|Review by 489tad||posted 09-13-2011 04:09 PM||5250 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I have a project that will require 8” resawing. I purchased from Woodcraft the Powermatic 6” riser block for my PM 14” bandsaw. The kit includes the riser block, blade guard, bolt washer nut, guide post, upper wheel blade guard, 105” saw blade and instructions. All the parts were well packed. The riser block had one paint bubble on the mating surface that I remove with a file.
The directions are clear and installation was easy. I did need the help of my son to guide the bolt through the block and thread on the nut while I held the top of the saw. The saw bolted back together quick and easy. I installed the provided blade and it tracked perfect and was pretty square to the table. It was only out a couple of degrees over the 12”. I removed the blade and installed the guards and guide post per instructions. Prevous to the installation I viewed a video on line and the host pointed out that there is no instruction to align the upper blade bearing guides to the guide post. He lowered the guide post to just above the table and put a square in the miter track. He adjusted the bearing guides to the square. I did the same and that seemed to work fine. It took me about 1/2 hour to complete the installation. I made some test cuts with the provided blade and the saw performed fine. I ordered a woodslicer resaw blade and with the reviews on that I should be in business.
-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.