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Power and performance for the woodworking hobbyist. Runs on 110V with no special wiring required.

The Grizzly G0555 bandsaw series has long provided a benchmark for woodworking hobbyists. This Extreme version provides 50% more horsepower and swaps the aluminum wheels for cast iron, made the table 6-1/2" longer, and added a built-in work light and patented, extruded-aluminum resaw fence. This model also features a closed cabinet stand with storage.

Combine all these features with the already phenomenal list of standard features and this is one awesome bandsaw.

Add the Grizzly H3051 Riser block kit to increase your cutting capacity to 12 inches high, and an optional H7587 Resaw Fence to make swapping from resawing to regular cuts even simpler and more precise.

This 14” Grizzly bandsaw is one of the most powerful bandsaws available that can make use of standard household 110V power. (If your shop is wired for 220, the G0555x can use it with a simple power cord change.)

The G0555X comes with a 1-year warranty on parts. Support for the G0555x is provided by a US-based product support team and well-stocked parts department.

The Grizzly G0555X 14 inch Bandsaw is built for quality and meets or exceeds CSA22.2 #7 1.2-10 and UL 987-7th standards.

  • Powerful 1.5 HP Motor
  • Deluxe heavy-duty closed stand with storage
  • Upper and lower ball bearing blade guides
  • Includes 3/8" bladeFence scale with magnifying window
  • Fence is adjustable for blade lead
  • Cast iron framePowder-coated paint
  • 4" dust port
  • Motor: 1-1/2 HP, 110V/220V, single-phase, 1725 RPM, 15A/7.5A, prewired 110V
  • Table size: 20-1/2" x 14" x 1-1/2"
  • Table tilt: 45° right, 15° left
  • Floor-to-table height: 44"
  • Deluxe extruded aluminum re-saw fence and miter gauge
  • Cutting capacity/throat: 13-1/2"

71 Customer Reviews (4.8 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Eric S
03/28/2020 2:35:42 PM

I finally received my band saw and waited to right a response until I was set up and cutting wood. Once I was able to adjust everything (I also watched your videos) the saw works as good as it looks! Very quiet and cuts great. Straight and true. Thanks again!

joseph B
03/09/2020 9:10:27 PM

really like my new saw, I am sure it will be a great replacement for my old one

Great bandsaw for the money! 12/23/2019 8:12:57 PM

I bought this bandsaw two years ago and thought I would leave an extended test review. First off, I am happy I opted for the extra 1/2 HP motor. Even on 110 VAC (126VAC in my neck of the woods), I have not been want of power. I mostly use it for resawing dry o kiln dry hardwoods (oak, maple, walnut) with a 1/2" or 3/4" Olson blade. I bought the additional riser block and am running 105" blades. The riser came damaged but Grizzly was very quick to replace it when I sent photos of the bent alignment pin. Setup was pretty quick but with a lot of Asian built tools, adding lube is your friend. I used silicone grease on the guide rod and lithium grease on all the block bearing set and locking screws. For the cast iron table and resaw fence, I treated this with pure silicone spray. I am running a standard 10 watt led bulb in the work lamp which handles any vibration well without getting hot. The cabinet is also great for storing a selection of blades. Setting the blade guide bearings is a little coarse but plenty sufficient especially with larger blades. The motor never bogs down which is a relief especially when resawing especially thick stock. I have been able to resaw 10" stock without issue. Dust collection is sufficient with a standard shop vac and likely would be better with a proper dust collection system. Gummy woods will accumulate material on the tires but with some cleaning, even 2yrs later, shows no signs of tire wear. Make sure to run this machine on its own dedicated circuit as even a shop vac will overload a 20amp breaker during heavy resaws. The sheet metal is also a reasonably heavy guage for a prosumer tool. The one negative is the fence measurement guide is useless. With or without the resaw fence, the sticker of the fence guide does not correspond to actual distance from the blade with or without the resaw guide in place. Always take test cuts to determine your cut. The table tilt also can slip with heavy stock unless you really tighten it down. Overall, this is a great machine for the money especially for those looking for a powerful machine without breaking the bank. One thing to keep in mind is that lift gate service is required to get the two pallets off the truck, they do not guarantee roll up to your shop unless you have a dock.

