Ridgid Bandsaw replacement part?

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Forum topic by ayryq posted 04-15-2013 09:57 PM 1012 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

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#1 posted 04-15-2013 11:14 PM

check with iturra design. nom website, but they can be reached here:

i’m pretty sure lou makes a similar piece. i just don’t know if it’s compatible with the 1400. if it’s not, lou will probably be able to suggest an alternative.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#2 posted 04-15-2013 11:25 PM

If you have the LSA, they should send you a new one. I know the part you’re talking about. When I purchased my bandsaw new, that part was already broken and I got a free replacement. Then I broke that one tightening down. Luckily I was able to fix it the second time by making a larger hole and threading a larger screw in there. But it is cheap pot metal like you say. There’s hardly anything good to say about the saw.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 04-15-2013 11:34 PM

Hey! I have the LSA… I totally forgot about that. It’ll be the same crappy part but the first one lasted a few years, I guess. Seems like a poorly-thought-out way to hold that piece on, really.

It shows out of stock on; hopefully the LSA people can get it. I can tap a hole on the other side or enlarge the hole as you did, for now, though.

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