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Forum topic by Mike Lingenfelter posted 04-05-2007 02:35 AM 1320 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mike Lingenfelter

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04-05-2007 02:35 AM

I bought a new Grizzly 14” band saw at the end of last year. I finally got around to tuning it up. I did the whole 9 yards on it, it took me most of a day. I set it up to test resawing. I sliced off a nice 1/32” piece of veneer, and that was with the cheap blade that came with! I can’t wait to see what it will do with a nice blade. The blades are on order, I guess I’ll have to wait until this weekend to see.

I also spent some time tuning up my table saw. It’s like having a new tool now. If you haven’t taken the time to tune up your tools lately, spend the time. It makes using them that much more enjoyable.


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#1 posted 04-05-2007 02:57 AM

It is on my list…that and tuning up my mitersaw table…again.

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#2 posted 04-05-2007 03:31 AM

I’m with you on the miter saw. I think mine is cutting 44.5 and 45.5 degrees. And I’m not usre on the down slice.

And the table saw seems to be getting a little bind and kickback of sawdust at the back of the blade.

I find that MDF is the best to use when truing up a table saw, because the sawblade marks are so easy to be seen after the wood has gone past the blade. And the dust is so fine that you can see it also.

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#3 posted 04-05-2007 03:42 AM

I need to go back through my tablesaw as well. Thinking of taking it off it’s mobile base and gettting it into a fixed position. Would like to build storage under the table and build a big outfeed table.

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#4 posted 04-05-2007 03:58 AM

What kind of band saw blade did you order (the nice one)?

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#5 posted 04-05-2007 04:21 AM

I got the G0555 with the 6” extension. I think the G0555x came out right after I bought mine. The nice thing is I only live about 1.5 hours from one of their showrooms. I took the day off and had fun looking at tools for the day. They had a really good deal on the G0555 around Christmas. I’m very happy with it. It’s very smooth and quiet.

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#6 posted 04-05-2007 04:08 PM

Sorry i miss read your last post. I ordered a couple Timber Wolf blades. I’ll probably try a Lenox one of these days, but money is a little tight. I just spent a lot on a new Forrest table saw blade and dado. If the quality and performance of the Forrest blades are any indication of what you get when you spend that extra money, I’m sure I will own some Lenox blades soon.

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