Anonymous Reviewer
11/29/2019 4:21:54 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Awesome Machine - so glad I got this! 11/21/2019 12:21:57 PM

Bought this about a month ago and I can't be happier. This is a great piece of machinery. I did purchase the riser kit with an additional 3/4 blade but have not installed that yet. Two things that I would like a little better are 1: there is no clip to hold the work light cord as it will just hang down, but easily fixable with tape, possibly zip tie or other type of cord securer. 2 - As many have noted, the dust port is not the greatest design. Maybe Grizzly should do a "Dust Port" Challenge for best design associated with their band saws. Winners receive a voucher or discount :) All in all, I love this thing. I also purchased T28922 Bear Crawl Cub Mobile Base and that works great.

Anonymous Reviewer
11/12/2019 3:08:28 AM

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Richard B
My new bandsaw 10/04/2019 4:51:28 PM

The packages (2) arrived a bit beat up, the interior packaging did a fine job protecting the saw components.
Assembly instructions were very good and clear. 100% of the parts were included with no extra parts to confuse me.
The alignment instructions were very helpful.
I rewired the 120 to 240 with no difficultly. The wirenut needed for that was even provided!
Smooth operation on first attempt. I had seen that previous owners had complained that the included blade was poor, but a few cuts wore off the sticky finish, greatly improving its performance to adequate.

Anonymous Reviewer
great bandsaw, nice upgraded features compared to those from the '80s 09/30/2019 11:41:53 PM

I wanted a great bandsaw for medium size projects, one that ran smoothly and quietly. This bandsaw will do nicely! A somewhat heavy bandsaw, it does take some cleverness to get into the garage. I picked it up from the local freight site, unloaded from the car using a hydraulic lift table, wheeled it into in the garage, slid it off the table while tilting it so that the base was at the floor, walked it out of the box, and got it safely onto the floor (upright). To get it onto the stand, I rigged an overhead beam at the right height off the floor, created a lift harness, then used the hoist to raise the saw an inch or so above the base, moved the base into position, lowered the saw, aligned the bolt holes and bolted it on.

Gerry B
09/18/2019 11:12:25 AM

I can not believe that I waited this long to up-grade my band saw. The G0555X is like driving the best car you could ever dream of owning. Easy to set up and start cutting with ease. The tensioning system is the best I have seen on a band saw, and the blade guide rollers help to make your cutting super accurate. Great job Grizzly!

Duke S
09/07/2019 4:45:48 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
08/09/2019 10:31:17 AM

This saw replaced an almost identical one I had for almost 40 years. As a working carpenter, I rely on my tools and this one is as good as or even better than the first one.

Anonymous Reviewer
07/11/2019 11:27:11 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
06/30/2019 5:52:37 PM

The bandsaw I purchased has exceeded my expectations. The delivery people were more than helpful, and Grizzlys tech support folks were happy to walk me through the blade adjustments that I needed. Thank you.
Greg Titus

Lawrence V
bandsaw 05/17/2019 3:16:12 AM

This was a clearance saw with a 1-3/4 HP motor. It is very heavy and solid. I am impressed with how it was constructed. even the base is heavy built. If anyone is on the fence to purchase one of these, take the leap because you won't be disappointed. I admit the delivery man was a big help to get it off loaded for me and wheeled into my garage. He had a power lift tailgate and a hand pallet truck. I was worrying how to deal with the delivery but it was a snap. I have the saw almost assembled just some fine tuning to do. I am very happy with the purchase.

