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G0513X2 17" 2 HP Bandsaw w/ Cast-Iron Trunnion

From top to bottom, this bandsaw is built to perform.

The G0513X2 17" 2 HP Bandsaw features a heavy-duty cast-iron and double ball-bearing blade guides usually only found on machines costing much, much more.

The stout steel frame houses the heavy computer-balanced cast-iron wheels designed to minimize vibration during resaw operations.

The G0513X2 has a large 23-5/8" x 17-1/4" cast-iron table that can tilt from 5° left to 45° right. A cast-iron fence with extruded-aluminum rail and resaw fence attachment mount to the table.

Power and capacity are just a part of why owners continue to give this bandsaw a solid 5-star rating.

The 2 HP motor powers through hardwoods with a 12-1/8" cutting height and 16-1/4" throat provide ample cutting capacity for most applications.

This machine is prewired to operate on a 220V power supply circuit that has a verified ground and meets the 220V operation requirements. If you prefer 110V, refer to the Voltage Conversion instructions in the manual.

Like all Grizzly bandsaws, the G0513X2 comes with a 1-year warranty which covers parts and assures the unit is free from factory defects.

The G0513X2 manual was written by our U.S. based Technical Documentation Department and is packed with useful information. The complete and easy to read manual provides full instructions on how to assemble and maintain your bandsaw.

The Grizzly Customer Service and Technical Support Teams are U.S. based. Parts and accessories for the bandsaw are available on-line and shipped from the Grizzly parts warehouse in Springfield, MO.

Made in an ISO 9001 factory

CSA certified


  • Motor: 2 HP, 110V/220V (prewired 220V), single-phase, 19A/9.5A
  • Max. cutting width left of blade: 16-1/4"
  • Max. cutting height (resaw capacity): 12"
  • Blade guides: Ball-bearing with full enclosure protection
  • Bearings: Sealed and permanently lubricated
  • Table size: 23-5/8" x 17-1/4" x 1-1/2" thick
  • Table tilt: 5° left, 45° right
  • Floor to table height: 37-1/2"
  • Blade size: 131-1/2" (1/8" - 1" wide)
  • Blade speed: 1700 and 3500 FPM
  • Footprint: 27" L x 17-3/4" W
  • Overall size: 32" W x 32" D x 73" H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 418 lbs.


  • Deluxe cast-iron fence with extruded aluminum resaw fence attachment
  • Magnifying window over fence scale
  • Precision-ground cast-iron table
  • Two 4" dust ports
  • Quick-change blade release/tensioner
  • Blade tension indicator
  • Micro-adjusting geared table
  • Computer balanced cast-iron wheels with polyurethane tires
  • Blade height scale measurement
  • Blade tracking window
  • Cast-iron table trunnions
  • Rack and pinion upper blade guide height adjustment
  • Includes 1/2" 6-TPI hook blade and miter gauge

138 Customer Reviews(4.9 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review

Tom I
Very impressive 09/02/2020 2:30:14 PM

I bought this as an upgrade for my old band saw and I am very impressed with the quality and craftsmanship. Very well put together, a truly heavy duty machine. There was some minor damage that was not evident until uncrating. Grizzly took care of all my concerns promptly.

Adam V
An excellent machine. 08/20/2020 11:49:05 AM

I've had the opportunity to resaw some 7" Doug fir, and it was a breeze. This machine is very well built.
Things got beat up in shipping, the blade and guard were a little bent and some how the blade tension indicator was bent, all were easily put right, and the machine frame and all stayed perfect.

Joe S
08/01/2020 1:07:32 AM

No feedback given

Anonymous Reviewer
Garage woodshop has a new ALPHA tool 07/30/2020 9:51:34 PM

Like most that are looking to do a major purchase like a bandsaw for their garage workshop.....a lot of research goes into this before a trigger is pulled. I am no exception to this I read and reread everything I could get my eyes on....even after deciding to go with Grizzly I still took way to long to decide between the GO555XH and G0513X2.....I am so happy with my choice so far...have not done a lot yet but have completed the nickle challenge for a stability test on a mobile stand....to perfection. Once I try resawing I will update my review...but so far my little shop has a new boss and I am very happy....also wanted to say great delivery came roughly a week earlier than expected.....I am a new Grizzly fan.

