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Forum topic by richardwootton posted 06-22-2013 11:48 PM 637 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richardwootton

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06-22-2013 11:48 PM

I found an older Ridgid 14” bandsaw for pretty cheap the other day, but the Resaw capacity is only 6 inches. What I am trying to figure out is if it is possible to modify a band saw to increase the saws ability to resaw wider stock. I’m pretty much a band saw novice so any info is appreciated.

Thanks,

Richard

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training


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Bill White

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#1 posted 06-23-2013 12:05 AM

Most saws have a “riser” kit that will enable you to do just what ya want.
Since this a clone of many bandsaws, Ridgid should be able to provide the kit that ya need.
Bill

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#2 posted 06-23-2013 12:11 AM

If your band saw is a BS1400, this kit is supposed to work on it.

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#3 posted 06-23-2013 01:20 PM

The Grizzley kit that William included in the above post works fine. I installed one on my Ridgid BS1400 with no problems. But the standard motor on that saw is only 3/4 hp, so its resaw ability is still somewhat limited. The BS1400 has a rather well-deserved reputation for having vibration issues and mine did also. But if you enjoy tinkering with machinery, it’s not an overwhelming defect that can’t be overcome with a segmented belt, wheel truing & balancing, and installing new tires. I’m pretty happy with mine, especially since I was able to pick it up new for just over $200.

-- Earl

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