Anonymous Reviewer
Product good but choose a different freight carrier 04/16/2019 2:31:31 PM

The bandsaw seems solidly designed. UPS Freight, however, lost it in transit. To add insult to injury, I even received a call and rearranged my schedule to stay around my home for 4 hours to have no one show up. UPS Freight didn't even have the decency to call and cancel saying they could not find the saw and therefore were not even going to attempt delivery. Grizzly had to ship a second bandsaw which reached me about the time UPS Freight found the old one.

After assembly, I used the Alex Snodgrass method for aligning the band blade and the guides and have been using it with good results.

I'll end by repeating - nicely designed bandsaw, but ditch UPS Freight and find a more respectable carrier.

Gregg C
04/06/2019 1:21:32 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
product seems a little on the light side 04/03/2019 4:11:32 PM

I bought the model with cast iron wheels but it looks like they were afraid to use any metal, very skinny wheels. also the blade guide system is made of cast aluminum, very week design this should be steel in my opinion. they just don't make them for durability. REALLY!

Anonymous Reviewer
01/26/2019 2:07:05 AM

First of all, let me say I love this saw, it's a great deal for the money. Now for I hope constructive critique: arrived timely, and packaging was good, no issues. Saw assembly pretty intuitive. Extension table (not main table) a real pain in the ass to get aligned and level. Manual is very well written and produced, but photos suck. B&W is ok, but photos did not show enough detail to illustrate what instructions were talking about. Also, wish I had bought riser with saw, ended up buying after the fact.
Like I said, I love the saw and feel it's a great deal for the money, and would recommend it to my friends.

Anonymous Reviewer
the Quietest machine in my shop 12/08/2018 12:29:26 PM

This band saw is everything I have been looking for in a band saw and more having the ability to expand by doubling the cutting capacity. It needed at this time but good to know just a lot will fix future needs rather than buying a bigger one

Excellent saw 12/02/2018 12:10:15 PM

I bought this saw to cut bowl blanks from logs. I added the 6 inch riser so that I had more height capacity. I have cut several bowl blanks now and this saw is performing very well. It is solid, well constructed and aesthetically pleasing. When I received it, it came in two boxes. I was very impressed with how well the components were tightly packed in sturdy boxes and surrounded with plenty of Styrofoam. It would take some pretty rough handling to damage the contents. Assembling it is definitely a two man job, but lacking the second man and with the aid of a small chain hoist I was able to easily assemble it myself and have it in operation is fairly short order.

Brian H
Excellent Addition to My Shop!!! 11/26/2018 5:53:39 PM

This is a great saw! It seems like it's got all the power that I'm going to need, even wired for 110V. It was easy to set up, and it's a joy to use.

Anonymous Reviewer
Love this saw 07/19/2018 6:18:00 PM

I have a small basement shop. I don't have room for larger equipment. This saw packs a lot of punch in a small size. The blade guides are great. The power is great. I'm very happy with this saw.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/23/2018 12:48:59 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
06/08/2018 5:41:43 PM

First bandsaw I ever used. Scroll cutting now works great. Soon I will order another blade I plan to resaw a 4 inch oak to make a stem for a boat if will do that like it does this it gets my vote

Anonymous Reviewer
Better than expected/Proud to own! 06/06/2018 11:24:36 AM

I bought this saw to replace an antique 3 wheel saw that I had inherited.
After studying many reviews of many different band saws, this one was the best fit for me.
It was shipped in a timely manner and very well packaged.
The fit and finish of all components was way better than expected and it is very pretty lo look at.
Set up instructions were thorough and straight forward,
Table is flat, fence and miter gage are well made and work well, and blade guides are easy to adjust.
Blade that came with it is OK for general purposes and to get started sawing.
The cabinet is a big plus and well made; great for storing related stuff like the riser extension parts and extra blades. (space is a major concern in my 1 car garage shop.)
I do wish that the cabinet had an adjustable shelf and that the light was hardwired instead of needing a separate outlet to work and that the power cord for the saw was 2 or 3 feet longer. ( That would make it more convenient for me but not any kind of real problem.)
I'm happy and I do highly recommend this band saw unit. I use it for resawing, bow making, and other projects with hard and soft woods.

