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Grizzly is proud to offer this award-winning full-featured Extreme 17" Heavy-duty Bandsaw.

The 2 HP motor powers through wood at a maximum 12" cutting capacity and the 16-1/4" throat is big enough for most applications.

Features like the deluxe fence, extra-wide cast iron table, heavy-duty miter gauge, dual 4" dust ports, micro-adjusting geared table, and double ball-bearing blade guides are usually found on machines costing much more. The ISO 9001 factory designation assures high quality standards.

The G0513X2BF has an electromagnetic motor brake that stops the blade in 3 seconds, as well as a mechanical foot brake, so you can have both of your hands on the workpiece when bringing the blade to a stop.

This 17" 2HP Extreme Series Bandsaw is covered by a 1-year warranty covering parts and factory defects. (Consumables like belts and blades not included.) Support for this machine is US based and replacement parts are available on-line for shipment from our warehouse in Springfield Missouri.

Made in an ISO 9001 Factory

CSA certified meeting CSA C22.2 #71.2-10 and UL 987-8 standards!


  • Motor: 2 HP, 220V, single-phase, TEFC capacitor-start induction, 60 Hz, 1720 RPM, 8.7 Amps
  • Power transfer: Belt drive
  • Precision-ground cast-iron table
  • 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"
  • Cutting capacity/throat: 16-1/4" left of blade
  • Maximum cutting height: 12"
  • Blade size: 131-1/2" long
  • Blade sizes available: 1/8" – 1" wide
  • 2 blade speeds: 1700 and 3500 FPM
  • Wheels: computer-balanced cast-iron with polyurethane tires
  • Wheel covers: pre-formed steel
  • Blade guides: ball bearing with full enclosure protection
  • Bearings: sealed and permanently lubricated
  • Overall size: 73" H x 32" W x 32" D
  • Footprint: 27" L x 17-3/4" W x 2-1/2" H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 460 lbs.


  • Deluxe cast-iron fence with extruded aluminum re-saw fence
  • Includes miter gauge
  • Two 4" dust ports
  • Quick-change blade release/ tensioner
  • Blade tension indicator
  • Micro-adjusting geared table
  • Blade height scale measurement
  • Blade tracking window
  • Includes 1/2" 6-TPI hook blade
  • Motor brake stops blade in under 3 seconds when power is turned off
  • Foot brake activates manual and motor brakes
  • Cast-iron table trunnions for greater stability
  • Rack and pinion upper blade guide height adjustment

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

Anonymous Reviewer
08/12/2020 1:27:36 PM

Saw works great as advertised. Great finish. Packaging was very good..The bottom door however rubbed on the base at the right side corner when opening/closing. Raised the door with 2 washers on each hinge pin to fix it. There were also 2 small dings on the back side of the aluminum fence but did not affect the fence usage.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/02/2020 1:51:10 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great Bandsaw 04/06/2020 6:12:16 PM

I have owned this bandsaw for a month or so and have been very happy with it. I highly recommend getting a band saw with a brake. It has plenty of power. The blade that comes with it is not very good for cross cutting or ripping so figure on getting another one soon.

Anonymous Reviewer
Looks like awesome piece of machinery 06/25/2019 12:09:16 PM

I bought this bandsaw about month ago n hate to say I haven't had time to do any more than uncrate it and put it on the mobile base ( see review of mobile base) but i can say it it was crated very well with no damage. This thing looks awesome n want to get it put together asap n will review it then. But i can say just what little bit i have seen of this thing already i dont see how u could go wrong with this sawn i will review it soon.

Keith A
05/29/2019 2:31:02 PM

The bandsaw was well packaged and the setup instructions were very clear. Look forward to using the saw

Barry F
Very nice saw 05/16/2019 2:29:53 PM

this is my first band saw so I really don't anything to compare it to, other than a 12 inch craftsman that my dad has. They are both band saws but it would be like comparing apples to watermelons. UPS freight delivered this saw to me along with a jointer. The driver hand wheeled both units all the way up my drive to my garage. Nice! Crate showed no signs of damage at all and after removing it from the crate, the saw didn't either. Assembly was easy. I did have to make some adjustments to the guide bearings but it wasn't a big deal. The ones under the table may be a little cumbersome to adjust. Man! the table on this thing is heavy as is the cast iron portion of the fence.

First cut on this thing was awesome. After setting the fence properly I tried resawing a small piece of wood, maybe 4 inches wide. Not a big one but i just wanted to see how straight it would be. Man, it was perfect. I was really happy to see that. I just finished putting it together last night so I have not "used" the saw but I know I am going to like and I am very glad I bought the Grizzly.

Question for Grizzly though, why does this saw not come with a power cord but the 858 jointer that I just bought does?

