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Grizzly G0555 #1: Drive Wheel Bearing Replacement

12-23-2016 02:23 PM by Jim Jakosh | 11 comments »

My Grizzly 14” band saw has been making a clunking noise when running for a while now so while the shop is down I decided to take a look at it. With the blade removed, I could hear a “lump,lump, lump” noise when turning the bottom drive wheel and then I could feel vertical movement in it. That meant the bearing is shot! I removed both screws in the front and real of the main shaft. Then I made the mistake of removing the 3 screws to unfasten the pulley and put a puller on the front wheel to pull it off the shaft ( You don’t have to remove the pulley to change the bearings!!!! )Well, it was tight and I cracked a wheel spoke ( Harbor Freight epoxy held ‘...

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