We were busily moving into our new house and on one of the trips the
14" Grizzly bandsaw did not get properly secured. Fortunately the saw
fell out of the utility trailer at about 5mph while still in the
neighborhood so noone got hurt. The damage seems pretty minimal, but
I'm trying to identify the source of an upper-wheel wobble. The wheel
is cast aluminum and the shaft appears to be a 3/4" steel rod. I'm
guessing the wheel got bent when the top struck the ground. Before I
go and buy a new wheel though, I was wondering what the best way to
confirm if the wheel is "warped".
BTW: I've got a sweet deal on a used bandsaw...
My hunch is that the shaft is likely bent. Just a hunch.
Those wheels are usually die-cast and would break, rather than bend,
although some bending can occur in die-cast parts.
Move the top wheel to the bottom and the bottom wheel to the top, if
that is possible, that should tell you what you want to know.
I was thinking the same thing...but the wheels are aluminum, which
seems like it would be more maliable than iron. It looks like it's
going to cost me almost $100 to repair if it is the wheel. I only paid
$225 (used) for it a few years back and have been a little disappointed
with the upper guide system...you have to readjust if you slide the
guides up/down at all. Decisions decisions.
just a quick guess, but it the wheel or axle/adjuster isn't damaged, you might
have tweeked the connection between the 2 parts of the umm.. support arms?
I'm trying to describe the thing that the assembly instructions call the
"bandsaw", where the large bolt holds the 2 pieces together.. (and where you add
the riser block)
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