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Forum topic by gedascher posted 06-12-2020 09:27 PM 361 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-12-2020 09:27 PM

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I have a Grizzly G0555 14” bandsaw with the 6” riser block. I know that the manual suggests using a blade with a maximum width of 3/4 inch, but has anyone ever tried (successfully or disastrously) using a wider blade on this model of saw? Ease share your results if you have. My saw is quite old now and WAY out of warranty, so that is not a concern. My main concerns are safety and maintaining mechanical integrity of the machine.

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#1 posted 06-12-2020 09:33 PM

I have this same saw, with the same riser, and I use this saw for re-sawing mostly. Hardwoods and soft. I do it all with a 1/2” blade. I have used a 5/8” blade and the 1/2” works as well as the 5/8” blade. I doubt you will be able to tension any larger blade enough, with this saw.

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#2 posted 06-12-2020 09:48 PM

3/4” is too wide even without a riser. With a riser, 1/2” is pushing it past it’s comfort zone.


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#3 posted 06-13-2020 12:49 AM

I have had the same set up as you for 12 years. I tried a 3/4” blade a couple of times. It really didn’t work very well. I just didn’t care for how much tension it took. I stepped back down to a 1/2” blade and it works very well and thus far has cut anything that I throw at it.

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#4 posted 06-13-2020 02:44 AM

I agree, I have the same saw (30th anniversary edition) with the riser block. I thought I would try a 3/4 wood slicer, big mistake, blade wandered all over the place, wouldnt cut straight, no fault of the blade, just that machine cant handle it. I resaw with a Timberwolf 1/2 in 3 TPI blade, works perfectly, even 10 inch wide stock

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#5 posted 06-13-2020 11:39 AM

I have the same saw with a riser. I use a 1/2 inch blade for resawing. No problems with it. have never tried to use a 3/4 as I thought that was too much for the saw.

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