Mike M
Great Bandsaw! 07/23/2020 6:20:45 PM

The G0513X2 is an awesome bandsaw. Service was excellent! I received the order with the upper door damaged. Grizzly customer service sent me a new one right away. Happy doing business with Grizzly!

Anonymous Reviewer
Great saw! 06/21/2020 7:15:49 PM

Arrived with no problems, easy setup, but do get a better blade !

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent so far 06/13/2020 5:32:31 PM

I bought this item just before Memorial day, had I know n that I was going to get a 10% "veterans discount by waiting less than 2 weeks I would have So that so far is the only point of dis-satisfaction.

It did come fairly quickly, and the liftgate service from SAIA LTL freight made it easy to get it into my garage.

The crate had no apparent damage and was easy enough to disassemble I used the lifting ring to lift it off the pallet and onto a 4 wheel shop cart like you see at Lowes

I added a set of 300 pound castors and then set it on them on the floor and was able to easily roll the bandsaw into my workshop

Fully assembling the handsaw was straight forward, I attached to boards to my workbench and was able to roll the saw under the heavy cast iron table and bolt it in place, did it with no help and was able to do it without removing the blade. total time for assembly was 3 maybe 4 hours

I ran a 220 line from my shops breaker panel to a Square D fused disconnect switch and connected the saw cord into that. flipped the 20 AMP breaker and It energized just fine

After connecting it my dust collector this morning I tried it out, it cut a piece of plywood just fine

I have something to use other than a jig saw now

Anonymous Reviewer
05/22/2020 10:26:14 PM

The bandsaw came quicker than expected and was well packaged. Very happy with the quality of the saw. I wanted to be able to resaw but I haven't had a chance to do that yet. Should have plenty of power, so far the saw has powered through the things I have done so far.

Anonymous Reviewer
great product! 05/21/2020 6:01:53 PM

I bought this to replace old craftsman bandsaw I had. it came well crated and was in good shape. I haven't had time to use it , but I hope to in the next few weeks.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/10/2020 1:34:01 PM

Couldn't ask for better, this bandsaw meets and exceeds my expectations and the price was unbeatable

Emil E
05/06/2020 3:14:49 PM

This is my first bandsaw. Since I figured it would likely be my last, as well, I went with a 17" model. The saw arrived quickly and without damage. The freight company got it into my garage. I wheeled it off the pallet with two steel pipes under it with only minimal help and then put it together all by myself, including a bear claw base. Tuning went well. I set the saw blade according to the Snodgrass method, with the gullet of the teeth in the middle of the upper tire, then I aligned the table and bearings. I had a little trouble getting the blade guard aligned, but customer support responded to my email right away. I have ripped five foot stock with no drift issues. Everything is square and the saw is very smooth. I've since put a 6tpi 1/2" timberwolf blade on it and it's even better. I would have purchased the next model up, which had a foot brake, but I had a great coupon on this one and the difference in price was just too much. Since I'm just a hobbyist I can wait for the blade to stop. All in all I am very pleased with this purchase. It was less than $100 more than saws by competitors that are only 14" less powerful motors and smaller tables.

Terry C
Amazing! 05/01/2020 1:14:38 AM

This is an amazing saw! It came well packaged, easy to put together and was dialed in perfectly from the factory. I have used this on 8/4 walnut and poplar and it cuts like a hot knife through butter! I upgraded from a PC 14" and that isn't in the same league. I can't imagine ever needing any more saw. Thank you Grizzly, I love this saw!

Anonymous Reviewer
04/25/2020 11:41:40 AM

Since back in the early 90's my whole cabinet shop was filled with Grizzly equipment. 2 large table saws, small table saw, 3 shapers, planer (1000's and 1000's of board ft. run through it) grinders, jointers large whole shop dust collector, small dust collectors and all types of gadgets, hand tools/nailers/staplers etc. with only very minor problems. A few belts and one switch etc.
When the decision came to upgrade to a larger band saw it was a no brainer since I have been throughly satisified with Grizzly!! So far it is a great machine. Set up was fairly easy and with a 1" blade this thing resaws through a 10" block of red oak like a stick of butter. It is a powerful machine and to be quite honest it is somewhat intimadating to use. Even though the smaller machines I have used in the past are dangerous every precaution must be taken with this machine and you MUST keep your mind on what you are doing. Definetly worth the monies and definetly happy with my purchase. Randy Holland

