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Posted on Thinking of adding a riser block to my old Jet bandsaw, Advice?

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#1 posted 05-18-2018 01:44 AM

If you decide to go with a riser, I would give up the idea of using a 3/4” blade on it… 3/4” is pushing the limits of the machine without a riser – and with the riser, there will be a lot of additional flex injected. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen people try to run wide blades with a riser only to have stuff break – usually the tension/tracking arm which is a weak point to begin with. With a riser, even 1/2” is pushing it and you need to be very careful to not over stress things.

Generally, if you want greater capacity for re-sawing, it’s better to get a larger machine or one with a steel frame instead of cast iron.


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