Grizzly G0555X 1-1/2 HP Extreme Series Bandsaw Owner Manual

Grizzly G0555X 1-1/2 HP Extreme Series Bandsaw Owner Manual

MODEL G0555X 14" EXTREME SERIES BANDSAW

OWNER'S MANUAL

(For models manufactured since 9/17)

COPYRIGHT © OCTOBER, 2006 BY GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL, INC., REVISED AUGUST, 2018 (MN)

WARNING: NO PORTION OF THIS MANUAL MAY BE REPRODUCED IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM WITHOUT THE WRITTEN APPROVAL OF GRIZZLY INDUSTRIAL, INC.

#TR8670 PRINTED IN TAIWAN V4.08.18

This manual provides critical safety instructions on the proper setup, operation, maintenance, and service of this machine/tool. Save this document, refer to it often, and use it to instruct other operators. Failure to read, understand and follow the instructions in this manual may result in fire or serious personal injury—including amputation, electrocution, or death.

The owner of this machine/tool is solely responsible for its safe use. This responsibility includes but is not limited to proper installation in a safe environment, personnel training and usage authorization, proper inspection and maintenance, manual availability and compre hension, application of safety devices, cutting/sanding/grinding tool integrity, and the usage of personal protective equipment.

The manufacturer will not be held liable for injury or property damage from negligence, improper training, machine modifications or misuse.

Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: • Lead from lead-based paints.

• Crystalline silica from bricks, cement and other masonry products.

• Arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.

Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals: Work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equip ment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION ............................................... 2

Contact Info.................................................... 2 Manual Accuracy ........................................... 2

Machine Data Sheet ...................................... 3

Identification ................................................... 5

SECTION 1: SAFETY ....................................... 6

Safety Instructions for Machinery .................. 6

Additional Safety for Bandsaws ..................... 8

SECTION 5: ACCESSORIES ......................... 40

SECTION 6: MAINTENANCE ......................... 42

Schedule ...................................................... 42 Cleaning ....................................................... 42 Lubricating ................................................... 42 Redressing Rubber Tires ............................. 42

SECTION 2: POWER SUPPLY ........................ 9

SECTION 3: SETUP ....................................... 12

Needed for Setup ......................................... 12 Unpacking .................................................... 12

Inventory ...................................................... 13

Hardware Recognition Chart ....................... 14

Cleanup ........................................................ 15

Site Considerations ...................................... 16

Assembly ..................................................... 17

Dust Collection ............................................. 20 Adjustment Overview ................................... 20 Initial Blade Tracking ................................... 20

Test Run ...................................................... 22

Tensioning Blade ......................................... 23

Adjusting Blade Support Bearings ............... 24

Adjusting Blade Guide Bearings .................. 25

Adjusting Positive Stop ................................ 26

Setting Table Tilt Scale to 0˚ ....................... 27 Leveling Extension Table ............................. 27

Aligning Table .............................................. 28 Aligning Fence ............................................. 28

SECTION 7: SERVICE ................................... 43

Troubleshooting ........................................... 43

Tensioning V-Belt......................................... 46

Replacing V-Belt .......................................... 47

Shimming Table ........................................... 48 Correcting Blade Lead ................................. 48

Calibrating Fence Scale ............................... 49

Wheel Alignment .......................................... 50

Blade Tensioner ........................................... 52

SECTION 8: WIRING ...................................... 53

Wiring Safety Instructions ............................ 53

110V Wiring Diagram ................................... 54

220V Wiring Diagram ................................... 55

SECTION 9: PARTS ....................................... 56

Main ............................................................. 56

Table, Fence & Guides ................................ 59

Stand ............................................................ 61

Labels & Cosmetics ..................................... 62

WARRANTY AND RETURNS ........................ 65

SECTION 4: OPERATIONS ........................... 29

Operation Overview ..................................... 29

General Overview ........................................ 30 Disabling & Locking Switch.......................... 30

Workpiece Inspection................................... 31 Setting Upper Blade Guide Height .............. 31

Adjusting Table Tilt ...................................... 32 Blade Selection ............................................ 32

Blade Care & Break-In ................................. 35 Blade Breakage ........................................... 35

Changing Blade ........................................... 36

Scale Calibration .......................................... 37 Ripping ......................................................... 37

Crosscutting ................................................. 38 Resawing ..................................................... 38

Cutting Curves ............................................. 39 Stacked Cuts................................................ 39

INTRODUCTION

Contact Info

We stand behind our machines! If you have ques tions or need help, contact us with the information below. Before contacting, make sure you get the serial number and manufacture date from the machine ID label. This will help us help you faster.

Grizzly Technical Support 1815 W. Battlefield Springfield, MO 65807 Phone: (570) 546-9663 Email: techsupport@grizzly.com

We want your feedback on this manual. What did you like about it? Where could it be improved? Please take a few minutes to give us feedback.

Grizzly Documentation Manager P.O. Box 2069 Bellingham, WA 98227-2069 Email: manuals@grizzly.com

Manual Accuracy

We are proud to provide a high-quality owner’s manual with your new machine!

We made every effort to be exact with the instruc tions, specifications, drawings, and photographs in this manual. Sometimes we make mistakes, but our policy of continuous improvement also means that

sometimes the machine you receive is

slightly different than shown in the manual.

If you find this to be the case, and the difference between the manual and machine leaves you confused or unsure about something, check our website for an updated version. We post current manuals and manual updates for free on our web site at www.grizzly.com.

Alternatively, you can call our Technical Support for help. Before calling, make sure you write down the Manufacture Date and Serial Number from the machine ID label (see below). This information is required for us to provide proper tech support, and it helps us determine if updated documenta tion is available for your machine.

Manufacture Date Serial Number -2 G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17)

Machine Data Sheet

MACHINE DATA SHEET

Customer Service #: (570) 546-9663 · To Order Call: (800) 523-4777 · Fax #: (800) 438-5901

MODEL G0555X 14" EXTREME SERIES BANDSAW

Product Dimensions:

Weight.............................................................................................................................................................. 236 lbs.

Width (side-to-side) x Depth (front-to-back) x Height..................................................................... 30 x 26 x 67-1/4 in.

Footprint (Length x Width)..................................................................................................................... 17-1/4 x 16 in.

Shipping Dimensions: Carton #1

Type........................................................................................................................................... Cardboard Box Content................................................................................................................................................. Machine Weight................................................................................................................................................... 199 Lbs.

Length x Width x Height............................................................................................................. 21 x 41 x 20 in.

Must Ship Upright.......................................................................................................................................... No

Carton #2

Type........................................................................................................................................... Cardboard Box Content...................................................................................................................................................... Stand Weight..................................................................................................................................................... 60 Lbs.

Length x Width x Height............................................................................................................. 17 x 18 x 26 in.

Must Ship Upright.......................................................................................................................................... No

Electrical:

Power Requirement............................................................................................. 110V or 220V, Single-Phase, 60 Hz Prewired Voltage.................................................................................................................................................. 110V Full-Load Current Rating.................................................................................................... 15A at 110V, 7.5A at 220V Minimum Circuit Size.......................................................................................................... 20A at 110V, 15A at 220V Connection Type....................................................................................................................................... Cord & Plug Power Cord Included.............................................................................................................................................. Yes Power Cord Length................................................................................................................................................. 6 ft.

Power Cord Gauge......................................................................................................................................... 14 AWG Plug Included.......................................................................................................................................................... Yes Included Plug Type................................................................................................................................. 5-15 for 110V Recommended Plug Type...................................................................................................................... 6-15 for 220V Switch Type.................................................................................................................... ON/OFF Push Button Switch

Motors: Main

Horsepower............................................................................................................................................. 1.5 HP Phase............................................................................................................................................ Single-Phase Amps.................................................................................................................................................... 15A/7.5A

Speed................................................................................................................................................ 1725 RPM Type................................................................................................................. TEFC Capacitor-Start Induction Power Transfer .................................................................................................................................. Belt Drive Bearings..................................................................................................... Shielded & Permanently Lubricated Centrifugal Switch/Contacts Type......................................................................................................... External

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Main Specifications: Main Specifications

Bandsaw Size............................................................................................................................................ 14 in.

Max Cutting Width (Left of Blade)........................................................................................................ 13-1/2 in.

Max Cutting Width (Left of Blade) w/Fence......................................................................................... 12-1/4 in.

Max Cutting Height (Resaw Height)............................................................................................................ 6 in.

Blade Speeds..................................................................................................................................... 3000 FPM

Blade Information

Standard Blade Length........................................................................................................................ 93-1/2 in.

Blade Length Range.............................................................................................................. 92-1/2 – 93-1/2 in.

Blade Width Range.......................................................................................................................... 1/8 – 3/4 in.

Type of Blade Guides...................................................................................................................... Ball Bearing Guide Post Adjustment Type.................................................................................................................. Manual Has Quick-Release...................................................................................................................................... Yes

Table Information

Table Length.............................................................................................................................................. 14 in.

Table Width......................................................................................................................................... 20-1/2 in.

Table Thickness.................................................................................................................................... 1-1/2 in.

Table Tilt.......................................................................................................................... Left 15, Right 45 deg.

Table Tilt Adjustment Type..................................................................................................................... Manual Floor-to-Table Height................................................................................................................................. 44 in.

Fence Locking Position.............................................................................................................................. Front Fence is Adjustable for Blade Lead.............................................................................................................. Yes Resaw Fence Attachment Included.............................................................................................................. Yes Miter Gauge Included................................................................................................................................... Yes

Construction Materials

Table....................................................................................................................... Precision Ground Cast Iron Trunnion............................................................................................................................................. Aluminum Fence............................................................................................................ Extruded Aluminum and Cast Iron Base/Stand............................................................................................................................. Pre-Formed Steel Frame/Body......................................................................................................................................... Cast Iron Wheels................................................................................................................ Computer-Balanced Cast Iron Tire.......................................................................................................................................................... Rubber Wheel Cover ......................................................................................................................... Pre-Formed Steel Paint Type/Finish...................................................................................................................... Powder Coating

Other Related Information

Wheel Diameter................................................................................................................................... 13-3/4 in.

Wheel Width........................................................................................................................................ 1-3/16 in.

Number of Dust Ports....................................................................................................................................... 1 Dust Port Size.............................................................................................................................................. 4 in.

Compatible Mobile Base........................................................................................................................ D2260A

Other Specifications:

Country of Origin .............................................................................................................................................. Taiwan Warranty ........................................................................................................................................................... 1 Year Approximate Assembly & Setup Time ...................................................................................................... 1-1/2 Hours Serial Number Location ........................................................................................................... ID Label on Top Cover ISO 9001 Factory .................................................................................................................................................. Yes Certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) ......................................................................... Yes Awards .................................................................................................... Popular Woodworking Best New Tool 2003

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Upper Wheel Guard Switch Fence Fence Lock Handle Lower Wheel Guard Stand

Identification

Blade Tension Knob Guide Post Lock Knob Blade Tracking Knob Upper Blade Guide Assembly Table Tilt Lock Knob Lower Blade Guide Assembly Table Pin 4" Dust Port Blade Tension Scale Blade Quick Release Lever G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17)

For Your Own Safety, Read Instruction Manual Before Operating Bandsaw

a) Wear eye protection.

b) Do not remove jammed cutoff pieces until blade has stopped.

c) Maintain proper adjustment of blade tension, blade guides, and thrust bearings.

d) workpiece.

e) Hold workpiece firmly against table.

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SECTION 1: SAFETY

For Your Own Safety, Read Instruction Manual Before Operating This Machine

The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible hazardous conditions. This manual uses a series of symbols and signal words intended to convey the level of impor tance of the safety messages. The progression of symbols is described below. Remember that safety messages by themselves do not eliminate danger and are not a substitute for proper accident prevention measures. Always use common sense and good judgment.

Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WILL result in death or serious injury.

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, COULD result in death or serious injury.

NOTICE

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, MAY result in minor or moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against unsafe practices.

This symbol is used to alert the user to useful information about proper operation of the machine.

Safety Instructions for Machinery

-6 OWNER’S MANUAL. Read and understand this owner’s manual BEFORE using machine. TRAINED OPERATORS ONLY. Untrained oper ators have a higher risk of being hurt or killed. Only allow trained/supervised people to use this machine. When machine is not being used, dis connect power, remove switch keys, or lock-out machine to prevent unauthorized use—especially around children. Make your workshop kid proof!

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT INJURY RISKS. You can be shocked, burned, or killed by touching live electrical components or improperly grounded machinery. To reduce this risk, only allow qualified service personnel to do electrical installation or repair work, and always disconnect power before accessing or exposing electrical equipment.

DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS. Do not use machinery in areas that are wet, cluttered, or have poor lighting. Operating machinery in these areas greatly increases the risk of accidents and injury.

MENTAL ALERTNESS REQUIRED. Full mental alertness is required for safe operation of machin ery. Never operate under the influence of drugs or alcohol, when tired, or when distracted.

DISCONNECT POWER FIRST. Always discon nect machine from power supply BEFORE making adjustments, changing tooling, or servicing machine. This prevents an injury risk from unintended startup or contact with live electrical components.

EYE PROTECTION. Always wear ANSI-approved safety glasses or a face shield when operating or observing machinery to reduce the risk of eye injury or blindness from flying particles. Everyday eyeglasses are NOT approved safety glasses.

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WEARING PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear clothing, apparel or jewelry that can become entangled in moving parts. Always tie back or cover long hair. Wear non-slip footwear to reduce risk of slipping and losing control or accidentally contacting cutting tool or moving parts.

FORCING MACHINERY. Do not force machine. It will do the job safer and better at the rate for which it was designed.

NEVER STAND ON MACHINE. Serious injury may occur if machine is tipped or if the cutting tool is unintentionally contacted. HAZARDOUS DUST. Dust created by machinery operations may cause cancer, birth defects, or long-term respiratory damage. Be aware of dust hazards associated with each workpiece mate rial. Always wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to reduce your risk.

STABLE MACHINE. Unexpected movement dur ing operation greatly increases risk of injury or loss of control. Before starting, verify machine is stable and mobile base (if used) is locked.

HEARING PROTECTION. Always wear hear ing protection when operating or observing loud machinery. Extended exposure to this noise without hearing protection can cause permanent hearing loss.

REMOVE ADJUSTING TOOLS. Tools left on machinery can become dangerous projectiles upon startup. Never leave chuck keys, wrenches, or any other tools on machine. Always verify removal before starting!

USE CORRECT TOOL FOR THE JOB. Only use this tool for its intended purpose—do not force it or an attachment to do a job for which it was not designed. Never make unapproved modifica tions—modifying tool or using it differently than intended may result in malfunction or mechanical failure that can lead to personal injury or death!

AWKWARD POSITIONS. Keep proper footing and balance at all times when operating machine. Do not overreach! Avoid awkward hand positions that make workpiece control difficult or increase the risk of accidental injury.

CHILDREN & BYSTANDERS. Keep children and bystanders at a safe distance from the work area.

Stop using machine if they become a distraction.

USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult this owner’s manual or the manufacturer for rec ommended accessories. Using improper acces sories will increase the risk of serious injury.

