Grizzly Woodworking Tools Continue to Populate the ToolSelect Community With Release of New Options for 17” Extreme Series® Bandsaw

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Grizzly woodworking tools released two new options for its Extreme Series® Bandsaw, giving the ToolSelect community, where the site’s members review and discuss all brands and types of tools for woodworking, two new topics of discussion.

Having the footbrake is not only convenient, but it may also improve safety by not needing to take your hands off the workpiece.

Grizzly woodworking tools continue to populate the ToolSelect community with the release of two new options for their Extreme Series® Bandsaw, giving ToolSelect’s members two more tools to review and discuss.

Designed after their popular G0513X2 model, Grizzly released two new options to the line. The new G0513X2F adds a foot brake to the original design and the G0513X2BF has the foot brake plus a motor brake with foot-pedal-activated micro-switch for hands-free blade stopping in approximately three seconds.

“We have received requests to include a footbrake on more models of bandsaws, and since our 17” is one of the most popular bandsaws on the market, we decided to offer two versions with a footbrake,” says Bill Crofutt, quality control manager with Grizzly. “Having the footbrake is not only convenient, but it may also improve safety by not needing to take your hands off the workpiece. Placing your foot on the brake brings the blade to a stop in just a few seconds.”

According to Grizzly’s spec sheets, the G0513X2F model is powered by a 2 HP, 110/220 V, single-phase motor and includes a re-saw fence and miter gauge. The machine has a 16 ¼” cutting capacity left of blade with a maximum cutting height of 12”. Fully balanced cast-iron wheels and a heavy-duty cast-iron trunnion are intended for table rigidity.

The G0513X2BF adds to those features with the motor brake as well as an extended table that gives users 23 5/8” x 17 ¼” of working space. Both tools come with a one-year warranty.

“Both these bandsaws are intended for the same function, with some obvious distinctions between them,” says Stephen Glaesman, CEO with ToolSelect. “We’ll be interested to see what our community members have to say about the differences between these two models themselves as well as how they stack up in the overall category of woodworking tools.”

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