Mike F
Great 06/01/2018 1:25:25 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Glad I desided on this saw 05/11/2018 10:37:04 AM

Very happy with this saw. Very easy to assemble and adjust. Grizzly will be my first place to look when purchasing equipment in the future.

Paul S
Fantastic Band Saw 04/17/2018 9:00:08 PM

I had been working with a 10 inch band saw that required constant adjustments that were laborious to do. After seeing the Grizzly at a woodworking show I knew it was to one that I needed. My expectations were greatly exceeded when I finally had my Grizzly in my shop. What a wonderful, and accurate machine. Solid engineered design that keeps its alignment and performs to repeatable standards. I added the optional resaw height extension and it looks like it was an integral piece assembled at the manufacture. finally, this saw is unbelievably quiet. Grizzly makes an outstanding product!

Michael R
Great Bandsaw! 04/03/2018 7:01:53 PM

Wow, this is a great bandsaw. I am very satisfied with the quality. I can't wait to get started building new pieces.

Howard W
04/02/2018 11:43:39 PM

I bought this saw almost ten years ago. I spent the time reading the book and set it up just like it said. THIS SAW IS THE BOMB! I can shave a 32nd off the side of a board, I resaw with it, I cut out chair and table legs and it performs superbly. I buy top shelf blades (timberwolf) and you couldn't ask for better performance. It's smooth and no vibration. I set it up on a Haror Freight caster platform and roll it anywhere I want. No I don't work for Grizzly. I do own several of their products and have not been disappointed with any of them.

Anonymous Reviewer
It's OK, but not worth the extra cost 02/09/2018 4:02:09 PM

The saw doesn't suck, but I don't understand how anyone can seriously give this a 5-star rating. To me, 5-star is "the very best," and not "it works", which is what I can say about this saw. It worked when I plugged it in. Since I've never used the 1HP version, I can't tell what difference the extra 1/2HP makes, but it adds $300 to the cost over the base unit, since none of the other upgrades are worth very much, as I'll explain. Because the fit and finish of the cabinet, plastic parts, and lack of wheels on a very heavy machine, this absolutely isn't 5-star.

As in a few other reviews, the sheet metal doors on my unit do not line up properly, requiring careful alignment and pushing to get them closed. They are sort of aligned, but not well-aligned. It doesn't make sense that the top-of-the-line 555 model didn't include a rolling stand. The upgrade includes a cabinet stand, but the door is on the backside of the saw and it doesn't have wheels to move it so you can get into the cabinet. So that "upgrade" really isn't one, unless your saw is sitting in the middle of your shop's floor. For my situation, a cardboard box next to the saw is more useful since it is easier to get to the things I put inside it. A cabinet with wheels on the bottom would have been an upgrade and really what I'd expect in the line's premier model.

The upgraded cast iron wheels spin, but again, it seems that close was good enough. The machine vibrates some when it's on, so tell the truth guys - they really aren't "precision balanced". They don't wobble so much I'm worried about them coming off their axles, but they do wobble a little. The cast iron table is very flat, but not easily set to zero. The design has 2 knobs under the table to tighten the table angle. There is no indexing mechanism, to let you know when it's back, so you need to zero it every time. And the scale isn't very helpful, since it's under the table. And the extension table does not line up with the table, on either axis. The left blade guard is plastic, but it works to keep you from getting cut. There is a tension release to ease some of the stress from the blade when not in use, which is a nice feature that should help with your blade's life.

