A while back, the bracket that holds the lower guide bearings on my Shop Fox W1706 bandsaw broke...
No problem. I got on the Grizzly website, looked up the parts list for my saw's cousin, the G0555X, and ordered the replacement part. It was only a few bucks, so no big deal. I even added new replacement bearings to the order just to make the shipping costs a bit more worthwhile.
I've had the parts for a couple weeks, but had been waiting on some new bandsaw blades I'd ordered. The new blades got here a few days ago, so today I finally took the table off the bandsaw and started to replace the broken part. That's when I ran into a problem...
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As you can see, the holes in the new bracket are quite a bit bigger than the posts that are supposed to go into them.
Shop Fox does not have parts available for online order. So now I have to decide if I want the hassle of going through the dealer to get this part (and hope they get the right one), or ordering the bearing post for the G0555X that matches my new bracket. The Grizzly parts, including new bearing screws (just in case they have a different size between the Grizzly and Shop Fox versions) and shipping, are only about $17.00, so it's still no huge expense, but I'm without a bandsaw for another week or so. If I wasn't pinching pennies right now, I'd probably just order a set of Carter guides and get it out of the way, but that's not in the budget right now. Razza frazza grumble grumble.