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#1 posted 09-15-2016 01:33 AM

One thing I forgot to mention was these guides needed some modification. The old guides used cooling blocks whereas these new ones use bearings so it made a bit of a difference in the fitting of them.

And thank you also Uncannyvalleywoods.
That info you gave was fabulous.

- Nikki

What kind of modification? Cool blocks and bearings do the same thing, just with different parts/materials. In other words, they should be set up basically the same way.

- HokieKen

I suppose it’s not really a modification but as you can see from the pictures, the guides with the cool blocks fit differently than the ones with the bearings.
I found the original owners manual and here is a picture of how its suppose to look.

And I took the guides off so you could get a better look. From what I see they are on correct because there is no other way to mount them.

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