Bandsaw Zero Clearance Insert for Grizzly

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I have a G0513X2 – 17” Bandsaw, and I need a new insert as well as a zero clearance insert. It is 2.75”OD. Does anyone know where I can get one? I called Grizzly and they said go to, but I can’t find one there either. Thanks.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#1 posted 1632 days ago

I was just figuring I’d have to buy some UHMW stock, and make my own, for my G0555X.

If you get bored enough, you could ping them, and see what they might be able to suggest….

If you DO get any news … it’d be great if you could update this thread :-)

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 1632 days ago

Turn one on a Lathe, You looking for metal or wood?

I also saw people just cut a piece of plywood and put it on the top if they ar planning to do some ripping. If you are using a crosscut sled, then you are out of luck with that suggestion.

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

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#3 posted 1632 days ago

I emailed them. I will update this thread when I hear back!! Thanks Neil.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#4 posted 1632 days ago

Update: Just got this email from Carter Products:


Thank you for the inquiry.

The insert sizes we offer are 2.5” diameter either for the Jet or the Delta. Unfortunately, not for the Grizzly.

Questions please let me know.


Kristina Moore
Customer Sales & Service
Carter Products Company, Inc.
Toll free 888-622-7837

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#5 posted 1631 days ago

Another question: couldn’t I just take a 2.75” hole saw and cut a hole out of a 1/16th piece of sheet metal for my zero clearance insert?

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#6 posted 960 days ago

I have the same saw. I cut a piece of aluminum to rough shape, sanded it to shape, then cut a slot with a hacksaw…I tried to start the slot with the blade running on the bandsaw, but I got scared.

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#7 posted 960 days ago

Aluminum, masonite (hardboard), even plywood will work. It can be thicker than the ledge, you just have to thin it out at the rim (router table job).

I have a lot of hole saws, so I would find one whose waste was closest to what I need, use that to cut the disk, and then sand it to the right diameter.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#8 posted 960 days ago

I have a GO555X. I also have a ridgis spindle sander that the washers for it are exactly the same size as the inset in the BS. I make mine out of hardboard and if it is a little thin I use a piece of duct tape on the back. Works good lasts a long time.
You could look in the hardware section at the local big box for a large washer the same O.D.

-- Life is good.

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#9 posted 959 days ago

I cut mine out of plexiglass for my Grizz 17”

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