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Forum topic by Jeff82780 posted 11-14-2011 03:42 AM 2599 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jeff82780

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11-14-2011 03:42 AM

Today i decided to tuneup and cleanup my grizzly go715p tablesaw. I did this mainly because i’ve had the saw for about a year now and have not done any maintenance to it yet. Plus i just bought a woodworker II 48 tooth full kerf blade so now was the perfect time. everything went good, adjusted fence parallel to blade and made sure blade was parallel to miter slot. i blew all the saw dust off and greased everything up. For some reason the arbor squeaks when i manually rotate the blade. Is this thing common and i should not worry about it? Or can this be a quick fix? I lubed up the arbor shaft and bearing, but nothing seems to work. Its just real annoying.

I also want to mention how disappointed i am with my new woodworker II 48 TOOTH full kerf blade. I paid some decent cash for this blade and expected it to cut like a knife through butter. but this was not the case. I also am getting saw blade marks on the sides of my wood. I am cutting pine so maybe this why i am haveing problems. I tried to slow up and speed up the feed rate, but still the same results. I have heard so many good reviews about this blade. What gives? any suggestions?

Thanks Jeff


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Grandpa

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#1 posted 11-14-2011 04:00 AM

What did you use to lube the arbor bearings? Things like WD-40 are not really lubricants and they tend to wash lubrication out of the bearings. Are you sure it isn’t the belt squeaking? Did you take the belt off and turn the arbor?

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#2 posted 11-14-2011 04:06 AM

Take the belt off and see if it still squeaks. Me thinks it might be the belt. Highly unlikely that the arbor bearing would squeak after a year of hobby usage.

Hmm, wait a minute – the arbor bearing should not/cannot be lubed. How did you do it?

Re: saw marks with your new blade. You say you adjusted the blade’s parallelism. Could chance you turned a good alignment into an out of alignment situation.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 11-14-2011 06:11 AM

no i did not try to take the belt off. never really thought a belt would cause the squeeking, but i will try it. Good time to replace with a link belt, i did use wd40 on the bearings. what

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#4 posted 11-14-2011 02:16 PM

Re: the saw marks…how’s the alignment, and how are other blades performing? Could be a defective blade if all else is good.

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#5 posted 11-14-2011 03:15 PM

Here’s how to fix it:

Unplug the cord.
Remove the blade guard, zero clearance insert, and blade.
Remove the cast iron table, the arbor, the trunions and the belt.
Reach in and remove the mouse that’s doing all the squeaking.
Reassemble.

You’re welcome…

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#6 posted 11-14-2011 09:21 PM

its not the belt. it sounds like its in the motor. what should i do?

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#7 posted 11-14-2011 09:39 PM

Assuming that it is quiet while running under its own power, I wouldn’t worry about it.

It is probably the centrifugal switch apparatus that engages the starting winding or capacitor to make it go when first turned on.

-- Joe

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#8 posted 11-15-2011 10:24 PM

While I have never heard a centrifugal switch squeak, I still think it is conceivable that they could. You CAN hear them click and make some noise when the motor spins down.

-- Joe

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#9 posted 11-16-2011 03:14 AM

Make sure everything has plenty of the right kind of lubricant on it. Those bearings should be replaced at the first sign of wear because they will ruin more expensive parts as cr1 says. A squeak is a sign that should not be ignored. It is like the human body with a temperature above normal. If it is in the motor did you also use WD 40 on it??

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#10 posted 11-16-2011 04:03 AM

If you want to lube a table saw try not to use things WD40, PB blaster, Kroil or ANY petroleum based lube. Use paste was like Johnsons or another good quality wax. Make sure it is free of silicon, so that means no auto waxes, they ALL have some form of silicon. I would blow out all of the trunnion assembly and use the wax on the raising mechanism and tilting mechanism. As for the squeaking it is probably motor bearings. Pull the motor and change them. Cheap chinese bearings will not last. I use Accurate Bearing for ALL of my bearing needs. They are excellent quality and I dont think you will find a better price anywhere

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#11 posted 11-16-2011 04:01 PM

thanks for al the input and advice. sounds like i ned to replace the bearings. I am reluctant to do this as i’ve never tried and don’t know how to replace the bearings. Does anyone have any links on some videos or articles on how to replace bearings on a motor? Thanks again!
-Jeff

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#12 posted 11-17-2011 05:55 PM

You guys sure beat the he!! outa Grizz on the quality issue. I not had any trouble with my green machines, and a couple shops in my area use ‘em in an industrial invironment. They are happy with ‘em as well.
Maybe we’re just lucky?
Bill

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#13 posted 11-17-2011 08:25 PM

Actually this started as a squeaking problem that was probably caused by using WD40 as a lubricant. Then it fell into the Griz bashing. Problem was probably related to WD40

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