Replacing BS upper guides

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Forum topic by DetroitReds posted 09-10-2011 04:09 PM 879 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2011 04:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw pm 141

I’m posting all types of questions on this rainy morning. I have a old (early 60s) Powermatic 141 14” BS I’ve been restoring all summer. Getting close to finishing…I’m looking to replace the upper guides- the bearings are definitely shot, but I’m open to other ideas (short of getting $160 Carter guides). Has anyone retrofitting old roller guides to accommodate guide blocks? I can’t seem to find info on aftermarket guides that would fit this saw. Any advice appreciated.

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 04:47 PM

Those are good saws. You can get replacement bearings from a bearing
supply house. Guide blocks would be fine too. You can make them
out of wood, though steel is traditional.

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#2 posted 09-10-2011 05:44 PM

The guys at OWWM use Accurate Bearing almost exclusively for all bearing needs. I have also used them and have not found another supplier with cheaper prices or better quality. I would call them and ask for Lynne, she does an outstanding job. Depending on where you are located they should be received in about 2-3 days. 800-323-6548

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