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Forum topic by dpop24 posted 03-18-2014 07:00 PM 652 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dpop24

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03-18-2014 07:00 PM

A couple years ago, after much research, I picked up a Grizzly 6” riser kit to put on my 14” Jet (old blue model). I finally got into a project that requires more cutting height than the saw can handle in its stock form and went to install the riser kit this morning.

I got the top disconnected from the base – low and behold – the base has pins that help to secure the top/riser and they are exactly opposite of the holes to accept the pins in the Grizzly riser. Has anyone run into this issue? How did you resolve?

I was thinking I could drill new recesses in the riser block for the pins or else, just take the pins out. Before I do anything stupid, just thought I’d see if anyone else has run into this problem.

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why


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#1 posted 03-18-2014 08:54 PM

You know those “new recesses” that you are thinking of drilling in the riser block must match correctly to the pins in the base,,is it possible to return the kit and get the correct one?

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 03-19-2014 12:42 AM

Thanks Ken. Since I bought it 2 years ago, the prospect of calling and asking to return it seemed bleak so I drilled out two sets of new holes, one in the riser to fit the pins on the base of the BS and one set in the top to match the pins on the top of the riser.

I’m either lucky or good and both sets matched up perfectly. Crisis averted!

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why

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#3 posted 03-19-2014 01:22 AM

Perfect,I would have done exactly the same thing,those pins act as locators . Let us know if/when you have the whole saw put together.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 03-19-2014 07:11 AM

Clearly I bought the wrong kit because I had to modify multiple pieces to get it to go together, but it eventually all went together. Now if I can just get the atrocious blade squeal under control!

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why

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