UNATTENDED OPERATION. To reduce the risk of accidental injury, turn machine OFF and ensure all moving parts completely stop before walking away. Never leave machine running while unattended. MAINTAIN WITH CARE. Follow all maintenance instructions and lubrication schedules to keep machine in good working condition. A machine that is improperly maintained could malfunction, leading to serious personal injury or death. DAMAGED PARTS. Regularly inspect machine for damaged, loose, or mis-adjusted parts—or any condition that could affect safe operation. Immediately repair/replace BEFORE operating machine. For your own safety, DO NOT operate machine with damaged parts!

MAINTAIN POWER CORDS. When disconnect ing cord-connected machines from power, grab and pull the plug—NOT the cord. Pulling the cord may damage the wires inside. Do not handle cord/plug with wet hands. Avoid cord damage by keeping it away from heated surfaces, high traffic areas, harsh chemicals, and wet/damp locations.

GUARDS & COVERS. Guards and covers reduce accidental contact with moving parts or flying debris. Make sure they are properly installed, undamaged, and working correctly BEFORE operating machine.

EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES. If at any time you experience difficulties performing the intend ed operation, stop using the machine! Contact our Technical Support at (570) 546-9663.

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Additional Safety for Bandsaws

Serious cuts, amputation, or death can occur from contact with the moving saw blade during operation or if blade breakage occurs. To reduce this risk, anyone operating this machine MUST completely heed the hazards and warnings below.

HAND PLACEMENT. Placing hands or fingers in line with blade during operation may result in serious injury if hands slip or workpiece moves unexpectedly. Do not position fingers or hands in line with blade, and never reach under table while blade is moving.

GUARDS/COVERS. Blade guards and covers protect operator from the moving bandsaw blade. The wheel covers protect operator from getting entangled with rotating wheels or other moving parts. ONLY operate this bandsaw with blade guard in proper position and wheel covers com pletely closed.

SMALL/NARROW WORKPIECES. If hands slip during a cut while holding small workpieces with fingers, serious personal injury could occur. Always support/feed small or narrow workpieces with push sticks, push blocks, jig, vise, or some type of clamping fixture.

BLADE REPLACEMENT. To avoid mishaps that could result in operator injury, make sure blade teeth face down toward table and blade is prop erly tensioned and tracked before operating.

BLADE SPEED. Cutting workpiece before blade is at full speed could cause blade to grab work piece and pull hands into blade. Allow blade to reach full speed before starting cut. DO NOT start machine with workpiece contacting blade. UPPER BLADE GUIDE SUPPORT. To reduce exposure of operator to blade and provide maxi mum blade support while cutting, keep upper blade guides adjusted to just clear workpiece.

FEED RATE. To avoid risk of workpiece slipping and causing operator injury, always feed stock evenly and smoothly.

BLADE CONDITION. Dull blades require more effort to perform cut, increasing risk of accidents. Do not operate with dirty, dull, cracked or badly worn blades. Inspect blades for cracks and miss ing teeth before each use. Always maintain proper blade tension and tracking while operating. CLEARING JAMS AND CUTOFFS. Always stop bandsaw and disconnect power before clearing scrap pieces that get stuck between blade and table insert. Use brush or push stick, not hands, to clean chips/cutoff scraps from table.

CUTTING TECHNIQUES. To avoid blade getting pulled off wheels or accidentally breaking and striking operator, always turn bandsaw result in blade damage or breakage.

OFF and wait for blade to come to a complete stop before backing workpiece out of blade. DO NOT back workpiece away from blade while bandsaw is run ning. DO NOT force or twist blade while cutting, especially when sawing small curves. This could WORKPIECE SUPPORT. To maintain maximum control and reduce risk of blade contact/break age, always ensure adequate support of long/ large workpieces. Always keep workpiece flat and firm against table/fence when cutting to avoid loss of control. If necessary, use a jig or other work holding device. BLADE CONTROL. To avoid risk of injury due to blade contact, always allow blade to stop on its own. DO NOT try to stop or slow blade with your hand or the workpiece. WORKPIECE MATERIAL. This machine is intended for cutting natural and man-made wood products, and laminate covered wood products. This machine is NOT designed to cut metal, glass, stone, tile, etc.

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SECTION 2: POWER SUPPLY

Availability

Before installing the machine, consider the avail ability and proximity of the required power supply circuit. If an existing circuit does not meet the requirements for this machine, a new circuit must be installed. To minimize the risk of electrocution, fire, or equipment damage, installation work and electrical wiring must be done by an electrician or qualified service personnel in accordance with all applicable codes and standards.

Circuit Information

A power supply circuit includes all electrical equipment between the breaker box or fuse panel in the building and the machine. The power sup ply circuit used for this machine must be sized to safely handle the full-load current drawn from the machine for an extended period of time. (If this machine is connected to a circuit protected by fuses, use a time delay fuse marked D.)

Electrocution, fire, shock, or equipment damage may occur if machine is not properly grounded and connected to power supply.

Full-Load Current Rating

The full-load current rating is the amperage a machine draws at 100% of the rated output power. On machines with multiple motors, this is the amperage drawn by the largest motor or sum of all motors and electrical devices that might operate at one time during normal operations.

Full-Load Current Rating at 110V ...... 15 Amps Full-Load Current Rating at 220V .... 7.5 Amps

The full-load current is not the maximum amount of amps that the machine will draw. If the machine is overloaded, it will draw additional amps beyond the full-load rating.

If the machine is overloaded for a sufficient length of time, damage, overheating, or fire may result— especially if connected to an undersized circuit. To reduce the risk of these hazards, avoid over loading the machine during operation and make sure it is connected to a power supply circuit that meets the specified circuit requirements.

For your own safety and protection of property, consult an electrician if you are unsure about wiring practices or electrical codes in your area.

Note: Circuit requirements in this manual apply to

a dedicated circuit—where only one machine will be running on the circuit at a time. If machine will be connected to a shared circuit where multiple machines may be running at the same time, con sult an electrician or qualified service personnel to ensure circuit is properly sized for safe operation.

Circuit Requirements for 110V

This machine is prewired to operate on a power supply circuit that has a verified ground and meets the following requirements:

Nominal Voltage .................... 110V, 115V, 120V Cycle ..........................................................60 Hz Phase ........................................... Single-Phase Power Supply Circuit ......................... 20 Amps Plug/Receptacle ............................. NEMA 5-15

Circuit Requirements for 220V

This machine can be converted to operate on a power supply circuit that has a verified ground and meets the requirements listed below. (Refer to Voltage Conversion instructions for details.)

Nominal Voltage ......... 208V, 220V, 230V, 240V Cycle ..........................................................60 Hz Phase ........................................... Single-Phase Power Supply Circuit ......................... 15 Amps Plug/Receptacle ............................. NEMA 6-15

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Grounding Requirements

This machine MUST be grounded. In the event of certain malfunctions or breakdowns, grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.

For 110V operation: This machine is equipped with a power cord that has an equipment-ground ing wire and a grounding plug (see following fig ure). The plug must only be inserted into a match ing receptacle (outlet) that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

GROUNDED 5-15 RECEPTACLE

Grounding Prong

5-15 PLUG

Neutral Hot Figure 1. Typical 5-15 plug and receptacle.

SHOCK HAZARD!

Two-prong outlets do not meet the grounding requirements for this machine. Do not modify or use an adapter on the plug provided—if it will not fit the outlet, have a qualified electrician install the proper outlet with a verified ground.

For 220V operation: The plug specified under “Circuit Requirements for 220V” on the previous page has a grounding prong that must be attached to the equipment-grounding wire on the included power cord. The plug must only be inserted into a matching receptacle (see following figure) that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

GROUNDED 6-15 RECEPTACLE

Current Carrying Prongs

6-15 PLUG

Grounding Prong Figure 2. Typical 6-15 plug and receptacle.

Improper connection of the equipment-grounding wire can result in a risk of electric shock. The wire with green insulation (with or without yellow stripes) is the equipment-grounding wire. If repair or replacement of the power cord or plug is nec essary, do not connect the equipment-grounding wire to a live (current carrying) terminal.

Check with a qualified electrician or service per sonnel if you do not understand these grounding requirements, or if you are in doubt about whether the tool is properly grounded. If you ever notice that a cord or plug is damaged or worn, discon nect it from power, and immediately replace it with a new one.

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Extension Cords

We do not recommend using an extension cord with this machine. If you must use an extension cord, only use it if absolutely necessary and only on a temporary basis.

Extension cords cause voltage drop, which can damage electrical components and shorten motor life. Voltage drop increases as the extension cord size gets longer and the gauge size gets smaller (higher gauge numbers indicate smaller sizes).

Any extension cord used with this machine must be in good condition and contain a ground wire and matching plug/receptacle. Additionally, it must meet the following size requirements:

Minimum Gauge Size ...........................14 AWG Maximum Length (Shorter is Better).......50 ft.

Work Lamp

The work lamp included with this machine is not part of the electrical wiring of the machine. The lamp must be connected to a separate grounded 120V circuit that accepts the included 5-15 plug.

Use only a replacement light bulb that is rated 40 watts or below. When changing the light bulb, always disconnect the lamp from power and wait for the bulb to cool.

Voltage Conversion

The voltage conversion MUST be performed by an electrician or qualified service personnel.

To perform the voltage conversion, install the correct plug and rewire the motor to the new volt age, according to the provided wiring diagram on Page 55.

The START/STOP switch is a dual-voltage switch (110V/220V) and does not need to be re-wired or replaced.

Note: If the diagram included on the motor con-

flicts with the one in this manual, the motor may have changed since the manual was printed. Use the diagram provided inside the motor wiring junc tion box.

To convert machine to 220V:

1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER!

2. Replace the 5-15 plug on the power cord with a 6-15 plug.

3. Re-wire the motor as illustrated in the wiring diagram on Page 55.

The work lamp is only designed to safely operate with 120V power. Always disconnect the work lamp from power and wait for the light bulb to cool before replacing the bulb.

To reduce the risk of electrocution, fire, or equipment damage, installation work and electrical wiring must be done by an electri cian or qualified service personnel in accor dance with all applicable codes and stan dards, including the National Electric Code (NEC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

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SECTION 3: SETUP

This machine presents serious injury hazards to untrained users. Read through this entire manu al to become familiar with the controls and opera tions before starting the machine!

Wear safety glasses during the entire setup process!

HEAVY LIFT!

Straining or crushing injury may occur from improperly lifting machine or some of its parts. To reduce this risk, get help from other people and use a forklift (or other lifting equipment) rated for weight of this machine.

Like all machinery there is potential danger when operating this machine. Accidents are frequently caused by lack of familiarity or failure to pay attention. Use this machine with respect and caution to lessen the pos sibility of operator injury. If normal safety precautions are overlooked or ignored, seri ous personal injury may occur.

Needed for Setup

The following items are needed, but not included, for the setup/assembly of this machine.

• • • •

Description Qty

• Straightedge ............................................... 1 • Level ........................................................... 1 • • Another Person for Lifting Help .................. 1 Square ........................................................ 1 Safety Glasses (for each person) .............. 1 Dust Collection System .............................. 1 4" Dust Hose (length as needed) ............... 1 4" Hose Clamp ........................................... 1

Unpacking

This machine was carefully packaged for safe transport. When unpacking, separate all enclosed items from packaging materials and inspect them for shipping damage.

If items are damaged, please call us immediately at (570) 546-9663.

IMPORTANT: Save all packaging materials until you are completely satisfied with the machine and have resolved any issues between Grizzly or the shipping agent. You MUST have the original pack-

aging to file a freight claim. It is also extremely helpful if you need to return your machine later.

SUFFOCATION HAZARD!

Keep children and pets away from plastic bags or packing materials shipped with this machine. Discard immediately.

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Inventory

The following is a list of items shipped with your machine. Before beginning setup, lay these items out and inventory them.

If any non-proprietary parts are missing (e.g. a nut or a washer), we will gladly replace them; or for the sake of expediency, replacements can be obtained at your local hardware store.

Main Components (Figure 3) Qty

A. Stand .......................................................... 1 B. Bandsaw Unit ............................................. 1 C. Trunnion Base ............................................ 1 D. Lever Board ................................................ 1 E. Miter Gauge ................................................ 1 F. Extension Table .......................................... 1 G. Main Table .................................................. 1 H. Fence Assembly ......................................... 1 I. Resaw Fence ............................................. 1 J. Front Fence Rail ......................................... 1 K. Rear Fence Rail ......................................... 1 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Fasteners and Tools (not shown)

Qty

Rubber Feet (Stand) .................................. 4 • • • • Hex Nuts 3 ⁄ 8 -16 (Feet/Stand) ...................... 8 Flat Washers 10mm (Feet/Stand) .............. 8 Hex Bolts M8-1.25 x 35 (Bandsaw/Stand) . 4 Flat Washers 8mm (Bandsaw/Stand) ........ 8 Lock Washers 8mm (Bandsaw/Stand) ....... 4 Hex Nuts M8-1.25 (Bandsaw/Stand) .......... 4 Hex Bolts M8-1.25 x 30 (Trunnion Base) ... 2 Lock Washers 8mm (Trunnion Base)......... 2 Hex Bolt M8-1.25 x 80 (Positive Stop) ....... 1 Hex Nut M8-1.25 (Positive Stop) ............... 1 Spacers (Lever Board) ............................... 4 Cap Screws M8-1.25 x 60 (Lever Board) .. 4 Hex Nuts M8-1.25 (Lever Board) ............... 4 Set Screws M8-1.25 x 20 (Lever Board) .... 4 Cap Screws M6-1 x 25 (Lever Board) ....... 4 Lock Washers 6mm (Lever Board) ............ 4 Flat Washers 6mm (Lever Board) .............. 4 Knobs M10-1.5 (Table) .............................. 2 Hex Bolts M6-1 x 20 (Front Rail) ............... 2 Flat Washers 6mm (Front Rail) .................. 2 Lock Washers 6mm (Front Rail) ................ 2 Cap Screws M6-1 x 16 (Rear Rails) .......... 2 Lock Handle M8-1.25 x 20 (Fence) ............ 1 Hex Nut M8-1.25 (Fence) ........................... 1 • • • • Moving Plate (Resaw) ................................ 1 Lock Handle M8-1.25 x 44 (Resaw) ........... 1 Flat Washer 8mm (Resaw) ........................ 1 Hex Wrenches 3, 4, 5mm .................1 Each F C E A I H G B D J K Figure 3. Main components inventory.

NOTICE

If you cannot find an item on this list, care fully check around/inside the machine and packaging materials. Often, these items get lost in packaging materials while unpack ing or they are pre-installed at the factory.

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Hardware Recognition Chart

USE THIS CHART TO MATCH UP HARDWARE DURING THE INVENTORY AND ASSEMBLY PROCESS.

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5mm 5

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Cleanup

The unpainted surfaces of your machine are coated with a heavy-duty rust preventative that prevents corrosion during shipment and storage. This rust preventative works extremely well, but it will take a little time to clean.

Be patient and do a thorough job cleaning your machine. The time you spend doing this now will give you a better appreciation for the proper care of your machine's unpainted surfaces.

There are many ways to remove this rust preven tative, but the following steps work well in a wide variety of situations. Always follow the manufac turer’s instructions with any cleaning product you use and make sure you work in a well-ventilated area to minimize exposure to toxic fumes.

