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Forum topic by wbrisett posted 12-24-2014 01:39 PM 842 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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wbrisett

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12-24-2014 01:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw

I bought the Carter Quick Release to use on my Grizzly G0555 bandsaw and I’m trying to determine how this is supposed to work. With the older Grizzly tensioning system, The tensioner floated and the crossbar and quick release kept it in the saw guides. The new quick release doesn’t have anything along the top, so it obviously would come right out. When you put the original tensioner screws back into the holes, they are now longer than before since the older quick release has been taken off. Tightening those screws will lock the tensioner in place, but I’m not sure that’s ideal.

Has anybody done this upgrade/modification? If so, what did you do to solve this? I love the idea of the Carter quick release, and they claim it can be used on the Grizzly, but I’m not so sure… I also bought their ratchet rod, which is an awesome upgrade, but really has to be used with the quick release, you can’t use the ratchet rod without using the quick release.

Anyhow, I’d love to hear what people think on this.


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#1 posted 12-27-2014 06:04 PM

I can’t help but will follow this thread as I’m considering a quick release for my pre 1993 18” grizz.

-- Ken

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 07:29 PM

Ken: Just following up. It works fine. I added their rachet rod, but you won’t be able to use that with an 18” grizz. The Grizzly tensioning rod should work fine though.

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