Will a Grizzly H3051 Riser Block Kit, work on a 14" Reliant Mod. DD90 ???

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Forum topic by sonnyr posted 08-17-2012 03:53 PM 2289 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2012 03:53 PM

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I have tried to review the older LJ forums for “Riser Kits” so that I could find a riser block kit for my 14” Reliant Model DD90 bandsaw and really didn’t get the answer to the question, Will a Grizzly H3051 Riser Block Kit work on a Reliant model DD90? Grizzly has the kit on the internet for $79.95
I am wanting just a little bit more resaw height, taking in the fact that I still have only the 1 hp motor on the saw. But I would like to add a resawing jig and other items that would add to the height of the table. Anyway I’m trying to economize and use what I have rather than see about getting another bandsaw.
Any help, suggestion and experience is appreciated.

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#1 posted 08-18-2012 12:10 AM

The block might fit but besides the block, the bar for the guides and guards need to fit as well. Also add in a new spring which you will probably need. It will be a crap shoot. You might get lucky and everything fit just fine. You might end up with an unusable kit.

I put a riser block on my HF saw and am lukewarm about it. I just don’t use the extra height that much. If I were to do it over again, I wouldn’t have put it on. If you are putting big wood through it, there are stability issues and frankly, I would also prefer a larger table that comes with the big saws.

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 11:33 AM

Hard to say if will or will not. Grizzly has two riser kits. Without knowing measurements who can tell?

Fine Woodworking did a review back in 2002 on your bandsaw, “One of the lowest-priced saws and a near twin to the Central Machinery, the Reliant is the only saw in the test with four speeds.” Did not say anything about a riser kit, other than saying motor bogged down while resawing if stock pushed too fast.”
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