Bandsaw Zero Clearance Insert for Grizzly

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Forum topic by Padre posted 03-03-2010 01:47 AM 5362 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2010 01:47 AM

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.

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#1 posted 03-03-2010 03:09 AM

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 :-)

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#2 posted 03-03-2010 04:30 AM

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.

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 04:38 AM

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

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

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#4 posted 03-03-2010 09:07 PM

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

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#5 posted 03-04-2010 03:06 AM

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?

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#6 posted 01-04-2012 06:19 AM

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 01-04-2012 07:09 AM

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.



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#8 posted 01-04-2012 02:59 PM

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.

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#9 posted 01-05-2012 05:37 AM

I cut mine out of plexiglass for my Grizz 17”

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#10 posted 09-13-2017 03:01 AM

You can find them here. Found this guy on eBay. I bought one and it worked really well. They are made from Delrin. I was and am very pleased with the insert.

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