Before cleaning, gather the following:

• Disposable rags • Cleaner/degreaser (WD•40 works well) • • Safety glasses & disposable gloves Plastic paint scraper (optional)

Basic steps for removing rust preventative:

1. Put on safety glasses.

2. Coat the rust preventative with a liberal amount of cleaner/degreaser, then let it soak for 5–10 minutes.

3. Wipe off the surfaces. If your cleaner/degreas er is effective, the rust preventative will wipe off easily. If you have a plastic paint scraper, scrape off as much as you can first, then wipe off the rest with the rag.

4. Repeat Steps 2–3 as necessary until clean, then coat all unpainted surfaces with a quality metal protectant to prevent rust.

Gasoline and petroleum products have low flash points and can explode or cause fire if used to clean machinery. Avoid using these products to clean machiner y.

Many cleaning solvents are toxic if inhaled. Only work in a well-ventilated area.

NOTICE

Avoid harsh solvents like acetone or brake parts cleaner that may damage painted sur faces. Always test on a small, inconspicu ous location first. T23692—Orange Power Degreaser

A great product for removing the waxy ship ping grease from the non-painted parts of the machine during clean up.

Figure 4. T23692 Orange Power Degreaser.

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Site Considerations Weight Load

Refer to the Machine Data Sheet for the weight of your machine. Make sure that the surface upon which the machine is placed will bear the weight of the machine, additional equipment that may be installed on the machine, and the heaviest work piece that will be used. Additionally, consider the weight of the operator and any dynamic loading that may occur when operating the machine.

Space Allocation

Consider the largest size of workpiece that will be processed through this machine and provide enough space around the machine for adequate operator material handling or the installation of auxiliary equipment. With permanent installations, leave enough space around the machine to open or remove doors/covers as required by the main tenance and service described in this manual.

See below for required space allocation.

Children or untrained people may be seriously injured by this machine. Only install in an access restricted location.

Physical Environment

The physical environment where the machine is operated is important for safe operation and lon gevity of machine components. For best results, operate this machine in a dry environment that is free from excessive moisture, hazardous chemi cals, airborne abrasives, or extreme conditions. Extreme conditions for this type of machinery are generally those where the ambient temperature range exceeds 41°–104°F; the relative humidity range exceeds 20%–95% (non-condensing); or the environment is subject to vibration, shocks, or bumps.

Electrical Installation

Place this machine near an existing power source. Make sure all power cords are protected from traffic, material handling, moisture, chemicals, or other hazards. Make sure to leave enough space around machine to disconnect power supply or apply a lockout/tagout device, if required.

Lighting

Lighting around the machine must be adequate enough that operations can be performed safely. Shadows, glare, or strobe effects that may distract or impede the operator must be eliminated.

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Assembly

The machine must be fully assembled before it can be operated. Before beginning the assembly process, refer to applicable).

Needed for Setup and gather all listed items. To ensure the assembly process goes smoothly, first clean any parts that are cov ered or coated in heavy-duty rust preventative (if

To assemble bandsaw:

1. Install rubber feet into bottom of cabinet stand, as shown in Figure 6, with 3 ⁄ 8 -16 hex nuts and 10mm flat washers.

Foot Hex Nut Flat Washer Flat Washer Hex Nut Figure 6. Rubber foot order of installation.

2. Level cabinet stand by adjusting feet up or down, then tighten hex nuts against stand to secure feet in place.

Figure 7. Bandsaw mounted to stand.

6. Fasten trunnion base to bandsaw, as shown in Figure 8, with (2) M8-1.25 x 30 hex bolts and (2) 8mm lock washers.

Trunnion Base Figure 8. Installing trunnion base.

7. Thread (1) M8-1.25 hex nut halfway up M8-1.25 x 80 hex bolt.

8. Thread the M8-1.25 x 80 hex bolt (a.k.a. positive stop bolt) into trunnion base so it is installed similar to Figure 9.

The bandsaw is heavy and awkward to lift. Get assistance from another person when lifting.

3. Get an assistant to help you lift the bandsaw and place it on top of the stand.

4. Line up mounting holes on bandsaw base with those on stand.

5. Secure bandsaw to stand with (4) M8-1.25 x 35 hex bolts, (8) 8mm flat washers, (4) 8mm lock washers, and (4) M8-1.25 hex nuts (see Figure 7).

G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17) Positive Stop Bolt Figure 9. Shows positive stop bolt installed.

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9. Attach lever board to bandsaw body with (4) spacers and (4) M8-1.25 x 60 cap screws, as shown in Figure 10.

Figure 10. Lever body attached.

10. Thread four set screws into lever board from underneath until they are flush with top of lever board (see lever board.

Figure 11), then thread M8-1.25 hex nuts up set screws and against

Note:

in place once they are positioned, so they do not vibrate loose during operation.

Set Screws Flush w/Top Figure 12. Extension table installed.

12. Remove table insert from center of table and remove table pin from end of table slot.

13. Fit table around blade and rest table trun nions on trunnion base, making sure trunnion bolts are hanging out of bottom of trunnion base.

14. Thread (2) M10-1.5 knobs onto the trunnion bolts hanging through bottom of trunnion base, as illustrated in Figure 13.

Table Table Trunnion Trunnion Base Trunnion Bolt

Figure 11. Set screws installed in lever board (3 of 4 shown).

11. Attach extension table to lever board with (4) M6-1 x 25 cap screws, (4) 6mm flat washers, and (4) 6mm lock washers (see later).

Figure 12). Only thread cap screws in halfway for now (adjustments to extension table will be made Figure 13. Table installation on trunnion base.

15. Place table insert in center of table, so it sits flush with table top surface.

16. Insert pin into end of table slot.

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17. Fasten front fence rail to front of bandsaw table with (2) M6-1 x 20 hex bolts, (2) 6mm lock washers, and (2) 6mm flat washers, as shown in Figure 14.

22. Push fence handle down to lock fence in position.

23. Insert lock handle with washer through hole in fence and attach moving plate (see

Figure

16) on other side.

24. Slide resaw fence over moving plate as shown in Figure 16. Center it with original fence, then lock it in position by tightening lock handle.

Lock Handle Figure 14. Fastening front fence rail to table. 18. Fasten rear fence rail to back of bandsaw with (2) M6-1 x 16 cap screws.

19. Thread M8-1.25 hex nut from hardware bag onto fence handle threads, then thread fence handle into fence.

20. Tighten hex nut (already on the fence handle threads) down to fence body to keep fence handle from rotating.

21. Pull fence handle up and place fence on the front fence rail, as shown in Figure 15.

Moving Plate

Figure 16 .

Installing resaw fence.

25. Install a light bulb that is rated for the wired voltage of the machine. The bulb must not exceed 60W.

Figure 15. Installing fence onto rails.

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Dust Collection

This machine creates a lot of wood chips/ dust during operation. Breathing airborne dust on a regular basis can result in perma nent respiratory illness. Reduce your risk by wearing a respirator and capturing the dust with a dust-collection system.

Recommended CFM at Dust Port: 400 CFM

Do not confuse this CFM recommendation with the rating of the dust collector. To determine the CFM at the dust port, you must consider these variables: (1) CFM rating of the dust col lector, (2) hose type and length between the dust collector and the machine, (3) number of branches or wyes, and (4) amount of other open lines throughout the system. Explaining how to calculate these variables is beyond the scope of this manual. Consult an expert or pur chase a good dust collection "how-to" book.

To connect dust collection system to machine:

1. Fit 4" dust hose over dust port, as shown in Figure 17, and secure in place with a hose clamp.

2. Tug hose to make sure it does not come off.

Note: A tight fit is necessary for proper

performance.

Adjustment Overview

The bandsaw is one of the most versatile wood working machines. However, it has multiple com ponents that must be properly adjusted for the best cutting results. For practical and safety reasons, some adjust ments and test operations must be performed before performing other necessary adjustments. Below is an overview of all the adjustments and the order in which they should be performed: 1. Initial Blade Tracking 2. Test Run 3. Tension Blade 4. Adjusting Blade Support Bearings 5. Adjusting Blade Guide Bearings 6. Table Tilt Calibration 7. Aligning Table 8. Aligning Fence

Initial Blade Tracking

"Tracking" refers to how the blade rides on the bandsaw wheels. Proper tracking is important for maintaining bandsaw adjustments, achiev ing correct blade tension, and cutting accurate ly. Improper tracking reduces cutting accuracy, causes excess vibrations, and places stress on the blade and other bandsaw components. The shape of the wheels and the orientation of the wheels in relation to each other determine how the blade tracks.

Figure 17. Dust hose attached to dust port.

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Serious personal injury can occur if the machine starts while your hand is touch ing the bandsaw wheel dur ing tracking adjustments. Disconnect power from the bandsaw before performing blade tracking adjustments.

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Bandsaw wheels are either flat or crowned and both shapes track differently. This bandsaw has crowned wheels. As the wheels spin, a properly tracking blade naturally tracks at the center of the wheel (see Figure 18).

Blade Centered on Peak of Crown 3. Pull blade tension quick-release lever down (as viewed from rear of machine) to apply tension to blade (see Figure 19).

4. Use tension knob on top of the bandsaw to bring upper edge of indicator block to appro priate blade tension scale mark for blade width (see Figure 19).

Note: A

3 ⁄ 8 " wide blade is shipped with the machine when new.

Blade Centered on Wheel Wheel Figure 18. Blade centered on crown of wheel.

CENTER TRACKING Blade tracking is primarily affected by the tilt of the upper wheel, known as “center tracking.” However, the alignment of both wheels plays an important part as well (see Wheel Alignment on Page 50 for more details). The wheels on this bandsaw were aligned at the factory, so center tracking is the only adjustment that needs to be checked/performed when the saw is new.

To set blade center tracking:

1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER!

2. Adjust upper and lower blade guides away from blade (refer to

Adjusting Blade Guide

Bearings on Page 25 for detailed instructions).

Note: When adjusting blade tracking for test

run in this procedure, blade must have a rea sonable amount of tension to simulate oper ating conditions. After test run is successfully completed, you will perform a thorough ver sion of the following steps to more accurately tension the blade.

Quick-Release Lever

Figure 19 .

Tension applied for a 3 ⁄ 8 " blade.

5. Open upper wheel cover, rotate upper wheel by hand several times and watch where blade rides on wheel crown (see Figure 18 for an illustration of this concept).

— If blade rides in center of upper wheel and is centered on wheel crown, it is properly tracking and you are done with this proce dure—proceed to Test Run on Page 22.

— If blade is NOT properly tracking, then con tinue with this procedure to adjust it.

6. Loosen wing nut on tracking knob (see Figure 20).

Tracking Knob Wing Nut G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17)

Figure 20 .

Tracking knob and wing nut for blade tracking controls.

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7. Spin upper wheel with one hand and slowly adjust tracking knob with other hand until blade consistently tracks in center of wheel.

8. Tighten wing nut to lock setting, then spin upper wheel several times to confirm proper tracking. If necessary, repeat adjustment pro cedure until blade is tracking properly.

9. Re-adjust blade guide bearings toward blade (refer to Adjusting Blade Guide Bearings on Page 25 for detailed instructions). 10. Close and secure upper wheel cover before operating bandsaw.

Test Run

Once assembly is complete, test run the machine to ensure it is properly connected to power and safety components are functioning correctly.

If you find an unusual problem during the test run, immediately stop the machine, disconnect it from power, and fix the problem BEFORE operating the machine again. The Troubleshooting table in the SERVICE section of this manual can help.

The Test Run consists of verifying the following: 1) The motor powers up and runs correctly, and 2) the safety disabling mechanism on the switch works correctly.

DO NOT start machine until all preceding setup instructions have been performed. Operating an improperly set up machine may result in malfunction or unexpect ed results that can lead to serious injury, death, or machine/property damage.

To test run machine:

1. Clear all setup tools away from machine.

2. Connect machine to power supply.

3. Turn machine ON, verify motor operation, and then turn machine OFF.

The motor should run smoothly and without unusual problems or noises.

4. Insert disabling pin or padlock through switch button (see Figure 21).

Padlock Shaft

Serious injury or death can result from using this machine BEFORE understanding its controls and related safety information. DO NOT operate, or allow others to operate, machine until the information is understood.

Figure 21. Switch disabling padlock inserted into ON button.

5. Try to start machine by pressing switch button.

Machine should NOT start. If it does start, the switch disabling feature is not functioning properly and the switch must be replaced.

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Tensioning Blade

A properly tensioned blade is essential for mak ing accurate cuts, maximizing blade life, and making other bandsaw adjustments. However, a properly tensioned blade will not compensate for cutting problems caused by excessive feed rate, hardness variations between workpieces, and improper blade selection. Optimal cutting results for any type of workpiece are achieved through a combination of correct blade selection, proper blade tension, properly adjusted blade guides and other bandsaw compo nents, and using an appropriate feed rate.

Improper blade tension is unsafe, produces inac curate and inconsistent results, and introduces unnecessary wear on bandsaw components. Over-tensioning the blade increases the chance of the blade breaking or wheel misalignment. Under-tensioned blades wander excessively while cutting and will not track properly during operation.

The method used to tension the blade is often a matter of preference. This manual describes two methods: the flutter method and the deflec tion method. Either method will help you properly tension the blade. Experience and personal pref erence will help you decide which method you prefer.

Note: Tensioning the blade before the Test Run

was an approximate tension. The following proce dures fine-tune the blade tension.

The Flutter Method

Using the flutter method, you intentionally loosen the blade until it just passes the point of being too loose (when it begins to flutter). Then you gradually tighten the blade until proper tension is reached.

To tension bandsaw blade using flutter method:

1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER.

2. Make sure blade is properly center tracking (refer to Blade Tracking on Page 20 for instructions).

3. Raise guide post all the way up and move upper and lower guide bearings away from blade (refer to

Adjusting Blade Guide

Bearings on Page 25). 4. Engage blade tension quick release lever to apply tension to blade.

5. Connect bandsaw to power, and turn bandsaw ON.

6. Using blade tension adjustment knob, slowly decrease blade tension until you see the blade start to flutter.

7. Slowly increase tension until blade stops flut tering, then tighten blade tension adjustment knob and additional 1 ⁄ 8 to 1 ⁄ 4 turn.

8. View tension gauge and use that as a guide for tensioning that specific blade size in the future.

Note: Do not rely on this setting for other

blades or for long periods of time because all blades require specific tensioning and stretch with use. If you notice a decrease in perfor mance at the setting repeat this procedure.

With extended use, blade tensioning system may need to be reset. Refer to this manual for details.

Resetting

Blade Tensioner in the Service section in

9. Disconnect bandsaw from power.

10. Re-adjust blade guides Pages 24–25 for instructions).

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The Deflection Method

The deflection method is much more subjective than the flutter method. Each blade will deflect differently and every user will determine what "moderate pressure" means. The following are general guidelines for tensioning the blade with this method.

To tension bandsaw blade using deflection method:

1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER.

2. Make sure blade is properly tracking (refer to Initial Blade Tracking on Page 20 for instructions).

3. Raise guide post all the way up and move upper and lower guide bearings away from the blade. 4. Set blade tension quick release lever to apply tension to the blade.

