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#1 posted 08-21-2019 11:07 AM

I have a 14” Buffalo brand that’s probably a clone of yours. I did that exact thing by placing a 3/4 or 1 inch riser block in it. Now I can use standard blades in this thing.

I made a few other modifications to it as well.
The next one being a new blade cover made from wood to replace the plastic one that no longer fit.
I also made a dust collection port on the lower cover right under the throat.
Then I made an extension and crank handle for the tensioning mechanisim to make it easier to de-tension the blade (which I never do.)
And then I put a Carter guide on the top side and urethane tires on it.

I use it all the time, and rarely feel like I need a larger better saw. One of these days I may upgrade….

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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