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Unhappy Craftsman Bandsaw Blade guides

Please excuse if this question has been posed before.
I own a Sears Craftsman Model 113.247410 12" Tilt Head Band saw, and would like to install aftermarket blade guides but I'm running into a brick wall!

I wanted something like "Carter Roller Guides" or "Cool Blocks" but they aren't available.
Does anyone know of any aftermarket blade guides that fit this saw?
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-05-2016, 10:32 PM
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That is not a "worthy" saw

You won't find any for that saw because it's just not of high enough quality for Carter to make specialty guides. I'm not sure if that model has ball bearings or square rub blocks, but the best you will be able to do is replace the ball bearings with better quality. I custom made some blade guides for the saw I designed years ago, but it required a lathe and a milling machine and a lot of hours. I owned an early Craftsman 12" saw years ago and while it was OK, it wasn't a high quality woodworking machine.


This photo shows the rub blocks:




Blade guides, are just that guides.... if you are cutting
too tight a radius and getting into the guides with the blade, you need a more narrow blade. A sharp blade under proper tension will cut just fine IF you don't tax it by cutting too tight a radius. I own 5 wood cutting bandsaws and 2 metal cutting, so I'm familiar with blades, and guides.

This fellow had an unusual approach to repairing his;
http://woodgears.ca/bandsaw/craftsman.html

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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