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Forum topic by Brandon89 posted 03-23-2017 02:39 AM 806 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2017 02:39 AM

ok, i have a weird situation. I have a Grizzly G0555 deluxe 14” bandsaw that ive had 3 weeks i installed a 6”riser kit on it and i have 2 105” blades (3/16 and a 3/8”). I track the 3/8 blade within 30 seconds. gullet of the teeth stays dead center on the wheel and i even resawed a 8” piece of walnut no problem. when i install my 3/16 blade…this thing wanders all over and WILL NOT stay center. so grizzly sent me a new 3/16” blade thinking i might of hada bad blade. this one does not track at all either. i take it off…put the 3/8 back on and that one tracks perfectly fine in under a minute. so whats the deal with the 3/16? how can that blade not work but my other blade works fine? im so confused and frustrated. the only reason i bought this bandsaw was for tight curves and i cant even use this brand new machine for what i need. before everyone tells me to check coplanar, rubber on wheels glued down etc etc…how would one size blade work fine every time and a different size not work? im read to send this damn thing back


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#1 posted 03-23-2017 04:30 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbZqWac0jU

HTH and welcome to LJ’s Bandon89

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#2 posted 03-23-2017 03:35 PM

Hopes somebody posts the Alex Snodgrass bandsaw set up video…

Yup. Excellent.

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#3 posted 03-23-2017 04:00 PM

ok first if those are the stock blades that game with the saw they are garbage. I threw mine away when my 17” came. Get some good blades i.e. timberwolf blades or wood slicer.

Good luck.

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#4 posted 03-23-2017 04:59 PM

I’m with Bones. Sounds like a blade issue to me.
Bill

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#5 posted 03-23-2017 05:42 PM

just curious …you say you bought it to make tight curves …..what was reason for putting on a riser kit? ...... :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 03-23-2017 06:05 PM



ok first if those are the stock blades that game with the saw they are garbage. I threw mine away when my 17” came. Get some good blades i.e. timberwolf blades or wood slicer.

Good luck.

- bonesbr549

Oh forgot to add if you doing tight curves, I reccommend the carter stabilizer –
http://www.carterproducts.com/band-saw-products/band-saw-stabilizer

Best thing I did for my 1934 delta 14”. I use it just for that purpose. My 17” is set up with a carbide blade with traditional setup for resaw.

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#7 posted 03-23-2017 07:02 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7gmzra_5_c

Nice video on the effectiveness of the stabilizer.

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#8 posted 03-23-2017 08:21 PM

im very well aware of alex snodgrass video. im not new to woodworking. if you read my post you would see that i have no problem tracking my thicker blade. but so far 2 aftermarket 3/16 blades will not track. i dont need help on tracking since i am well aware on how to do that and can track thicker blades. is it possible that grizzly 3/16 blades are just junk? i would consider snodgrass’s stabilizer but i cant even get the 3/16 to track so i dunno what good that does. i just dont understand how 3/8 and 1/2 blades track just fine in under a minute but a thin 3/16 blade doesnt….

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#9 posted 03-23-2017 08:23 PM

sorry i didnt spill all the information on why i buy tools. but i guess ill clear this up better for you. i bought the bandsaw mainly for tight curves (boxes, templates, legs etc), but i also bought the riser because i do have a fair amount of rough lumber that i use and need to resaw. is that better?


just curious …you say you bought it to make tight curves …..what was reason for putting on a riser kit? ...... :<))

- GR8HUNTER


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#10 posted 03-23-2017 08:40 PM

okies thank you so very much Brandon :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 03-23-2017 08:59 PM

Ok another question. If you don’t have any of the lower or upper guides engaged at all, and you use the flicker technique to tension the blade will it stay put at any position on the wheel?

My gut says if that one blade spins true you don’t have a wheel alignment issue. I also stand by factory blades from griz are crap.

https://youtu.be/p9eANejvOt8

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#12 posted 03-23-2017 09:29 PM

get the blade tensioner guide thing and your troubles will go away

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#13 posted 03-23-2017 09:30 PM

get the blade tensioner guide thing and your troubles will go away

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#14 posted 03-23-2017 09:31 PM

stabilizer is what you need they wrk wonders

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#15 posted 03-24-2017 01:16 AM

im assuming you are referring to the “flutter” method of tensioning? i havent tried that way yet but its worth a shot. i have always used alex snodgrass’s method for setting up a bandsaw. order a new blade from highland woodworking today so we will see if that helps any as well. thanks for the help


Ok another question. If you don t have any of the lower or upper guides engaged at all, and you use the flicker technique to tension the blade will it stay put at any position on the wheel?

My gut says if that one blade spins true you don t have a wheel alignment issue. I also stand by factory blades from griz are crap.

https://youtu.be/p9eANejvOt8

- bonesbr549


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