Grizzly G0514X2B blade tracking

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Forum topic by PaulDe posted 05-28-2020 12:03 PM 152 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-28-2020 12:03 PM

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Hey guys,
I am hoping that someone out there has seen/fixed this issue. I purchased a pre-owned 29” Grizzly G0514X2B. While I was looking at the unit prior to buying I fired it up cut a couple pieces of wood and all seemed good. Got it home and started tweaking things in and found that the blade was hanging off the bottom wheel by about 1/4”. I released the blade tension and centered the blade tightened it back up. I can manually spin the top wheel and within one spin the blade is in the same position 1/4 forward. The top wheel tracks perfectly and I ran the unit for a good 10 minutes and the blade never moved any further forward. I currently have a 1” blade installed, tried a new blade that does the same exact thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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#1 posted 05-30-2020 03:14 PM

I would say its fine.
I have the G0513×2. 17” saw. it is one size smaller than what you have. I can use a 1” blade, but currently I have a 3/4” blade installed. And I had never looked at the lower wheel before.
All of your tracking adjustments are set off the top wheel.
So I use the Alex Snodgrass method of setting up my saw.
Check out his video here. around 4:10 he covers blade placement on top wheel, and around 6:10 relation to lower wheel. Personally I could not get good cuts out of my saw till someone here posted this video. Now i can cut veneer slices.
Forgive me if I don’t word this correctly, but the gullet, or valley of the blade tooth is centered on the top wheel. and the blade is well forward of that on the lower. The tips of the teeth are around an 1/8th inch back from the edge on my saw with the 3/4” blade.
I suppose if I had a 1” blade set up that it would be that 1/4” farther forward. And that would put the edge of the blade off the lower wheel.
If your saw is cutting well, I would not worry about it.
It has been a topic here in the past on how band saw wheels do not line up with each other, and that this is part of the factory set up. So don’t try to adjust them. Saw will never track right if you do.
Good luck.

-- John

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