Grizzly T25555 - Riser Block Kit for G0555LX
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3 Customer Reviews (4.3 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review
Was very happy I went ahead and bought this riser block. At first I thought 6 inches would be plenty for me but decided at the last minute to go ahead and purchase. Glad I did, the first log I grabbed to resaw was about 8 inches thick. Not a problem.
It was hard to get the bolts off the saw. The only wrenches I had went to ¾â€™s and they were not big enough. Itâ€™s tight where the bolt and nut are located. A pipe wrench was too big and I couldnâ€™t get channel locks to budge it. Ended up making a run to my dadâ€™s and grabbing the proper wrenches. 11/16ths I think and about 2 foot long. And a 3 foot torque wrench. Then no problems.
I would have given this block 5 stars but I had trouble with the instructions that came with it. The block itself was fine but the guide bar instructions were terribly confusing. Honestly I donâ€™t think theyâ€™re complete. I even had a couple of other people read it with me and see if they could see what I was to do . A youtube video was the only way I was able to figure it out.
Otherwise, everything went really well and extremely happy with the purchase.
I recently got a G0555lx saw (February 2017) and purchased this riser kit to go with it at the same time. The instructions were a little bit difficult to follow however with a little bit of researching online, it's easy to figure out.
I got everything installed correctly but when I went to tension my blade I noticed the upper outer guide bearing was pushing the blade in towards the center of the saw. I had both bearings set all the way out to ease blade installation and couldn't get them to moove further to allow for proper blade installation. After a bit of troubleshooting I recognized there was a fault with the extended guide post. At the bottom there is a through hole which isn't aligned with the cap screw that the blade guide assembly uses to fasteng the BGA to the extended guide post.
Securely tightening the cap screw causes the blade guide assemble to pivot in towards the center of the saw so much that it then becomes unusable. On the original guide post, the through hole goes in a front to back orientation and is completely out of the way. The extended guide post has a hole going perpendicular to that, putting it exactly where you don't want it.
I got around this issue by cutting off a small piece of the new extended guide post. I made the cut where the hole was, effectively removing it.
Once I did that, the blade guide assembly was free to rotate, be aligned with the tensioned blade, and subsequently securely tightened down.
I only removed about a 1/2" of the new guide arm. Any more and the cap screw might not have reached the guide post due to it being flattened on one side.
Arrived today, took me about 1 1/2 hours total to install riser kit by myself,(not recommended). Was actually pretty straight forward after watching the Grizzly video on subject. After using an old Delta 3 wheel bandsaw for several years this G0555LX is still amazing to use. I like to make coasters and cutting boards etc. As a test I had a completed sunburst patterned board 9 1/2 x 13 that I split to make 2 cheese boards. The included blade worked fine with maybe 1mm of deflection top to bottom, just had to take my time and not force blade.
The extra 6 inches of room will really expand the capabilities of the saw.