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Forum topic by JesseTutt posted 08-28-2012 10:24 PM 1036 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JesseTutt

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08-28-2012 10:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly band saw missing parts question

Yesterday I went and got my new Grizzly G0513X2BF bandsaw from the Springfield, Missouri, location. Today I am putting it together and mating it to the Shop Fox mobile base. Grizzly Tech Support said to put a 3/4 to 1” plywood raiser so that the bottom door will open. I can confirm that this is necessary.

I started looking to assemble and attach the fence and have two problems:
1. The cast iron fence I received (supposed to be an upgrade from their low end fence) did not come with installation instructions. The manual talks about the low end fence. I did find on the Sub-Assemblies page a diagram showing the cast iron fence and mounting hardware, but no assembly instructions.
2. There does not seem to be any hardware to mount the front rail to the table or the resaw fence to the regular fence.

I have e-mailed Grizzly and am awaiting a response (although I am not holding my breath).

Can anyone confirm whether I should have received installation instructions and hardware?

Thanks

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri


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Howie

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 11:11 PM

You should be able to get online to grizzley and find the manuals for these items. Then you will know for sure what you have/have not.

-- Life is good.

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 08-29-2012 01:52 AM

The front rail on my 17” Grizz is bolted to the table with hex head bolts. The resaw fence attaches to the cast iron fence with a single T head type bolt through the cast fence with the head sliding in the groove on the alum resaw fence. There are 2 slots on the resaw fence that allow it to be installed either in the flat or upright (tall) positions. Hope this helps.

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

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knotheadswoodshed

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 02:28 AM

I would call Grizzly direct….
i dont care much for some products they have,(Shop Fox) but the level of customer service was top notch, in my experience.

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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#4 posted 08-29-2012 02:52 AM

gfadvm: do you recall if the mounting hardware came with your bandsaw? I would think that it should.

I have e-mailed Grizzly (e-mail to establish a proper paper trail) asking them if I should have received the mounting hardware. I will wait and see if they respond.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 08-30-2012 02:01 AM

Yes it did. If I were you I would call their tech support number as I have found them always VERy helpful.

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

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Bark to Blade

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 01:56 AM

Jesse,

Just bought the 17” bandsaw myself and came to install the fence and ran into the same issue. Did you just go to the hardware store and pick up a couple more bolts. It seems to me that all I am missing in 2 of the 3 bolts I need to secure the base brackets to the bottom of the cast iron top. They have not updated there instructions, but the photo on there website, if your looking at he 17” shows the new style of fence and attachment. Guess you have to figure it out on your own as to how it all goes together…good times.

Any info on how you solved issue is much appreciated…

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 12-31-2013 02:26 AM

Just check to see if those are Metric or SAE bolts before you install them. Take one of the Grizz bolts to the store.

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

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JesseTutt

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#8 posted 12-31-2013 02:44 AM

They are metric. I called Grizzly support and I had a replacement hardware kit the next day. Of course the showroom is only 5 hours away so UPS could do it next day.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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