|Review by rikkor||posted 02-29-2008 01:30 PM||11814 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
My main reason for getting a large bandsaw was for resawing boards up to eight inches wide. The performance I was getting from the Grizzly was less than satisfactory. Then, I was at a woodworking show, and the guy from Carter was sawing slices less than 1/8” thick, and very smooth from a chunk of walnut. He said it was due to guide bearings that were specifically designed for resawing. I had to have this! I almost choked when I saw the price, but I bought it anyway. It took about 45 minutes to install. Then I watched the video that was included on tuning the bandsaw, and did the tune-up. Now my saw cuts considerably better and more consistently than before. I recently sent for a Woodslicer blade based on comments from other LumberJocks, but haven’t installed it yet. (Unheated garage) I expect another improvement from the blade.
If Resawing is your game I would recommend the Carter bearings wholeheartedly.