Anonymous Reviewer
very satisfied 04/09/2020 12:57:48 PM

very nice and robust saw. great purchase ,especially for my shop.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/25/2020 10:26:55 PM

I bought G0513x2 bandsaw . i have been very happy with saw. i don't usually write reviews, but I just got off phone with tech support. Ron was very helpful and very knowable with questions I had concerning my grizzly bandsaw, lathe, and jointer. The support after the sale is what makes Grizzly a step above the other companies. Thanks again Ron for your help,

Anonymous Reviewer
Great Saw for a great price 03/18/2020 11:27:11 AM

After long consideration and comparison between Grizzly, Ricon and Laguna. The choice to go with Grizzly was a good one. Factors that set them apart in my eyes were local distributorship, great customer support/parts availability, features and price. My only regret is I wish I would have went with a foot brake model. I did not realize that these machines ran on so long after you power them down and a brake would be great as an added safety feature. Performance wise, I could not be happier. Great product, ordered on Monday, delivered next day on Tuesday morning.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/11/2020 12:38:55 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Powerful Perfection! 02/13/2020 8:21:07 PM

I purchased on December 31,2019...took delivery January 6, 2020... packaged in a crate which I believe helps keep any shipping damage to a minimum. Ive had the opportunity to use the 1/2 blade it came with and a Timberwolf 3/16 blade. Ive been cutting oak and purple heart lumber projects and the saw works flawlessly. I highly recommend.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great saw!! 01/25/2020 4:13:58 PM

One bolt was to long and damaged the table. I repaired it, but the saw is great quality. I am looking forward to using it for many years.

Martin B
Blows the doors off my old bandsaw. 01/11/2020 2:25:08 AM

I ordered this saw on Dec 2nd, 2019 and was delivered on Dec 11th 2019. That was quick! I ordered lift-gate service so unloading was a snap. It was crated and protected very well, not a scratch on the saw when I removed all the packing. All the parts where packed very carefully in foam and boxes. It's tall and heavy but I got it off the skid and onto the shop floor myself. Assembly and setup went well. The instructions are for several models so you have to pay attention. I installed a plug end on the cord and it was time for a test. Whaaaaat.... I can actually see and follow the line I drew on the board for my test. My old saw vibrated so bad you saw a fuzzy line, it was horrible! With this Grizzly I was just OMG this is fantastic! Very smooth no vibration so yeah I love this saw, can't wait to use it again. This saw will allow me to try some new and different cuts. I would recommend this saw.

Marty B

Ondrej K
11/30/2019 6:04:27 AM

I bought this saw almost ten years ago and it works very well, from re-sawing to cutting curves. Adjustments from changing from wide to narrow blades are fairly easy and the all ball-bearing guides are very nice. The only complaint I have is that the throat plate is plastic and finally cracked. I made a replacement from aluminium.

William P
11/17/2019 12:51:55 AM

Replaced my old Delta 14 inch bandsaw. Product was delivered as ordered and complete. The staff I spoke with during my ordering process were very pleasant and met all expectations. Using to resaw white oak at 9 inches wide without noticeable motor strain. Assembly and set-up for the machine went well, taking about 5 hours but I am very precise. Very happy with purchase.

Anonymous Reviewer
Came delivered in great shape 09/22/2019 5:13:18 PM

I have not used it yet because I am in the middle of wiring my shop for 220. I had read many reviews stating it arrived all banged up on delivery. Grizzly must have listened. Mine came framed in a wood crate and even the crate had no scratches. I did pay the $34 for lift gate service. I will update when I have used the saw.

Anonymous Reviewer
09/11/2019 3:33:24 PM

Extremely pleased. I can do anything I need with this saw from ripping to resawing to intricate work. Big improvement over my Atlas. It has given me everything I wanter

Anonymous Reviewer
User friendly 07/26/2019 5:42:30 PM

I choose this model for its cutting capacity. I was very pleased with how easy it was to set up and fine tune the table for square, parallel cuts. If it has a negative it wouldnt be the fault of the model just that I should have gone with a model with a breaking pedal. I have never needed this feature in the past. But with large stocks that arent being through cut it does take time to wait for the blade to come to a stop to safely back the blade out of the cut. @signature_nv

Robert P
07/03/2019 5:41:09 AM

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Kenneth M
Very Impressed 07/01/2019 12:40:56 AM

