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Old 03-03-2011, 08:39 AM
Rey Rey is offline
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Angry grizzly 2x72 tracking problem

I have a grizzly 2x72 tracking issue. The tracking knob and belt are not co-operating. I have the tension tight enough, I have tried belt dressing on 10'wheel rubber hoping it would keep the belt centered, tried electrical tape on top alum. wheel center, I do have both wheels aligned vertically, changed from old to new belts but, still sways left and right upon touching belt to grind steel blade, aggravating frustrating. I puchased it new in box for $295.00 went to pick up in san antonio,texas since, I live 240 miles south of SA. I can't afford a KMG, Bader, or others so, will make the best of what I got but, need your help gentlemen. I would appreciate your info. thanks, Rey in Mission, Texas:
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:52 AM
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I had the same problem. I sent mine back for a refund. Piece of junk IMHO

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Old 03-03-2011, 11:03 AM
ron58 ron58 is offline
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check and see if the motor is tilted just a little,or the drive wheel is true!if it's not any of them send it back if you can.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:40 PM
Rey Rey is offline
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Will do and frustration is not worth it.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:24 PM
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I have one and it's a great grinder for the price, but it does have it's weaknesses. I looked at a friend's grizz when he was having a problem and he had the wheel installed wrong.

The problem could be a weak spring. Call grizz and see if they can help.

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:47 PM
batfish batfish is offline
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I'm quite happy with my Grizzly 2x72, I've had no problems with it at all.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:05 PM
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Used 1 for several years . Had to make a couple mods to make it run better. Will post pics if I can find them
Can't locate the pics.
I took a 1/8 x 1 bar about 30 inches long. I bent a angle that you could clamp to the left side of the motor with a dryer hose clamp and the other end goes to the upright shat just below the tracking assembly. This stops side to side wobble.
I added a spring from the tracking assem to the base of the unit to put mors pressue or tighten the belt.
Wrap some elec tape around the center of the upper wheel.
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