What! no wheel bands?
Agree with others, you need tires on there. But I ll reiterate that your blade guard is backwards. I thought maybe I was missing something so I searched some pics and I wasn t. The guard should be open on the front. I have a riser block on my 14" Grizzly and it works well for me. But, be aware that it does add some flex into the frame that can make tuning the saw a little more finnicky. Personally I prefer Urethane tires to the rubber ones when I have to replace them.
Thank you for this. I'll flip that guard around!
I too noticed some flex in the frame so I expect to spend a good amount of time tweaking it until it's all aligned. Annoying, but I guess it's a good way to get familiar with my new bandsaw and how she moves.
Hello,Thanks for catching that. I got this bandsaw as a floor model from lowes already assembled and the employee that put it together apparently didn t put the tires on. This is my first bandsaw so I m still figuring it out and missed this obvious component! Thanks everyone. I have some tires on order now and I expect that added thickness will take care of the problem I m having.
I got urethane tires from eBay. Fixed the problem! Here's the linkOne question - can you please tell me where you bought your tires from? And are they working out good for you?
I am also very new to the bandsaw regime and learning. So please help me.
PS - I also plan to buy the riser block sooner than later but I thought first let me get the saw running before I invest in upgrades.