Well I got the saw Friday, of course I had a crazy weekend but between everything else going on I got the 220 ran and hooked up. To be quite honest it took almost as long to assemble the rolling base as it did to set the saw up. I haven't got to use it a lot yet but so far I'll just say WOW!!! Its a beast. I'm an old man and pretty weak but I was able to manhandle it on the base and in my garage as I needed to. I kept reading about everyone complaining about getting the preservative off so I was prepared for battle but I had that random though so I used penetrating oil. It wiped right off, I thought I had to be imagining things, PB Blaster took it all right off. I think I got lucky. So far I have only used the top port for dust collection and nothing has gotten by into the bottom of the cabinet. I am very happy with the saw. I have new blades for it but until i get more used to it the original blade is working just fine for practice.

The only thing to complain about was the delivery. Saia had it in Nashville in two days. The residential delivery courier was going to be 5 days before delivery. I decided to just pick it up myself. When I got there the crate was laying on its front. It was supposed to be vertical. The dock manager was great and helped me note and examine it for damage. We signed a possible damage claim and loaded it up and brought her home.

During assembly I didnt find anything wrong so GREAT job packing and protecting the saw.

I'll update this review later but I did want to say so far so good. I think this will be a welcome addition to my shop.

Steve B
Exceeded my expectations. 06/25/2019 1:00:13 PM

I got mine delivered yesterday, and the UPS guy put it in the garage at no extra charge. Set it up last night... it took about 3 hours, but half of that was getting the Grizzly roller base configured properly. If you orient the locking wheels to the front and don't put at least 1-1/4" of plywood under the saw, the wheel support blocks the lower door and it won't open. Resawing with the factory band in place did not go well, but when I put on a 3/4" band, it was perfect. I was able to resaw a 1/8" wide board from a 1/2" board, and the width was consistent along the full length. I'm still learning the right amount of tension to put on the blade. With the factory blade, there was flutter even with the tension set up to 6 or so. You especially notice this as the saw spins up or winds down, as the band sings a bit at various speeds, even though the band was tracking in the middle of the wheels. There were no such issues with the Timber Wolf band. No doubt I still have a lot to learn about the saw, and it might not be set up optimally yet.
Dust collection with my 1hp collector was so-so, but I have a 2hp collector I can use. I'm extremely pleased with the saw, and excited to put it to work this weekend!

Love it 06/08/2019 6:25:31 AM

After a lot of research we bought the G0513X2 bandsaw for resawing hardwoods and for scrolling. Love the saw ; however, the manual is hard to follow because it jumps back and forth for different models.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/29/2019 1:07:55 PM

It's everything I expected and more. It was delivered on time as advertised and the set up was straight forward with complete instructions.

05/26/2019 12:31:49 PM

I waited a long time to upgrade from a 14. Needed to resaw and it works great. Would recommend to anyone who can use this size.

Anonymous Reviewer
great machine 04/14/2019 11:25:14 PM

Just got this put together and man want a beast. This is a great machine so far, haven't used it much but look forward to using it tons. Also if you order anything from Grizzy ask for freight shipping using SAIA shipping they are great to work with.

Curt L
Beast! 04/08/2019 10:44:50 PM

I should've bought this long ago. One of the most widely used tools in my shop dont know how I functioned without it.

Joel G
04/06/2019 1:28:03 PM

I bought this saw about a month ago now. Solid purchase. Only required a couple very minor tweaks, otherwise was dead on right out of the crate.

J.D. W
Love it. Should have started out with this one in the beginning. 04/03/2019 10:40:29 AM

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Jason H
Very well built saw 03/27/2019 11:17:06 AM

I've had this saw for a little over a month and i love it!..It had a dent in the top door when i got it out of the crate and customer service was amazing..i had a new door in a week

Anonymous Reviewer
Great tool 03/20/2019 3:47:53 PM

I was hesitant to spend that much money, but I'm glad I did it has performed flawlessly.

Gary C
G0513X2 Bandsaw Review 03/09/2019 6:57:13 PM

I bought this in Oct. 2018 and have used it some but intend to get more out of it at a later date, still setting up my shop! So far I love this bandsaw, it effortlessly cuts through hardwoods, etc. Love it!

