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Forum topic by Spoontaneous posted 09-29-2011 04:01 AM 1226 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Spoontaneous

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09-29-2011 04:01 AM

Back at the first of the year I bought one of those Grizzly 14” band saws. It has been doing fine until recently. I noticed a sound…. sort of ticking…. then it got to knocking. I figured out today that as I turn the wheels with tension on… one of the spokes on the bottom wheel is nicking against the motor spindle (or whatever that black rod is).

I always release the tension on the saw at the end of the day… and the blade seems to be tracking mostly in the middle. Is there a way to shim up the lower wheel or something I can tighten… or loosen in order to have it hum again. I would appreciate any advice. I’m not too technical with these machines…. they run until they don’t. Thanks!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)


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mtnwild

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#1 posted 09-29-2011 04:32 AM

Sounds like a bearing going out. Don’t know if that’s a replacable part. Maybe a new wheel?

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Spoontaneous

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#2 posted 09-29-2011 04:42 AM

I hate to think ‘those’ thoughts. It is only 9 months old and I use it maybe 2 hours a week… if that. I was hoping for something like a loose bolt. <grin> But thanks!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 09-29-2011 04:42 AM

Call the Grizzly tech support guys. They always seem to have the right advice and have solved problems for me that I had wrestled with for days.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Spoontaneous

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#4 posted 09-29-2011 12:05 PM

Thanks guys ~ I will check those bolts and then use a level to make sure the wheels are aligned. If that fails me, I will go ahead and call those fellers at Grizzly. Thanks again.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 09-29-2011 01:54 PM

Just make sure your hurry up and find the problem because it probably has a 1 year warranty on it. That way if it is the bearing then they can replace the wheel at no cost to you. I bought my saw around the same time as you and I have had some minor issues but for the time being it is running great. I agree to try tuning it first and see if that helps.

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Roger

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#6 posted 09-29-2011 02:04 PM

definately what vonhagen said. I’d get the manual out, and start from the beginning to “tune” and align everything up. sounds like something has come loose

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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patron

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#7 posted 09-29-2011 02:47 PM

try this

http://blip.tv/the-wood-whisperer/episode-13-bandsaw-set-up-tune-up-189378

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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