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G0457 14-in. Bandsaw

Grizzly Industrial - G0457 14-in. Bandsaw

The Grizzly G0457 14-in. bandsaw features a 2 hp motor, a 6 in. tall fence, and 10-1/8 in. resaw capacity.

$1050 (As of 10/22/2014)

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Editor Choice-Best Value

Editor's Review: Tool Test: 14-in. Bandsaws

review date: September 1, 2007

From FWW #244 (Tools & Shops 2015)
By Roland Johnson
Street price: $1050
Motor (HP): 2
Resaw capacity: 10 in.
Ease of blade changes: Good
Ease of guide adjustments: Good
Guide-post alignment: Very good
Guide-post rigidity: Good
Dust collection: Fair
Fence: Excellent
Resaw cuts: Very good
Curve cuts: Very good

Great two-position fence changes over quickly. Table height is perfect for detail work. Base cabinet provides convenient storage for blades and gear.


From FWW #193 (September/October 2007)
By Thomas McKenna
The Grizzly G0457 saw has plenty of resaw power and capacity. The fit and finish are great. The wheel covers are hinged, and they slide off easily so you have greater access to the interior and you don’t hit your head on a corner (don’t ask) when the door drifts closed. Dust collection works well, though installing a blade is tough. The tension is easy to set and adjust, with an intuitive quick-release mechanism. The tracking knobs are a good size. The tall fence included with the saw slides smoothly, locks surely, and is great for resawing. Curve cuts were no problem, and resaw cuts were of fine quality.

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Editor Test Results:

Blade Changing Difficult
Table Flatness Good
Frame Deflection N/A
Wheel Alignment 0.040 in., top behind
Runout N/A
Tension N/A
Quality of Cut Good
Table-Lock Effectiveness N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Grizzly Industrial
Manufacturer's Web Site www.grizzly.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 570-546-9663
Rip Fence Included Yes
Riser Block Option N/A
Rip Capacity N/A
Guide Type Double bearing
Table Tilt N/A
Table Size N/A
Horsepower 2 hp
Amps N/A
Volts 110v
Speed N/A
Blade N/A
Resaw Capacity 10-1/8 in.

I just received my new Grizzly G0457 bandsaw today. This is a really nice bandsaw at a great price. I was a little nervous about all the reviews saying it was hard to change the blades or adjust the lower guides. If you remove the blade guard around the lower guide bearings and shorten the bearing adjustment screws buy about 3/8 th of an inch and its as easy to change blades as any saw on the market. I have been building guitars for 22 years and use my bandsaw a lot and the G0457 has to be one of the nicest saws i've had the pleasure of using.

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