Anonymous Reviewer
03/07/2019 3:21:42 PM

This is a great saw. I have used it a lot since I bought it a month or so ago. Works well and is easy to change blades and maintain.

Anonymous Reviewer
02/12/2019 8:02:54 PM

love the bandsaw...easy to set up and use. Power!

Mike W
Very Nice Band Saw 01/14/2019 7:22:45 PM

This is my first large band saw and Im very happy with the purchase. I have re-sawed a lot of wood and it works perfectly, I would recommend this product.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great band saw 01/11/2019 2:49:08 AM

I received the band saw just before Christmas. I set up the machine and began using it right away. Great product and great quality.

Anonymous Reviewer
really great saw! 01/04/2019 1:32:07 AM

got saw in December . easy assembly,easy setup,easy operation. big and powerful. great manual. t28000 base is also really great purchase.

Anonymous Reviewer
Amazing 12/31/2018 1:59:50 AM

Have only used this saw a few times but it is awesome! Resawed a piece if wood less than a 16th of an inch! Love it!

Anonymous Reviewer
Goo saw 12/23/2018 11:38:00 PM

I just set the saw up today, but so far I am very pleased. The saw arrived as scheduled, and was packed well with no damage at all. The saw is heavy (as expected), which took some effort to get in place, but set up was relatively easy. The saw was useable as factory set, but taking an extra 60 - 90 minutes to fine tune the set up is time well spent.

Setting the guides is a little touchy, and when I changed the blade the set up process needed to be repeated, but it was not too difficult, and was expected.

Based on my limited use, I am very pleased with this saw, and feel it is a geat tool for the price.

Anonymous Reviewer
Extreme-ly satisfied 10/26/2018 4:19:47 PM

Glad I went for the extreme edition. Real beafy and worth the slight extra cost.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/12/2018 3:09:07 PM

Im a custom cabinet builder and for years I have needed a bandsaw and finally bought this one from Grizzly. The product was packaged and crated very well. There was not a single scratch or blemish on the saw when I unpacked it.

The saw went together well without any issues. It took me a while to get the blade set correctly but once I got it set and started cutting it cuts extremely smooth and quiet.

I have been very impressed so far without any negative issues and Im planning on buying more equipment soon from Grizzly.

Well made machine! 08/02/2018 4:05:40 PM

Brought this Bandsaw that had a small defect in the paint on the table edge, that Grizzly promptly sent touch up paint for that was no problem to fix. I dis a complete setup on the machine checking all of the alinements. most were perfect as set by the factory. After installing the table iI ran a run on a piece of wood and found sone run out. i loosened the table and brought it back into alinement with no runout. The saw works perfectly.

Randy B
08/01/2018 3:58:36 PM

I wavered on the G0513X2 and the G0817, but finally decided on the G0513x2 17" saw and I have no regrets. I only wish that I would have done it sooner. I looked at so many bandsaws that I have lost track of the true number and names. I wanted a saw that would last me well into the future and from what I have seen so far, this is it. I do not think you will be disappointed no matter what your plans are. I turn bowls and wanted something that could cut all sizes of blanks as well as re-saw if needed and I have found it with this saw. I completely recommend this saw.

Ruben R
Get it 06/20/2018 1:14:46 PM

I wanted to resaw wood and had a surplus of Mesquite and Oak logs that could be cut to feed my scrollsaw addiction. The saw is incredible it cuts any piece of wood I put in front of it. It took a little work to install a 1/8 blade but it cuts beautifully also

allen V
06/13/2018 12:18:25 PM

i love this saw. So glad I sold my old one and got this Grizzly. Smooth and quiet running, powerful and fast. Has made my shop time easier and more pleasant.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/08/2018 2:38:04 AM

I bought this several weeks ago as my old bandsaw as my old one wasnt tracking right and didnt have enough power. I looked into the Jet bandsaw, but their prices went up and the models I could afford were too small. Rikon was not even an option I have not heard anything good about them. Their quality is inferior. I chose this model from Grizzly because it has the qualities I was looking for. It has 2hp motor, cast iron table, cast iron wheels, and dust collection. It works just great - I have been able to cut through thick hard wood without it slowing down at all. It is smooth, quiet and accurate. I can also release the tension on the blade with the swing of a lever to take the pressure off the bearings and such when I am not using it. It is a great saw that I would recommend to any serious woodworker.

Ed E
05/29/2018 1:06:21 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
05/21/2018 1:55:16 PM

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Jack S
Great Saw, But Those Bearings!!!! 05/20/2018 11:39:36 AM

I finally got the G0513X2! As per several other reviews, the freight company is less than useless. UPS contracts with a second partner, so I don't think it's Grizzly's fault. They are generally no shows for delivery appointments for residential deliveries, and reschedule several times at their leisure. So, I call UPS and go pick it up from their warehouse when it gets in. It was an hour drive one way, but that was better than waiting a week for Mobile Air to get around to doing their job.

I got it down into my basement shop with the help of my youngest son . . . that was fun . . . and got it all set up and running well. Everything seems fine, but I do have an issue. The blade guides are a MAJOR pain in the neck to adjust. I have a standard feeler gauge and there's no way to use it for either the upper or lower thrust bearing . . . can't fit it around the all the bracing and other paraphernalia surrounding them. So much for accuracy. The smaller G0457 (which I had, and returned, but that's another story) has adjustment knobs for the upper and lower thrust bearings and guide bearings . . . that was nice . . . why they removed that on the 513X2 I'll never know. WAY too much slop in the shafts when tightening down the allen set screws. The shafts for the thrust bearings flop around and makes it very difficult to get it set right. The lower guide bearings have their own set of issues, but the main problem is that the set screw for the inner guide bearing is positioned in a place practically inaccessible to the allen wrench. What were they thinking?? I change blades relatively often and this is going to be a real pain in the neck. The saw itself is solid as a rock and powerful. Does the job. Maybe a visit to Carter is the answer for me.

Overall . . Great Bandsaw! Truly a beast, and more than capable of doing all that I need. Grizzly customer service and tech support is top shelf in my experience. Maybe I just need to get used to the bearing adjustment process, but it seems really awkward and I'll probably spend a couple hundred more and replace both upper and lower bearings with Carter guide sets. Wish I could give it 5 stars, but the bearings slow me down.

Greg M
Excellent machine 05/19/2018 2:57:29 PM

I bought this saw about 3 weeks ago and I am very pleased with the performance. Runs smooth and has great re saw capacity. Came undamaged and in great condition. I'm a return customer on Grizzly equipment. I also own a cabinet saw and wood lathe purchased through Grizzly. I'm not just pleased, but very pleased with the equipment and the awesome customer service I have gotten from Grizzly. I will be back for more equipment when need be. I'm totally satisfied!!!

Milo H
Love it. 05/09/2018 2:19:48 PM

I got this about 6 months ago, bought 3 different sized blades for it and it has worked well for everything that I have done on it. (warning: those 1 inch resaw blades snap like a bear trap when you uncoil them.) I love all the Grizzly machines that I have gotten. This was my 5th.

Joe B
cuts really good 05/06/2018 5:08:44 PM

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Greg M
05/02/2018 2:57:19 PM

Very nice machine, runs real smooth and quiet. Does an excellent job re sawing. Arrived with no damage or scratches. I am very pleased with this bandsaw.

Anonymous Reviewer
Fantastic machine, a true bargain! BUY IT! 05/02/2018 2:21:31 PM

This saw combined with a good blade is cutting up to 12" thick logs for bowl blanks like a hot knife thru butter! VERY glad I bought it. Cut thru my hardest material - dry eucalyptus and black acacia - with ease.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/25/2018 1:56:09 PM

The saw is everything it was advertised to be. Good quality workmanship. Grizzly has done it right choosing a good sub-contractor to build there product in Taiwan. The dolly they advertise for the saw is not worth spending your money on. It is not designed for the bandsaw and has to be modified to work..

Anonymous Reviewer
Awesome awesome saw 04/05/2018 11:02:32 AM

Its been about a month. Cant say enough goodness about this bandsaw. Grizzly is really building some of the best machines.

Brian W
04/03/2018 8:10:45 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
03/30/2018 12:10:24 AM

This is a really nice bandsaw. Well worth the money. M going to have a lot of fun with it in making projects. Delivery service was excellent too.

Harry T
Favorite machine in my shop 03/02/2018 1:03:41 PM

Exactly what I was looking for with a fair price. Cuts true and has plenty of power. It did arrive with a broken shipping box but I didnt see any clear damage. Once I started assembly I noticed the top door is bent in. Almost looks like it was made that way until you open the door; however, it doesnt effect operation and is barely noticeable, so it doesnt bother. In my opinion, you cant go wrong with this machine. Easy to wire up and start cutting.

