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Forum topic by joshtank posted 03-29-2011 09:14 PM 1883 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2011 09:14 PM

this one..

i found one of craigslist. the seller emailed “the motor is 3/4 hp. its used, very lightly used. bought it from an old guy that used it once and didnt need it anymore. i never could get the blade to stay on so i never used it…. make an offer.”

on amazon, $60 more gets you the G0555. for a total of $450

BUT i can get THIS one on CL for $90!! problem is, apparently, the blade isn’t staying on. this will be my first bandsaw so won’t be knowing much of what i’m doing… maybe this guy doesn’t either and problem is simple?

anyway – sound like a good deal? I’m thinking so but…?

and – quite and simple ways to upgrade this to perform better? ( i think the guides are not rollers..?)

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 09:17 PM

It’s either simple, or it’s not:) You may need new rubbers or the tracking may have to be simply adjusted. Or….it’s bent or something horrible. I’d do it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 12:17 AM

Yes, you can make it stop the blade-throwing behavior. The
seller probably just doesn’t understand bandsaws enough to diagnose
and and adjust the saw properly.

You have to make a study of the bandsaw to learn how to get the
blade to track correctly. The problem of a saw throwing blades is
almost always solvable without replacing bearings or other modifications.

Really cheap-o saws from marginal Pacific Rim brands may be an
exception. There is some junk out there. Grizzly doesn’t generally
fall into the junk category.

Bandsaws can be kind of high-spirited. I read Mark Duginke’s first
book on band saws years ago and learned everything I needed to
know about setting them up and getting good results from them.
They aren’t very complicated machines, but getting the tracking
right can take some fussing, especially if the wheels aren’t close
to running in the same plane.

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