5. Using moderate pressure, push the center of blade sideways.

—If blade deflects approximately 1 ⁄ 4 " it is properly tensioned. Proceed to Step 7.

—If blade deflects less than Step 6.

1 ⁄ 4 " it is over tensioned. Turn blade tensioning knob counter clockwise two full turns and repeat —If the blade deflects 1 mentally and repeat ⁄ 4 " or more, it is under tensioned. Apply tension to blade incre Step 6 until properly tensioned.

6. Re-adjust blade guides (refer to Adjusting Blade Support Bearings and Adjusting Blade Guide Bearings beginning on this page for instructions).

Adjusting Blade Support Bearings

The support bearings are positioned behind the blade on the blade guides and prevent it from deflecting backward during cutting operations. Proper adjustment of the support bearings is an important part of making accurate cuts and keeps the blade teeth from coming in contact with the blade guides while cutting, which will bend the "tooth set" of the blade teeth and ruin the cutting effectiveness of the blade.

There are support bearings on the upper and lower blade guide assemblies. Both adjust in the same manner.

IMPORTANT: Make sure the blade is tracking

and tensioned correctly before performing this procedure.

Items Needed Qty

Wrench 10mm ................................................... 1 Feeler Gauge 0.016" (or Dollar Bill) .................. 1

To adjust support bearings:

1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER!

2. Familiarize yourself with support bearing con trols shown in Figure 22.

Knurled Knob Assembly Lock Bolt Thumb Screw Upper Support Bearing Figure 22. Support bearing controls.

When using different size blades, the blade tensioning system may need to be reset for correct operation.

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3. Loosen guide assembly lock bolt (see Figure 22) so that support bearing can be rotated perpendicular to blade in next step.

4. Rotate blade guide assembly until the face of support bearing is perpendicular to blade, as shown in Figure 23.

Bandsaw Blade Support Bearing Figure 23. The face of the support bearing must be perpendicular (90°) to the blade.

5. Tighten assembly lock bolt (see Figure 22 on Page 24).

6. Loosen thumb screw (see Figure 22 on Page 24) on support bearing adjustment shaft.

7. Use knurled knob to position support bear ing approximately 0.016" away from back of blade, as shown in twice.

Figure 24. Measure this with a feeler gauge or a dollar bill folded

Adjusting Blade Guide Bearings

Properly adjusting the blade guides provides side to-side support to help keep the blade straight while cutting.

There are blade guide bearings on the upper and lower blade guide assemblies. Both adjust in the same manner.

IMPORTANT: Ensure the blade is tracking and

tensioned correctly before performing this proce dure (see

Tensioning Blade on Page 23).

Items Needed Qty

Hex Wrench 4mm .............................................. 2

To adjust upper and lower blade guides:

1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER!

2. Familiarize yourself with blade guide controls shown in Figure 25.

3. Loosen thumbscrew on forward/backward adjustment rod. Knurled Knob Cap Screw 0.016'' Figure 24. Blade should be aligned approximate ly 0.016" away from the bearing edge.

8. Tighten thumb screw to secure adjustment.

G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17) Blade Guide Bearings Cap Screw Thumbscrew Figure 25. Blade guide controls.

4. Rotate knurled knob behind blade guides to position blade guides laterally, so front edges of bearings are just behind blade gullets, as illustrated in Figure 26 on Page 26.

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blade gullets Blade Guide Bearing 8. Tighten cap screws to lock blade guides in position.

Blade Gullets Figure 26. Lateral adjustment of blade guides.

Make sure that the blade teeth will not con tact the guide bearings when the blade is against the rear support bearing during the cut.

5. Tighten thumbscrew on lateral adjustment rod so knurled knob will not turn.

6. Loosen cap screws behind blade guides.

7. With a hex wrench, rotate cap screws in center portion of blade guides while slowing rotating blade wheel. Adjust till bearing is engaged by blade, back off adjustment till the bearing stops moving as the blade passes (see Figure 27).

When blade guide bearings are properly positioned just of contact, they rotate only slightly when the bandsaw wheel is turned.

Whenever changing a blade or adjusting tension and tracking, the upper and lower blade guide bearings and blade guide bear ings must be re-adjusted before cutting operations.

Adjusting Positive Stop

An adjustable positive stop allows the table to easily return to 90˚ after tilting.

To set positive stop 90˚ to blade:

1. Make sure blade is correctly tensioned as described in Tensioning Blade instructions on Page 23.

2. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!

3. Loosen two plastic knobs that secure table to trunnions.

4. Loosen hex nut that locks positive stop bolt in place.

5. Raise upper blade guide assembly and place a 6" machinist’s square or try-square on table next to side of the blade as illustrated in Figure 28. Adjust positive stop bolt to raise or lower table until table is 90˚ to blade.

Figure 27. Blade guide bearings against both sides of blade.

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Figure 28. Squaring table to blade.

6. Secure plastic knobs and lock positive stop bolt by tightening hex nut against casting.

Ensure bolt does not turn by holding with another wrench while tightening hex nut.

Setting Table Tilt Scale to 0˚

The pointer on the table tilt scale must be calibrat ed in order for the scale reading to be accurate.

To calibrate pointer on table tilt scale:

1. Make sure blade is tensioned and is tracking correctly, and that table is 90˚ to blade (this procedure should be already completed with Adjusting Positive Stop instructions).

2. Loosen screw on pointer so pointer is able to move.

3. Align tip of pointer with the 0˚ mark on table tilt scale.

4. Tighten screw on the pointer so pointer is locked in place.

Leveling Extension Table

The extension table must be level with the main table. It is important to keep the extension table at least 1 ⁄ 8 " away from the main table during leveling to allow the table room for tilting.

To level extension table:

1. Set table to 90°.

2. Locate lever board set screws underneath extension table (see Figure 11 on Page 18) and loosen hex nuts on set screws. This will allow you to adjust set screws when leveling extension table.

3. Place a straightedge across the front of the main table and extension table as shown in Figure 29.

Figure 29. Leveling extension table with straightedge.

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4. Adjust two front set screws in lever board until extension table is even with main table.

5. Place a straightedge across the rear of the main table and extension table.

6. Adjust two front set screws in lever board until extension table is even with main table.

7. Repeat Steps 3–4.

8. Repeat Steps 5–6.

9. Tighten cap screws that secure extension table to lever board.

10. Verify that extension table did not move dur ing tightening and adjust if necessary.

11. Tighten hex nuts loosened in Step 2 against lever board so set screws cannot vibrate out of adjustment.

No list of safety guidelines can be complete. Every shop environment is different. Always consider safety first, as it applies to your individual working conditions. Use this and other machinery with caution and respect. Failure to do so could result in serious per sonal injury, damage to equipment, or poor work results.

Aligning Table

To ensure cutting accuracy when the table is first installed, the table should be aligned so the miter slot is parallel to the bandsaw blade. This proce-

dure works best with a 3 ⁄ 4 " blade.

To align miter slot parallel to bandsaw blade:

1. Make sure blade is tracking properly and that it is correctly tensioned.

2. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!

3. Loosen trunnion bolts that secure trunnions to table.

4. Place an accurate straightedge along the blade. The straightedge should lightly touch both front and back of blade. 5. Use a fine ruler to gauge distance between blade and miter slot. The distance you mea sure should be the same at front and back ends of miter slot.

6. Adjust table as needed until distance between the blade and miter slot is equal at both ends, as measured in Step 5.

7. Tighten trunnion bolts.

Aligning Fence

To ensure cutting accuracy, the fence must be parallel with the miter slot.

To align fence parallel with miter slot:

1. If fence is mounted on left-hand side of blade, remove it and remount it on the right hand side of the blade.

2. Loosen four cap screws located on top face of fence. 3. Adjust fence face parallel with edge of miter slot. 4. Tighten four cap screws, being careful not to move the fence.

Adjusting the fence parallel to the miter slot does not guarantee straight cuts. The miter slot may need to be adjusted parallel to the side of the blade. Refer to the Aligning Table instructions.

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SECTION 4: OPERATIONS

Operation Overview

The purpose of this overview is to provide the nov ice machine operator with a basic understanding of how the machine is used during operation, so the machine controls/components discussed later in this manual are easier to understand.

Due to the generic nature of this overview, it is not intended to be an instructional guide. To learn more about specific operations, read this entire manual, seek additional training from experienced machine operators, and do additional research outside of this manual by reading "how-to" books, trade magazines, or websites.

To reduce the risk of serious injury when using this machine, read and understand this entire manual before operating.

Damage to your eyes and lungs could result from using this machine without proper pro tective gear. Always wear safety glasses and a respirator when operating this machine.

To complete a typical operation, the operator does the following:

1. Examines workpiece to make sure it is suit able for cutting.

2. Adjusts fence for width of cut and then locks it in place.

3. Adjusts table tilt, if necessary, to correct angle of desired cut. 4. Loosens guide post lock knob, adjusts upper blade guide height to just clear workpiece (no more than 1 ⁄ 4 "), then re-tightens guide post lock knob.

5. Checks to make sure workpiece can safely pass all the way through blade without interference from other objects.

6. Puts on safety glasses and a respirator.

7. Starts dust collector and bandsaw.

8. Firmly holds workpiece flat against both table and fence, and then pushes workpiece into blade at a steady and controlled rate until cut is complete.

IMPORTANT: The operator is very careful to

keep fingers away from the blade and uses a push stick to feed narrow workpieces.

9. Stops bandsaw.

NOTICE

If you have never used this type of machine or equipment before, WE STRONGLY REC OMMEND that you read books, review industry trade magazines, or get formal training before beginning any projects. Regardless of the content in this section, Grizzly Industrial will not be held liable for accidents caused by lack of training.

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General Overview

The bandsaw is one of the most versatile wood cutting tools in the shop. It is capable of perform ing the following types of cuts:

Straight Cuts

• • • • • • Miters Angles Compound Angles Resawing Ripping Crosscutting

Irregular Cuts

• • • • Simple and Complex Curves Duplicate Parts Circles Beveled Curves A properly adjusted bandsaw can be safer to operate than most other saws and performs many functions with ease and accuracy.

Basic Cutting Tips

Here are some basic tips to follow when oper ating the bandsaw:

• Replace, sharpen, and clean blades as nec essary. Make adjustments periodically to keep the saw running in top condition.

• • • Use light and even pressure while cutting. Light contact with the blade eases line follow ing and prevents undue friction.

Avoid twisting the blade when cutting around tight corners. Allow the blade to saw around the corners.

Misusing the saw or using incorrect tech niques is unsafe and results in poor cuts. Remember—the blade does the cutting with the operator’s guidance.

Disabling & Locking Switch

The ON/OFF switch can be disabled and locked by inserting a padlock through the ON button, as shown. Locking the switch in this manner can prevent unauthorized operation of the machine, which is especially important if the machine is not stored inside an access-restricted building.

IMPORTANT: Locking the switch with a padlock only restricts its function. It is not a substitute for disconnecting power from the machine when adjusting or servicing.

Padlock Shaft Figure 30. Switch disabled by a padlock.

Children or untrained people can be seriously injured by this machine. This risk increases with unsupervised operation. To help prevent unsupervised operation, disable and lock the switch before leaving machine unattended! Place key in a well hidden or secure location.

NOTICE

The padlock shaft diameter is important to the disabling function of the switch. With any padlock used to lock the switch, test the switch after installation to ensure that it is properly disabled.

0.12"–0.15" -30 Figure 31. Minimum lock shaft requirements.

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Workpiece Inspection

Some workpieces are not safe to cut or may require modification before they are safe to cut.

Before cutting, inspect all workpieces for the following:

Material Type: This machine is intended for cutting natural and man-made wood prod ucts, laminate covered wood products, and some plastics. Cutting drywall or cementi tious backer board creates extremely fine dust and may reduce the life of the bearings. This machine is NOT designed to cut metal, glass, stone, tile, etc.; cutting these materials with a bandsaw may lead to injury.

Foreign Objects: Nails, staples, dirt, rocks and other foreign objects are often embed ded in wood. While cutting, these objects can become dislodged and hit the operator and bind or break the blade, which might then fly apart. Always visually inspect your workpiece for these items. If they can't be removed, DO NOT cut the workpiece.

• •

Large/Loose Knots: Loose knots can become dislodged during the cutting opera tion. Large knots can break blade teeth and cause machine damage. Choose workpieces that do not have large/loose knots or plan ahead to avoid cutting through them.

Wet or "Green" Stock: Cutting wood with a moisture content over 20% causes unneces sary wear on the blades, increases the risk of kickback, and yields poor results.

• • Excessive Warping: Workpieces with exces sive cupping, bowing, or twisting are danger ous to cut because they are unstable and often unpredictable when being cut. DO NOT use workpieces with these characteristics!

Minor Warping: Workpieces with slight cup ping can be safely supported if the cupped side is facing the table or the fence. A workpiece supported on the bowed side may move unexpectedly resulting in severe injury.

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Setting Upper Blade Guide Height

1 When cutting, the blade guides must always be positioned so they just clear (no more than ⁄ 4 ") the workpiece. The guide post, shown in Figure 32, allows the upper blade guide assem bly to be quickly adjusted for height. Guide Post Lock Knob Guide Post Figure 32. Guide post controls.

To adjust blade guide assembly on guide post:

1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER!

2. Make sure that the blade tension, blade tracking, support bearing and blade guides are adjusted correctly.

3. Loosen the guide post lock knob shown in Figure 32.

4. Raise/lower the guide post so the bottom of the blade guide assembly is less than 1" from the top of the workpiece.

5. Lock the guide post with the lock knob.

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Adjusting Table Tilt

The table can be tilted to make angled or beveled cuts. A simple tilt scale is provided on the trun nion for a quick gauge (see Figure 33). For more accurate results use a protractor.

Tilt Scale & Pointer Lock Knob (1 of 2) Figure 33. Table tilt controls.

Note: When tilting the table to the left, the positive

stop bolt must be lowered. Be sure to re-adjust it when returning the table to be perpendicular with the blade.

To tilt table:

1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!

2. Loosen both table lock knobs underneath table.

3. Tilt table to desired angle, then retighten lock knobs.

Blade Selection

Selecting the right blade requires a knowledge of the various blade characteristics to match the blade with the particular cutting operation.

Blade Terminology

A B C E D F H G I Figure 34. Bandsaw blade components.

A. Kerf: The amount of material removed by the blade during cutting.

B. Tooth Set: The amount each tooth is bent left or right along the blade.

C. Gauge: The thickness of the blade.

D. Blade Width: The widest point of the blade measured from the tip of the tooth to the back edge of the blade.

E. Tooth Rake: The angle of the tooth face from a line perpendicular to the length of the blade.

F. Gullet Depth: The distance from the tooth tip to the bottom of the curved area (gullet).

G. Tooth Pitch: The distance between tooth tips.

H. Blade Back: The distance between the bot tom of the gullet and the back edge of the blade.

I. TPI: The number of teeth per inch measured from gullet to gullet.

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Blade Dimensions

Length Range ....................................92

1 ⁄ 2 "–93 1 ⁄ 2 " Width Range ..............................................

