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Posted on Fix up Vintage Craftex Bandsaw or Buy a New one?

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Nikki

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#1 posted 09-14-2016 11:51 AM



I am no expert but from my reading I think your guides are setup wrong. My thinking is your side guide rollers need to be just below the gulit of the blade. If you can t adjust it that way maybe dual rollers.

I hope some of the experts will chime in here.

- coxhaus


Hmmmmm. You’re kidding! I don’t think these guides move up and down. Is it possible to add a pic to show what you mean ?


Are Aftermarket guides like from Carter an option?

http://www.carterproducts.com/band-saw-products/band-saw-conversion-kits

I don t see Craftex listed – but they do custom stuff as well as the fact that there just aren t that many ways to put a guide block on a post that goes up and down.

They may say “the craftex, uses the same guide as the XYZ… so this kit will do it”

- DrDirt


Thanks a lot. This has certainly opened my eyes to new possibilities.


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