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TJV

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2449 days ago

Hi guys,

I inherited a Reliant band 14” saw band saw in very good condition except for the upper blade guide is missing.

I have searched the Internet looking for Reliant Tool Co. I looked for Trend-Line and Post Tool Companies with no results! It seems like I’ve inherited a piece of junk!

Karson suggested trying Grizzly, no luck.

Several questions?

1. Any clues on where I can get these parts?

2. Can I subsiitute a upper blade guide from some opther make, and if so where do I go?

3. Should I put it out to the curb and go on with my life?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

-- Tom, "I love the smell of sawdust"!


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dialtoneplus

22 posts in 2427 days


#1 posted 2414 days ago

Tom,

I just gave mine to my son, except mine was a 16”. Those were almost exact copies of either Jet or Grizzley. You might go into a local store that handles some of these and check them out. Also, there is another company that sells replacement blade guides for many different band saws. I think that when I checked, they were quite pricey as they all have roller bearings instead of guide blocks. Sorry I don’t have the information as to where to get them, but I saw their ad in one of the woodworking mags. If I can find the mag, I will get back to you.

Jay (Dialtoneplus) San Antonio, Texas

-- Jay, San Antonio, Texas - Making Sawdust Rocks!

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dialtoneplus

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#2 posted 2414 days ago

Hey Tom, I just found the stuff I mentioned in a previous post. Here is the link!

http://www.carterproducts.com/product.asp?product_id=144&cat_id=13

I hope this helps.

Jay (Dialtoneplus)

-- Jay, San Antonio, Texas - Making Sawdust Rocks!

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wysiwyg

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#3 posted 855 days ago

I don’t know if you have found what you need yet but http://www.woodworkerswarehouse.com/ has parts for reliant tool I think they bought TrendLines

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fredf

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#4 posted 855 days ago

I have a reliant jointer, and the parts for Grizzley have fit.

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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