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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 08-15-2013 03:59 PM 952 views 1 time favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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08-15-2013 03:59 PM

First off, sorry about the mess. I’ve been making stuff, I’m not one of those hobby guys with polished tools and floors you can eat off.

Finally had time to install the riser kit on my HF BS. Pretty easy job, but I did see a spring and ball bearing come out when I replaced the arbor rod or whatever that black piece is called behind the blade. It makes adjusting it a little problematic, but not impossible.

The riser block itself is straight forward, they even tell you which way is up. Letter up goes in back.

With the blade set for small work.

I can saw 12” with a little to spare.

Of course I do need to make a lower set of wheels because it’s now tall enough to catch my lights when I move it around.

Anyone know an easy way to get these back in?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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Craftsman70

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 04:31 PM

That’s an easy fix. Unscrew the tension undjustment know that keeps the blade guard from falling down on its own. Next, insert the ball and finally the spring. Then put the adjustment knob back in.

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dbhost

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 04:36 PM

Not even sure where on the saw those could have possibly come from. Then again mine is the model yours replaces (My doors come fully off, they do not swing open). I assume your frame is the same as mine. You want a fun project? The Grizzly G0555 tension release mechanism can be grafted onto these saws… Mine has one!

I noticed the color on your riser block doesn’t match, I have heard HF had a putty colored 14” for a brief period. Is this an official HF riser block kit or is this from something like Grizzly or maybe Jet?

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RussellAP

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 05:48 PM

I’m not sure which, likely Jet because of the color.
Craftsman70. Thanks for the tip.

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 08-16-2013 01:56 AM

Craftsman 70 nailed it. The same thing happened when I took my free Ridgid apart.

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coachmancuso

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#5 posted 08-16-2013 02:16 AM

Where did you get the riser kit andwhat was the cost?

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#6 posted 08-16-2013 02:32 AM

ditto coach. by the way I love my HF saw
AND you call that a mess. Ive got three projects going right now, but have to stop and straighten up, all three work tables are full of tools. I have no place to work.

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RussellAP

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#7 posted 08-16-2013 02:56 AM

coachmancuso, forgot where I got it, cost me 38$ including shipping.

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#8 posted 08-16-2013 03:19 AM

looks like the Jet riser block kit. But I’ve only seen them for about $80

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Surfside

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#9 posted 08-16-2013 07:38 PM

When you remove the original blade guide post, you have to hold the longer guide post on top of the original as you lower the old post out and let the new one slide in from above. This would keep the steel guide ball from falling out. Now, Simply unscrew the tightening knob and set screw , put the ball, spring and set screw back to the hole and screw them all back in.

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distrbd

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#10 posted 08-17-2013 01:02 AM

For those of you who are looking for a cheap riser block,here’s the link,I think Russell got it from the same place:
http://www.westerntool.com/pioneer-14-inch-bandsaw-riser-block.html

-- Ken from Ontario

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camps764

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#11 posted 08-17-2013 03:13 PM

Distrbd – thanks! Just ordered one myself. This looks like a great buy!

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RussellAP

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#12 posted 08-17-2013 03:56 PM

I got the spring and ball bearing in, works better. Can’t wait to slice open a couple logs I’ve been keeping. The blade that came with it is decent. Whole job takes about 20 minutes.

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camps764

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#13 posted 08-25-2013 08:05 PM

Mine showed up yesterday, very excited to get it all put together this evening!

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