- Motor: 1/3 HP, 120V, single-phase, 2.8A
- Table size: 12" x 12" x 5/8"
- Table tilt: 0° - 45° right
- Base to table height: 13"
- Cutting capacity/throat: 8-7/8"
- Maximum cutting height: 3-5/8"
- Blade size: 62" (1/8" to 3/8" wide)
- Blade speed: 2460 FPM
- 15-1/4" x 8-3/8"
- Overall size: 20-3/4"W x 29-1/2"H x 17"D
- Weight: 42 lbs.
- Approximate shipping weight: 49 lbs.
- Steel frame and doors
- 2" Dust port
- Included work light
- Rack-and-pinion table tilt adjustment
- Adjustable wheels for alignment/ coplanarity
- Extruded aluminum rip fence
- LED worklight
- Die-cast aluminum wheels
- Upper and lower ball-bearing blade guides
- Quick-release blade tension
- Rubber tires
- Lower wheel brush
- Push stick and miter gauge included
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63 Customer Reviews (4.8 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review
I have only used this saw a few times since assembling it but so far I like it very much. It came well-adjusted right out of the box. the blade ran true and cut nice and straight, much better than my 50+ year-old Rockwell Delta I had before this. I will agree with other reviewers that the light needs more rigidity once you move it it. Otherwise happy.. Ag ood value saw.
I am not happy with this product. It does not do what the manual says it will do. You cannot use a 3/8" blade because the bearing runs continuously in which the manual says will burn it up.
I bought this saw without really doing my homework about it. It is called a "nine-inch" saw, and I assumed that to be the depth of cut. I needed to cut up some small logs that are about 7" - 8" in diameter, and I thought this saw would do it. The depth of cut with this saw is no more than about 3 or 4 inches. I went ahead with the project by splitting the logs, but the saw blade is so flexible that it just wandered all over the place in the wood rather than giving me a straight cut.
I think this saw is better suited for hobbyists who need to cut pieces for model airplanes, etc.
The saw seems to be very well made, and the packaging and shipping were great. There was no damage. The owner's manual is one of the best written manuals I have ever read. The authors need to get a major pat on the back for their work.
I enjoy doing business with Grizzly, and it is my fault that I didn't research the product before I purchased it. I will sell it locally to somebody who needs a lighter duty tool than I need.
I belong to a woodworking club that makes toys for less fortunate children, most from 2x pine. before the first box of about 50 one of the bearings started to make noise. The saw is the perfect size but looks like is a bearing eater. Other than that it seems to be a good saw so if you don't mind replacing bearings, buy it.
This is a great bench top bandsaw. The features allow for easy setup and maintenance!
Bought this bandsaw thinking it would be better than harbor freight, sears and ryobi. Yes it's way better!! The o my thing I don't like it the darn light. Will not stay in place. Otherwise I love it!!
As seen in previous reviews, the product is servicable. Its light is close to worthless due to location and it takes time to really tune it up for use. I dont understand why Grizzly cannt improve on these two shortcomings, but it is about what I expected.
Don't let the three stars set the complete tone for this review. I like the bandsaw. It has some very good features, such as the bearing guides and tension relief lever. The problems I experienced were with the factory setup. It took me a full day to set the saw up so that it would cut to my satisfaction. Am I picky? Yes, to the extreme. The time consuming challenge was to bring the mitre slot into (near) perfect alignment with the saw blade. Their simply was not adequate provision for angling the table properly. I could get within three millimeters (measuring at extreme ends of the mitre slot), but no closer. After checking and re-checking all the components that might be contributing to the situation, I opted for some slight machining modifications to the table. Now the saw cuts straight as an arrow with both the fence and the mitre gauge, but I ended up spending a lot of time doing what some factory worker in China should have done before this product went into the box. Having worked with overseas vendors for decades, I understand that some of them have a tendency to get sloppy over time. It may be time to give this one a little extra attention, Grizzly.
I am a part time wood worker, I brought this saw to help out with some of my jobs. One of the first things I did was make some cuts on 3in rough cut cypress for table base. The saw was able to handle the thickness and curves. This saw did not disappoint at all. Highly recommend it!
