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Forum topic by Ryan Haasen posted 12-15-2011 03:08 AM 1192 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ryan Haasen

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12-15-2011 03:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw high spot tire

I recently got a grizzly bandsaw. It works great in every way except it has slight blade flutter. I have played with the tension to try and eliminate the flutter, but no success. I then used a pressure gage and discovered a very slight high spot on the upper tire. I assume the high spot is on the tire because if it was the cast-iron wheel, there would be extreme vibration. Is there a way to get rid of this high spot?

Advice is appreciated

Thanks,

Ryan

-- Ryan


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Dallas

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#1 posted 12-15-2011 03:19 AM

Are you releasing tension every time you are done with the machine? I’ve heard that not doing so will cause a flat spot, and with a polyurethane tire, the extra has to go somewhere.

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#2 posted 12-15-2011 04:13 AM

I have only had the band saw for two weeks and have not intentioned it because i use it every day. It did come with a blade on, and it was tensioned (not sure how much). But I have not discovered a flat spot only a high spot. The flutter has been there since the day it arrived.

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 04:07 AM

Thanks for your suggestion. If I were to do that, I would just send the bandsaw wheel, right?

-- Ryan

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 04:18 AM

Ryan,

If this is a new saw, purchased from Grizzly, then you should be talking to their support/warranty people and getting them to replace the bad part.

Herb

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