Grizzly 555 bandsaw: broken or user error?


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I bought this thing on Craig's list a few month ago but haven't used it because struggling to get it tuned following the user manual and other sources. I know grizzly customer service can probably help, but thought maybe some of you experts out there might be able to point out the problem. I've never owned nor operated a bandsaw, so I am totally in the dark about what needs to be fixed.

Alternatively is there such a thing as a bandsaw repair man? I would gladly delegate the setup of this thing for a price.

Here's the problem. Blade oscillates on the top wheel, and wheel appears to be wobbling. Here are some super short videos to show what I am talking about:

Thanks!

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I am assuming you have the blade properly tensioned.  If not, that is the first thing I would check.  However watching the upper wheel spin, it looks like the wheel itself is moving.  This leads me to believe that the shaftis bent or there is a bad bearing.  Since that saw is still in production, grizzly will have any replacement parts that is needed.  Grizzly has a break down of the parts need.  

 

http://www.grizzly.com/products/The-Ultimate-14-Bandsaw/G0555

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Do you have any pressure at all on the bolt that tilts the upper wheel? If it's loose the wheel can wobble.

Wheel or tire missing any chunks can throw it out of balance. Mishandled blade can be bent, try a different blade, maybe a wider blade.

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I think the knob that tilts up and down is tensioned, but found something else. Would this bolt missing cause the wheel to wobble? See threaded rod bolt with nut attached on left? Looks like there is supposed to be one on right too...

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Thanks all, finally got this thing working after replacing a bunch of parts. The part that ended up fixing it, was the bearings, which a local mechanic installed for free. Looked like the previous owner had replaced them in the past but forgot to install a little axel thingy (a tube), which I suspect led to premature failure of the bearings. Glad to have this off my mind. In celebration I made a bandsaw box, Steve Ramsey's design. This is a great tool addition!post-14334-0-33497600-1417374199_thumb.j

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Thanks all, finally got this thing working after replacing a bunch of parts. The part that ended up fixing it, was the bearings, which a local mechanic installed for free. Looked like the previous owner had replaced them in the past but forgot to install a little axel thingy (a tube), which I suspect led to premature failure of the bearings. Glad to have this off my mind. In celebration I made a bandsaw box, Steve Ramsey's design. This is a great tool addition!attachicon.gifimage.jpg

Never owned or operated a bandsaw, and your first project was a very nice box. Well done! Enjoy the saw, I suggest reading more about the saw and proper operation, setup and maintenance to get the most out of it
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