I upgraded with the 6-inch riser block and mini-stand, which were another $170, along with Carter bearing guides, and now the saw is "better" but still, not 5-star. I changed out the guide bearings, but the ones that it came with were OK. They would hold their settings. I sealed and waxed the cast iron table and there's no sign of rust. It was well-covered in grease when it was shipped, which some people have complained about, but I would rather have to clean the table once than chase rust all the time. I cleaned the top with mineral spirits and immediately sealed it with Boeshield T-9, then waxed, and there isn't a speck of rust after 2 months. As for setup, it didn't take long to get the tracking and tension set so I don't have a drift problem when resawing. The included resaw fence is nice; it's tall enough to index against easily and it was easy to align to the miter slot. It stays locked down with 4 screws to hold it in place. It's wasn't quite perpendicular to the table, so I had to shim the back of it. The dust collection doesn't get much of the dust, since much of it gets caught at the lower guides. I end up cleaning up most of it with a wand. The worklight is attached to the back of the machine, which - for me - is the wrong side of the blade. The light glares off the cast iron table when it's behind the blade. It will move enough to light up the right side of the blade but doesn't reach all the way around so you can light up the workpiece. Better than nothing, maybe, but I put a light above the saw on in front of the blade so I can see where the cutting edge is in relation to my fingers.

It's an OK saw. It worked when I unpacked it and set it up, but you should expect that. The reason I don't recommend the 555X is because I don't believe the extra half-horsepower gained is worth all the extra expense. The upgrades don't make up the difference in cost, and some of them are flat-out annoying. Knowing what I do now, I might get the base 555 and add on all the other things I bought/had to buy anyway and saved almost $300.

Stephen M
nice bandsaw 02/08/2018 12:10:00 AM

A very nice bandsaw. Good power and capacity without taking up to much room in a small shop. Added riser block kit for extra resew capacity, works well.

Spencer A
Monster of a Machine 02/06/2018 4:28:06 AM

I have had this for 3 months now and used the heck out of it. I bought it with the neck extension and mobile base. I also bought a couple of blades for it as the one it comes with is junk (they tell you that at grizzly). I have run A LOT of wood through it and it has plenty of power and runs quietly and smoothly. One of the guide bearings was seized and they got me another one in 4 days. Only issues so far are with the slot on the table having unbroken edges, which caught every time. I fixed those with a needle file. Other than that, fantastic saw.

Doug A
01/27/2018 12:04:49 PM

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James J
01/15/2018 5:14:01 PM

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Sherman C
01/07/2018 4:27:11 PM

Easy to setup was done in a couple of hours and was using the saw, this included making a custom roll around base setup. It does take two strong men to setup the saw.
Thanks for an excellent product.

Anonymous Reviewer
12/31/2017 2:55:48 PM

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David F
Top-notch Saw 12/15/2017 3:13:03 AM

I bought this saw last month and am very pleased with it. I have an issue with the lower wheel door, but Vince C. in Technical Services has been extremely helpful in resolving the issue. I purchased the mini mobile base with the saw. As a complete unit, it seems a little top heavy, but it rolls around smoothly. Just be sure to pull or push from the table, or lower. This is my fourth Grizzly machine, and I would definitely recommend this saw and all their other tools.

Anonymous Reviewer
12/14/2017 12:04:07 PM

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Bradley S
Be careful when you are looking at the Grizzly pictures 12/09/2017 11:55:53 PM

Despite the 2nd of two pictures highlighting a mobile base, I was really disappointed to spend $1000 on an extreme edition bandsaw to find out I would have to spend another $60 on wheels. I feel it is a deceptive picture.

great Bandsaw!!! 09/29/2017 10:29:51 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
So far so very good 08/19/2017 9:01:51 PM

Crating for ocean shipping was good, assembled and adjusted well. It is solid and very precise for furniture work. Will see how well it handles logs to lumber when I get the proper blade shipped in.

Anonymous Reviewer
Very well balanced running machine. 08/17/2017 10:55:33 AM

Every part went together with out a hitch. I have two other band saws and this one may become one of my favorites.
A really nice tight saw.

