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Forum topic by mandatory66 posted 01-30-2016 07:09 PM 330 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mandatory66

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01-30-2016 07:09 PM

I have a jet 14” band saw with a riser block. I have had to change the bottom bearing on the guides twice as they get scored by the blade and the last one was locked up & could not turn. Both bearings came from China. I am ready to upgrade my guides and in need of experienced suggestions. I usually use a 1/2 inch blade for re-sawing with 3 tpi and a hook tooth.


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#1 posted 01-30-2016 07:29 PM

I also have a Jet 14” BS and was ready to give up on it – and then I bought a set of Carter roller bearing guides. While I don’t currently have a riser block on mine, I would absolutely recommend the Carter guides with the riser. Carter makes an excellent product and the cost is a bargain once you realize how good they. You will find that you aren’t wasting wood or blades anymore.

-- Bill C.

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#2 posted 01-30-2016 07:34 PM

Look up “Alex snodgrass bandsaw clinic” on YouTube. I did it to my old delta and it worked like a champ. He explains everything and it’s worth the 15 – 20 min.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 01-30-2016 08:15 PM

Thrust bearings? Most are typically pretty standard 6200’s and are inexpensive… get a few so you have spares. Having a riser block and what blade you use makes no difference. If you are instead talking about the side guides, then you are not setting up your saw properly, and should watch the video the Fridge pointed out. It’s actually worth watching regardless :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 01-30-2016 08:40 PM

Brad, Right,it has been the bottom thrust bearing that fails. A 6200.

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#5 posted 01-30-2016 10:12 PM

If memory serves, my Powermatic uses 608’s and run twenty each through Powermatic, or about seven dollars for a pack of eight through bearing suppliers.


Thrust bearings? Most are typically pretty standard 6200 s and are inexpensive… get a few so you have spares. Having a riser block and what blade you use makes no difference. If you are instead talking about the side guides, then you are not setting up your saw properly, and should watch the video the Fridge pointed out. It s actually worth watching regardless :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


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