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Blog series by GeBeWubya updated 01-05-2014 11:43 PM 2 parts 4190 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Jet Riser Kit on a Porter-Cable Bandsaw

01-31-2013 06:33 AM by GeBeWubya | 2 comments »

I just installed a Jet riser kit on my PCB330BS bandsaw. It can be done, but I recommend you look for a better fit. When I opened the box and looked at the parts, everything looked good. The riser block and blade guard were painted white, but what difference did that make. The blade guide post appeared to be the right size and shape, so “Let’s get started!” I figured I could get started with the disassembly, and get a friend to come help with the removal and replace...

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Part 2: A New Way to Get Hurt

01-05-2014 11:43 PM by GeBeWubya | 6 comments »

It should be easier to avoid accidents when you know they are possible. Here is one that I had never even dreamed possible. Please learn from my mistake. I was cutting tenons on the band saw this afternoon. I had a stop block attached to the fence, and the cut-off pieces were falling into the angle between them. I was making the cut, watching the work, the blade and the cut-off while I reached with my left hand to turn off the saw so I could safely remove the cut -off. The tip of my le...

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