Tracking problems 08/09/2017 3:49:17 PM

I bought this saw a couple months ago. The blade that it came with tracked fine, but when I went to put on a smaller (3/16") blade, it won't stay on the saw. I've spent hours trying to dial it in, two separate phone calls to Grizzly, and no luck. The representatives I spoke with were very nice, but I want a saw that works!

Anonymous Reviewer
07/23/2017 8:38:00 PM

So far it appears to be well made and an excellent machine. I will know more when I have had a chance to use it wor some special projects.

Anonymous Reviewer
07/03/2017 8:57:26 AM

It was everything the woodworking mag said it was I love it

Walter F
06/22/2017 1:32:15 PM

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Robert B
06/19/2017 6:07:44 AM

Placed an order for the G0555LX, but got antsy waiting on the back order after a month, so made the change to the G0555X. Assembled it from the box with the 6" expansion, the entire project was a breeze, fit and finish was spot on, the instruction were easy to follow, Once assembled first task was cutting 16 1 1/2" thick slices of 8"-10" diameter logs for a honey-do project, after twisting one blade due to operator error/ignorance and making the required correction all remaining cuts went well. Plenty of power, clean cut, very smooth and very impressive. Looking forward to using saw for more civilized applications. Well worth the change in the initial order. Will need dust collector connection ASAP.

Jerry B
Easy Setup 06/14/2017 5:25:45 PM

The saw is of good quality and vry easy to gt started.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent band saw 06/12/2017 4:23:26 PM

I've had this saw for about a month, it performs great. To resaw with this saw is a dream, compaired to the saw I replaced. Thanks for a great product.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/09/2017 12:48:22 AM

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Scott P
06/03/2017 5:21:58 PM

Wow, what an amazing saw, my wife was laughing at me as I sat on the curb in front of our house waiting for the truck to arrive, like a kid waiting for the ice cream truck I couldn't stop grinning. My Grizzly is the show piece of my little wood shop. I pray someday to have a shop full of Grizzly green. Nice job guys.

Nathan M
Great product 06/02/2017 2:25:28 PM

First time buying a Bandsaw. Was not disappointed. Love the way it works!!!

Anonymous Reviewer
06/02/2017 9:09:26 AM

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06/02/2017 4:23:28 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
06/02/2017 1:27:03 AM

Excellent bandsaw, solid and steady, fairly easy setup with good instructions. The gooseneck lamp is well placed and I use it all the time. The rip fence is great, not sure why it's so heavy but heavy beats flimsy. (I have not yet tried the resaw fence.) My first homemade upgrade was a plywood bracket on the left side of the base to hold fences and accessories. Next I installed locking casters under the base which raise the saw a few inches, maybe too high for you unless you're somewhat tall. The casters cause no vibration or other problems.
My vacuum hose utilizes a "Y" so it attaches to the standard port as well as a vac attachment directly under the cutting area.
Nitpick: I understand why there are two AC cords (lamp and saw) but Grizzly could have done a better job of cord management. No biggie.

Ed S
06/01/2017 9:25:03 PM

A great product! I am enjoying it very much. Out standing performance.

Jhonatan H
06/01/2017 7:15:55 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
An excellent machine 06/01/2017 1:52:40 PM

I am pleased with my purchase although I had to return the original order as it was damaged in shipment. I don't blame Grizzly but I think the problem was with the shipper that Grizzly used. After receiving the replacement, I discovered it was also damaged but this damage was something I could repair once I received replacement parts. Of course I had to make the repair myself but was very pleased that Grizzly sent me the repair parts immediately at, of course, no charge. I will definitely be an ongoing customer of Grizzly.

David B
GREAT 05/20/2017 12:47:45 PM

Always wanted a good band saw and this is more than expected. Very sturdy and strong.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/19/2017 2:03:30 AM

Had a slight problem with an unexpected noise. Customer service returned my call promptly and solved the problem on the first try. Courteous and friendly they could not have been better. The bandsaw works quietly and accurately. Today I returned to the site and ordered a dust collection system. I am confident that I will be purchasing additional items as my budget permits. Thank you 10 out of ten stars.

