Band Saw Guides

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Blog entry by 49er posted 01-17-2018 03:33 PM 769 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made the top guide for my band saw. The others were worn out. I just could not see paying the prices they are asking for store bought guides. The material is a phenolic one half inch thick of which I have a plenty.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 01-17-2018 03:36 PM

Very nice. How does it move laterally? Is there a slot in the screws in the back (I can’t really see it). I have been considering doing the same to my band saw

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 01-17-2018 06:48 PM

Yes, the 4 allen head bolts that hold the sides on are quarter inch and the holes are drilled to 5/16 inch. This allowed enough movement to adjust the sides to the blade.

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#3 posted 01-18-2018 09:43 PM

I did my bottom guide today. They seem to work well.

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