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Forum topic by buster09841 posted 01-14-2015 12:50 AM 1194 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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buster09841

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01-14-2015 12:50 AM

Hi All!

finally decided to join and start posting a few weeks back and i’m in need need of some information.

alright so i had posted that i was looking was looking for a 14” bandsaw and i found one that i was not able to pass up. paid $75 for an older grizzly g1019. looking to do a few things during clean up and what not. I will be replacing the tires and changing out the bearings since they seemed a bit worn. installing a link belt and just general clean up.

i have a few questions though, I’ve been reading and searching the web for a few nights now since i have a few days before picking it up and certain info is escaping me since it’s an older saw.

1. I want a riser block for it, does anyone know what kits will fit it….I called grizzly and then man i spoke with wouldn’t tell me anything, he only response was we don’t carry that saw any longer, they have replacement tires and what not but won’t help me out with anything else.

2. does anyone know the nema frame size of the stock 3/4 hp motor. i know it’s a 1720rpm but i’m going to upgrade the motor to 1.5hp and need to know frame size. i think it’s a nema 56 but would like some reassurance before ordering it :-)

3. does anyone know if the newer aftermarket fences will fit the saw, either the newer grizzly fence for the G0555’s or the Kreg fence or similar? i guess i could just drill new mounting holes but if one brand fits out of the box compared to another it would be great to know upfront!

4. anyone know of a good place to upgraded tension springs? i had read about Iturra Designs but haven’t seen anything since the 2011 time period, any info here would be great.

5. I would also like change out and upgrade the blade guides as the stock ones have seens their better days…should i get cool blocks, or carter rollers something else?

basically trying to gather all the info in one place that couldn’t find elsewhere searching.

Thanks!

Brian


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ElChe

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#1 posted 01-25-2015 06:40 AM

Carter and Iturra both sell coiled tension springs. Call Luis Iturra and he will probably he able to answer most of your questions. My old Delta was a Nema 56. On my motor it did state the frame for the motor so check to see if your motor plate has the info. Good luck.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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MrUnix

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#2 posted 01-25-2015 06:45 AM

Unless your tension spring is broken, that isn’t really an upgrade.. and your guide blocks can be refaced easily on a grinder.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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ElChe

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#3 posted 01-25-2015 06:49 AM

Here’s a thread from different site discussing the riser block and a parts list to upgrade to riser block. Hope it helps.
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?142289-Riser-Block-kit-for-Grizzly-G1019

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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buster09841

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#4 posted 01-25-2015 02:13 PM

Thanks for the replies. My motor plate is very hard to read so the frame isn’t really visible anymore but I will figure it out!

Also the tension spring will be an upgrade, it used to be 3” long now it is 2.75, so it was compressed and lost alot of it rebound force.

Iturra was very helpfullhelpful, I have a few things on the way as well as a catalog.

And yes I found that post on smc as well but most of those parts are discontinued and grizzly doesn’t sell them any longer.

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#5 posted 01-25-2015 06:33 PM

Also the tension spring will be an upgrade, it used to be 3” long now it is 2.75, so it was compressed and lost alot of it rebound force.

Uncompressed length has no bearing on it’s operation. if you can tension your blade without fully compressing the spring, then it is fine. The spring in my 1950 Delta is original and has seen better days, but there is still no way I can tension a blade so hard that it would fully compress. Woodworkers Journal did an article back in Feb 2007 regarding bandsaw tensioning “myths”.. based on their tests and observations, the conclusion was the same; there is no practical reason to replace the spring. And if you are trying to over-tension the blade (exceeding about 15,000 psi according to the article based on manufacturers recommendations), then you will wind up bending/breaking things such as the tilt/tension bracket.

You can find the online version of that issue here: http://issuu.com/sergeykryuchkov/docs/wwj__1_2007

Granted, it won’t hurt anything to put a new spring in.. but generally there is no real reason to do so and it won’t improve the cutting performance any. A good tune up, sharp blade and proper adjustments will go a lot further in that regard and doesn’t cost anything!

Cheers,
Brad

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

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