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Forum topic by DerekJ posted 03-31-2017 10:47 PM 483 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DerekJ

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03-31-2017 10:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw help bandsaw tune-up bandsaw help

Hello!

I finally got my first bandsaw – a used Grizzly G0555 – and I’m working to get it set-up and fine-tuned. I have Mark Duginske’s “Band Saw Handbook” on order but it hasn’t arrived yet.

I’ve read through Grizzly’s user manual and done my best to follow all the steps to a tee. I’m having an interesting issue, however, and I’m not sure what to do to correct it.

The blade “moves” front to back depending on its’ position going around the wheel. I’ve made a video (about 2 minutes long) and I would love if an expert here could take a look and give me some troubleshooting tips!

Bandsaw Tune-Up Video: https://youtu.be/oYmAF2vs2IQ

Thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this and watch the video, and double thanks to anyone who replies! This community has been invaluable to me over the last year and a half!

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 03-31-2017 10:53 PM

Looks like a bad blade… and the stock blades that come with those saws are notorious for being crap. If it’s a used saw, no telling what was on there. Get a good blade, then watch the obligatory band saw tune up video:

Band Saw Clinic with Alex Snodgrass

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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DerekJ

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#2 posted 03-31-2017 10:54 PM

Thanks Brad for the tip and the link!

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE

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#3 posted 03-31-2017 10:56 PM

That is just the blade itself. You are good to go. When cutting the blade will stay against the back up bearing and you wont even notice anything.

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toolie

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#4 posted 04-01-2017 11:00 AM

Bad blade. Get a properly welded Lennox blade from Iturra Design. Don’t waste your time on a timberwolf. They aren’t going to let your saw perform as well as it can.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#5 posted 04-01-2017 02:25 PM

Yep! The blade is junk.
How are the tires?
Bill

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DerekJ

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#6 posted 04-01-2017 03:12 PM

As far as I can tell, they seem okay. I lightly sanded them with 100 grit and they are “tacky” if I scrape a fingernail on it.

Not sure how else to gauge their health

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE

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