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Forum topic by firstbase posted 12-23-2013 11:02 PM 677 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-23-2013 11:02 PM

My Grizzly 14” Anniversary Edition band saw was delivered today along with the riser block. I haven’t assembled anything as of yet but when I do so I’m wondering if it is easier or better for some reason to install the riser before assembling the saw to the base or should I put it all together and then go back and install the riser? Any comments appreciated!

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#1 posted 12-24-2013 07:03 PM

Hi first base,

Just came across your question, might be able to help:

I put a riser in my saw after assembly and some use. I’d say you want the saw as stable as possible when taking off the top casting, it’s going to be somewhat heavy and you’ll not be able to also hold the saw from tipping easily, should it do so. Otherwise, it matters not whether or not it’s fully assembled.
You might ask for an assistant to help with this, hold and aligning will prove easier.

Hope this helps, good luck and Merry Christmas – Happy holidays.

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#2 posted 12-24-2013 07:08 PM

Better safe than sorry, some mistakes cannot be undone. Merry Christmas to all and enjoy your new fun tool.

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#3 posted 12-25-2013 05:50 PM

Merry Christmas to all and thanks for the responses. Started assembly and can see that it wouldn’t make much difference either way. If anything it may be more stable on the stand. My mistake was not buying the plywood I need for the mobile base before Christmas Day. I’m ready to assemble but not looking forward to having to lift it up on the stand after the fact! Will have to wait until tomorrow so I can do it all at once. I hate waiting until tomorrow…. :)

Thanks again.

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#4 posted 12-25-2013 08:23 PM

When I added the riser block to my BS, I completely disassembled the upper arm to make it lighter – sure was a lot easier to handle.

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