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Andybb

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#1 posted 01-03-2019 08:43 PM


I don t think you ll find one that s plug and play other than the OEM. They will all require a little work to make them fit.
- Fred Hargis

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You need to be very selective on the riser kit that you get. There are companies (whose names I can’t remember) that carry all of that stuff and can cross-reference. It’s hard to get a match unless it is specifically designed for that model/brand, so don’t trust the generic Amazon sellers on this without calling them directly. The riser bar on some is hexagonal while some are round. The guides don’t always line up depending on the retrofit kit you get.

Just curious…..What are your plans for the saw? The reason I ask is because so many people (me included) want to use the saw for resawing tall hardwood stock. Just be forewarned that putting a 3/4” blade on a 14” cast iron saw with a riser block really pushes that saw and its clones to the edge of their abilities. I spent $ on risers, guides, tires etc but after a year of frustration ended up selling the saw and buying a one piece cast steel saw like a Griz, Laguna or Jet. I know people will say that it works great for them but my mileage varied.

-- Andy - Seattle USA


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