Need help with a Grizzly GO555 Bandsaw!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Forum topic by BiggKountry posted 09-02-2012 07:01 PM 1954 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-02-2012 07:01 PM

I installed the Carter Guide Bearings on my Grizzly GO555 Bandsaw. Because I got the saw secondhand, I have been going through it and cleaning the parts and that is why I installed the Carter guides. My problem is:

When I pulled the guide post to clean it, a ball bearing fell out. I have no idea where it fell from or what it is used for. Also, when I install the guide post back into the saw, I am assuming the groove faces away from the guides correct?

One last thing, the guide post has a holde in it with a “c” stamped on it. Does this end go up or down?



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#1 posted 09-02-2012 07:19 PM

I’d suggest getting on Grizzleys website and finding the manual for your saw. Should help you a lot.

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 09-02-2012 09:43 PM

I have that bandsaw and have replaced blade bearing guide holder with OEM part with no trouble.

Think need to follow instructions that came with Carter Mod 2300 bearing kit. Went to web site and could not find instructions, so hope they sent them to you with kit.

Would also do what Howie said and down load manual from Grizzly.

Would help if you posted a picture.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 09-02-2012 11:31 PM

By all means, call Grizzly tech support (570) 546-9663 or Those people are super helpful. They’ll know where the ball bearing goes and how to install it; and which way is up for the post. They may also give you some tricks to set up your Carter Guide system. Going to and using G0555 and the Parts list PDF I BELIEVE THE BALL BEARING IS FIND LIST ITEM #128, and is associated with the guide post assembly. See if this helps. I don’t find any reference to the up or down attitude of the post.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 01:34 AM

Thank you all for the input! The problem has been solved. I haven’t had good luck with Grizzly tech support. Had an issue with a lathe and the guy that helped me, well….....he didn’t.

The bearing slips in between a set screw and the post. The set screw is located right below the adjustment knob on the guide post. The slot does face the back ( away from the guide bearings). The bearing allows for the post to slide up and down easily to adjust the height of the the guide post when resawing,

Saw is up and running…..........and cutting like a hot knife through butta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again for the replies.


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#5 posted 09-04-2012 01:42 PM

How about some reviews for the saw your bragging, Keith?

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