Wanna’ hear my sob story?
Went to tune up my new Grizzly G0555X 14” bandsaw tonight.
The tension knob wouldn’t turn. It would go about ten degrees in either direction, but then … hard stop.
No adjustment possible without proper tension.
First call to Grizzly. Rep basically says that I’ve got a big problem, and should take the thing apart.
So … being an idiot … I started to.
Then … being less of an idiot, I called back, and got somebody else—somebody really cool.
He agreed with my theory: either debris in the nut, crossed threads, or something similar. I’d already hit it with PB Blaster, but …. nut’n.
I told the guy I figured we had nothing to lose, and … should I get medieval on it … with big tools??
Jason stayed on the phone with me while—using channel-locks, slip joints, a pipe wrench, and now raw hands … I finally got the stripped pieces out: It’s not obvious … but even a clean nut with matching threads won’t make it, and I just don’t feel like pulling out my tap and die kit to fix this one.
They’re sending me new parts for all you see, but … WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
I don’t have my bandsaw, now. It’s just two hundred and six pounds of …. nothing.
I promised Grizzman (and all y’all) to wag a civil tongue, so … gosh darn it all!!! I’m not happy, and I AM gonna’ go pour myself a big ol’ snifter of Glenlivet scotch while I clean up the shop.
OhByTheWay: The good news: progress WAS going quite well on the Tall Oak Mirror that was next on the agenda….
-- -- Neil