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Super Souped Up Bandsaw Ames IA

The G0555X uses ball bearing blade guides above and below the table. Ball bearing guides are especially handy when using wide resaw blades. The saw accepts blades from 92-1/2-in. to 93-1/2-in. long, and 1/8 to 3/4-in. wide. A riser block, which increases the thickness capacity from 6 in. to 12 in. is available, $57.95. Adding the riser block increases the blade’s length to 105 in.

LOWE'S OF AMES, IOWA
515 233-0404
120 AIRPORT RD. AMES, IA, 50010
Ames, IA
 
Fastenal- Ames
515-232-4768
2228 SE 5th Street Ames, IA, 50010
Ames, IA
 
Kmart 3971 / Cross Merch
(515) 232-7554
1405 Buckeye Ave
Ames, IA
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
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Miscellaneous
Hours
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
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Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
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True Value
(515) 733-4061
614-616 Broad St
Story City, IA
 
True Value
(800) 642-7392
614 Broad St
Story City, IA

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Lowe's
(515) 233-0404
120 Airport Rd.
Ames, IA
Hours
M-SA 6:30 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

O'Donnell Ace Hardware
(515) 232-1791
615 24th St
Ames, IA
 
Nevada Ace Hardware
(515) 382-2184
123 Lincoln Hwy
Nevada, IA
 
Boone Ace Hardware
(515) 432-3543
1735 S East Marshall
Boone, IA
 
The Home Depot
(712)366-7814
3101 Manawa Center Dr
Council Bluffs, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

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Super Souped Up Bandsaw

Super Souped Up Bandsaw

Grizzly has added some muscle to one of their best-selling 14-in. bandsaws and come up with the new model G0555X machine, $595. I like the large motor (1-1/2-hp, 15-amp), I like the built-in light, I like the tall resaw fence, but what I like most is the large table. At 14-in. x 20-1/2-in. this is one of the largest tables you’ll find on a 14-in. saw. It’s nice to have plenty of real estate to the right and left of the blade. 

Grizzly accomplished such a large table by making it in two pieces. A 5-in. extension on the left side of the table is fastened to the bottom half of the saw. So, when you tilt the table, the extension remains in place and only the main table tilts. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have the clearance to tilt the table all the way to 45-degrees. This is a clever idea that I’ve only seen on one other 14-in. bandsaw.

The G0555X uses ball bearing blade guides above and below the table. Ball bearing guides are especially handy when using wide resaw blades. The saw accepts blades from 92-1/2-in. to 93-1/2-in. long, and 1/8 to 3/4-in. wide. A riser block, which increases the thickness capacity from 6 in. to 12 in. is available, $57.95. Adding the riser block increases the blade’s length to 105 in.

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