|Forum topic by bunkie||posted 01-27-2011 04:18 AM||1096 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-27-2011 04:18 AM
Back in November I bought my new G0-555P Bandsaw at the Grizzley store in Muncy, PA. Since then, I haven’t had a chance to use it since my honey-do list items had been backing up. This past weekend, I needed to make some plywood edge banding from some 4/4 maple I’ve had on hand for a while. So, I pulled out the Grizzley and I noticed something really curious.
I loosened the two locking screws under the table, placed my square against the blade, adjusted the table top and then tightened the screws. And immediately noticed that the table was about 2-3 degrees out of square.
After a little more investigating, I discovered that tightening the rear (with respect to the front of the saw) screw was pushing the table out of square. Not having a lot of time, I managed to compensate the adjustment of the table so that tightening the screw drew it square. I cut my edgebanding without incident.
But it’s clear that I have a problem. I’ll need to disassemble the top and check for proper assembly, play in the pivot and any other issues I can find.
One more strange thing that I didn’t notice while doing the initial assembly is that the rail for the fence sits slightly proud of the table top. That will get investigated as well.
The lesson is that one can miss some important things in the initial, hyper-enthusiastic phase of product assembly and setup. I’ll have to remember that in the future.
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