Just recieved my new bandsaw today. After 20 years of getting by using only a scrollsaw, I am definitely going to enjoy this saw. The saw came well packaged. Instructions were ample. Setup was easy and straightforward. In 30 minutes or so I was trying the saw out on 2 and 1/4" dried white oak. The saw handled everything with no problem. Key to this, I think is correct setup, checking all the bearing adjustments, squaring the table and the fence and looking at a lot of youtube videos prior to purchase. Angle cuts were precise! I did need to adjust bearing clearances to begin with. Afterwards the saw ran with minimal vibration. In addition, the fence works well.This is a great value for a small shop, homeowner, tinkerer like me. The light is usable, but would be better if the flexible shaft/cord were about 3" longer. Then the light could be better focused toward the front of the blade cutting surface.
Like others, the only fault I have with the saw is the position of the light. I fixed that by relocating the light at the top right corner of the saw. I roubted the wire across the inside top of the saw and down the inside to the main frame to the transformer. All it took was a longer piece of wire.
I bought this on sale and it has proven to be a good value. I really like the fence.
I bought this about a month ago and was very happy with everything about it except the LED work light should have a longer cord on it. Other then that I love it!!
I have used this saw for three different projects with no need for adjustment. Works like it should.
happy with everything, but my work light does not work,you have sent me different parts, but still does not work
Nice little tool. Amazing for the money.
It is not to be compared to a 14 inch band saw. It is fine for small jobs and it can stored away nicely when not in use.
Well made and perfect for my small shop. Arrived quickly. Easy to set up.
From half inch to two inch stock this saw is rock solid. Same results that I get with larger bandsaws.
This is a very good machine. I had to adjust the lower wheel a small amount to keep the blade running in the center. The instructions that came with the unit was quite
clear , so it was easy enoughh to do. The saw cust well and does everything I want it to do.
The only recommendation I would make is to make the flex portion of the light a little stiffer so as stay in place better.
I enjoy dealing with Grizzley and look forward to doing more business in the future.
John Quinton , Burlington Ontario. .
If those folks that complain about the built in light placement use it as a reason not to buy-- they are nuts--would buy again
Just the right size, wish I had got it sooner,, easy set up and basically works fine out of the box
Pros: The saw is easy to lift, and seems to be sturdy. It makes nice clean cuts, and is a very good machine for the price.
Con: The light is awkwardly located, and casts a shadow on the part of the work one needs to see.
Slightly underpowered, but since I have a 14" bandsaw too, not really a problem. Overall quality is good, part fit well and it has nice features such as quick tension release. Only real complaint is that upper wheel had a damaged spoke which may weaken the wheel or throw off the balance making operating less smooth than it could be.
I'm having a lot of trouble putting the saw together, can't get the blade back inside the glides or rollers
As and educator we have purchased many different types of bench band saws...(Ryobi, Black and Decker, Dewalt and Rigid). The grizzly product has by far exceeded our user expectation and we will be purchasing more in the future. It cost fifty dollars more but it will last twice as long. A great product.
Bel Air high school
This size bandsaw is great for the hobby or home shop user. It is not meant for commercial use but is great for everyday use.
great saw cuts straight and true. i am an avid hobbit and use the saw at least 3 times a week and works and cuts whatever i feed it.
I have set up the bandsaw, adjusted the saw following the directions, and used it to cut my first piece of thin wood.It cut beautifully. I am very pleased. I had waited a month for our electric co. to change the outlet to three pronged before i actually used the saw for that first cut. I am looking forward to the new catalog coming in the mail as promised by your email message.
After extensive reviews and looking over specs I found this to be well worth the money. A few months of use and I have only good things to say about its solid build quality and performance. My constructive criticism to grizzly is to remove or relocate the light attachment. Also the fence rail knobs need to be shortened to accommodate the swing of the bottom door.
My husband has had several bandsaws over the years, and asked for this one as a Christmas gift. For the money, it had several features he'd not had previously, and he is very happy with it.
This is one of the best benchtop band saws I have used. The quality is top notch and works well for smaller woodworking and art pieces I am working on. Highly recommend it. The only thing to make note of as I did not realize this myself as an amateur but the 9" bandsaw does not reflect the overall cutting height. The largest piece you can cut is 3 1/2" piece of wood.
This is my first Grizzly product and I am very satisfied with it. I did have an issue with the work light not working
and it took 3 different attempts before it was finally corrected. Your techs that I spoke with were all very good
to work with and helpful. There was apparently a wiring issue with the light and the LED driver, but the last light
that was sent to me works fine. Again, I am very satisfied with the product and enjoy using it.
I chose the Grizzly over other comparable saws because of the quality and extra features it comes with. Well worth the extra money.
