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Britztopher

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10-28-2015 02:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly bandsaw noise powertool question

I recently purchased a grizzly 17” anniversary edition bandsaw (~3 months ago) and it just started making this noise from what appears to be the bottom wheel cabinet. So far I have put on new urethane tires and checked guide bearings to make sure they are not spinning freely. The noise only happens when I am sawing and not when its running with no resistance. My thoughts at first was the wheel tire was spinning on the wheel when there was resistance from the wood, but after replacing tire the only other thing would be the drive belt from motor.

Here is a link to you tube with the video of whats happening:

Grizzly Bandsaw Noise


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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 10-28-2015 02:20 PM

I had a similar noise and found that changing the blade eliminated it. What blade are you using?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 10-28-2015 02:39 PM

Thrust bearing (the one behind the blade). Go to a bearing supply house for replacement bearings that are SEALED, NOT SHIELDED.
What did you mean by “not spinning freely”?
Bill

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#3 posted 10-28-2015 03:04 PM

check your lower thrust bearing and blade guide adjustment. The blade is probably being forced past the thrust bearing.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Britztopher

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#4 posted 10-28-2015 07:01 PM



I had a similar noise and found that changing the blade eliminated it. What blade are you using?

- WoodNSawdust


Just put on a woodslicer .5” about 2 months ago. The grizzly one that came with it was horrible

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#5 posted 10-28-2015 07:05 PM

That sure does sound like the blade thrust bearing doing some chirping.

A good saw will be able to run the blade with the blade guide hardware completely removed. I’d do that and see if the sound is still there.

Cool bandsaw action cam footage!

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Britztopher

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#6 posted 10-28-2015 07:26 PM



check your lower thrust bearing and blade guide adjustment. The blade is probably being forced past the thrust bearing.

- johnstoneb


when i took off the tire to be replaced i checked all bearings, and found that they were all good and spinning freely. I will check again when i get home.

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Britztopher

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#7 posted 10-28-2015 07:35 PM


That sure does sound like the blade thrust bearing doing some chirping.

A good saw will be able to run the blade with the blade guide hardware completely removed. I d do that and see if the sound is still there.

Cool bandsaw action cam footage!

- splintergroup

Thanks, but with what i already had to deal with this saw I dont feel comfortable/safe putting a piece of wood through it with no guides. When I first got it the urethane tires wouldnt even stay on the saw. I would turn it on, and in like 10 seconds the tires and blade would come shooting off the wheels

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#8 posted 10-28-2015 07:35 PM

My Porter Cable does that on the lower guide bearing, and my Grizzly 17” will do it occasionally. That is when I need to clean the bearings and lube them a little. Then it goes away for quite a while.

It definitely is a guide bearing or thrust bearing chirping, as has been said.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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Britztopher

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#9 posted 10-28-2015 07:36 PM



Thrust bearing (the one behind the blade). Go to a bearing supply house for replacement bearings that are SEALED, NOT SHIELDED.
What did you mean by “not spinning freely”?
Bill

- Bill White


Sorry I meant “make sure they were spinning freely”

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Britztopher

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#10 posted 10-29-2015 01:15 PM

So I went and video taped the bottom thrust bearing and it appears to be working fine. Heres the video:

Bottom Thrust Bearing

I did order new ones which should be here today. Ill put one on and see what happens and update

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#11 posted 04-06-2019 04:22 PM



So I went and video taped the bottom thrust bearing and it appears to be working fine. Heres the video:

Bottom Thrust Bearing

I did order new ones which should be here today. Ill put one on and see what happens and update

- Britztopher

Did you ever get a resolution on this? I am having the same noise when i use my 1” resew blade on the same saw.

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#12 posted 12-02-2019 01:30 AM

Britztopher, any resolution on this? I was out using my G0513P today and noticed the exact same noise. I pulled the lower wheel off (after loosening the belt) and the bearings inside the cast aluminum wheel are both good. It almost sounds like the noise is coming from the electrical motor…. I currently have the 3/8” blade installed.

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#13 posted 12-02-2019 03:14 AM



Britztopher, any resolution on this? I was out using my G0513P today and noticed the exact same noise. I pulled the lower wheel off (after loosening the belt) and the bearings inside the cast aluminum wheel are both good. It almost sounds like the noise is coming from the electrical motor…. I currently have the 3/8” blade installed.

- Daric

That’s the guide bearings chirping. They all will do that some. I learned to adjust my blade better, and I don’t get it like I used to.

-- John

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#14 posted 12-02-2019 03:49 AM

I agree sounds like the guide bearing needs some oil.

-- Aj

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