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Grizzly G0561 Review

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Editor Rating: 4.7/5
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Grizzly G0561 Review

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Published on:  February 9, 2018

Last modified:

February 7, 2018 @ 1:12 pm

 

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

Finding a decent bandsaw is not an easy task, especially nowadays when the market is flooded with dozens of models that are borderline useless and definitely overpriced. On top of that, if you’re an absolute beginner and aren’t aware of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to these machines, there is a good chance that you’ll end up with something that either doesn’t meet your expectations or is simply too much for you to handle. In case you are in a predicament and a dilemma about which model to invest in, take a moment and read our review. It should help you get a better idea of what to expect and how to react in certain situations.

One of the top-rated units on the market is the Grizzly G0561. It’s a high-quality unit with a healthy amount of additional features that are designed to make your job much easier. If you’re looking for a machine that can cope with large projects and still remain as accurate as possible, this one might seem quite interesting.

Specifications:

  • Power – 1HP single-phase motor
  • Dimensions – 48 x 16 x 40 inches
  • Approximate weight – 340 pounds (shipping weight)
  • Blade speeds – 90, 135, 195, 255 FPM
  • Footprint – 13 x 38 inches
  • Blade size – 93 x 3/4 inches

Grizzly G0561 – The Basics


When it comes to serious machines and consistent performance, the Grizzly brand is one of the best to go with. They are well-established and respected by both professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about this particular industry. The G0561 model is a great solution for avid individuals who like having a high-quality machine in their workshops.

The thing that makes this unit stand out is the amount of additional features that are designed to alleviate some of the most common hassles people usually stumble upon. Take a look at the features and see if they fulfill your expectations and requirements.

The Features


The Design


There are plenty of things to talk about when it comes to the design, but the best starting point is its versatility and additional components that make the user’s life much easier. First of all, the hydraulic feed control is a great addition. It’s not a never-seen thing by any means, but it still improves the overall opinion about a particular model and its quality. The feed control allows you to operate and utilize the machine without having to worry about nuisances such as fatigue or pain in your muscles. The automatic shut off feature is also a neat addition because it allows the machine to work independently and let the user do other things while a piece of material is under the process of cutting.

The materials used for the design are sturdy and durable. The base is made of steel and it features two well-designed wheels that significantly improve the mobility and stability of this machine. In other words, even though it weighs well over 300 pounds, one can move it quite easily thanks to the included wheels.

Usability


This unit is foreseen to cut through metal. Thanks to the variable speed settings you can fine-tune the unit according to the density of the material you’re planning to cut through. In simpler words, it is designed to cope with a wide range of materials as long as you set it up correctly.

Some Other Notable Features


The coolant system and blade brushes are a great addition to an already versatile machine. Because high-performance blades tend to get hot quickly, the quality of the coolant system is of utmost importance. This particular one is satisfactory and it will keep your blade as cool as possible during operation thus preventing wear and snapping.

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Things we liked about it

The sheer quality of this unit is what makes it worth checking out. We have reviewed many other models and most of them are subpar in comparison to this one. It also comes with a good amount of auxiliary features that will more than likely come in handy in times of need.

The versatility is at an envious level, especially if you’re planning on cutting through different metals and materials in general. The price is okay, it isn’t a cheap piece of equipment, but it’s definitely a worthy investment for people who plan on using its full potential.

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Things we didn’t like

The cooling system isn’t at a level one would imagine. Instead, it can fail and cause some issues such as leaking. On top of that, Grizzly didn’t specify the type of coolant needed for this system nor do they sell any.

The other thing some people might find annoying is the noise. While it’s not the noisiest one around, it can get quite loud, especially after prolonged use. Some people complained about their machines getting progressively louder after a couple of months, so keep that in mind.

General Impressions


In general, most people love this unit due to its high-quality performance and affordable price. It’s a heavy-duty tool that offers quite a bit of functionality and efficiency, so there’s not much one can complain about. It can be considered heavy, but the manufacturer didn’t emphasize on mobility, so it’s not a shortcoming per se. On the other hand, the included wheels do a great job of mitigating the moving process.

As far as we are concerned, this is a great investment for people who use these tools on a daily basis. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a light-duty one, there are plenty of cheaper ones that offer similar performance.

Pros:

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High-quality machine
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Consistent performance
N
Yields good results

Cons:

N
The cooling system may cause issues

Conclusion


Most people that wrote a genuine review of this product tend to advocate for its purchase. It’s certainly a worthy investment, but it can also turn into an unnecessary expense, especially if you don’t get the most of it. As we said, some other models offer similar performance for a reasonably lower price, but those lack some of the much-needed features that can be found in the G0561 model. You won’t make a mistake if you decide to buy this model but make sure it’s the thing you’re looking for.

Conclusion


Most people that wrote a genuine review of this product tend to advocate for its purchase. It’s certainly a worthy investment, but it can also turn into an unnecessary expense, especially if you don’t get the most of it. As we said, some other models offer similar performance for a reasonably lower price, but those lack some of the much-needed features that can be found in the G0561 model. You won’t make a mistake if you decide to buy this model but make sure it’s the thing you’re looking for.