William W
Great bandsaw!!! 05/18/2017 11:03:09 AM

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David N
Very nice saw, sturdy, powerful and accurate. 02/03/2017 7:10:01 PM

One more Grizzly product that I'm very pleased with.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great saw 02/01/2017 10:37:56 PM

I bought this bandsaw for the purpose of re sawing. It works great cutting white oak.

Anonymous Reviewer
02/01/2017 2:17:43 PM

I bought this to replace a Rikon 14 in ch bandsaw. For the same price, the saw was remarkably better made and designed. The quality of machining of the table and its controls, the base cabinet and latches and the rip guide were a big step up from Rikon. The lever controlled tension release was a welcome change, together with the slot in the table that makes blade changing relatively easy. Best of all was the control for the guide bearings which makes what had been a tedious process into a simple one. Good product.

Anonymous Reviewer
Proud woodworker! 01/30/2017 1:49:11 AM

Worked great for a project for my granddaughter. Now I wish I had more spare time to use it. Never heard of Grizzly until a friend told me about it. SO very happy he did. Very satisfied with the product.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/26/2017 10:15:58 PM

This was a gift for my boyfriends birthday. He is in love and i am not sure if its more with me or his new bandsaw.

Michael A
Very nice band saw 01/26/2017 6:44:55 PM

I purchased this for our shop and am very pleased how nice this bandsaw performs. It is a heavy and solid bandsaw. At this point, I have no complaints nor do I think that there will be any. It is perfectly smooth when running with no vibration. Solid, I would buy another one without taking a second thought.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent Bandsaw 01/25/2017 10:11:01 PM

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Very Impressed 03/06/2016 1:20:59 AM

I've owned my G0555 for about six years now, and it's been a joy to use. Assembly was a breeze and the machine was nicely balanced right from the get go. In fact, I bought the riser block with the saw and was nervous about installing it for fear of moving something out of alignment. I needn't have worried. With the riser installed, the saw ran just as smoothly as before.

I'm an experienced woodworker, but by no means a professional. I've been very impressed with how easy it is to cut smooth curves, producing results that look close to professional work. Very gratifying! Resawing thick, heavy stock (7" black locust) requires patience, but the saw will manage it nicely. If you plan to do a lot of resawing, you might be wise to consider the 1.5hp model.

One of the best features of the saw is the company support behind it. When a part is needed -- and that happens -- finding and ordering a replacement from the Grizzly web site couldn't be easier. And the prices are very reasonable!

I highly recommend this product.

Customer Review 01/01/2015 4:58:07 PM

I received my G0555X bandsaw on Thursday and I can not say enough good things about this product.

It is an amazing deal. My dad has been working with wood for 45 years and he was very impressed as well. He was a little skeptical until he saw my bandsaw.
The fit and finish are superb. The saw runs as smoothly as a sewing machine and cuts as accurately as a scalpel. I love it!

You have made a customer for life. Keep up the great work Grizzly!

Q & A

Common Questions and Answers about the G0555X:

Q: What are the key differences between the various G0555 Series machines?

A: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.

Q: What is needed for converting this machine to 220V?

A: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.

Q: What is CSA? What does "CSA Certified" mean?

A: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.

Q: If I put a riser block on my bandsaw, do I lose 6" of adjustment with the blade?

A: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.


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q: How do I know what type of blade I should buy?

A: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.

Q: Can a wood bandsaw cut metal or vice versa?

A: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!

Q: What are the differences between ball bearing, block, and disc (a.k.a. "Euro style") guide blocks?

A: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.

Q: What type of blade do I need for resawing?

A: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.

Q: 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?

A: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.

Q: Can I still use my bandsaw without connecting it to a dust collector?

A: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.

Q: What is the purpose of the pin that fits in the blade slot opening at the end of the table?

A: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.