1 ⁄ 8 "– 3 ⁄ 4 "

Blade Length

Measured by the blade circumference, blade lengths are specific to each bandsaw. They are determined by the wheel diameter and distance between the wheels. Blades will vary slightly even in the same length because of how they are welded. Refer to the Accessories section later in this manual for blade replacements from Grizzly.

Blade Width

Measured from the back of the blade to the tip of the blade tooth (the widest point), blade width is often the first consideration given to blade selec tion. Blade width dictates the largest and smallest curve that can be cut, as well as how accurately it can cut a straight line.

Curve Cutting: Use the chart in Figure 35 to determine the correct blade for curve cutting. Determine the smallest radius curve that will be cut on your workpiece and use the corre sponding blade width.

3 / 4 " 5 1 / 2 " Cutting Radius Figure 35. Recommended cutting radius per blade width.

Straight Cutting: Use the largest width blade that you own. Large blades excel at cutting straight lines and are less prone to wander (known as blade lead —refer to

Page

48 for more information on blade lead).

Tooth Style

Figure 36 illustrates the three main blade tooth styles: Raker Skip Hook Figure 36. Main blade tooth styles.

Raker: Considered to be the standard because the tooth size and shape are the same as the tooth gullet. The teeth on raker blades usually are very numerous, have no angle, and produce cuts by scraping the material. As a result, smooth cuts can be achieved without cutting fast or generating more heat than other tooth types.

• • Skip: Similar to a raker blade that is missing every other tooth. Because of the design, skip toothed blades have a much larger gullet than raker blades, and therefore, cut faster and generate less heat. However, these blades also leave a rougher cut than raker blades.

Hook: The teeth have a positive angle (downward) which makes them dig into the material, and the gullets are usually rounded for easier waste removal. These blades are excellent for the tough demands of resawing and ripping thick material.

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Tooth Pitch

Measured as TPI (teeth per inch), tooth pitch determines the number of teeth. More teeth per inch (fine pitch) will cut slower, but smoother; while fewer teeth per inch (coarse pitch) will cut rougher, but faster. As a general rule, choose blades that will have at least three teeth in the material at all times. Use fine-pitched blades on harder woods and coarse-pitched blades on softer woods.

Tooth Set

Two common tooth sets for wood bandsaw blades are alternate and raker. Each different type of tooth set removes material in a different manner, leaving cuts with different characteristics (see Figure 37).

Blade Material

Bandsaw blades must meet two requirements: flexibility and hardness. The flexibility of a blade allows it to travel on the wheel as a band, while hardness allows the teeth to cut and hold an edge. Modern materials technology has allowed bandsaw blades to meet these requirements in various ways.

Carbon Steel: These blades are differentially heat treated to provide hard teeth that will hold an edge, and yet be flexible in the back.

Carbide Tooth: Extremely hard carbide is either welded onto or impregnated into the carbon steel blades, providing superior edge-holding charac teristics (see Figure 38).

Alternate Raker Figure 37. Common woodcutting bandsaw blade tooth sets.

Alternate: An all-purpose arrangement where the teeth are bent evenly left and right of the blade.

Raker: Three teeth in a recurring group—one bent left, one bent right, and then one that is not bent. The raker set is ideal for most con tour cuts.

Carbon Steel Carbide Impregnated Steel Figure 38. Carbide-tooth blade composition.

Bi-metal Blade: A strip of high-speed tool steel is precision welded to a flexible carbon blade, then teeth are ground into the blade to provide good edge-holding qualities for blades taking a lot of abuse (see Figure 39).

Carbon Steel Blade -34 Weld High-Speed Steel Figure 39. Bi-metal blade composition.

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Blade Care & Break-In Blade Care

A bandsaw blade is a thin piece of steel that is subjected to tremendous strain. You can obtain longer use from a bandsaw blade if you give it fair treatment and always use the appropriate feed rate for your operation.

Be sure to select blades with the proper width, set, type, and pitch for each application. Using the wrong blade will produce unnecessary heat and shorten the life of the blade.

A clean blade will perform much better than a dirty blade. Dirty or gummed up blades pass through the cutting material with much more resistance than clean blades. This extra resistance also causes unnecessary heat.

Blade Break-In

The tooth tips and edges of a new blade are extremely sharp, and cutting at too fast of a feed rate fractures the beveled edges of the teeth and causes premature blade wear.

To properly break in a new blade:

1. Choose correct speed for blade and material of operation.

2. Reduce feed pressure by half for first 50–100 in 2 of material cut.

3. To avoid twisting blade when cutting, adjust feed pressure when total width of blade is in cut.

Blade Breakage

• • • • • • Many conditions may cause a bandsaw blade to break. Blade breakage is unavoidable in some cases, since it is the natural result of the peculiar stresses that bandsaw blades are subjected to.

Blade breakage is also due to avoidable circum stances. Avoidable blade breakage is most often the result of poor care or judgement on the part of the operator when mounting or adjusting the blade or support guides.

The most common causes of blade breakage are:

• Faulty alignment or adjustment of the blade guides.

• Forcing or twisting a wide blade around a short radius.

Feeding the workpiece too fast.

Dull or damaged teeth.

Over-tensioned blade.

• Upper blade guide assembly set too high above the workpiece. Adjust the top blade guide assembly so that there is approximate ly 1 ⁄ 8 "– 1 ⁄ 4 " between the bottom of the assem bly and the workpiece.

Using a blade with a lumpy or improperly fin ished braze or weld.

Leaving the blade tensioned when not in use.

Using the wrong pitch (TPI) for the workpiece thickness. The general rule of thumb is to have no less than two teeth in contact with the workpiece at all times during cutting.

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Changing Blade

Disconnect bandsaw from power BEFORE changing blade. Serious personal injury could occur if machine is started during this procedure.

3. Apply tension. If blade cannot be tensioned as described on Page 23, adjust the tension er as described in Steps 4-6. If the tension is correct, go to Step 7.

Note: The tensioner must be adjusted if you

are using a different length of blade.

4. Remove set screw in spacer indicated in Figure 40, and rotate spacer up 5-6 turns.

LACERATION HAZARD! Bandsaw blades are sharp and difficult to handle. Wear heavy leather gloves while handling to reduce the risk of being cut.

To remove blade:

1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!

2. Release tension lever.

3. Remove table insert and table pin. Adjust upper and lower guide blocks away from blade.

4. Open upper and lower wheel covers and slide blade off both wheels.

5. Rotate blade 90˚ and slide it through slot in the table.

To replace blade:

1. Slide blade through table slot, ensuring teeth are pointing down toward table. If teeth will

not point downward in any orientation, the blade is inside-out. Put on heavy gloves, remove blade, and twist it rightside-out.

2. Slip blade through guides, and mount it over upper and lower wheels.

Thickness Scale Spacer Figure 40. Tensioner adjustment.

5. Turn tension knob until proper blade tension has been reached according to blade thick ness scale on sliding bracket. Fine tune as needed.

6. Thread spacer down until it lightly contacts top of sliding bracket. Move spacer back up shaft about 1-2 turns to leave a small space. Replace set screw in spacer and tighten (see Figure 40).

7. Check and adjust tracking. 8. Adjust upper/lower guide blocks and support bearings. 9. Close wheel covers.

10. Replace table insert and table pin, being sure not to use excessive force when inserting table pin.

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Scale Calibration

You may need to recalibrate the fence scale after changing or adjusting the blade, or if the scale is not producing accurate cuts. Recalibrate the fence scale by adjusting the hairline indicator on the fence and testing your adjustment by cutting a piece of scrap wood.

To calibrate scale:

1. Set fence anywhere along scale and locate a piece of scrap wood with at least one straightedge. Joint edge with a jointer if

needed to make the edge straight.

2. Hold straight edge of workpiece firmly against fence, and feed workpiece through saw blade with a push stick.

3. Measure width of cut workpiece. The width of workpiece should match the reading on the fence scale.

4. If reading on scale is not the same as the width of cut workpiece, loosen screws on magnifying window (see Figure 41) and adjust it to match width of cut workpiece. 5. Tighten screws; scale is now correctly calibrated.

Ripping

"Ripping" means cutting with the grain of the wood stock. For plywood and other processed wood, ripping simply means cutting down the length of the workpiece.

To make a rip cut:

1. Adjust fence to match width of cut on your workpiece, then lock fence in place. 2. Adjust blade guide assembly to less than 1" away from workpiece.

3. After all safety precautions have been met, turn bandsaw ON. Slowly feed workpiece into blade and continue with cut until blade is completely through workpiece. Figure 42 shows a typical ripping operation.

Note: If you cut narrow pieces, use a push

stick to protect your fingers.

Figure 41. Scale recalibration screws.

G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17) Figure 42. Typical ripping operation.

NEVER place fingers or hands in the line of cut. If you slip, your hands or fingers may go into the blade. ALWAYS use a push stick when ripping narrow pieces. Failure to fol low these warnings may result in serious personal injury!

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Crosscutting

"Crosscutting" means cutting across the grain of wood. For plywood and other processed wood, crosscutting simply means cutting across the width of the workpiece.

To make a 90˚ crosscut:

1. Mark workpiece on edge where you want to begin the cut.

2. Adjust blade guide assembly to less than 1" away from workpiece and make sure miter gauge is set to 90°.

3. Move fence out of the way. Place the workpiece evenly against the miter gauge.

4. Hold the workpiece against the miter gauge and align the mark with the blade.

5. After all safety precautions have been met, turn the bandsaw ON. Slowly feed the workpiece into the blade and continue the cut until the blade is all the way through the workpiece. Figure 43 shows a typical cross cutting operation.

Resawing

"Resawing" (see of the bandsaw.

Figure 44) means cutting the thickness of a board into two or more thinner boards. The maximum board width that can be resawn is limited by the maximum cutting height One of the most important considerations for resawing is blade selection—a wide blade cuts straighter and is less prone to blade lead (see Page 48 for more info on blade lead).

For most applications, use a blade with a hook or a skip tooth style. Choose blades with fewer teeth per-inch (from 3 to 6), because they offer larger gullet capacities for clearing sawdust, reducing heat buildup and reducing strain on the motor.

Figure 43. Typical crosscutting operation.

Figure 44. Typical resawing operation.

To resaw a workpiece:

1. Verify that the bandsaw is setup properly and that the table is perpendicular to the blade.

2. Use the widest blade your bandsaw will accept. Note: The blade must also be sharp

and clean.

3. Install the resaw fence, adjust it to the desired width of cut, and lock it in place.

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When resawing thin pieces, a wandering blade (blade lead) can tear through the side of the workpiece, exposing your hands to the blade teeth. Always use push blocks when resawing and keep your hands clear of the blade.

4. Support the ends of the board if necessary.

5. Turn the bandsaw ON.

6. Using push paddles and a push stick, main tain workpiece pressure against the fence and table, and slowly feed the workpiece into the moving blade until the blade is completely through the workpiece (see Figure 44).

Cutting Curves

When cutting curves, simultaneously feed and turn the stock carefully so the blade follows the layout line without twisting. If a curve is so abrupt that it is necessary to repeatedly back up and cut a new kerf, use a narrower blade, a blade with more TPI (teeth per inch), or more relief cuts. Relief cuts are cuts made through the waste portion of the workpiece and are stopped at the layout line. Relief cuts reduce the chance that the blade will be pinched or twisted by removing waste wood from the workpiece and alleviating any pressure on the back of the blade.

NOTICE

The list below shows the minimum radii for different blade widths.

Width Radius 1 ⁄ 8 " ....................................

1 ⁄ 8 " 1 3 ⁄ 16 " ...................................

3 ⁄ 8 " ⁄ 4 '' ....................................

5 ⁄ 8 '' 3 ⁄ 8 '' .................................... 1 1 ⁄ 4 '' 1 ⁄ 2 '' .................................... 2 1 ⁄ 2 '' 5 ⁄ 8 '' .................................... 3 3 ⁄ 4 '' 3 ⁄ 4 '' .................................... 5 1 ⁄ 2 ''

Stacked Cuts

One of the benefits of a bandsaw is its ability to cut multiple copies of a particular shape by stack ing workpieces together and cutting them as one. Before making stacked cuts, ensure that both the table and the blade are properly adjusted to 90°; otherwise, any error will be compounded.

To complete a stacked cut:

1. Align your pieces from top-to-bottom to ensure that each piece has adequate scrap to provide a clean, unhampered cut.

2. Secure all the pieces together in a manner that will not interfere with the cutting. Hot glue on the edges works well, as do brad nails through the waste portion. (Be careful not to cut into the brads or you may break the blade!) 3. On the face of the top piece, mark the shape you intend to cut.

4. Make relief cuts perpendicular to the out line of your intended shape in areas where changes in blade direction could cause the blade to bind.

5. Cut the stack of pieces as though you were cutting a single piece. Follow your layout line with the blade kerf on the waste side of your line as shown in Figure 45.

Figure 45. Typical stacked cut.

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ACCESSORIES

SECTION 5: ACCESSORIES

Installing unapproved accessories may cause machine to malfunction, resulting in serious personal injury or machine damage. To reduce this risk, only install accessories recommended for this machine by Grizzly.

NOTICE

Refer to our website or latest catalog for additional recommended accessories.

G5562—SLIPIT ® 1 Qt. Gel G5563—SLIPIT ® 12 oz. Spray G2870—Boeshield ® T-9 4 oz. Spray G2871—Boeshield ® T-9 12 oz. Spray H3788—G96 ® Gun Treatment 12 oz. Spray H3789—G96 ® Gun Treatment 4.5 oz. Spray H3051—Riser Block Kit for G0555 & G0555X

Increase your G0555 or G0555X 14" Bandsaw's cutting capacity to 12" high with this bolt-on 6" extension block kit. Includes all necessary hard ware plus extended blade guard and 3 ⁄ 8 " x 105" x 6 TPI blade.

Figure 47. H3051 Riser Block Kit.

T28000—"Bear Crawl" Mobile Base We took years of input and months of testing and design to come out with the Grizzly “Bear Crawl” Mobile Base. Its 1200 lb. capacity, steel and rub ber heavy-duty ball bearing wheels, and toe flip stops are only a few of the features that will make this mobile base a staple under your machines for years to come. Adjusts from 19" x 21" to 29 1 ⁄ 2 "x 29 1 ⁄ 2 "!

Figure 46. Recommended lubricants for protect ing unpainted cast iron/steel part on machinery.

Figure 48. T28000 Bear Crawl Mobile Base.

order online at

www.grizzly.com

or call

1-800-523-4777

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T1194—Resaw Fence w/Drift Bar

Anyone who’s ever tried to rip or resaw on a bandsaw without adjusting for blade drift knows the natural line of cut is not always parallel to the fence. Forcing the wood against the fence will put strain on the blade and cause a wandering cut line. The easiest way to compensate for blade drift is to scribe a cut line on the edge or face of your workpiece and use a drift bar mounted to your fence. The drift bar allows you to adjust the angle of cut to the scribed line, ensuring a uniform thickness without putting undue strain on the blade. This includes the 19 7 ⁄ 8 " x 5 need to start cutting down on drift!

15 ⁄ 16 " resaw fence and drift bar so you have everything you

T26403—The Missing Shop Manual: Bandsaw

Dedicated to providing integral information about woodworking tools and techniques that other manuals overlook, the books in this series contain safety facts, explanations about basic project set up, and tips for maximizing tool performance. In Bandsaw, you will find out how to best utilize this essential workshop tool, and how to get the most for your money by getting the most from your equipment. Filled with clear diagrams and instruc tions, this pocket sized durable manual is ideal for quick reference in the workshop. 112 pages, soft cover.