Anonymous Reviewer
A wonderful machine. I resaw material every day with no worries. 👍 02/24/2018 9:48:04 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
02/08/2018 5:59:12 PM

What a beast. Perfect new fit for my shop! Don't be afraid to buy this one....

Rusty D
So far so good 02/01/2018 1:34:43 AM

This machine is everything as advertised. I am very pleased with the accuracy of the machine and how easy it was to set up.

Anonymous Reviewer
Very pleased with saw! 01/27/2018 2:36:02 PM

Saw works great and set up was very easy. Minimal adjustments were required for fence and table and were well documented in manual. The only improvement recommendation I have is to replace the bearing guide hex head screws with thumb screws. This would make resetting bearing guides easier when changing blades.

Anonymous Reviewer
Love it! 01/17/2018 11:30:21 AM

It's really nice when you finally get to the point where you are able to get QUALITY tools. This saw replaced a bandsaw I purchased used from a pawn shop. Oh my, what a difference!

01/15/2018 3:47:14 PM

This unit has surpassed my expectations. It is truly a pleasure to use. Blade tensioning lever, and tension gauge are nice additions. The fence is superb. I purchased a mobile base for this when I ordered it. The only issue I found was the bolts that hold the mobile base together will prevent you from opening the bottom panel to change blades. I changed out the bolts and it now works fine.

01/05/2018 3:01:57 PM

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Cris S
01/04/2018 8:03:05 PM

This is my first bandsaw and i dont know how i have survived all these years without one. This is a great machine, just like all my grizzly tools, i have never been disappointed with any of the tools i have bought from grizzly, and its hard to find this quality for this price.

Anonymous Reviewer
wonderfull band saw 01/02/2018 3:28:55 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Awesome 01/01/2018 1:59:17 PM

A time saver. Ive wanted a bandsaw for a long time and glad I got this one. It does a great job milking up I ring blanks. Nice size table too. Just make sure you order a different blade with it. I did but I also tried blade that comes with and its a throw away blade.

Anonymous Reviewer
12/21/2017 4:33:34 PM

Had some minor issues. The Shopfox trolleyneeded a replacement corner immediately and the red painted guard that desends around the upper blade guide rubs the upper blade wheel.

Dave H
Love the saw 12/02/2017 11:20:49 AM

I have just retired from 46 years In residential construction and during that time I did a lot of wood working projects. My last 8 years were spent working in the mid east doing building maintenance for the military. I am in the process of building a nice wood working shop and much of the tools I will be adding to my inventory will be of the Grizzly line. If my new band saw is an example of what Grizzly tools are like I am sure I will be satisfied. I have attached a few pictures of some projects I have done.

Anonymous Reviewer
12/01/2017 3:53:02 PM

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As advertised 11/20/2017 2:54:38 PM

This bandsaw has performed exactly as advertised. Excellent re-saw capability with enough hp to re-saw red oak, pecan, and cherry. Easy set up with minimal adjustments needed. I have not noticed the imbalance that others have. The only flaw I can find is on me in not purchasing the mobile base.

Anonymous Reviewer
11/09/2017 2:02:38 PM

I actually wanted a 19" but compromised with this one, and I don't regret it. It's very stable, and I am really glad I got the cast iron trunions and stronger motor. It cuts really well, clean and straight. Dust collection is quite good, and I've used it on several projects now. I have an old 14" bandsaw with a 1/4" blade that I was originally intending to replace with this, but I have since decided that I want to leave this one set up for larger work, and keep the smaller unit for smaller and curvier pieces.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/29/2017 1:26:27 AM

This my first band saw. I could have sworn I heard music playing as I unpacked the unit. Adjusting the bottom blade follower is a bit tricky, but do able.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/19/2017 1:23:38 PM

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Ken P
10/09/2017 5:23:03 AM

Great saw. Well designed, well made, well thought out in all respects. I can not find anything wrong with this band saw. However, if I had it to go over again, I would definitely purchase the model with a foot brake.. It's not often needed but when it is needed, you gonna wait a long time for this saw to stop.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/06/2017 1:48:07 AM

Put a 1/2" woodslicer on it. Cut incredibly thin pine veneer. Smooth, easy cuts in 8 x 8 pine beam.

