Ceramic band saw guides; do they really work better than conventional bearing type?

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Blog series by sandhill updated 10-03-2007 03:14 AM 1 part 18146 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: I will be installing ceramic guides and a 1" re-saw blade let’s see if it makes a difference.

10-03-2007 03:14 AM by sandhill | 13 comments »

Blade guides for band saws are designed to aid the blade’s ability to resist deflection at the sides and back of the blade by the use of bearings usually a guide assembly at the top and another set of guide supports below the table. The problem we have learned to live with is the blade is still able to twist as pressure from the wood being cut is transferred to the back blade guide or as the wood or stock is turned. In turn these bearings do there job by keeping the blade running true t...

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