Upgrading the bandsaw

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Being new to this whole bandsaw thing it came as surprise when I managed to melt the blade guides on my bandsaw. I bought the bandsaw as ex floor stock from Carbatec. This saved me some dollars and the machine was fully assembled or so I thought. I have been using the saw for about 2 years without really fiddling with it. The horizontal stop was missing so I have installed that.

The guides have had a major upgrade with roller bearing guides. The whole upgrade took about 3/4 hour. The blade is now much more accurate and stable.  I had to remove the cutting table as per the picture at the lower right. Cutting is more efficient and I think less requires less energy from the bandsaw which might reduce wear and tear. It is always good to work on your machines as it increases your understanding of how it all works.

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Upper guides
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Lower guides

 

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