Hi there and Happy Holidays!
I have a question about adjusting my Grizzly G0555 for a new Timberwolf
blade. The blade is a 3/4 3 tpi, marked as 93 1/2", but it doesn't even
come close to being tight. Is it normal for a significant variation in
actual blade length, or should I return it? I can probably adjust the
bandsaw by moving the 'fixed lump' on the tensioning knob bolt. Is that
Thanks for any advice,
I think that saw comes with a 92 1/2" blade, with the option to set it
up for a 93 1/2". You'll probably have to move the lump, see the
Let us know how that blade works out, it's kind of wide for that saw.
Yep, I had to do that and it works fine. In fact, I prefered moving the
lump because when I put a 3/4 blade on it, the spring wasn't tensioned to
the point it would normally be. When I put a riser on it, it was ready for
the 105" blades right away.
replying to Ba r r y, terry wrote:
it is just a matter of loosening the set screw on the tensioning screw (part 33A
and screwing it to expose more of the threads---tighten, readjust blade tension
and 931/2 s will fit fine
I had trouble with mine after installing the riser kit. The blade that
came with the riser was very tight, had a hard time just getting it on the
wheels. Couple e-mails, they sent me an info sheet about a "Blade Tensioner
upgrade", having to do with adjusting the blade tensioner. Thought I had it
saved, but can't find it. If you would like, I can scan it and send it to
It did turn out the supplied blade was on the short side, tried another 105
1/2", it went on just fine.
Call Grizzly and tell them of the problem you are having. I had the same
problem when I added the riser kit to mine and they sent me free of charge
an "upgrade kit" for the tensioning mechanism. This is a problem that they
are aware of.
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