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groland

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07-17-2020 08:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly t 28000 bandsaw base for grizzly g 0513x2bf bandsaw

I am assembling a Grizzly T28000 “Bearclaw” mobile base for a Grizzly Model G0513X2BF bandsaw.

I understand that I need to make a 3/4” plywood support to place inside the mobile base in order to get the saw high enough so that the doors to the lower wheel can be opened (see p. 9 in the base assembly manual). Unfortunately the mobile base illustrated there is NOT the T28000 and the orientation of casters and support mechanisms is different.

So here are my questions:
1. Is a 3/4” base plate thick enough to accomplish my goals?

2. How do I orient the saw to the base? It was recommended to place the foot pedal side of the base to the side of the machine—on the side with the brake pedal or its opposite so the wheels would be at right angles to the direction in which lumber is fed into the saw. If I do that will the bottom door clear the base?

Many thanks!


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#1 posted 07-25-2020 09:09 PM

Sorry for delayed response, saw your post and keep forgetting to grab some pictures that might help. :-(
Probably already answered your questions?

I own a G0513. Used to have it installed on Shop Fox base till the tires fell off. Then used a Bear Crawl base, but the wheels are too small to navigate my shop floor, and changed to Rocklercrap All Terrain base.

Close up of the orientation I use:

I like this side ways orientation of band saw as I am pushing wood 90° to the rear wheels, and it never attempts to move. Even with long heavy pieces. Don’t have the foot break, but it would fit between the wheels on right side of pic easily.

The All Terrain base has lower side wall and didn’t need the plywood bottom panel.
Here is the bear crawl base with 3/4 ply wood panel on bottom. Have a Unsiaw on top of it right now.

Will note that you will want to make the base opening a little larger than saw base with sideways orientation. If not the lever clamps to lock down movement will pinch your fingers if you open the door from very bottom. Only need an extra 1/2 inch to avoid ouch.

If I remember correctly, the door was only hitting the bolts that lock the sides of the base. It almost clears without the plywood.

Excuse the mess on floor. All wood tools are pushed into storage mode ATM while I do some metal working, and debris blows in garage under everything. :-(

Hope this helps.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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groland

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#2 posted 07-28-2020 11:29 AM

Greetings, and thanks for your reply! I was very lucky to have some great help to get the saw delivered.

The Grizzly T 28000 mobile base worked out well for me. I assembled it fairly easily and cut a piece of 3/4 inch plywood placed on the base to support the saw.

I made a couple of calls to Grizzly, but accurate information regarding the fitting of this saw to that base seemed sketchy. One man told me to orient the saw as you have oriented yours, with the wheels at right angles to the direction lumber is pushed through the blade during cutting. The swiveling wheels and locks go on the same side as the brake pedal—to your right as you stand before the saw in normal cutting position.

Grizzly’s instruction booklet for the saw covers placing the saw on a Shop Fox base. Instructions that come with the base do not cover this information. They really need to create a single sheet addendum that would be an excellent addition to the saw’s instructions and online for users with questions such as mine.

I believe I have the saw together and dialed in pretty well now, but I have not really put it through its paces cutting wood. That will come shortly.

Best,

George


Sorry for delayed response, saw your post and keep forgetting to grab some pictures that might help. :-(
Probably already answered your questions?

I own a G0513. Used to have it installed on Shop Fox base till the tires fell off. Then used a Bear Crawl base, but the wheels are too small to navigate my shop floor, and changed to Rocklercrap All Terrain base.

Close up of the orientation I use:

I like this side ways orientation of band saw as I am pushing wood 90° to the rear wheels, and it never attempts to move. Even with long heavy pieces. Don t have the foot break, but it would fit between the wheels on right side of pic easily.

The All Terrain base has lower side wall and didn t need the plywood bottom panel.
Here is the bear crawl base with 3/4 ply wood panel on bottom. Have a Unsiaw on top of it right now.

Will note that you will want to make the base opening a little larger than saw base with sideways orientation. If not the lever clamps to lock down movement will pinch your fingers if you open the door from very bottom. Only need an extra 1/2 inch to avoid ouch.

If I remember correctly, the door was only hitting the bolts that lock the sides of the base. It almost clears without the plywood.

Excuse the mess on floor. All wood tools are pushed into storage mode ATM while I do some metal working, and debris blows in garage under everything. :-(

Hope this helps.

- CaptainKlutz


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