Jeffrey C
09/18/2017 1:17:43 PM

I have had my G0513X2 for about a month and am completely satisfied with this bandsaw. I am a wood turner and need the extra table capacity and power to cut large blanks for turning. This machine does it all. Great quality and attention to detail. My only suggestion would be to ship the machine with a quality blade. The blade supplied was so poor that I had to wait until I got a good blade to finally set up the machine properly.

Stuart G
Very Happy 09/16/2017 4:06:16 PM

I've been wanting a band saw for quite a long time and just couldn't justify one, mostly because of space issues. But I finally got a project that justified it. So far I'm very happy. It was delivered in a very short time frame, and arrived in perfect condition. Unpacking was pretty uneventful, but I did have to rent an engine hoist to get it off of the pallets and onto the mobile base. I planned to take a picture of that process, but I forgot. This thing is super heavy, and there's just no place to get a hold of it no matter how many friends you have.

Set up was pretty good and straight forward. I put a 3/4" resaw blade on it, and everything seemed to track really well. I made a single point resaw jig and went to work resawing 8/4 Cherry about 9" wide. Since this is my first bandsaw, I don't have any other bandsaws to compare with, but I don't think I could hope for better results.

High Points: Seems to be very well made and generally well thought out. I don't have a dust collection splitter, so I just hooked my collector up to the upper port. After resawing about 16' of the 9" cherry, there was barely a speck of dust in the lower part of the saw. Just having a good collector on the upper port really seemed to do a terrific job. The cast iron table is really nice and a good size. I like the quick release tension bar. That's pretty great. At first I thought the ratcheting gear table pivot handle on the trunnion was just a gimmick, but I really like it. It's pretty easy to make small adjustments with it that would be more difficult if you had to move the table by hand.

Low Points: It's generally well thought out, but I can imagine the roller guides and the whole guide setup to be a better system. You have to work a number of set screws, some of which are a little hard to get to and turn. And a general pet peeve of mine, is screw heads on indicators. Why aren't they hex heads? It's so hard to use a phillips on these stupid things and make them work properly.

One of my first tasks (other than cutting) was to put a couple of holders on the back of the saw to hold the hex keys and miter gauge. It's always nice to have on board storage when you can.

I'm glad I sprung for the 17" instead of a 14". The extra size and power are great. I made the mistake of buying a 6" jointer when I really wished I had an 8".

If I had it to do over, I'd probably get a brake. You never know when something will go wrong (and something always goes wrong!) and you'd really like that thing to stop spinning faster than it's going to on its own.

Highly recommended.

Jeff T
If I could rate better than Excellent I would 09/15/2017 12:33:32 PM

I bought this band saw to replace a ryobi so the bar was pretty low to begin. I got some recommendations from friends and did a lot of research on Band saws. I did not buy the saw my friends recommended but when this saw came in and they checked it out they would have rather purchased it than what they had. For the money I found this to be the best for the price and then some. Its quiet and for my purposes I like the size of the table. I did have to buy a 1/4 blade to make the cuts I needed. Grizzly offered a good price for that blade. I dont have any complaints. Ive been using this saw for about 1 month so far.

Anonymous Reviewer
09/13/2017 4:13:57 PM

This saw has alot of nice features only found on more expenive saws. The quick release works better than most. Set up is fairly easy too.

Richard V
Exceeding my expectations ! 09/09/2017 1:38:30 PM

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michel M
So far so good 09/06/2017 4:13:57 PM

Unfortunately my fist impression when receiving my bandsaw, was a damaged bandsaw blade straight out of the shipping crate :-(
I ended up ordering another through Amazon because dealing with Grizzly's shipping carrier would've been too much work.

Anonymous Reviewer
09/04/2017 5:29:34 AM

Only have used a short while but seams to be very well build and works great

Anonymous Reviewer
Powerful 09/03/2017 7:41:23 PM

This saw is great! I have been cutting blanks without an issue. Better then expected and I expected a lot.

Anonymous Reviewer
GREAT BANDSAW 08/31/2017 2:06:21 PM

Upgraded From a typical 14" bandsaw. This bandsaw is heavy duty and ready to go to work right out of the crate. Nice machine and worth the investment.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/31/2017 12:15:35 PM

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Joseph O
08/30/2017 8:39:14 PM

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