|Forum topic by ayryq||posted 04-15-2013 09:57 PM||619 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-15-2013 09:57 PM
I’ve broken a part on my Ridgid bandsaw – it’s the part that connects the upper blade guides and guard to the shaft that moves up and down. Ridgid calls it a Bracket Support Post.
It’s a piece of poorly-cast junk, which is why it broke. I’m wondering I could buy another brand and find it compatible – and less junky. Anyone know if another brand could be a direct replacement?
The shaft to which this piece attaches is a little less than 7/8” diameter. The bracket attached with a big set-screw on the side (overtightening this set screw broke the casting).
Is there a better-designed (but not Carter $$$) upper guide that would be a drop-in replacement on this saw?
Thanks for any help.