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yinjuehua

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960 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw question blade

I just brought a Grizzly G0555P 14” Band Saw with riser block kit. The 105” saw blade that comes with the kit can’t slip over the wheels (the blade tension has been released and the blade has been properly positioned between the guards). For some reason, it seems like the blade is not long enough.

I read the manual twice, and adjust the “spacer” on the tension to lower the up wheel, even with the wheel hinge touching the cover, i still can’t fit the blade into my bandsaw:


Photos of the riser block I installed:

I think I did it right. I also measured the blade to make sure it’s 105”. Anyone has used the kit before? Did I do something wrong? Thanks.


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Bill White

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#1 posted 960 days ago

Have ya tried to just rotate the wheel (bottom) to ease the blade onto said wheel? DO NOT TRY THIS BY TURNING ON THE SAW!!!!!!
The band should be a little snug to the wheels, and then will need to be tightened accordingly.
Oh! Nice saw.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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yinjuehua

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#2 posted 960 days ago

Yes, I did, doesn’t help. The blade is like 2-3 inches short for the bandsaw.

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will delaney

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#3 posted 959 days ago

I am in the process of installing the extension block also. The blade I am using is a 105 Timberwolf . I have notice that the blade does not fit around the wheel. But I have not adjusted the tension spacers yet. To do so I have to get a 2.5mm allen wrench. It does appear that if you do move both spacers away form the tension lever crossbar you would have room for the blade. But I don’t know I didn’t get there.I will be watching for some advice from fellow LJ. Very timely posting thanks.

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yinjuehua

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#4 posted 959 days ago

I moved both spacers already, but the hinge will sit on the inside circle and stopping the up wheel get any lower.

Good luck with your new saw. I’m gonna get the 105 Timberwolf too.

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Bertha

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#5 posted 959 days ago

I ran into this problem on my Rockwell. The “advertised” length was about 3 inches too short. Seems odd that they’d include a blade that didn’t fit, though. Are you using stock tires?

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

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yinjuehua

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#6 posted 959 days ago

So maybe I should buy a 111” blade? They include a heat treated bolt with the kit and I’m using the stock tires.

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Bertha

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#7 posted 959 days ago

It’s a drag, Yin, but I probably would myself. 111 sounds a bit long, given your photos. I’d probably cinch a string around the wheels with the tensioner set where you’d like it to be when working. I’d probably subtract an inch from that measurement. Others will correct me if I’m wrong. I like the Lenox tri-metal blades but I think it’s a very personal thing. If you’re made of money, spring for a carbide blade and blast through anything in sight;)

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

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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 959 days ago

Have you contacted Grizzly? Sounds like this is something they should deal with.
I understand they have good service.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Elizabeth

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#9 posted 959 days ago

I’m curious what the measurement of the bandsaw blade track would be. Can you do that – measure the distance between centers, the wheel radii, and calculate the total length of blade that it can accommodate? I would do it at the top and bottom of the adjustment range, and see if it yields any interesting information.

Other things I would check, just to rule them out:

The actual length of the riser block

Whether a 93.5” blade fits without the riser installed

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reggiek

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#10 posted 959 days ago

Have you changed the tires on the wheels lately? I’ve had new tires make my blades a bit short until the are broken in. If you can’t even get the blade over the wheel, then the tires are not the cause.

Have you checked any other 105” blades? Perhaps the blade that came with the kit is inaccurate? When I put my riser on my Jet BS I had already purchased a woodslicer 105” and it fit on quite easily. Another way to check this is to cut a piece of string or ribbon to 105” and lay it up on the BS…if it fits..hold the string against the blade to see if it is correct.

Also, check with Grizzly, as was said above, in case the riser is not machined properly…and if the blade is not correct.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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zwwizard

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#11 posted 959 days ago

It looks like your top wheel mounting block is hitting on the side of the shroud. I ran into this problem with a Jet with a riser block. I cut away some of the shroud at the bottom where you are pointing to.That lets the top mounting block to move down farther. Your new blade should be 105.5” (93.5” + 12”= 105.5”)
while you are at it, get a long straight edge and check the the wheels are inline. With the straight edge, the top and bottoms of both wheels should line up.

-- Richard http://www.PictureTrail.com/gallery/view?username=thewizz

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Brian024

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#12 posted 959 days ago

I have the same thing happen with mine, the only way I have found to get the blade on easier is to take tension off enough that the square nut that is on threaded rod comes out of the bottom, but not all the way off the rod. When I had it like the pictures show, I was able to pull the blade off without any resistance.

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Jim Finn

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#13 posted 959 days ago

I have this saw/kit and have no trouble with it. I suggest you call Grizzly they will help you. Good folks there.

-- In God We Trust

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yinjuehua

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#14 posted 959 days ago

I just fixed it. The upper wheel was tilted laterally right out of the box, it locks the hinge which sits on the side of the shroud and stop the wheel going any lower.

Thank you so much everyone!!!Now the saw is running smoothly.

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Bertha

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#15 posted 959 days ago

Sweetness. Now if I could just get my own stupid bandsaw running correctly;)

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

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