Figure 49. T1194 Resaw Fence with Drift Bar.

T23070—Replacement Tires

These are replacement tires for the G0555, G0555X, G0555P, and G0580 bandsaws.

Figure 51. The Missing Shop Manual: Bandsaw.

H6572—Grease-Resistant Mat 3' x 3' x

Mats measure 36" x 36" x 3 ⁄ 4 ".

3 ⁄ 4 "

These Black Grease Resistant Mats are engi neered for proper back and leg support, using super-tough virgin rubber material. The non slip surface features a modular interlock design, which enables the user to create a custom floor. Figure 50. T23070 Replacement Tires.

Figure 52. H6572 Grease-Resistant Mat 3' x 3' x 3 ⁄ 4 ".

order online at

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or call

1-800-523-4777

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SECTION 6: MAINTENANCE

Always disconnect power to the machine before performing maintenance. Failure to do this may result in serious person al injury.

Schedule

For optimum performance from this machine, this maintenance schedule must be strictly followed.

Ongoing

To maintain a low risk of injury and proper machine operation, if you ever observe any of the items below, shut down the machine immediately and fix the problem before continuing operations: • • • • • • • Loose mounting bolts.

Worn or damaged saw blade.

Worn or damaged wires.

Check/clean wheel brush.

Clean/protect table surface.

Check lubrication points.

Any other unsafe condition.

Monthly

• • • Check for V-belt tension, damage, or wear.

Remove blade and thoroughly clean all built up sawdust from the rubber tires on the wheels.

Clean/vacuum dust buildup from inside cabi net and off motor.

Cleaning

Vacuum excess wood chips and sawdust, and wipe off the remaining dust with a dry cloth. If resin has built up, use a resin dissolving cleaner to remove it. Once a month, remove the blade and thoroughly clean all built-up sawdust from the rub ber tires on the wheels.

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Lubricating

Protect the unpainted cast iron surfaces on the table by wiping the table clean after every use— this ensures moisture from wood dust does not remain on bare metal surfaces. Keep tables rust-free with regular applications of products like G96 ® Gun Treatment, SLIPIT ® , or Boeshield ® T-9 on Page 40.

If the table becomes difficult to tilt, remove it and lubricate the trunnions and the slides in the trun nion base.

Redressing Rubber Tires

As the bandsaw ages, the rubber tires may need to be redressed if they harden or glaze over. Redressing the rubber tires improves blade track ing and reduces vibration/blade lead.

To redress rubber tires:

1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER!

2. Put on heavy leather gloves.

3. Remove blade.

4. Clean any built-up sawdust from rubber tires.

5. Hold 100-grit sandpaper against rubber tire and rotate wheel by hand. Only redress rub ber enough to expose a fresh rubber surface.

Note: If the rubber tires become too worn,

then blade tracking will become extremely difficult. At that point, redressing will no lon ger be effective and the rubber tires must be replaced.

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SECTION 7: SERVICE

Review the troubleshooting procedures in this section if a problem develops with your machine. If you need replacement parts or additional help with a procedure, call our Technical Support. Note: Please gather the

serial number and manufacture date of your machine before calling.

Troubleshooting Motor & Electrical

Symptom

Machine does not start or a breaker trips immediately upon startup.

Machine stalls or is underpowered.

Possible Cause

1. Incorrect power supply voltage.

2. Power supply circuit breaker tripped or fuse blown. 3. Motor wires connected incorrectly.

4. Wiring open/has high resistance.

5. ON/OFF switch at fault. 6. Start capacitor at fault.

7. Centrifugal switch at fault.

8. Motor at fault.

1. Dull or incorrect blade for task.

2. Workpiece material not suitable for machine, or feed rate/pressure too heavy.

3. Belt slipping; oil/grease on belt.

4. Blade slipping on wheels.

Machine has vibration or noisy operation.

5. Motor wired incorrectly.

6. Run capacitor at fault.

7. Pulley/sprocket slipping on shaft. 8. Centrifugal switch at fault.

9. Motor bearings at fault. 1. Motor or component loose.

2. Large blade weld or blade at fault.

3. V-belt worn or loose.

4. Motor fan rubbing on fan cover.

5. Motor mount loose/broken.

6. Pulley loose.

7. Machine incorrectly mounted.

8. Centrifugal switch at fault.

9. Motor bearings at fault.

Possible Solution

1. Ensure correct power supply voltage.

2. Ensure circuit is sized correctly and free of shorts. Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.

3. Correct motor wiring connections ( Page 53).

4. Check/fix broken, disconnected, or corroded wires.

5. Replace switch.

6. Test/replace.

7. Adjust/replace centrifugal switch if available.

8. Test/repair/replace.

1. Sharpen/replace blade ( Page 36). Use correct blade.

2. Only cut wood—ensure moisture is below 20%, reduce feed rate or depth of cut.

3. Clean/tension/replace belt ( Page 36).

4. Adjust blade tracking and tension ( Page 20). Ensure proper blade size.

5. Wire motor correctly ( Page 53). 6. Test/repair/replace.

7. Tighten/replace loose pulley/shaft. 8. Adjust/replace centrifugal switch if available.

9. Test/repair/replace.

1. Inspect/replace damaged bolts/nuts and retighten use thread-locking fluid if necessary.

2. Replace warped/bent/broken blade; replace/ resharpen dull blade ( Page 36).

3. Inspect/replace belt ( Page 46).

4. Fix/replace fan cover; replace loose/damaged fan.

5. Tighten/replace.

6. Re-align/replace shaft, pulley set screw, and key.

7. Tighten mounting bolts; relocate/shim machine.

8. Replace.

9. Test by rotating shaft; rotational grinding/loose shaft requires bearing replacement.

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Operating Machine

Symptom

Blade or teeth break/crack.

Blade slows, smokes, shows overheating or wears on one side.

Finished workpieces are rough or show scoring.

Table is hard to tilt.

Table does not accurately tilt to 45 or 0 degrees.

Miter bar binds in miter slot.

Possible Cause

1. Blade tension is too tight.

2. Blade is incorrect for application.

3. Excessive feed rate/pressure.

4. Cutting corners too sharply.

5. Blade is dull or worn/weld at fault.

6. Blade is tracking incorrectly.

7. Blade guides/support bearings not adjusted properly, allowing blade teeth to hit guides while cutting.

1. Blade contacting table insert.

2. Blade guides are misadjusted or worn.

3. Blade installed backwards.

4. Too much side pressure when feeding workpiece.

5. Wheels are out of alignment.

6. Fence not parallel with blade.

7. Dull, bell-mouthed, or incorrect blade.

8. V-belt loose, worn or slipping.

1. Blade is overloaded and twists. TPI is too fine. Blade is too narrow for cutting task.

2. Blade TPI is too coarse or tooth style incorrect.

3. Blade is loose and fluttering.

4. Blade tracking is incorrect.

5. Blade has missing/bent teeth, or faulty weld.

1. Table tilt lock knobs engaged.

2. Sawdust or pitch trapped between trunnion and base.

3. Metal burrs on trunnion.

1. Table tilt scale pointer not calibrated.

2. Positive stop not set correctly.

Possible Solution

1. Reduce blade tension ( Page 23).

2. Use correct blade for application ( Page 32).

3. Reduce feed rate/pressure.

4. Use a wider arc on outside cuts, or use relief cuts to make tight inside cuts.

5. Replace blade ( Page 36).

6. Properly adjust blade tracking ( Page 20).

7. Adjust blade guides/support bearings properly, so teeth cannot contact guides during operation (

Pages 24

25).

1. Adjust blade guides to eliminate any side pressure ( Pages 24–25). Properly align table (Page 28). 2. Adjust guides properly. Replace blade guides if worn. 3. Check blade rotation. Reverse blade if necessary ( Page 36).

4. Feed workpiece straight into blade.

5. Adjust wheels to be coplanar ( Page 50).

6. Adjust fence parallelism with blade ( Page 28).

7. Replace blade ( Page 36). 8. Tighten V-belt. Replace if worn or oily ( Page 46).

1. Decrease feed rate; ensure proper TPI (Page 32).

2. Use correct blade for material and speed of cut ( Page 32). 3. Properly adjust blade tension ( Page 23).

4. Adjust blade tracking ( Page 20).

5. Replace blade ( Page 36).

1. Disengage table tilt lock knobs.

2. Remove table and clean trunnion sliding surfaces free of sawdust or pitch.

3. Remove burrs.

1. Calibrate table tilt scale pointer ( Page 27).

2. Adjust positive stop ( Page 26).

1. Miter slot dirty or gummed up.

2. Miter bar is bent.

1. Carefully clean miter slot.

2. Replace.

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Operating Machine (Cont.)

Symptom

Blade tracks incorrectly or comes off wheels.

Cut is crooked or blade wanders (blade lead).

Possible Cause

1. Tracking not adjusted properly.

2. Wheels are not coplanar.

3. Blade tension too loose.

4. Blade guides/support bearings are too tight.

5. Feeding workpiece too fast.

6. Incorrect blade for operation.

7. Blade is bell-mouthed, worn, or dull.

8. Rubber tire or wheel is damaged or worn.

1. Excessive feed rate/pressure.

2. Blade tension too loose.

3. Blade is too narrow or tooth type/TPI is incor rect for the cut.

4. Inadequate blade support.

Possible Solution

1. Adjust tracking ( Page 20).

2. Adjust wheels to be coplanar ( Page 50).

3. Increase blade tension ( Page 23).

4. Properly adjust blade guides/support bearings (

Pages 24

25).

5. Feed workpiece slower.

6. Install correct blade ( Page 32).

7. Install new blade and remove tension from blade when not in use.

8. Replace rubber tires or wheel and remove ten sion from blade when no in use.

1. Reduce feed rate/pressure.

2. Increase blade tension ( Page 23).

3. Use wider blade. Ensure tooth type & TPI is cor rect ( Page 32).

4. Position upper blade guides to just clear workpiece. Properly adjust blade guides/support bearings (

Pages 24

25).

5. Replace blade ( Page 36).

5. Blade dull or has damaged tooth set from improper guides/support bearing adjustment.

6. Blade tracking is incorrect.

7. Table is loose.

8. Fence or miter slot out of alignment with blade.

Blade prematurely gets dull.

Gullets loaded with chips.

Backside of blade deformation/ cracking.

Sawdust buildup inside cabinet.

9. Tooth set is uneven or teeth are sharper on one side than the other.

1. Excessive feed rate/pressure.

2. Wrong blade tooth type or TPI for cutting opera tion/material.

3. Blade is twisted.

4. Blade is slipping on wheel.

5. Blade guides hitting teeth and ruining tooth set.

1. Wrong cutting speed.

2. Blade TPI is too fine.

1. Excessive feed rate/pressure.

2. Blade tension too high.

3. Blade support bearing improperly adjusted.

1. Blade brush under table is worn or mis-adjusted.

2. Clogged dust port.

3. Low CFM (airflow) from dust collection system.

6. Adjust blade tracking ( Page 20).

7. Tighten table trunnion mounting bolts or tilt lock lever.

8. Align table miter slot and fence with blade (

Page

28).

9. Properly adjust blade guides/support bearings (

Pages 24

25) and replace blade (Page 36).

1. Reduce feed rate/pressure.

2. Use blade with correct tooth type and TPI. ( Page 32).

3. Replace blade ( Page 36).

4. Adjust blade tension ( Page 23). 5. Properly adjust guide bearings ( Page 25).

1. Adjust cutting speed.

2. Install correct blade ( Page 32).

1. Reduce feed rate/pressure.

2. Adjust blade tension ( Page 23).

3. Properly adjust blade support bearing ( Page 24).

1. Properly adjust brush; replace if necessary.

2. Clean dust port.

3. Inspect ducting for leaks/clogs and repair as nec essary; move dust collector closer to machine; install a stronger dust collector.

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Tensioning V-Belt

To ensure optimum power transmission from the motor to the blade, V-belt must be in good condi tion and operate under proper tension.

V-belt tension should be checked at least every month—more often if the bandsaw is used daily. If belt shows signs of cracks, fraying, and exces sive wear, replace it. (refer to

Replacing V-Belt

on Page 47 for instructions).

Checking V-Belt Tension

1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER!

2. Open lower wheel cover.

3. Check V-Belt deflection. V-belt is properly tensioned if there is approximately 1 ⁄ 4 " deflec tion. Deflection is checked by pushing V-belt with moderate pressure, as shown in

Figure

53, and noting how much it moves.

— If V-belt is not properly tensioned, perform following Tensioning V-Belt procedure.

Deflection Bandsaw Wheel

Tensioning V-Belt

Items Needed Qty

Hex Wrench 6mm .............................................. 1

To properly tension V-belt:

1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER!

2. Open lower wheel cover, and loosen motor mount cap screws shown in Figure 54.

Motor Adjustment Screw Motor Hinge Screw Figure 54. Motor mount screws.

3. Push motor to the left (as viewed from front of machine) until there is approximately 1 ⁄ 4 " deflection in V-belt.

4. Re-tighten both cap screws and close wheel cover.

Motor Wheel Figure 53. Belt deflection.

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Replacing V-Belt

To ensure optimum power transmission from motor to blade, V-belt must be in good condition and be properly tensioned.

Replace V-belt if it shows signs of cracking, fray ing, and excessive wear.

Items Needed Qty

Hex Wrench 6mm .............................................. 1 Open-End Wrench or Socket 13mm ................. 1 Replacement V-Belt .......................................... 1

To replace the belt:

1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!

2. Open both wheel covers.

3. Remove bandsaw blade.

4. Loosen motor mount bolt shown in Figure 55.

5. Move body of motor so motor adjustment bolt slides to the right-hand side of adjustment slot.

6. Pull belt off of motor pulley.

7. Unthread wheel mount bolt shown in Figure 55, and slide lower wheel off of bearing shaft.

8. Slip old belt off of wheel pulley and install the new belt in its place.

9. Re-install lower wheel onto bearing shaft, and replace/tighten wheel mount bolt.

10. Position belt over motor pulley.

11. Move body of motor so motor adjustment bolt slides to the left-hand side of adjustment slot.

12. Hold motor in position with one hand and tighten motor adjustment bolt with the other hand.

13. Check belt tension and adjust if necessary (see Tensioning Belt on Page 46).

14. When belt tension is correct, tighten motor hinge bolt and close lower wheel cover.

Wheel Mount Bolt Figure 55. Wheel mount bolt.

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Shimming Table

To ensure accuracy when cutting stacked workpieces, the table should be 90˚ to the back of the blade as shown in needs to be shimmed.

Figure 56. If the table is not perpendicular to the back of the blade, the table

Correcting Blade Lead

"Blade Lead" means that the blade does not cut straight when using the fence or miter gauge (see Figure 57). This is a common condition with all bandsaws. Worn or damaged blades may cause lead and replacing them will fix the problem. Still, if your bandsaw is setup correctly and lead occurs, compensate for it by skewing the fence.

Figure 56. Squaring table to blade back.

