Caution on Grizzly G0500 Jointer

Just a caution on the Grizzly G0500 Jointer. I have had mine for about 6 months and about a month ago I started hearing a sound that sounded like bad bearings in the cutterhead. I played around with it and, in the process of taking off the belts, discovered that the pulley on the cutterhead shaft was loose. Seems the set screws had backed out. I tightened them down and she runs as good as new.
Montyhp
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good job. Someday, it'll all be over....
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Monty
Had the same exact same experience with the Delta. In the process of tearing it apart to fix it, I came to the conclusion that the Delta assembly instructions had to be wrong. They clearly had the lower pulley assembled "hub out" which made it nearly impossible to get a good belt alignment since the motor shaft wasn't long enough to accomodate that. I guess the "iffy" aligmment had a lot to do with the set screws being able to move. I put it back together with "hub in" (it made much more sense that way which I thought 2 years ago when I first set it up but who was I to argue with Delta). Gave it the full tune-up except for new knives (which have been "on-order" for a month now...guess somebody in Taiwan is swimming them over) at the same time and it runs the best it ever has.
I posted a note to Delta and got a reply to call them. Will do that tomorrow to make sure reversing the hub doesn't hurt anything (can't imagine it makes any difference stress wise).
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===============================You Should apply your experience to ANY new piece of equiptment... 6 months of usage can cause a lot of screws etc back out.... I usually set up a tool use it a few weeks then go back over it... then repeat.. in a few months..
As Another hobby I restore cars.... Tell you what...The first year I put one on the road is spent driving, checking, etc...my torque wrench gets a workout... FUN HOWEVER !
Bob Griffiths
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Bob G wrote:

Do you have a speciality, like Chevy muscle cars '68-72?
-- Mark
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my son, with a very little help from me, just rebuilt an 87 monte carlo ss..... just got it back from the trans shop... runs well and will scream down any hiway..... i am sure the cops have him listed....
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