Bandsaw guide question

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Forum topic by Hopdevil posted 06-23-2013 03:03 AM 694 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-23-2013 03:03 AM


I have noticed that several types of band saws (my Grizzly included) have the rear bearing perpendicular to the blade rather than in line with the blade. Logic would say that the bearing should turn with the blade rather than apparently just scraping against it.

What am I missing? The Carter replacement guides are in line.

Why are the stock ones made perpendicular? Any theories out there?


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#1 posted 06-23-2013 03:12 AM

First I think it is easier for the designer and manufacturer to mount the bearing that way. Second the blade is probably at an angle if we could see it. The blade actually pushes on the lower edge of the bearing race.

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