To shim the table:

1. Make sure that the blade is tracking properly and that it is correctly tensioned.

2. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!

3. Loosen the trunnion bolts that secure the trunnions to the table.

4. Place shim stock between the table and the two trunnions to shim the table in the desired direction. Note: Another way to shim the table is to add

washers between the table and the trunnion. Electrical washers are a good choice for this procedure because they are very thin and will allow for fine adjustment.

5. Follow the Aligning Miter Slot instructions on Page 28 to complete this procedure.

-48 Figure 57. Blade leading away from line of cut.

To correct blade lead, do the following steps and make a test cut before skewing the fence:

1. Ensure that you have proper blade tension (refer to Page 23). 2. Ensure that the blade guides are adjusted correctly (refer to Pages 24 & 25).

3. Ensure that the miter slot or fence is parallel to the blade (refer to Page 28).

To skew your fence:

1. Cut a piece of scrap wood approximately long edge.

3 ⁄ 4 " thick x 3" wide x 17" long. On a wide face of the board, draw a straight line parallel to the 2. Slide the fence out of the way and cut free hand along the line. Stop at the halfway point. Turn the bandsaw OFF and wait for the blade

to stop.

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3. Clamp the board to the bandsaw table with out moving it. Now slide the fence over to the board so it barely touches one end of the board. 4. Loosen the four cap screws on top of the fence. 5. Skew the fence as needed until it is parallel to the edge of the scrap piece. You may need to re-adjust the fence locking mechanisms to gain maximum adjustment. 6. While maintaining the skew, tighten the cap screws.

To compensate for lead when making straight crosscuts with the miter gauge, you will need to shift the table:

1. Set the miter gauge to 90°.

2. On a scrap piece of wood, mark a line that is perpendicular to the front edge. Starting where the line begins, cut the board by push ing it through the blade with the miter gauge.

The miter gauge should be checked for square before beginning this procedure.

3. Loosen the table mounting bolts, and shift the table to compensate for the blade lead.

4. Repeat Steps 1 & 2 until the blade cuts straight when wood is pushed through with the miter gauge.

If the table is shifted, the fence will be affect ed since it is attached.

Calibrating Fence Scale

You may need to recalibrate the fence scale after changing or adjusting the blade, or if the scale is not producing accurate cuts. Recalibrate the fence scale by adjusting the hairline indicator on the fence and testing your adjustment by cutting a piece of scrap wood.

Items Needed Qty

Phillips Screwdriver #1 ...................................... 1

To calibrate scale:

1. Set fence anywhere along scale and locate a piece of scrap wood with at least one straight edge.

Note: Joint the edge with a jointer if needed

to make the edge straight.

2. Hold straight edge of workpiece firmly against fence, and feed workpiece through saw blade with a push stick.

3. Measure the width of cut workpiece. The width of workpiece should match reading on fence scale.

4. If reading on scale is not the same as width of cut workpiece, loosen two screws on mag nifying window (see Figure 58) and adjust it to match width of the cut workpiece.

Screws

Lead adjustments will change when new blades are mounted on the saw.

G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17) Figure 58. Example of fence scale window and screws.

5. Re-tighten screws—scale is now correctly calibrated.

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Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment is important for optimal perfor mance from your bandsaw. Wheels are properly aligned when they are parallel with each other and in the same plane or “coplanar” (see the illustra tion in the figure to the right).

When wheels are coplanar, the bandsaw is more likely to cut straight without wandering; and vibration, heat, and blade wear are considerably decreased because the blade is automatically bal anced on the wheel.

Bringing the wheel into alignment may require a combination of shimming a wheel and center/ lateral tracking the blade.

Items Needed Qty

Straightedge 4 ft. ............................................... 1 Fine Ruler .......................................................... 1 Open-Ended Wrench or Socket 13mm ............. 1 Open-Ended Wrench or Socket 19mm ............. 1

Checking Wheel Alignment

1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER!

2. Remove table.

3. With blade on and properly tensioned, hold a straightedge close to center of both wheels. Make sure straightedge fully extends across rims of both wheels, as shown in Figure 59.

4. Referring to Figure 60, check wheel alignment.

or Top and bottom wheels parallel and aligned: No adjustment needed.

Wheels parallel, but top or bottom wheel is not parallel with the other wheel: Move the top wheel in or out.

Figure 59. Checking wheel alignment with a straightedge.

-50 Top wheel is not verti cally aligned with the bottom wheel: Use the blade tracking knob to tilt the top wheel.

Top wheel is not later ally aligned with the bottom wheel: Adjust the rear adjustment set screws to tilt the top wheel left/right.

Figure 60. Wheel alignment illustration.

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Shimming a Wheel

A wheel that is parallel with the other wheel, but is not coplanar, must be shimmed by the distance that it is not in the same plane with the other wheel.

Tip: Thin washers work well for shimming

the wheel because they can easily be stacked to get the desired height.

To shim a wheel:

1. DISCONNECT MACHINE FROM POWER!

2. Adjust upper wheel tracking so that it is paral lel with bottom wheel.

3. With straightedge touching both rims of wheel that does not need to be adjusted, measure distance away from other wheel with a fine ruler, as shown in must be shimmed.

Figure 61. The distance measured with ruler is the distance this wheel 4. Remove blade.

5. Remove wheel to be shimmed. Place as many shims as necessary to correct the gap measured in Step 3 onto the wheel shaft.

6. Re-install wheel and secure it in place.

7. Re-install blade and properly tension it.

8. Perform previous Wheel Alignment proce dure (refer to this procedure.

Page 50 for instructions). If necessary to make wheels parallel, repeat 9. Close wheel covers.

Note: The first time you get wheels coplanar,

place a mark on each wheel where you held the straightedge, then use this position again in the future if you need to repeat the proce dure. This assures repeated accuracy every time you adjust the wheels.

Figure 61. Measuring the distance to shim the wheel to be coplanar.

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Blade Tensioner

The blade tensioner may need to be reset for one of the following reasons: • The blade tension quick release lever will not move to the right position when the tension scale is correctly adjusted for the installed blade.

• You have installed a blade of a different length and the tensioner needs tightened.

The procedure below describes how to decompress the spring in the blade tension er to allow the quick release lever to perform its intended purpose. If the tensioner needs tightened,reverse the procedure to get the desired results.

Items Needed Qty

Hex Wrench 2.5mm ........................................... 1

To reset blade tensioner:

1. DISCONNECT BANDSAW FROM POWER!

2. Release tension lever shown in Figure 62 and remove bandsaw blade.

Tensioning Knob Tension Lever Crossbar Tension Lever Figure 62. Blade tension controls/components.

3. Place the new blade onto the wheels and between the blade guide bearings.

Note: A new blade is used to calibrate the

tensioner because it is unstretched.

-52 4. Loosen the set screws in both of the spacers indicated in

Figure 63.

5. Back the spacers away from the tension lever crossbar shown in Figure 62.

Upper Spacer Lower Spacer Sliding Bracket Figure 63. Loosening the spacer set screws.

6. Pull the tension lever down to the horizontal position.

7. Pull up on the tensioning knob (see Figure 62) until the blade touches the wheel. 8. Thread the upper spacer down until it touches the top of the tension lever crossbar.

9. Tighten the set screw on the upper spacer. 10. Tension the blade (refer to Page 23).

11. Thread the lower spacer down until it touches the top of the sliding bracket indicated in Figure 63.

12. Move the lower spacer back up the shaft about 1-2 turns to leave a small space, and tighten the set screw (see Figure 63).

13. Make sure there is no tension on the blade when the lever is released. If all the tension is not released, the lower spacer needs to be threaded farther down the shaft toward the sliding bracket.

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machine

SECTION 8: WIRING

These pages are current at the time of printing. However, in the spirit of improvement, we may make chang es to the electrical systems of future machines. Compare the manufacture date of your machine to the one stated in this manual, and study this section carefully.

If there are differences between your machine and what is shown in this section, call Technical Support at (570) 546-9663 for assistance BEFORE making any changes to the wiring on your machine. An updated wiring diagram may be available. Note: Please gather the serial number and manufacture date of your

machine before calling. This information can be found on the main machine label.

Wiring Safety Instructions

SHOCK HAZARD. Working on wiring that is con nected to a power source is extremely dangerous. Touching electrified parts will result in personal injury including but not limited to severe burns, electrocution, or death. Disconnect the power from the machine before servicing electrical com ponents!

WIRE/COMPONENT DAMAGE. Damaged wires or components increase the risk of serious per sonal injury, fire, or machine damage. If you notice that any wires or components are damaged while performing a wiring task, replace those wires or components.

MODIFICATIONS. Modifying the wiring beyond what is shown in the diagram may lead to unpre dictable results, including serious injury or fire. This includes the installation of unapproved after market parts.

MOTOR WIRING. The motor wiring shown in these diagrams is current at the time of printing but may not match your machine. If you find this to be the case, use the wiring diagram inside the motor junction box.

WIRE CONNECTIONS. All connections must be tight to prevent wires from loosening during machine operation. Double-check all wires dis connected or connected during any wiring task to ensure tight connections.

CAPACITORS/INVERTERS. Some capacitors and power inverters store an electrical charge for up to 10 minutes after being disconnected from the power source. To reduce the risk of being shocked, wait at least this long before working on capacitors.

CIRCUIT REQUIREMENTS. You MUST follow the requirements at the beginning of this manual when connecting your machine to a power source. EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES. If you are expe riencing difficulties understanding the information included in this section, contact our Technical Support at (570) 546-9663.

The photos and diagrams included in this section are best viewed in color. You can view these pages in color at www.grizzly.com.

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(Switches Viewed from Behind)

110V Wiring Diagram

Work Lamp (40-Watt Maximum)

120 VAC

5-15 Plug

ON ON/OFF Switch (viewed from behind) Work Lamp (40 Watt Maximum) Ground OFF 5-15 Plug 110-120 VAC Neutral Ground Start Capacitor 200 MFD 125 VAC Hot

110 VAC

5-15 Plug

3 RED Run Capacitor 30 MFD 250 VAC Start Capacitor 200 MFD 125 VAC 2 GRAY 1 BLACK Hot Neutral Run Capacitor 30 MFD 250 VAC 1 BLACK Ground 2 GRAY 4 YELLOW Ground OFF ON -54-

READ ELECTRICAL SAFETY ON PAGE 53!

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G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17) (Switch Viewed from Behind)

220V Wiring Diagram

To maintain CSA compliance when the machine is converted to

Work Lamp (40-Watt Maximum)

220V, the work lamp must be disconnected from power and removed from the machine as instructed on Page 11.

120 VAC

5-15 Plug

ON/OFF Switch Ground (viewed from behind) 6-15 Plug 220-240 VAC Hot ON Wt Bl Hot Motor at 220V-240V Start Capacitor 200 MFD 125 VAC OFF Run Capacitor 30 MFD 250 VAC ON OFF

220 VAC

6-15 Plug (As Recommended)

Ground Hot 3 RED 1 BLACK 2 GRAY 4 YELLOW Hot Ground Start Capacitor 200 MFD 125 VAC 3 RED 1 BLACK Run Capacitor 30 MFD 250 VAC 2 GRAY 4 YELLOW Ground

READ ELECTRICAL SAFETY ON PAGE 53!

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SECTION 9: PARTS

Main

63 58 62 61A 67 67 66 66 65 58 58 59 64 49 55 34 35-2 35-1 56 57 30A 166 35-3 31 32 33 131 135 144 133 130 151 140 136 137 134 139 38 150 35 60 18 41 42 40 39 43 44 132 134 138 141 134 76 75 2 153 152 16 15 14V2 143 142 125 27 124 17 26 69 3 4 20 5 21 13 12 126 23 24 19 25V2 51 161 162 70 8 76 77 64 99 50 154 51 57 55 49 56 50 48 47 46 41 45 160 7 68 116 117 115 71 72 6 90 91 92 1 72 73 74 22 8 9 10 28 29 120 118 119 11V2 11V2-1 11V2-2 11V2-3 11V2-4 11V2-5 11V2-6 11V2-7 11V2-8 11V2-9 11V2-10 11V2-11 -56 G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17)

Main Parts List

REF PART # DESCRIPTION

31 32 33 34 35 35-1 35-2 35-3 38 39 40 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 P0555X001 P0555X002 P0555X003 P0555X004 P0555X005 P0555X006 P0555X007 P0555X008 BASE HEX BOLT M16-2 X 55 FLAT WASHER 16MM HEX NUT M16-2 ALIGNMENT PIN LOWER WHEEL SHAFT BALL BEARING 6204-2RS KEY 5 X 5 X 25 9 10 P0555X009 P0555X010 11V2 P0555X011V2 11V2-1 P0555X011V2-1 11V2-2 P0555X011V2-2 FENDER WASHER 8MM CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 16 MOTOR 1.5HP 1PH 110/220V V2.05.11

MOTOR FAN COVER V2.05.11

MOTOR FAN V2.05.11

11V2-3 P0555X011V2-3 11V2-4 P0555X011V2-4 CAPACITOR COVER V2.05.11

S CAPACITOR 200M 125V V2.05.11

11V2-5 P0555X011V2-5 MOTOR JUNCTION BOX V2.05.11

11V2-6 P05555X011V2-6 R CAPACITOR 30M 250V 1-3/8 X 2-3/8 V2.05.11

11V2-7 P05555X011V2-7 CENTRIFUGAL SWITCH V2.05.11

11V2-8 P05555X011V2-8 CENTRIFUGAL SWITCH W/CONTACT PLATE V2.05.11

20 21 22 23 24 25V2 26 27 28 29 30A 11V2-9 P05555X011V2-9 BALL BEARING 6205ZZ 11V2-10 P05555X011V2-10 BALL BEARING 6203ZZ 11V2-11 P05555X011V2-11 CAPACITOR COVER V2.05.11

12 P0555X012 MOTOR PULLEY 13 P0555X013 SET SCREW M6-1 X 12 14V2 15 16 17 18 19 P0555X014V2 P0555X015 P0555X016 P0555X017 P0555X018 P0555X019 ON/OFF SWITCH 110/220V V2.05.11

TAP SCREW M3.5 X 12 FLAT WASHER 4MM PHLP HD SCR M5-.8 X 16 TENSION INDICATOR EXT TOOTH WASHER 5MM P0555X020 P0555X021 P0555X022 P0555X023 P0555X024 P0555X025V2 P0555X026 P0555X027 P0555X028 P0555X029 P0555X030A SWITCH BOX SWITCH BOX MOUNT PLATE STRAIN RELIEF PHLP HD SCR M5-.8 X 6 STRAIN RELIEF TYPE-2 M16-1.5

POWER CORD 14G 3C 6FT 5-15 V2.05.11

MOTOR CORD STRAIN RELIEF UPPER FRAME ARM KNOB BOLT M10-1.5 X 30 UPPER WHEEL BRACKET V2.08.07

P0555X031 P0555X032 P0555X033 P0555X034 P0555X035 P0555X035-1 P0555X035-2 P0555X035-3 P0555X038 P0555X039 P0555X040 WING NUT 8MM KNOB BOLT M8-1.25 X 45 TENSION KNOB BOLT ASSEMBLY STEEL PIN UPPER WHEEL SHAFT HINGE ASSY UPPER WHEEL SHAFT ROLL PIN 4 X 24 UPPER WHEEL SHAFT HINGE COMPRESSION SPRING SQUARE NUT M10-1.5

