In this video, Evan, an engineer at Grizzly, explains the process of properly tensioning the blade on G0555 series band saws using the deflection method.
- He highlights the importance of avoiding over-tensioning, as it can lead to various issues such as stress on the upper hinge assembly, premature tire wear, flexing of the body, tracking problems, and potential blade breakage.
- The steps include installing the blade, pulling down the tension lever, and spinning the wheel to track the blade at the center of the upper wheel.
- By applying moderate pressure, the viewer should check if the blade deflection is approximately a quarter of an inch. If adjustments are needed, they can turn the tension knob accordingly.
- Evan concludes the video by inviting viewers to provide suggestions for future videos.
We trust you will find this video to be beneficial. Please feel to reach out to us HERE if you have any questions about using the deflection method to tension your bandsaw blade or if you need additional support.