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Forum topic by DavidTTU posted 03-27-2015 02:03 PM 575 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DavidTTU

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03-27-2015 02:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw leveling table

I just bought the G0555 14” bandsaw from Grizzly. I spent last night getting it assembled and set up. I leveled the base and began on the saw assembly. Everything was cruising right along until I got to the table. I understand how to level the table in the directions that it bevels. However, my table is sloped dramatically in the direction where there are no adjustments to be made. Would this mean my base is not level? Here are two pictures showing my problem.

Thanks for the help. This is my first time setting up a tool on my own.


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#1 posted 03-27-2015 02:55 PM

Why do you feel the need to level it to earth?
(Or at all for that matter)

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#2 posted 03-27-2015 03:00 PM

Does the table not need to be level in both directions? I only feel the need to get this set up properly, if it doesn’t need to be leveled in both directions, that’s good news to me.

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#3 posted 03-27-2015 03:03 PM

Doesn’t need to be level in any direction.. The blade just needs to be perpendicular to the table, and you use a square for that, not a level.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: Watch this video: Alex Snodgrass band saw clinic

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

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albachippie

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#4 posted 03-27-2015 03:03 PM

I would say that there is no real need for the table to be level, as long as it is flat and at right angles to the blade, you are good to go. My garage floor is well off level, so there is no way my saw could be leveled. It hasn’t even crossed my mind to check. Table flatness on the other hand is an issue, where my saw does have issues. But I have overcome them.

Hope this helps,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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#5 posted 03-27-2015 03:09 PM

Cheers guys. Thanks for the help.

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#6 posted 03-27-2015 06:09 PM

If it’s floor mount and it bugs you, there usually feet with nuts and you turn the nuts up or down to raise or lower that corner.other than that see above comments.

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#7 posted 03-27-2015 09:23 PM

I have the G0555LANV model of this saw. The blade should be perpendicular to the table not the floor.
MrUnix has it correct. Watch the video he posted a link to. It gives you all the info you need to setup the saw.
I have watched it many times. Alex really knows his band saws.
It doesn’t take that long to set it up correctly.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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