Well, the day came and my new Grizzly G0555X bandsaw arrived along with the moblie base and riser kit. Here, I’ll talk about how I single handedly assembled both the mobile base to fit the stand and the riser kit. My hope that whatever little inspirations I had may help someone else down the road.
Let’s start with the mobile base (32 bolts and all make it quite time consuming)
Here you have your choice of bolt up through the casters and nut on top or bolt on top. Personally, I prefer the cleaner look of the bolts on top. But it will require more dexterity, especially with the fixed casters. I tackled this by putting the nut and lock washer in a socket and feeding onto the bolt as my fingers just couldn’t fidle the darn things on the bolts.
With Casters done—I installed the rails with bolts finger tight.
Here is where I unpacked the Bandsaw stand upside down and placed the mobile base on top for fitment.
I placed quarter inch shims of scrap wood between the stand and base on the front and side to be sure I had clearance when putting the stand on the base then squared up the rails.
After squaring up the rails, I flipped the base over and tightened up all the lock nuts.
Now that the mobile base is sized up. I flipped the stand over onto the base with no help from the natives.
Next up is the riser block install. Here I took the box cutter and cut down the top side so I’d have room to slide the top wheel assembly up to install the riser. This method will save you the grumbling of some poor mate while you fumble to get the riser block in and bolted.
(Side note: Original bolt and nut are 7/8 and the new bolt for the riser is 7/8 and 1” so have the proper wrenches)
Now that the riser block is installed…
Part two: Lifting the bandsaw assembly onto the stand… here is where the one man/woman operation ends.
Hope this helps in your assembly endeavors.
-- John D