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Forum topic by okwoodshop posted 02-16-2014 04:30 AM 894 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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okwoodshop

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02-16-2014 04:30 AM

I have a grizzly G1019Z and there is a swivel on the bottom of the guide post, It is offset and I was wondering what its purpose is.


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#1 posted 02-16-2014 06:01 AM

Check page 19 of your manual :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 02-16-2014 06:38 AM

sounds like the back stop bearing
the back of the blade rubs against it
keeping the blade from going all the way of the wheel
is it like this

it wears as the blade spins it sideways
and eventually burns out

best is one like this
where the blade rubs the edge

look for aftermarket guides
for your saw
carter has good ones

hope this is what you are asking about

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 02-16-2014 10:04 AM

This is at the bottom of the round guide post. It is called an eccentric guide post. about 3/4 of the guide post will swivel on an offset pin or screw. the whole guide bracket mounts to it and when there is no blade on it will swivel? David , I want to upgrade to those guides. I will try to post a picture tomorrow.

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#4 posted 02-16-2014 04:15 PM


Her are a couple pictures that show the part I am talking about. sorry they are blurry. The guide assembly mounts on the lower part that swivels. The manual doesn’t even show it on the exploded drawing. It list the guide post as one piece.

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#5 posted 02-16-2014 06:10 PM

David, you better patent that bearing placement guide pronto !

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#6 posted 02-16-2014 07:20 PM

From the manual (page 19):

There is an eccentric on the lower end of the
guide post where the the guide assembly attach-
es. This is held to the post by a setscrew and can
be loosened and tightened with an Allen wrench.

The eccentric allows the upper blade guide
assembly to be moved to accommodate various
blade sizes and wheel configurations.

Loosen the knob on the guide post. Rotate the
guide block assembly on the guide post so the
blade is directly in the center of the guide block
legs. Retighten the knob and make sure the
assembly didn’t move. If needed, adjust the
eccentric on the post to make the assembly
accommodate the blade.

Source: http://cdn0.grizzly.com/manuals/g1019z_m.pdf

Cheers,
Brad

PS: the parts diagram (page 35) shows the post as two parts (#62), listed as P/N# P1019Z062 – “ECCENTRIC GUIDE POST” along with the associated cap screw (#24) that holds them together.

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#7 posted 02-16-2014 08:58 PM

Thank you Brad, the manual that came with the saw is an older version I guess because page 19 in it is totally different. I will keep the downloaded version for future reference. Thanks again.
David, did you make that bearing guide??

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