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Forum topic by Geneyus posted 07-16-2018 01:49 PM 572 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Geneyus

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07-16-2018 01:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: anco band saw bandsaw 185149 14 guide

I bought an Anco 14” band saw (model #185149) at a garage sale for $30, and after doing some homework online, it appears to be similar to many other brands that were made in Taiwan and re-branded. I bought new tires for it and got the blade adjusted so that it was running pretty smoothly. I used it a few times, and then a part of the guide broke in half while I was adjusting it. Does anyone know what guide I can buy that will work with this bandsaw?

I can’t find anything about the “Anco” brand anywhere. I considered buying the Harbor Freight 14” band saw, if parts will be hard to locate and expensive for my Anco saw. I’m attaching a few pictures, so maybe you all can give me some advice on finding a guide and any other needed upgrades or adjustments. I’m circling the part that broke.

I see there is a Carter video about tuning band saws, and I’ll be watching that after it’s fixed. I can post larger pictures if needed. Thank you.


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Woodchuckswife

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#1 posted 07-16-2018 04:15 PM

Buy some carter guides, you will not go wrong
Chuck

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#2 posted 07-17-2018 02:35 PM

Another vote for the Carter guides. If they do not list the brand, send them your original guides and they can tel you what to order. Replace both upper & lower not just the broken one.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#3 posted 07-17-2018 03:11 PM

Thank you for the replies. I’ve seen people recommending Carter guides elsewhere on this forum.

I emailed Carter with pictures of my band saw to see if they can figure out which guides to buy. I didn’t see Anco listed on their website, but I bet Carter can figure it out. We’ll see what they say.

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#4 posted 07-17-2018 03:55 PM

Where did that broken part come from – as it’s not really clear from your pictures. IMO, the carter guides are a waste of money, and you can probably get a repair part off a Grizzly or other imported asian clone of the Delta for pretty cheap.

Good read: 14-inch bandsaw guide review by Jim Mattson at Woodworkers Gazette

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#5 posted 07-17-2018 04:06 PM

I think the carter guides are a good setup.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 07-17-2018 07:55 PM

The only writing I see anywhere around the upper or lower guides is “Senly 150” on a screw head on the upper guide.

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#7 posted 07-17-2018 09:03 PM

is it the piece that determines the depth adjustment for the guides? whether towards the blade or away from it?

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#8 posted 07-17-2018 11:05 PM


is it the piece that determines the depth adjustment for the guides? whether towards the blade or away from it?

- Steve

Yes, the “frame” that holds the little square rod that slides forwards and backwards broke. The band saw sounded a little rusty/scratchy while operating, so I’d like to get a new setup and work on getting everything perfectly aligned, so I can do some projects.

I’m emailing Carter now, and they requested a lot more pictures.

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#9 posted 07-18-2018 03:09 AM

The parts list for my pm 14” calls it the lower support.

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#10 posted 07-18-2018 03:15 AM

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#11 posted 07-19-2018 10:15 PM

Carter told me this product would fit. I wasn’t expecting it to cost $244. I can get a NEW 14” Central Machinery band saw for about $279.

http://www.carterproducts.com/band-saw-products/band-saw-conversion-kits/reliant-14

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#12 posted 07-19-2018 10:23 PM

Carter told me this product would fit. I wasn t expecting it to cost $244. I can get a NEW 14” Central Machinery band saw for about $279.
- Geneyus

Or, if it’s the part I think it is, just get a replacement one from someplace like Grizzly for about $8.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#13 posted 07-19-2018 10:33 PM

https://www.ereplacementparts.com

-- I remember when Grateful wasn't Dead

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#14 posted 07-26-2018 03:36 PM

For anyone looking for an ANCO part, or a part for any other Taiwan-made off brand band saw…

I was over-thinking this whole thing because I’m new at using band saws. I found a replacement upper guide with all the parts on Ebay for $40 that fit my band saw perfectly. All I did was measure the rod that raises and lowers the guide, and it was 3/4”. I simply bought an upper guide that was 3/4” and round like mine (some are different shapes), and it works. I also watched the Carter video and another video about adjusting your band saw guides, and my saw worked better than ever before. I’m looking forward to some new projects.

Thank you for everyone’s time and help, and I’m sorry for over-thinking this repair.

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#15 posted 07-26-2018 04:24 PM

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