This 9in bandsaw has to be the best benchtop bandsaw on the market, especially at this price point. Don't even mention this saw in the same breath as the 9in saws you see at the box stores- they are from two different planets. This is a high end saw scaled down, just like you're looking for. The design is very well thought out. The power switch is where you expect it to be, which oddly enough is not where most saws in this price range put it. The saw is solid and stable when cutting, without being bolted down. The work table is solid and adjustable for angled cuts. The included fence locks down tight and is adjustable for skew alignment. With very little setup and tuning, the saw was running true and making great cuts half an hour after I took it out of the box. It has all the adjustments you find on bigger, more expensive saws. The only minor quibble is that the work light comes out of the back of the saw. (Frankly, there's no other good place to mount it. The power switch and the light switch occupy all the real estate on the front between the access covers.) Thankfully the flexible neck is long enough to reach around as shown in the picture. Has it been an issue? Nope. Maybe one day when I have absolutely nothing else to do I'll remount the light. No, I won't. Because it works just like it is and I have better things to do.
Buy with confidence.
This arrived quickly and was very easy to assemble. This is my first bandsaw so it took me a little time to get the tension and tracking figured out, but it's working awesomely now. If I buy a bigger one later on, it will most likely be another Grizzly!
This saw works great, Grizzly has an amazing shipping department. I highly recommend buying your tools from this company.
Purchased this saw for prepping bowl blanks to turn on my Grizzly lathe. Tool arrived in good condition, went together with no issues. I have cut 2" thick maple with no problem. My only issue would be the fairly useless light. The only way to use is to hook it over the knob on the end of the saw. It will not hold up and sags badly rendering it useless. I'm a professional woodworker, and have access to high end handsaws. For the price, I am very impressed with the performance and quality of this less than $200.00 machine.
I bought this saw about a month ago and have used it to cut 2" oak and 1/4" aluminum with a 1/8th inch blade. I was quite surprised at how it cut so effortlessly. I've it for several hours now and just love the way it cuts. I did have to do some alignment on the machine, to be expected. The machine is worth the price I paid. Its better than anything out there I've seen or used.
I bought this saw after some deliberation. Needed a small bandsaw for my shop to prep knife scales so it didn't need to be very big. Came down to this saw and the Craftsman 10". Pretty much equal in a side by side, got to look at and put my hands on the Craftsman but not the Grizzly. But I have a couple of Grizzly products and they have served me well, plus it was on sale, so I ordered it. Saw came in a few days later and I was able to set it up this weekend. Unboxed it and quickly realized 2 things, 1 the top handle was broken in half and 2 no instruction manual ... But we got her figured out! Not much to put together anyway. Initial set up was pretty strait forward, got the table on and squared up, installed the fence, set the upper and lower blade guides and fired it up! Saw runs smooth and blade deflection was minimal. Sawed up a bunch of handle stock, mesquite, walnut, G-10 and krynite to see how it performed. The saw handled it fine.
So initial observation are
1. Not a bad little saw for the money!
2. Upper and lower ball bearing blade guides are a plus!
3. The fence is good. Once adjusted, locks in tight, has a good handle.
4. The light needs some work, it does an excellent job of lighting up the BACK side of the blade and your saw line, and casts a shadow across your line of sight. I would change the position of the light, either in front of or the left side of the saw or leave it off completely. I have magnetic base lights I use anyway, but if your gonna go through the trouble of putting it on the saw, might as well make it functional.Right?
For the money( less than $200.00) can't beat it. I'll repost another review after a few months and we'll see how it holds up.
Purchased after Christmas 2015 and used lightly for 6 weeks now. Delivery was fast and the saw is well packed in two substantial pieces of styrofoam. Setup took just over 45 minutes. Wheels were parallel and coplanar right out of the box. The lower blade guide has a tendency to rotate in its track as you tighten it so one bearing ends up higher than the other in relation to the blade. I used a screwdriver as a lever against the frame to minimize this and once tightened the lower blade guide stays in place. Top and bottom blade guide bearings are not eccentric but simply slide in and out once loosened. A square nut, in a track, on the rear of the guide keeps each in place when tightened. Fence is better than most for a small saw. Miter gauge is marginal -- no slop when in table. Slide is metal, the rest is plastic. LED light should have a longer flexible shaft so it can actually light up the work area. I angle it from the back side and get a little light onto the blade and cut line. Cutting hardwood spoon blanks has been much easier than with a Sears 9" bandsaw. The ball bearing blade guides make all the difference. The saw has good tracking with the included raker blade and cuts smoothly. Purchased a 3/8 Olsen 4 tpi blade but haven't installed it yet. Installed the saw on a Harbor Freight stand. Saw runs very smoothly and passes the nickel test.