Haim L
05/08/2019 11:27:46 AM

I am happy I bought this beautiful machine.I enjoy using it. I have two suggestions to improve the machine.

1- I think there should be a microswitch on the blade tension release handle to prevent starting the machine if the blade tension is off. I put warning notes near the power switch to remind me to tension the blade before starting the machine.

2-The adjustment of the bottom guide bearings is very awkward. This is something to be done every time the blade is changed. I think it should be improved.

Anonymous Reviewer
Appears to be nicely designed and constructed. 05/04/2019 9:11:43 PM

I have no hours on the machine yet. I am confident it will be a nice addition to my wood working.
The packaging and shipping were well done, nice job Grizzly, and UPS freight.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/12/2019 7:12:45 PM

I have never used a bandsaw but a lot of other large machinery. First thing I did was changed the blade to resaw a I/8 slice from a 1x8x18 cedar board. the slice measured the same thickness all around. Further I cannot imagine using that size saw without the brake. Impressive to say the least. One thing I learned is when I am done I release the tension, unplug it and hang the cord over the release handle. How did I learn this :))

F. H
What A difference you have made in my life! 03/08/2019 5:33:42 AM

Oh What a difference you have made in my Life! What difference you have Made!!! in my dust collection and the power this saw has, The smooth and quite cuts it makes is so much better than the 14 inch Delta I had 15 years ago. the Resaw fence is stout as it should be and it came with a very good quality miter gauge. The resaw capacity is outstanding.
Assembly was easy and straightforward. This beast sliced through wet green Mesquite logs like it was rare Prime rib. After looking at all the other saws that are available this was the best for my needs. I really like the brake on this saw I think it is the best next thing to a sawstop saw of which I do not own. I am impressed with the quality of this saw I am sure after I am finished making saw dust and turning to dust myself! My son will enjoy this saw for many years.

Anonymous Reviewer
Good Tool So Far 02/06/2019 4:41:00 PM

Never owned one before learning curve was a bit steep. Thrust bearings set back to far for band that came with it (top and bottom). The first cut push the band back beyond gullets and messed up the set. I figured out the issues and replaced the now bad blade it works fantastic it could use a shroud under platen to help with dust collection. Fence that came with it is good I did glued some Teflon tabs onto miter rail and now it gives repeatable miter cuts (was a little loose.) So far I am completely satisfied I can saw a 12" board board with it and have made a carriage to allow for sawing 8' cants into what i need.

Anonymous Reviewer
Oh man! What a dream of a Bandsaw!!! 02/01/2019 3:05:28 PM

Talk about filling a vacant spot in my shop! I've used but hated the gutless, no capacity bench top band saw for over 15 years and enough was finally enough. What a difference the right tool can make. Wish I had been able to do this years ago. But I have it now and I couldn't be happier. Definitely needed the resaw capability for the large material I work with now and it cuts as demonstrated. Thanks for making such a great saw so affordable. Regards, Mac rice

Weldon P
Excellent saw 01/27/2019 2:06:32 PM

This is an excellent saw. The upgrades on the extreme model make it a far better saw than the entry model 17 saw. I especially like electronic brake. This feature alone is almost worth the extra cost. To show you what its worth, just use the foot brake to kill the saw and immediately turn the key off to remove the power and see how Long it take the blade to stop. My only complaint is the blade that come with this saw. The blade is just fine for thin stock but so was my old Craftsman saw for thin stock. So be prepared to order and wait for a quality blade before you can really test its full capabilities.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great Bandsaw 12/01/2018 12:41:51 AM

This band saw is full of great features. Good power. I re-sawed padauk 8" wide no problem. I had a euro saw that was twice the money that was no where near as good as the Grizzly. The auto brake is wonderful. I love this saw.

Anonymous Reviewer
Beautiful machine! 10/26/2018 11:23:05 AM

This a a beautiful machine, the fit and finish is excellent. Delivery was fast, about a week. Assembly was quick and easy, this machine is very heavy and solid. I did a lot of research on bandsaws and am really happy with my purchase.

Buddy A
08/11/2018 4:03:12 PM

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Clint W
06/01/2018 12:24:42 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent! 04/29/2018 12:08:58 PM

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Nick L
Everything I'd read and heard about was true! 03/25/2018 8:49:46 PM

I did a ton of reading of reviews and watched tons of video reviews and finally decided to go with the 0513. I bought a resaw blade for it and it tears through everything I've thrown at it. This is one of the best tools I own. GET ONE!

12/26/2017 4:38:02 PM

Outstanding bandsaw, quieter than I expected and has run flawlessly.

