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We've included so many features with our 14" Industrial Re-Saw Bandsaw you'll want to read the list twice! What makes this 14" bandsaw industrial-grade quality? The frame is made of 1-piece welded and reinforced steel, which allows the machine to hold much higher accuracy tolerances because it doesn't have the frame flex or twist that can occur in bandsaws with 2-piece frames. Additionally this bandsaw has a 2 HP 110V/220V motor, computer balanced cast iron wheels, ball bearing blade guides, and a quick-release blade tension system. To sweeten the deal, we've thrown in our patented 6" tall resaw fence, which can also be installed sideways as a low profile guide for cutting narrow stock. During a recent head-to-head test with other 14" bandsaws, the G0457 was awarded "Best Value" — and for good reason — dollar-for-dollar you just can't find a more consistently accurate 14" bandsaw that is loaded so many great features. Pick one up today and see for yourself!

Made in an ISO 9001 Factory

CSA certified meeting CAN/CSA C22.2 #71.2-08 and UL 987 standards!

Specifications:

  • Motor: 2 HP, 110V/220V, single-phase, 19A/9.5A, prewired 220V
  • Table size: 19-3/4" x 14-3/16" x 1-1/2" thick
  • Table tilt: 8° left, 45° Right
  • Floor-to-table height: 42-1/4"
  • Cutting capacity/throat: 13-1/2"
  • Maximum cutting height: 10"
  • Blade length: 106"
  • Blade width range: 1/8" – 3/4"
  • Blade speed: 3000 FPM
  • Dust port: 4"
  • Resaw fence height: 6"
  • Bearings: sealed and permanently lubricated
  • Footprint: 21-1/2" x 18-1/4"
  • Overall size: 73"H x 29-3/4"W x 29-1/2"D
  • Approximate shipping weight: 284 lbs.

Features:

  • Powder-coated finish
  • Magnifying cursor over fence scale
  • Quick-release blade tension
  • Ball bearing blade guides
  • Precision-ground cast iron table
  • Welded steel and reinforced frame
  • Deluxe heavy-duty stand
  • Computer-balanced cast iron wheels
  • Pre-formed, hinged steel wheel covers
  • Includes 3/8" blade
Reviews

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

Bill R
Very fine piece of equipment! 07/12/2019 12:58:49 PM

The shipping carton was damaged during shipment. Most of the enclosed hardware was lost. Grizzly sent another package of hardware and I got the equipment set up. They sent me a complementary 4 inch adapter to fit my 2 1/4 inch shop vac, but I had to modify this to make it work. Finally, I can say the unit produces only 78-80 db while running! I have re-sawed several 9 inch hard maple and rosewood boards. The 2 hp motor is HUGE and has plenty of torque. My old saw would take 105 or 106 inch blades, but this will take ONLY 106 inch. And DO NOT attempt to saw heart pine or similar wood!!! The rosin will build up on the wheels and blade and cause the blade to hit the side of the guide and create a big cleaning job! Bill

Anonymous Reviewer
02/01/2019 11:39:07 AM

For years I thought I didn't need a bandsaw in my shop,now it's how did I ever get by without one,this is the ultimate bandsaw,as with all my Grizzly tools ,very satisfied! !

Anonymous Reviewer
01/27/2019 11:01:39 PM

Delivery went fine. UPS Freight staff pointed out damage to main shipping box; arrived with a paint scratch on top of fence - cosmetic, no problem by me. Accepted delivery and brought it home. Assembled Grizzly - Bear Paw mobile base (great mobile base, on sale over Christmas too), placed saw cabinet on base and assembled saw per manual. Replaced 14 ga wire with 12 ga, plus strain reliefs, connectors etc and new single phase 20 Amp 250 V twist lock plug. Installed blade and plugged into outlet. Initial test - runs perfect. Smaller shop and location of it made decision to buy the 14 inch saw the correct one for the work space. Would have liked the 17 inch saw but had to consider space where machine will be and a possible relocation in the near future. Haven't made sawdust with it yet, too cold, but looking forward to re sawing some 6 /4 walnut soon. Would highly recommend saw for smaller space and easier move capability.

