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06-15-2011 01:00 AM

I’ve got an issue with my new g0555 bandsaw.

I have just put the riser block on it.. and now once I put tension on the blade and spin the wheels the blade walks off the wheels..


This doesn’t happen when there is light tension on the blade.. only when you really crank it up..

I have checked for coplaner of the top and bottom wheels and it is off.. but only slightly.. is this the issue? or could it be something else???

Is it possible to shim the bottom wheel? if so.. what should I use as shims..



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#1 posted 06-15-2011 01:34 AM

Is there tracking adjustment on it (to move top wheel in and out)? Are thrust bearings properly adjusted? Maybe there’s something you missed in the manual.

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 01:40 AM

Were there any problems (that you were aware of) before you added the riser block ?

In theory … the riser block (after a year, I put mine on, on my G0555X) shouldn’t create its own problems—if it’s installed right, seats well and flush—but it could amplify existing problems.

Are you centering the blade on the wheels ?

Since you say you’re off co-planar, I’d start there … no matter what. ARTICLE

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 03:25 AM

It seems everyone says to shim out the top wheel to get them into the same plane.. Well.. I need to push the top wheel back.. or pull out the bottom wheel which I’m afraid will through off the drive belt…

I’m off by approx 3/16 of an inch

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 05:02 AM

I would say 3/16” is a lot to be off. I bet that is your problem. I have a go555 with riser but I put it on when I got the saw new, about a year ago. Mine works well.

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#5 posted 06-15-2011 07:26 AM

I hate to disagree with some of these guys, but non co-planer wheels is not your problem. Go to Fine Woodworking Magazine’s website and search out a article by Michael Fortune, “Five Tips for Better Bandsawing”. Your problem is blade tracking, it is easily fixed, but has to be done correctly in the proper sequence. His article walks you through it and will answer all your questions. Co-planer is not an issue because most bandsaws are engineered to be non co-planer. Read the article, understand your tool, and enjoy. A bandsaw is too much fun to have to fret over it.


ps How about some pictures of the Goat? I test drove the first one in Kentucky and I STILL have dreams about it 46 yearsw later. 3 deuces and a 4 speed?

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#6 posted 06-15-2011 07:34 AM

Give Grizzly a call or email… Tech.Support…

They will send you a procedure to fix it…

The same thing happened a few years ago… don’t remember what I did…

They will help you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 06-15-2011 12:10 PM

@fussy.. Its a post car, 3 deuces and a 4 speed.. black on black.. radio delete..

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#8 posted 06-17-2011 03:14 AM

I have shimmed the bottom wheel out and adjusted the tracking..

now the blade stays centered.

Had a hard time getting the bottom wheel off.. that bolt has backwards threads..

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#9 posted 06-17-2011 03:31 AM

Good to hear Mike!

One time I had to remove the bottom wheel from my Powermatic BS. I still remember the technical support guy reminding me that it is reverse threaded and that I might have to “get manly” with it.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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