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Forum topic by cabbie posted 05-22-2013 08:11 AM 1052 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cabbie

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05-22-2013 08:11 AM

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Folks-
I recently found a “Grizzly” 14” band saw on CraigsList and picked it up for $100. No name plate, except on the motor. It’s in good shape, well made, just needed new tires, which I’ve done. I’d like to see if anyone knows where I can source parts for it if I need them in the future, or where I can find the manuals for it.
The only marking are:

—some casting marks behind the lower band wheel: a ”+” apparently punched into a slightly raised circle of the cast iron casting, and a cast-in raised “Y” in the same casting.
—the following markings on the motor: serial number 38217 (a bit faint, so may have one of the numbers wrong) Type HS 19 110/220V 60cy 4 pole 1986 Taiwan

The upper cast iron post is bolted to the lower part, not one piece, but solid. Band wheels are cast aluminum. Motor is mounted inside the semi-enclosed cabinet. Single drive belt. Unit is painted a grey-green color.

I’d really appreciate any help you can offer.

THANKS!!

-- Jim, Altadena, CA


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Wildwood

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#1 posted 05-22-2013 01:15 PM

If see one that looks like your band saw click on it, can also down load manual & parts list too.

http://www.grizzly.com/search/search?q=14%22%20band%20saw&cachebuster=547434223907464.2

-- Bill

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RogerInColorado

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#2 posted 05-23-2013 03:31 AM

Send the data you have plus lots of pictures to Grizzly tech support. They are good people, I think they will help you define the model if they can and get you documentation.

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cabbie

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#3 posted 05-23-2013 07:06 PM

Roger-
Took your advice and sent a pretty complete file w/photos to Grizzly. They nailed it, and sent info on what spares they still carried for it. It’s an early version of one of their 14” designs, and shared castings, etc. with several manufacturers who made similar saws. As the nameplate on mine was missing they sure helped, and I know where I’m going for parts if I need them!
Thanks!
Jim

-- Jim, Altadena, CA

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#4 posted 05-24-2013 11:39 AM

So, Cabbie which current model comes closest to your bandsaw?

-- Bill

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Handtooler

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#5 posted 05-24-2013 11:52 AM

Even though it’s an older saw chances are being a bolted frame you can incorporate their raiser block and add to your re-saw height? Did they mention this possibility?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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cabbie

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#6 posted 05-24-2013 06:18 PM

They said it looked just like their model WBS380-2S, the main difference being that my motor is mounted in the lower area of the base, while their model carries the motor higher, near the lower edge of the bottom band wheel—uses a shorter belt that way. Other than that, it looks all the same.
They never mentioned the riser blocks, but did mention a resaw fence that they carried that would fit. Great—-now I’ve got something else to spend money on!!
Thanks again!
Jim

-- Jim, Altadena, CA

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