Resawing on a Grizzly G0555X #1: Resawing on a Grizzly G0555x Bandsaw

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Blog entry by Bob A in NJ posted 02-08-2021 04:19 AM 440 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a followup to last weeks video. I was not happy with the “Top Heavy” attributes of my saw as it sits on 4’ rubber wheels and when pressure is applied, it looks like it wants to tip over.

I added a 2×4 between the bandsaw and my planer which made a HUGE difference.

Check out how this simple idea helped stabilize and sturdy up the machine and enabled me to make much safer cuts.

Check it out here.

Thanks for watching!

Bob A in NJ
Feb 7, 2021
Super Bowl Sunday

-- Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 02-08-2021 04:12 PM

I think the resistance in the cut is due to how dense that maple is. I was ripping some lumber for cutting boards recently and had issues with a Forrest 20T rip blade with hard maple. No issues with the hickory or black walnut I cut though. Nice video Bob!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 02-08-2021 05:13 PM

Looks good Bob!

I braced my saw a different way, that is less appropriate if you move yours around on the wheels: there is a diagonal brace from the frame where the guidepost mounts, leading up to the shop ceiling. This stabilizes the saw without getting in my way, so I just leave it all the time.

That 2 TPI blade looks very good. I don’t know why 1/2” x 2 TPI blades are so scarce.

-- Alan in Wisconsin

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#3 posted 02-08-2021 07:10 PM

I added a 24” X 26” rolling base under my Rockwell bandsaw that now has the Grizzly riser and fence kits on it. Much more stable now than the original caster setup. My saw tipped over once and escaped damage, so can’t let that happen again. I will now devise a folding outfeed table with stationery leg/post for resawing logs as I have a 12” X 24” log to saw down. Enjoyed your video…

-- Bstrom

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