Fred D
Good mix of quality and price. 12/19/2018 1:44:52 AM

I've had a month to set up, tinker and enjoy limited use on resawing. I've done some minor squaring of the fence, leveling of the table and shimming of the trundle fo bring it to a remarkable level of dependable precision. I also purchased the 3/4' Timberwolf 3 TPI blade and I've resawn 10" pine with very good results. I've also resawn some cherry in 1/8" planks for some little Christmas gift boxes, no complaints.

Blade changes aren't a real fast operation but I'm retired and have the time for the few that I have to do. I noticed that the 106" blades that fit this saw are considerably less expensive than the sizes required for other 14" saws, even shorter ones. Saw (and blades) run very quiet when guides are in proper alignment. It would be nice if the saw came with a work light for these tired old eyes. I don't find it necessary to run the blade tension nearly as tight as the gauge markings.

I've placed the saw on a mobile base and despite the small footprint it is still very stable when lowered from the casters to the adjustable screws. My table saw is wired for the same 240VAC plug configuration and I have a corresponding extension cord for convenient unplugging during blade changes and since I can only operate one saw at a time anyway I use that for the 240-volt bandsaw connection when I roll it out of its parking space in my small shop. More power, taller resawing, and deeper throat would be a waste for me and probably most home woodworking enthusiasts. Looking forward to making some bandsaw boxes when it quiets down after the holidays.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/14/2018 4:00:14 PM

I haven't had the machine up and running long enough to make a true assessment, so far I like the saw. Will be happy to make better assessment in a few more months.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/05/2018 5:00:18 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
08/20/2018 2:00:44 PM

My wife and son gave this to me for my birthday, what a great gift. I haven't had a chance to use it a lot at this point, it took a while to get someone to the house to run a 220 outlet. I have just played around with it. It does a great job, smooth cuts and it is very quite. The dust collection port also works very well and leaves very little dust in the bottom wheel house. Very easy to set up. So far I would rate it 5 star. Thank you Grizzly

Bruce K
Definetly met my expectations and then some!! 08/08/2018 8:58:16 PM

I just purchased the G0457 Bandsaw and am very impressed with it's ease of assembly and it's capabilities while working in the shop. Looking at purchasing a G0883P Tablesaw in the near future.

Darrell A
07/23/2018 12:15:16 AM

I am very pleased with the quality of the G0457 bandsaw.

Anonymous Reviewer
07/04/2018 11:23:33 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
I haven't had any trouble with the saw 05/13/2018 2:15:09 PM

I haven't had time to use it more then a little so far but I am very happy with it, It wasn't bad to set up.

Robert B
Love it 05/07/2018 12:15:14 AM

Easy to set up, quick to tune, and works great from the get go. I won't need to, but if I did, I'd buy this one again.

Steve R
02/12/2018 7:20:15 PM

Great saw , I could not decide on the 14" or 17" but I am glad I went with the 14" .
It has all the capacity and power that I need in a band saw .

Anonymous Reviewer
02/02/2018 8:55:11 PM

The saw is doing everything I expected. Quality is as advertised and delivery was timely.

jeff R
11/20/2017 4:21:09 PM

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joe K
Great product 11/19/2017 2:37:54 PM

This is a very nice saw heavy duty, good prescion, heavy, easy assembly I have no regrets buying this unit

Lee M
Great Bandsaw, Does the job 10/05/2017 1:53:13 PM

I had a Grizzly 3/4 horsepower bandsaw and it didn't have the power for resawing I needed. I have a small shop and needed to upgrade without the extra footprint a larger bandsaw afforded, this was just the ticket: small foot print and big power. Really cuts my resaw like butter.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/09/2017 8:37:46 PM

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jim A
07/01/2017 1:36:17 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
I can't believe what i can do! 06/03/2017 12:56:30 AM

I talked to several master woodworkers and reading all the reviews I bought it.simple assembly,I wish I had it several years ago.this one great tool.

