Grizzly 16in Band Saw

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Grizzly 16in Band Saw

For sawing wood and some plastics

Basic Info

  • Ownership: Nick Britsky
  • Location: This band saw is located at the south end of the Wood Shop.
  • What it looks like:

band saw photo

Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Grizzly Model G1538 16" Band Saw
  • Part Number: S/N unknown


not specified


  • Use with wood only, or the more sawable platics. No metal cutting, please!


Turn it On

The power switch is located on the left side of the frame.

Turn it Off

The power switch is located on the left side of the frame.

Authorized Users and Trainers

No equipment access set up. See User:pajamapuma or Equipment Access Project for help.

Other References


Things that Need to be Done

  • New tires on upper and lower wheels


  1. TBD


  • Novice (group or individual training)
    • Wood shop tour
    • Safety glasses, dangling hair, hoodie strings, etc.
    • Using the band saw light
    • Power switch/EPO location and operation
    • Workpiece materials compatible with this machine
    • Raising/lowering the upper blade guides
    • Holding the workpiece safely
    • Using a push stick
    • How hard to push the workpiece
    • Sawing along a pencil line
    • Sawing curves
    • Cleanup with shop vac or brush
  • User( small group or individual training)
    • Review all points above
    • Using the miter gauge
    • Using the fence
    • Dust control system
    • How to tell when the blade needs to be replaced
    • Consumables costs
    • Using fixtures for controlled cutting
  • Expert (individual hands on training)
    • Review all points above
    • Adjusting the table tilt angle
    • Selecting a blade
    • Replacing the blade (tension and tracking adjustments)
    • Adjusting Upper and Lower blade guides
    • Setting upper and lower blade guide clearances
    • Resawing
    • Making fixtures for locating/aligning the workpiece
  • Trainer
    • Expert level with sufficient experience