UPPER WHEEL

REF PART #

41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 55 56 57 58 59 60 61A 62 118 119 120 124 125 126 130 131 132 133 68 69 70 71 72 73 63 64 65 66 67 74 75 76 77 90 91 92 99 115 116 117

DESCRIPTION

P0555X063 P0555X064 P0555X065 P0555X066 P0555X067 P0555X068 P0555X069 P0555X070 P0555X071 P0555X072 P0555X073 P0555X074 P0555X075 P0555X076 P0555X077 P0555X090 P0555X091 P0555X092 P0555X099 P0555X115 P0555X116 P0555X117 P0555X041 P0555X042 P0555X043 P0555X044 P0555X045 P0555X046 P0555X047 P0555X048 WHEEL TIRE HEX NUT M12-1.75

INT RETAINING RING 35MM BALL BEARING 6202LLU LOWER WHEEL ASSEMBLY FENDER WASHER 8MM HEX BOLT M8-1.25 X 20 LH LOWER WHEEL GUARD P0555X049 P0555X050 P0555X051 P0555X055 P0555X056 GRIZZLY ROUND KNOB M8-1.25

INT TOOTH WASHER 8MM LATCH STUD M8-1.25 X 14 PHLP HD SCR M5-.8 X 12 CATCH P0555X057 P0555X058 P0555X059 P0555X060 ALIGNMENT BOLT TAP SCREW M4 X 8 UPPER WHEEL COVER SAW BLADE 6TPI 93-1/2 X 3/8" X .5MM

P0555X061A UPPER WHEEL BACK COVER V2.08.07

P0555X062 FLANGE SCREW M5-.8 X 8 P0555X118 P0555X119 P0555X120 P0555X124 P0555X125 P0555X126 P0555X130 P0555X131 P0555X132 P0555X133 UPPER WHEEL COVER HINGE STANDOFF STUD LEFT BLADE GUARD TAP SCREW FLAT WASHER TAP SCREW M3.5 X 16 RIBBED V-BELT 200J5 LOWER WHEEL COVER HINGE FLAT HD SCR M5-.8 X 10 HEX BOLT M8-1.25 X 35 FLAT WASHER M8-1.25 X 18 LOCK WASHER 8MM HEX NUT M8-1.25

CORD CLAMP PHLP HD SCR M5-.8 X 8 WHEEL BRUSH RIGHT UPPER BLADE GUARD FLAT WASHER 6MM HEX BOLT M6-1 X 10 PULLEY FLAT WASHER CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 25 LOCK WASHER 8MM FENDER WASHER 8MM STEEL BALL COMPRESSION SPRING SET SCREW M10-1.5 X 10 CORD CLAMP PHLP HD SCR M5-.8 X 8 LOCK NUT M4-.7

SET SCREW M5-.8 X 10 UPPER LOCK COLLAR FLAT WASHER 10MM TENSION LEVER G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17) -57-

REF PART #

134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 P0555X134 P0555X135 P0555X136 P0555X137 P0555X138 P0555X139 P0555X140 P0555X141 P0555X142 P0555X143

Main Parts List (cont.)

DESCRIPTION

FLAT WASHER 8MM BUSHING BUTTON HD CAP SCR M8-1.25 X 20 SPACER HEX BOLT M8-1.25 X 40 LOCK NUT M8-1.25

SUPPORT PLATE PIVOT ARM LOCK WASHER 8MM CAP SCREW M8-1.25 X 20

REF PART #

144 150 151 153 154 160 161 162 166 P0555X144 P0555X150 P0555X151 P0555X153 P0555X154 P0555X160 P0555X161 P0555X162 P0555X166

DESCRIPTION

SPACER 8 X 20MM LOWER LOCK COLLAR SET SCREW M5-.8 X 5 EXT TOOTH WASHER 5MM FLAT WASHER 8MM WHEEL PULLEY BUTTON HD CAP SCR 5/16-18 X 3/4 LOCK WASHER 6MM SET SCREW M5-.8 X 8 -58 G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17)

169 37 36V2

Table, Fence & Guides

146 145 168 37 200 83 82 81 80 79 84 121 122 123 127 96 82 83 128 129 89 85 86 80 93 81 94 95 89 121 122 80 88 96 127 128 129 114 224 214 222 210 206 219 207 208 212 229 220 228 218 230 211 216 202 204 213 215 209 203 205 226 217 201 221 227 223 225 220 147 148 149 155 87 156 157 158 159 98 97 100 103 102 104 106 231 105 109 108 111 101 112 113 110 G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17) -59-

Table, Fence & Guides Parts List

REF PART # DESCRIPTION

110 111 112 113 114 121 122 123 127 128 129 145 146 147 94 95 96 97 98 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 108 109 84 85 86 87 88 89 93 36V2 P0555X036V2 LAMP ASSY W/POWER CORD V2.04.12

37 P0555X037 FLANGE SCREW M5-.8 X 8 79 P0555X079 UPPER BLADE GUIDE BRACKET 80 81 82 83 P0555X080 P0555X081 P0555X082 P0555X083 THUMB SCREW M6-1 X 16 GUIDE SUPPORT SHAFT BALL BEARING 6000Z FLANGE SCREW M6-1 X 8 P0555X084 P0555X085 P0555X086 P0555X087 P0555X088 P0555X089 P0555X093 GUIDE POST LOCK WASHER 5MM CAP SCREW M5-.8 X 40 TABLE EXTENSION LOWER RIGHT BLADE GUARD GUIDE BEARING SUPPORT BRACKET LOWER BLADE GUIDE BRACKET P0555X094 P0555X095 P0555X096 P0555X097 P0555X098 P0555X100 P0555X101 P0555X102 P0555X103 P0555X104 P0555X105 P0555X106 P0555X108 P0555X109 FLAT WASHER 6MM HEX BOLT M6-1 X 20 CAP SCREW M5-.8 X 12 TABLE TABLE INSERT TABLE PIN TRUNNION SCALE TRUNNION CLAMP SHOE HEX BOLT M6-1 X 12 TRUNNION SUPPORT BRACKET HEX BOLT M8-1.25 X 30 POINTER FLANGE SCREW M5-.8 X 6 P0555X110 P0555X111 P0555X112 P0555X113 P0555X114 P0555X121 P0555X122 P0555X123 P0555X127 P0555X128 P0555X129 P0555X145 P0555X146 P0555X147 KNOB 10MM TRUNNION HEX BOLT M10-1.5 X 50 HEX BOLT M8-1.25 X 80 HEX NUT M8-1.25

MITER GAUGE BODY ASSEMBLY SET SCREW M8-1 X 35 MICRO ADJUSTING NUT HEX BOLT M6-1 X 20 FLAT WASHER 5MM BALL BEARING 608ZZ ECCENTRIC BEARING SHAFT LAMP NUT LAMP BRACKET LEVER BOARD P0555X148 P0555X149 P0555X155 P0555X156 P0555X157 P0555X158 P0555X159 P0555X168 P0555X169 P0555X200 P0555X201 P0555X202 P0555X203 P0555X204 P0555X205 P0555X206 P0555X207 P0555X208 P0555X209 P0555X210 P0555X211 P0555X212 P0555X213 P0555X214 P0555X215 P0555X216 P0555X217 P0555X218 P0555X219 P0555X220 P0555X221 P0555X222 P0555X223 P0555X224 P0555X225 P0555X226 P0555X227 P0555X228 P0555X229 P0555X230 P0555X231

REF PART #

226 227 228 229 230 231 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 148 149 155 156 157 158 159 168 169 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218

DESCRIPTION

FLAT WASHER 6MM LOCK WASHER 6MM CAP SCREW M6-1 X 25 CAP SCREW M8-1.25 x 60 HEX NUT M8-1.25

SET SCREW M8-1.25 X 20 SPACER EXT TOOTH WASHER 5MM CORD CLAMP FENCE KIT ASSEMBLY FRONT FENCE RAIL FENCE BASE FENCE MOUNTING SHAFT LOCK ROD SPRING PIECE LOCK KNOB M8-1.25 X 44 FENCE BRACKET FLAT WASHER 8MM LOCK HANDLE FENCE STAND-OFF SCALE WINDOW CAP SCREW M6-1 X 25 LOCK CAM REAR FENCE RAIL HEX NUT M8-1.25

FLANGE SCREW M4-.7 X 6 FRONT RAIL END CAP FENCE MOUNTING KEY REAR RAIL END CAP TAP SCREW M3.5 X 8 SCALE HEX NUT M6-1 LOCK WASHER 6MM CAP SCREW M6-1 X 16 HEX BOLT M6-1 X 20 FLANGE SCREW M4-.7 X 8 FLAT WASHER 6MM FENCE FENCE BRACKET MOUNTING PLATE FENCE END CAP LOCK WASHER 8MM -60 G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17)

313 302

Stand

309 310 304 305 306 307 317 311 312 318 301 302 303

REF PART #

301 302 303 304 305 306 307 309 310 P0555X301 P0555X302 P0555X303 P0555X304 P0555X305 P0555X306 P0555X307 P0555X309 P0555X310

DESCRIPTION

STAND TAP SCREW M3.5 X 8 EXTREME SERIES LOGO HEX NUT M6-1 LOCK WASHER 6MM FLAT WASHER 6MM FRONT STAND PANEL PHLP HD SCR M4-.7 X 6 FLAT WASHER 4MM 315 314 314 315 316

REF PART #

311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 P0555X311 P0555X312 P0555X313 P0555X314 P0555X315 P0555X316 P0555X317 P0555X318

DESCRIPTION

DOOR DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY GRIZZLY LOGO PLATE FLAT WASHER 10MM HEX NUT 3/8-16 STAND FOOT DOOR CUSHION GRIZZLY.COM LABEL 317 G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17) -61-

406

Labels & Cosmetics

401V3

Specifications Motor: 1-1/2 HP, 110V/220V (Prewired 110V) Full Load Amps: 15A (110V); 7.5A (220V) Table Size: 14" x 20-1/2" Blade Speeds: 3000 FPM Blade Length Range: 92-1/2" – 93-1/2" Blade Width Range: 1/8" – 3/4" Max. Cutting Width Left of Blade: 13-1/2" Max. Cutting Height: 6" Table Tilt: 10˚L ⁄ 45˚R Weight: 236 lbs.

252923

Manufactured for Grizzly in Taiwan Date Serial # MODEL G0555X 14" EXTREME BANDSAW WARNING!

To reduce risk of serious injury when using this machine: 1. Read & understand owner’s manual before operating.

2. Never touch moving blade & keep hands out of blade path.

3. Always wear approved eye protection and respirator.

4. Only remove jammed cutoff pieces when blade is stopped.

5. Use push stick or holding jig to cut small or narrow pieces.

6. Turn motor OFF and disconnect power before changing blades, making adjustments, or servicing.

7. Maintain adjustment of blade tension, tracking, & guides.

8. Keep upper guide adjusted to just clear the workpiece.

9. Hold workpiece firmly against table to maintain control.

10. Only run saw with wheel covers closed & all guards in place.

11. Never reach under table while blade is in motion.

12. Secure/remove loose clothing and long hair.

13. DO NOT expose to rain or use in wet locations.

14. Prevent unauthorized use by children or untrained users; restrict access or disable machine when unattended.

405 411 412

The blade was purposely left untensioned for shipping purposes. Make sure you properly tension the blade (see manual) before starting this bandsaw!

410 402 Use Existing Label

The blade was purposely left untensioned for shipping purposes. Make sure you properly tension the blade (see manual) before starting this bandsaw!

404 408 409

REF PART # DESCRIPTION

401V3 P0555X401V3 MACHINE ID LABEL V3.07.13

402 404 P0555X402 P0555X404 DONT OPEN DOOR LABEL INJURY/SHOCK HAZARD LABEL 405 406 P0555X405 P0555X406 MODEL NUMBER LABEL GLASSES/RESPIRATOR LABEL

REF PART #

408 409 410 411 412 P0555X408 P0555X409 P0555X410 P0555X411 P0555X412

DESCRIPTION

TOUCH-UP PAINT, GRIZZLY GREEN TOUCH-UP PAINT, GRIZZLY PUTTY BULB DESTRUCTION LABEL READ MANUAL LABEL TENSIONER NOTICE LABEL

Safety labels help reduce the risk of serious injury caused by machine hazards. If any label comes off or becomes unreadable, the owner of this machine MUST replace it in the original location before resuming operations. For replacements, contact (800) 523-4777 or www.grizzly.com.

-62 G0555X (Mfd. Since 9/17)

WARRANTY CARD

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The following information is given on a voluntary basis. It will be used for marketing purposes to help us develop better products and services.

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____ Live Steam ____ Model Airplane News ____ Old House Journal ____ Popular Mechanics ____ Popular Science ____ Popular Woodworking ____ Precision Shooter ____ Projects in Metal ____ RC Modeler ____ Rifle ____ Shop Notes ____ Shotgun News ____ Today’s Homeowner ____ Wood 3. What is your annual household income?

____ $20,000-$29,000 ____ $50,000-$59,000 ____ $30,000-$39,000 ____ $60,000-$69,000 ____ Wooden Boat ____ Woodshop News ____ Woodsmith ____ Woodwork ____ Woodworker West ____ Woodworker’s Journal ____ Other: ____ $40,000-$49,000 ____ $70,000+ 4. What is your age group?

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____ 0-2 Years ____ 2-8 Years ____ 8-20 Years 6. How many of your machines or tools are Grizzly?

____ 0-2 ____ 3-5 ____ 6-9 ____ 20+ Years ____ 10+ 7. Do you think your machine represents a good value? 8. Would you recommend Grizzly Industrial to a friend? _____Yes _____Yes _____No _____No 9. Would you allow us to use your name as a reference for Grizzly customers in your area?

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WARRANTY AND RETURNS WARRANTY AND RETURNS

Grizzly Industrial, Inc. warrants every product it sells for a period of 1 year to the original purchaser from the date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to defects due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negligence, accidents, repairs or alterations or lack of maintenance. This is Grizzly’s sole written warranty and any and all warranties that may be implied by law, including any merchantability or fitness, for any par ticular purpose, are hereby limited to the duration of this written warranty. We do not warrant or represent that the merchandise complies with the provisions of any law or acts unless the manufacturer so warrants. In no event shall Grizzly’s liability under this warranty exceed the purchase price paid for the product and any legal actions brought against Grizzly shall be tried in the State of Washington, County of Whatcom.

We shall in no event be liable for death, injuries to persons or property or for incidental, contingent, special, or consequential damages arising from the use of our products.

To take advantage of this warranty, contact us by mail or phone and give us all the details. We will then issue you a “Return Number,’’ which must be clearly posted on the outside as well as the inside of the carton. We will not accept any item back without this number. Proof of purchase must accompany the merchandise. The manufacturers reserve the right to change specifications at any time because they constantly strive to achieve better quality equipment. We make every effort to ensure that our products meet high quality and durability standards and we hope you never need to use this warranty.

Please feel free to write or call us if you have any questions about the machine or the manual. Thank you again for your business and continued support. We hope to serve you again soon.

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