Need Delta 28-245 and Grizzly G0452 advice and manuals

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Forum topic by Slabguy posted 12-12-2013 03:07 PM 6217 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-12-2013 03:07 PM

I picked up a Delta bandsaw 28-245 and a Grizzly jointer G0452 yesterday off craigslist for what I felt like was too good of a deal to pass up. I don’t know a whole lot about these 2 pieces of equipment but I have a delta table saw and love it and I know Grizzly it pretty reputable so I figured I would go for it. I’m now trying to hunt down manuals for both and I have a few questions. I got on Delta’s website and looked under their manual section but they do not have this model listed. Also, did a brief google search for the grizzly manual and couldn’t come up with anything.
Bandsaw questions: – I’m not sure if something is bent a little or if I need to make some adjustments but there are a few items that concern me. If I move the sliding assembly that basically widens the throat (not sure of the name) up pretty far it is rubbing on the upper wheel. It’s like the sliding part or the wheel is cocked too far one way and doesn’t allow the sliding part to move freely all the way up. – Also, the blade is not riding on either the top or bottom roller bearing. I assume it is supposed to? If you are facing the bandsaw the blade is too far to the left and on the bottom bearing it sits about 1/2” to the left of the bearing.

Jointer questions: – This thing seems to be in good working order but I haven’t messed with it much yet. Anything I need to know about this particular model?

Thanks in advance. Here are some pics below.

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#1 posted 12-12-2013 10:14 PM

I didn’t find a manual for both saws, have you checked the 28-241 and 28-248? Probably these saws are same with the older 245.

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#2 posted 12-12-2013 10:53 PM

The sliding part is the blade guard. I have a 28-245 and the guard doesn’t hit the wheel. There’s an adjustment thumbscrew by the blade tension knob to tilt the wheel., but it’s really for blade tracking. If the wheel is that out of whack, then you may have something bent, but it’s also possible that the upper frame is not aligned properly where it bolts on? I’ve never had mine frame apart, so I don’t know if there are any alignment pins or not.
AS for the guides (bearings), you should be able to adjust them to the proper location. I’d try to figure out why the upper wheel is so far out, though.

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 06:14 PM

Thanks guys.

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#4 posted 12-13-2013 06:35 PM

I have that bandsaw, bought new in 1992 for $520. If you strike out on the manual elsewhere, I can probably copy mine and mail it.

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#5 posted 12-13-2013 06:36 PM

I have had a G0452 for about 4 1/2 years now … after an initial problem with a nicked knife, it has been a flawless performer.

I never take deep cuts … I would rather make several passes than try to hog off a lot of material in a single pass. Assuming the guy that set it up did it right (the manual is pretty good) you should have clear sailing. I did replace the factory-supplied knives with a set of Freud knives, and I bought a ‘Jointer Pal’ to make setting up knives easier when I change them.

If you need a manual, the current revision is at:

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#6 posted 12-13-2013 07:06 PM

You guys are very helpful. I appreciate it. Fred, I’ll let you know if I can’t find one elsewhere.

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