After months of waiting, I finally pulled the trigger and bought the grizzly model h3051 extension block kit for my rigid bs1400 bandsaw. The instructions were easy to follow, and there were no surprises with the conversion. Let me first say that the reviews were correct in stating that the supplied blade is garbage. I ordered a few different 105” olson allpro blades and the 5/8” 3tpi blade slices through 10”oak like butter. I was concerned that the 3/4 hp motor would be underpowered for resawing. Well it resaws just fine, but the feed rates have to be slower. I would like to upgrade to a 1 1/2, or 2 hp motor in the future, but for now I am content with the performance.
All in all the cost of the riser block kit was WELL worth the money. I now have the luxury of being able to bookmatch panels for doors, and tops.
-- Julian, Park Forest, IL