Terry B
12/26/2017 3:47:16 PM

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Guy H
12/07/2017 11:30:20 AM

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Don L
11/18/2017 3:18:44 PM

Due to a mix up n shipping I elected to pick up the saw at the shipper. The unit is delivered in a vertical position on a small pallet. You will need some tie downs to transfer the saw. The saw, 220v does not come with a power cord. This allows you custom the length of the cord you desire along with the exact style plug you desire. Assembly of the unit went well with no issues. I was able to slide the saw off the pallet and onto the base with some help which went rather easy.
I have not used the saw much, primarily I have used it for resawing. I was able to resaw an inch wide board without any deflection in a one inch blade. The blade change out is fairly easy and does not require removing the table. Adjusting the lower guide bearings requires some time on your knees but the process is not upper bearings are also easy to adjust. All in all I am happy with the saw.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/28/2017 1:03:47 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Best bandsaw I've owned or used. Excellent. 06/02/2017 12:45:26 AM

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Victor S
Wow! Great tool for the price 05/02/2017 11:44:18 AM

Just received it and very impressed with the quality. Runs smooth and extremely quiet. Definitely enjoy the foot brake micro-switch and the ball-bearing rollers.

Works great, Good quality.. 01/26/2017 10:59:34 PM

I like this beast!! Not my first Grizzly will not be my last..

rudolf O
01/26/2017 9:01:56 AM

Well build and sturdy. Easy to assemble using the manual.

James R
So far so awesome! 01/26/2017 3:33:47 AM

Finally glad I got this bandsaw, should've bought it a long time ago. It is going to get a lot of use!

Amazing saw! 11/10/2016 10:09:20 PM

I've had my saw for about 2 years now, and I'm so happy with it. It does everything I ask of it. One of my favorite things about it is the excellent dust collection. I have the top port hooked up to a 2hp cyclone collector and nothing gets past the top port. I don't even have to use the bottom port because nothing gets down in there. It's the best dust collection design I've ever seen in a bandsaw. Another favorite feature is the brake, which stops the blade in just over a second. It's not only safer, but allows me to work quicker without having to wait for the blade to coast to a stop.
Not only would recommend this saw, I have several times already. I show it with pride to anyone who asks to see it.

Three years of faultless operation 02/20/2016 1:47:13 PM

I bought this as my first full sized 17" bandsaw, after many positive reviews on Lumberjocks.com.
I have not been dissapointed. Save for one change of tires after about 30 months, this has been just a horse.
Full featured, easy to clean, blade change easy, generous table, it is all there.

And to be honest, once you experience the electric brake - you will wonder why you wasted all that time waiting for blades to stop. What an outstanding feature.

Now, my other bandsaw, being a smaller 14", is just wearing out and breaking down a lot. I had planned to buy a high end 14" with a lot of features including a riser. Then it hit me, why not just buy another one of these, since it has performed so well. I do so much bandsaw work in my shop that I have kept two saws in the shop for years, one with a wider blade for things like resawing, and one with a smaller blade for true bandsaw work. I think another G0513, at least with foot brake, would be a great replacement for my current 14", and I would be able to have only one blade length for both.
Completely recommended!

Dan Moerman
Terrific tool!! 09/28/2015 4:13:04 PM

I've had this saw for a year or two by now. It is my go to saw for breaking down logs for my lathe. I had some difficulties before I got the right blade: the Lenox Tri-Master 1/2" carbide tip blade. The two are made for one another. Yesterday I breezed through a 12 inch diameter juniper log, then cut a 6" diameter cylinder out of it for a bowl blank. All in about 5 minutes. The only issue I have with this saw is that there should be kill switch on the blade tightener. The saw should not start if you haven't tightened the blade. And it's easy to forget because the lever is out of sight behind the saw. That's the only reason I don't give it 5 stars. Strong, handsome design, a great machine.

Q & A

Common Questions and Answers about the G0513X2BF:

Q: What is different about the braking system on this model compared to the others?

A:The G0513X2B is equipped with two different braking systems. One is housed inside the motor and uses a magnetically controlled brake shoe to quickly stop motor rotation. This brake is electrically activated when the stop button is pushed. The other braking system is purely mechanical and uses the force applied to the foot pedal to slow and stop wheel rotation.

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 the benefit of having cast-iron trunnions over aluminum trunnions?

A:Cast-iron trunnions give the table a more solid, robust support system, allowing it to better resist any flexing or twisting that may occur from really heavy workpieces being set on the table, especially on the outside ends of the table around the blade slot.

Q: Can this saw be rewired for 110V?

A:No. This saw will only operate on a 220V power supply.

Q: What is the benefit of having a machine equipped with a magnetic switch?

A:A magnetic switch offers a couple benefits beyond a typical switch. First, a magnetic switch is equipped with an overload relay that protects the motor from thermal breakdown that occurs if the motor is pushed beyond its limits. Second, in the event of a power outage, tripped circuit breaker, or blown electrical panel fuse, a magnetic switch will not automatically restart the motor when the power supply is restored.


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 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.