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Forum topic by lathechips posted 08-18-2017 02:23 AM 209 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lathechips

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08-18-2017 02:23 AM

40’s Craftsman 103.0103, Has anyone upgraded to roller guides? Do both upper & lower? What size bearings? Some pictures? ext.


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#1 posted 08-18-2017 02:33 AM

What guides do you have on there now? Roller guides (and cool blocks) are a waste of money IMO. Check this article out:

Bandsaw guide review (at Woodworkers Gazette by Jim Mattson)

Also, here is the obligatory band saw tune up video:

Band Saw Clinic with Alex Snodgrass

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 08-18-2017 03:44 AM

I’d just stick with cool blocks. That’s what I put on my early ‘50s Atlas Press Co. saw.

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