Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Grizzly Bandsaw

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    678

    Default Grizzly Bandsaw

    There is a G1148 model for sale near by. Grizzly says it is discontinued. Wondering if anyone has any experience with one of these? Or maybe an idea of what a fair price would be?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,464

    Default

    Were you looking for a wood cutting bandsaw? That is what the 15" G1148
    appears to be intended for.

    According to this review, Grizzly sold the G1148 for $500 shipped in 2004.

    Here is a thread from 2009 where the discussion is about whether $400 is
    good value for a used G1148.

    Some specifications that turned up in the search

    The Model G1148 features a 14 5/8" throat and 7 1/2" thick
    cutting capacity, large 16" x 16" cast iron table and integral
    dust port.

    Features:

    * Blade length: 103"
    * Cuts materials to 7-1/2" thick
    * Large capacity 14-5/8" throat
    * Rugged 1 H.P. 110V/220V motor
    * Shipping weight approx.: 175 lbs.

    Grizzly's G1148 Manual

    .

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    678

    Default

    So this saw would be for the most part for wood only? Never could use it for small metal cuts, given the bands were appropriate?

    Looking at the links, the asking price here ($450) is too much, even though it comes with a number of extra bands.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,464

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rws
    So this saw would be for the most part for wood only? Never could
    use it for small metal cuts, given the bands were appropriate?
    One difference between wood and metal saws is the feet-per-minute
    speeds for blades. Wood saws are generally not configured to be able to
    run as slowly as metal saws.

    While not absolute, here is information from one blade supplier

    'The blade speed for metal cutting is much slower than the blade
    speed for woodcutting. Woodcutting blade speed is between 2000 and
    4000 FPM, non-ferrous metal cutting blade speed is between 700 and
    1000 FPM and metal cutting blade speed is between 85 and 200 FPM.'

    Ferrous metal is sometimes cut at speeds as high or higher than quoted
    above for wood, but this is known as friction sawing. IIRC, our Do-All
    had a maximum speed in the vicinity of 10,000 sfpm.

    .

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •