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Posted on Oscillating Flutter?? Grizzly G0513ANV 17" Bandsaw

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#1 posted 04-18-2018 02:39 PM

yep, call Grizzly. They have pretty good customer service. They will stick with you until you get it resolved. Be polite. Nobody likes being yelled at. :-) (Probably didn’t have to say that, but some people…)

I have the G0513X2, which has iron wheels. Is yours one of the ones with the aluminum wheels?

I replaced my tires after about 5 years, but never saw anything like you have described.

I don’t like the guides much either. Worst thing is that the little eccentric do-dad that you use to adjust the side rollers are sloppy in the hole, so that when you tighten the set screw, the roller moves and you have to adjust it again. They tell you to use a 4 thousandths feeler gauge but the slop in those things is probably 20 thousandths. It makes it tedious to change the blade.

One thing I had to do was loosen the two bolts that hold the trunion to the frame (yours may not have the iron trunion either, I don’t know) and bang on the thing with a rubber mallet to center the adjustment range of the lower side rollers, the tighten that up, and loosen the 4 bolts that hold the table to the trunion and bang on the table to move it back the other way to re-center the blade in the slot in the insert, then (after checking for squareness) tighten that up again. I had to do this just because the lower guides are mounted clear through the trunion and have no left/right adjustment other than that.


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