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Forum topic by Rich L. posted 02-02-2015 11:25 PM 782 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rich L.

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02-02-2015 11:25 PM

Hello all,

I just recieved a new Grizzly GO555LX bandsaw. I didn’t realize until I assembled it, that it had some damage from shipping. The box had apparently was apparently dropped causing the motor cover to be jammed into the fan and motor. Fortunately I noticed the problem before turning it on. I removed the cover and fan then started it and the armature has no woble at all. It runs quietly and seems to have no problems. I did some test cuts and it cuts beautifully. The only problem is that it makes a clicking sound during the last 20 or so revolutions when turned off.

I spoke to the Grizzly tech and let him hear it over the phone. He said it’s the “centrifugal switch rubbing against the contact point” and that it’s normal and absolutely no problem. (I should point out that he was planing to send me a new motor before I had him listen to it run.) I just had a feeling that it might not be necessary and it has a one year warranty, so I offered to run it for him. Anyway he’s sending a new fan and motor cover.

Well now I’m second guessing myself as to whether I should have just taken a new motor. I’m just wondering if anyone else hears this kind of sound when shutting down one of their tools? Opinions?

Thanks
Rich L.

-- Rich, Southern CA


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alittleoff

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#1 posted 02-02-2015 11:55 PM

Not mine. I don’t think any contact point should rub against anything A contact makes and breaks. That’s it.
Gerald

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MrUnix

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#2 posted 02-03-2015 12:00 AM

It’s the centrifugal switch.. not a problem and perfectly normal.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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Jim Finn

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#3 posted 02-03-2015 03:04 AM

I have heard that sound from motors many many times. I agree with Brad.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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sawdustjunkie

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#4 posted 02-03-2015 03:07 AM

I have the LANV 14’ and it makes the same sound. It’s normal. Mine is 2 years old and works perfect. I love that saw!

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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Paul

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#5 posted 02-03-2015 04:13 AM

Grizzly sounds like they have gone further than they should have again, great customer service. Spot on service advise listening on the phone? That’s a damn good tech.

Good on you Grizzly,

Paul

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Garbanzolasvegas

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#6 posted 02-03-2015 04:18 AM

I placed my order for a G05555 with a riser block a few days ago and cant wait to kick the tires.

With the riser block Grizzly saws the BLADE length will be 105 inches.

I will be using this BS for both Tight curved cuts such as BS boxes and A lot of straight cuts and RESAWING. I have heard a lot of good things about Timberwolf resaw blades.

I have also heard a lot of bad things about Grizzlies UNSEALED roller bearings both upper and lower. Some have even suggested going ahead and buying replacement Sealed high quality bearings…

Suggestions?

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Paul

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#7 posted 02-03-2015 04:38 AM



I placed my order for a G05555 with a riser block a few days ago and cant wait to kick the tires.

With the riser block Grizzly saws the BLADE length will be 105 inches.

I will be using this BS for both Tight curved cuts such as BS boxes and A lot of straight cuts and RESAWING. I have heard a lot of good things about Timberwolf resaw blades.

I have also heard a lot of bad things about Grizzlies UNSEALED roller bearings both upper and lower. Some have even suggested going ahead and buying replacement Sealed high quality bearings…

Suggestions?

- Garbanzolasvegas

Drinking time again Rich?

Go ahead and replace that blade with no more than a 5/8” blade for re sawing. a full 3/4” is very tight to align to the center of the wheel.

Start your own thread to not take away from the op.

Paul

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iamwelty

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#8 posted 02-03-2015 12:17 PM

Yeah, stock blade won’t cut warm butter. I wouldn’t worry about replacing the bearings until you need to… kinda like changing clean uinderwear.

-- There is a fine line between eroticism and nausea...

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Rich L.

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#9 posted 02-03-2015 05:28 PM

Thanks for the replies. I feel much better about not replacing the motor now.

-- Rich, Southern CA

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