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    Well my new grizzly, yes grizzly saw came today. I like it, its very, very solid and has a few little options that I'm liking. I have a few questions though, I read the instructions, I had adjusted everything but I'm still a little new to this feed rate. How does this work, whats the proper speed I'm shooting for really ? Also I noticed near the end of the cuts, the blade wants to stop but the engine keeps spinning. Now I read in the instructions and it says

    Wrong blade for piece ( I will be buying a better one tomorrow )
    Feed rate cutting speed to fast
    Low power supply

    It says a few other things but I know for sure its not that. Here is my question, I'm running the bandsaw on a heavy duty extension cord that I run my chop saw and mig welder on. Never have issues with them, so could the power supply be at fualt, I think not so I want to rule that out ( unless someone else wants to chime in )

    Now the feed rate, like I said, how quick am I shooting for ? Super slow, some what slow ? I know its suppose to be slow, just don't know how slow.

    Also I adjusted the tension spring, I can wiggle it side to side a little but back and forth there is no play. I was not sure if turning it was consider to loose ? It only turns a little.

    And before anyone says anything negative, stay on the subject at hand. I like the saw, and I was expecting that I would have to make adjustments when it got here.

    And if there is anything else I should know or beware of please let me know. And for everyone that has helped me in the past while on the bandsaw topic, thanks guys, you guys are always a bunch of help.
    http://www.rcautoworks.com

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    Also I primary cut stainless, I was wondering besides mcmastercarr, who else sells good blades ? And does anyone know what tpi should be used on stainless ? I know, I'm going to look that up but I gotta get back to work
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    • #3
      have you checked belt tension,and as far as feed rate you have to play with that,listen to saw and you will learn by sound if too fast or too slow.like,tubing that is thin would be a slower rate cause of pinching blade,flat bar you can feed a little more ,etc.i will anwser any ? you have but a lot of it is trial and error. congrats and enjoy,im still pleased with mine.




      i use sterret blades,14 tooth.but i cut mild steel.

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      • #4
        work load

        welding rod what does the work look like on your end of the state

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        • #5
          stickman,im parttime welder.i work as a supervisor for the city of campbellsville as a supervisor for the sewer department.but to anwser your ? welding work is slow.i got about all i want,but just piddly type stuff.im mainly working on my customer base again(former welding shop full bore owner) for the day i dont work for city.i gotta pretty good setup right now,my equipment list is growing and very little debt.im working out of my wifes grandpas shop,that was formerly a welding shop many years ago(how i met my wife),all i pay is the electric bill and he says use it like it was mine.it set bare for years till i moved in.but im gonna start a new 36 x 60 on 2 acres behind my house in about a month.sorry long winded,just a little info about me.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by weldingrod View Post
            have you checked belt tension,and as far as feed rate you have to play with that,listen to saw and you will learn by sound if too fast or too slow.like,tubing that is thin would be a slower rate cause of pinching blade,flat bar you can feed a little more ,etc.i will anwser any ? you have but a lot of it is trial and error. congrats and enjoy,im still pleased with mine.




            i use sterret blades,14 tooth.but i cut mild steel.
            Belt tension is set right, they have a nice little tension guide on the saw. There is low strength, medium strenght and high strength. Medium is the green and says it should be set in there. I was actually surprised on how I did not even have to turn the knob hard, compared to my 4x6.

            I got it to cut a piece of 16 gauge mild steel 2.0 inch tubing all the way, I messed with the feed rate. I have a question though, every time I raise the saw, and want to lower it, I have to turn the feed rate knob all the way to the left or else the saw won't lower, even if the hydraulic pump valve is open. Is this normal ?

            Do you also have a grizzly ?
            http://www.rcautoworks.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 90blackcrx View Post
              Belt tension is set right, they have a nice little tension guide on the saw. There is low strength, medium strenght and high strength. Medium is the green and says it should be set in there. I was actually surprised on how I did not even have to turn the knob hard, compared to my 4x6.

              I got it to cut a piece of 16 gauge mild steel 2.0 inch tubing all the way, I messed with the feed rate. I have a question though, every time I raise the saw, and want to lower it, I have to turn the feed rate knob all the way to the left or else the saw won't lower, even if the hydraulic pump valve is open. Is this normal ?

              Do you also have a grizzly ?



              yes a swivel head grizzly,im getting a little confused though,i dont know which tension spring you are talking about,mine dont have one.hyd feed dont have a spring.also i raise my saw a use flip lever to hold up and when ready just flip lever down and away it goes.what model you got?

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              • #8
                I have the big 7x12 unit, I have a tension spring near the back, and the feed rate pump, sorry if I confused those before. Here is my saw

                http://www.grizzly.com/products/G0561

                Yes, when I try to lower it, it goes a little bit but then just stops, the only way to get it down is to decrease the flow rate on the pump all the way down.

                Fixed that link, thanks
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                • #9
                  you might want to double check that pic.
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                  • #10
                    Thanks, on top of the question up above, I noticed it says the bandsaw blade thickness for my saw is .032 but when I contact grizzly they say to use .035. Will that difference matter ? I would think not.

                    How are enco and lenox brands ?
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                    • #11
                      I'm getting nothing but dust pretty much. And the hydraulic feed is kind of odd, I don't know why the saw won't come down any more, even when the valve is open.
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                      • #12
                        Will do, check back in about 20 minutes.
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                        • #13


                          The cylinder, I tested it out again and it seemed to go down now





                          Also I noticed a weird noise an investigated, its coming from a plastic piece behind the saw on the side. Its black in this picture, right in the center. Nothing major, not even sure if its suppose to just be on during shipping.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks a lot. I will say this, the manual I received is no good. It covers two saws, and guess what, my saw is not really covered in it. Been using the online 52 page manual. I emailed grizzly about that as well.

                            The spring is pretty loose, I mean there is no play side to side, but if I try to turn it, it does turn. I believe it will always turn a little though. When making this adjustment, will loosening a little go a long way ?

                            Its a nice saw, its very very sturdy. I'll get some better pics one day, its about 12 degrees out.

                            What sites are you guys using to order blades ?
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                            • #15
                              Yeah, I noticed that. I found two things, does the blade seem ok ? And how about that coolant ?

                              http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT...MT4NO=16466392
                              http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT...PMPXNO=8104305
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