Please help, I havn't any experience with bandsaws!
So I set up my grizz 555 and followed all instructions with no problems.
The saw runs smooth and cuts well, even with the stock blade. (I plan on
buying some high quality Timberwolfs eventually)
So I decide that today's project is to install the 6" riser kit. Again, I
go through the instructions and when I install the longer blade and try to
tension it, I can't. I have the tensioning spring turned all the way up and
it still doesn't put any tension on the blade (yes the quick release lever
is in the right position). What gives? I measured the longer blade, 105"
exactly. I measured the shorter blade, 94.5". The extension block is
exactly 6". So since the shorter blade tensioned without problems, I figure
that 94.5 plus 12 = 104.5". Is just the extra 1/2 inch that the longer
blade is what is causing the problem? I wouldn't think so. Should the 105"
blade measure exaclty 105" or are they usually a little short?
Thanks for any help