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Blog entry by conwaydog posted 03-27-2013 11:13 PM 1122 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a grizzly bandsaw that uses 92 1/2 – 93 1/2” blades. I picked up a delta blade 4tpi from lowes, completely destroyed the package getting it out, put it on the wheels and didn’t fit. I already have the tension set to max to accommodate the 3/4” blade, but when I pull the tension handle it is nowhere near tight enough. The wheel bands look fine, I always release the tension when not in use. It’s just tight enough to roll on the wheels when spinning with my finger, but I would not dare turn it on. Has anybody or would it be possible I have a bad blade or do I need to look at getting into the nuts and bolts of the bandsaw? Personally I’m leaning toward the blade because the saw hasn’t been used that much.



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 03-28-2013 01:04 AM

Sounds like your new blade is too long. I never heard of a size “range” for BS blades. Mine uses a 131 1/2”, not a 132” I’d return it for the correct size.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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conwaydog

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#2 posted 03-28-2013 01:46 AM

I would like to agree as well. I can’t even find a 92 1/2” blade. It’s posted on the saw and I verified it on the grizzly site. Blade size: 92-1/2” to 93-1/2” (1/8” to 3/4” wide). Guess I’ll just try and take it back without a package.

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Alongiron

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#3 posted 03-28-2013 02:03 AM

I always use Highland Woodslicer blades on my Grizzly. Never have problems. Cost a little more but gut like butter and last ..

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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rustfever

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#4 posted 03-28-2013 02:29 AM

Have a local saw shop adjust the length. Should not charge more than a couple of $$

-- Rustfever, Central California

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tbandikoot

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#5 posted 03-28-2013 03:08 AM

Return it to Lowes for a full refund or exchange. Seriously, big box stores get a bad wrap a lot of times, but they have the most generous return policies.

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tomd

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#6 posted 03-28-2013 04:11 AM

Have you centered the blade on the wheels ? Turn the wheels slowly while adjusting the blade to run on the crown of the wheel.

-- Tom D

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#7 posted 03-28-2013 05:59 PM

On the tension rod you will find a stop, I can’t remember if you have to screw it up or down and then it will tension correctly. I did it about 5 years ago. I think there was a lock screw involved in it also. It’s pretty intuitive once you start looking at it. Hope this helps.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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