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Blog entry by dumbass posted 08-10-2009 05:09 PM 2849 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

THE GRIZZLY G1022 tune-up…..I recently was forced into retirement by NYS…so what does a 59 yr. old. Buys a saw and a metal detector!!! i’m new at wood working. VIA the internet i’m learning..I went to auctions and started buying..I started with a brand name tablesaw and spent more time tuning it than i did useing it. The nickle test! i did the hammer test.You set a hammer on the table and instantly it would vibrate off—had everyone looked at it and said use it for a boat ancher..So i went to another auction not knowing brands and bought a very nice clean GRIZZLY Z G1022..had to find some people to put it on the truck.They said ( GRIZZLY ) what kind of a cheap name is that…Got it home and went on the web to see what i bought.Everything i read said it was a good saw except for tuning it up..Guess what? i’m 5.6 and 130lbs..after about three hours i gave up and just looked at it..Trunion bolts and washers!! loosened them and still couldn’t move them for adjustment..Under the trunion bolts and washers the trunions were oblong but the washers fit in their spot perfectly and wouldn’t let me move the trunion..So i took the washers and ground them down so i could get some movement. That was great,but i still couldn’t tap the front for alignment..Sat and looked some more..(IDEA) It’s my saw and i’ll make this so tune-ups are easy..I took a hole saw and put two 1.25 holes on each side so i could tap the trunion on eather side with a dowl…Then i went to the electric shop and got two push in knock-out caps for the holes…Looks good and makes it so much easier for tune-ups.OK-now i’m going to try this thing…It’s the best saw i ever used for the money—I paid $50.. no one would bid on it because they weren’t formilier with the name…

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Don Newton

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#1 posted 08-10-2009 06:12 PM

Good luck with the Grizzly, lots of guys on this site have them. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#2 posted 08-10-2009 06:46 PM

I got 12 of grizzlys major tools, some are 14 years old no trobble
Good luck Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#3 posted 08-11-2009 01:46 AM

Good luck on the saw and your contuinued involvement in tuning up tools.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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