Ben G
01/27/2017 6:03:32 PM

This replaced a 30 year old Craftsman, an old friend, but it alway suffered from excessive vibration. Due to the weight of this machine and the cast iron wheels, the Grizzly exhibits almost no vibration. The fence does not shift once it is locked in place. The tension release lever makes it easy to remember to do that after each use. The 10 inch resaw capacity allows me to prepare larger blanks for wood turning. The 3/4 inch blade capacity is more than adequate for preparing green wood bowl blanks, and the motor has plenty of power to get through 6 and 7 inch blanks. When my dust collector is attached to the dust port, there is almost no dust left in cabinet.

Because I can't easily see the lower blade guides, I find adjusting them to be awkward. When I raise or lower the upper guide post, I find I have to adjust the guides. A table extension on the right side would be helpful in balalncing large bowl blanks when cutting those to a round footprint.

Before placing the order I shopped around, and at this point I believe I could not have bought a saw that better meets my needs.

Q & A

Common Questions and Answers about the G0457:

Q: Besides the obvious difference in shape between this 14" bandsaw and your lower priced 14" bandsaws, what makes this one an "Industrial" bandsaw? Why is it more expensive than the G0555X?

A:The additional expense is mostly due to the larger motor and one-piece welded-and-reinforced steel frame with enclosed cabinet stand for storage. This type of frame is much stronger and does a better job resisting flexing or twisting pressures that all bandsaw frames are subjected to, due to the high amount of stress from the blade being tensioned between the wheels and the dynamic loading that occurs while cutting. The robust frame on this saw puts it into an "Industrial" class, because it will hold cutting accuracy much longer than saws with 2-piece cast-iron frames--without requiring frequent adjustments or service.

Q: What is the advantage of having double ball-bearing blade guides over singles?

A:Double ball-bearing guides don't provide any advantages for 1/2" or smaller blades, but they do provide a much greater level of support for 3/4" and wider blades. This is important if you're planning on doing a lot of resawing or other straight cutting where a high degree of accuracy is needed.

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.

FAQ

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q: What are the pros and cons of Cast Aluminum versus Cast Iron Wheels?

A:The heavier mass and weight of cast-iron wheels reduces vibrations and creates a flywheel-effect, which helps the blade maintain a consistent speed during heavy cuts and when resawing. The drawbacks to this added weight and mass are that it requires more energy from the motor to get the wheels and blade up to speed; and unless the saw is equipped with a brake, it also takes longer for the wheels to come to a stop after the saw is turned off. Aluminum wheels, on the other hand, are much lighter and require less time and energy to get up to speed and bring to a stop, which is why they are ideal for many hobby saws and those that will mainly be used for general-purpose rip cuts and crosscuts, such as with 4/4 (1") or thinner stock.

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: 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: 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: Which saw is best for resawing?

A:The key specs for resawing are the maximum cutting height and a larger motor size. Due to the amount of material being cut at one time, resawing puts a lot more strain on the motor than other types of cuts, so generally speaking, the more power the better. If you're using the proper blade type (a hook-type blade with few TPI) and a modest feed speed, you can get by making the occasional rip cut using a 1 HP-2 HP motor. Otherwise, if you plan on making regular resawing cuts, you'll get the best results with a 3 HP or larger motor.

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: 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: What do I need to convert this machine to 110V?

A:First, review the circuit requirements in the Owner's Manual to make sure you have the appropriate 30A, 110V power supply circuit and wall receptacle installed in your shop. Converting the machine to 110V requires: (1) disconnecting saw from power supply, (2) removing existing power cord with 220V plug, (3) reconfiguring wire connections inside the motor junction box, and (4) replacing power cord with one that has the appropriate 110V plug and meets the required specifications detailed in the owner's manual. CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electrocution or fire, only an electrician or qualified service personnel should perform this procedure.