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Delta Work Lamp on a Grizzly GO555P 14" bandsaw

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Project by woodshaver posted 02-07-2012 11:47 PM 2886 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little Delta 9” band saw came with a work light but my Nice Grizzly GO555P 14” band saw didn’t come with a light.
My Son-in-Law was nice enough to give me the work light of his old 9” Delta band saw. He said he didn’t use it much. I attached the light to my GO555P band saw. I thought I would display How I did it here on LJ’s.
I found two L brackets kicking around the shop that I bough at the Home Depot. I flattened them out I sandwiched them together for strength. Drilled some holes and mounted the bracket using the existing bolts that hold on the tension release lever. (see Photos) I like having a lot of light when doing my work!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 11:50 PM

That should make a big difference,good idea

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 12:32 AM

Cant every have enough light seems like.

-- CaptFerd

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#3 posted 02-08-2012 12:42 AM

Nice light woodshaver, I’m like you I need to have light as well, here is a blog I did for the light on mine.

http://lumberjocks.com/Blackie_/blog/26239

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#4 posted 02-08-2012 12:49 AM

more light is always good. nice lookin bandsaw

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 02-08-2012 01:38 AM

Just might have too add this one to my band saw as well I have a extra light laying round the shop…nice idea thanks for sharing…BC

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FredIV

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#6 posted 02-08-2012 01:38 AM

santa delivered the very same band saw to me this past christmas. he’s a great guy that santa. gonna have to add a light as well. thanks for the idea.

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 02:48 AM

Lighting should not be optional on these machines. Great idea

-- Norman

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 09:02 AM

Nice I will have to use this as I have the same Band Saw. I like what you have come up with. Thx for sharing!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 05:57 PM

The first ‘Hybrid bandsaw I’ve seen’. A nice addition to a great bandsaw.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 02-08-2012 06:08 PM

My 555X came with a light. I swapped out the incandescent bulb for a MUCH brighter CFL. Couldn’t be happier.

Agreed: lighting isn’t really optional, here. Something direct, and flexible, to allow you to eliminate shadows, is really helpful !

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 02-11-2012 04:34 PM

very nice light im thinking of getting the same saw was wondering how you like yours

-- freighttrain,ky

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#12 posted 02-12-2012 05:43 AM

Hey freighttrain,

I really like having this light on my saw. It takes all of the shadows off my work, makes it’s easy on the eyes. I would say it’s worth taking the time to put one one. I think you can order this light from Delta. Sears part’s for a Delta BS 100. I also saw the same light that uses a magnet to hold it in place. I prefer the non magnetic mount. It was easy to install on the saw.
I’d be glad to answer any questions you might have.

Thanks,
Tony

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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freighttrain

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#13 posted 02-14-2012 01:12 AM

the light is cool but i was wondring about the saw im thinking of getting one and was wondering what you guys think of yours recomend it or maybe not?

-- freighttrain,ky

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woodshaver

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#14 posted 02-14-2012 01:35 AM

Sorry Freightrain! I read your request and just dropped the ball I guess.

Well I had my saw for almost 3 months now. So far I only have a few complaints. I wish it was more air tight so my vacuum would have better sucking power. There’s a lot of are gaps. I’m using a 2.5 inch intake from a Ridgit vac from HD’s. If I had a 2 HP bag type Vac system like I had once in my old shop I don’t think I would have this issue.
The fence system works well, no complaints there. Nice cast iron table is a good size for what I do. I bought the roll around base and it works well. What’s really nice is the tension release mechanism. The saw runs quiet and smooth. It’s a two speed via changing the belt on the pulley at the motor. No light and no brushes on the wheels is not a good idea. But easy to add later. I didn’t get to installing a lift kit yet so I can’t comment on that.
Bottom line. it’s a good solid machine at a great price, I would recommend it.

Hope this helps!
Tony C

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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freighttrain

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#15 posted 02-19-2012 02:27 PM

thanks for the input on the saw i appreciate it i know if you want to find out how good a tool is just ask someone who has one sounds pretty good i think thats the one ill get now just got to talk the wife into it lol thanks again

-- freighttrain,ky

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