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Forum topic by carolinagene posted 09-13-2017 12:41 AM 728 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-13-2017 12:41 AM

if using a 3/16” blade with the stabilizer, any problem cutting hardwoods up to 6” thick ? Is it ok to leave the stabilizer on the saw all the time, or will prolonged use quickly wear out the bearing on it?

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#1 posted 09-13-2017 12:49 AM

Do you mean to resaw a 6” tall board or just cutting through a 6” block of wood like used in making a bandsaw box??

Assuming you mean a block of wood….just use a sharp blade and take it slow. The stabilizer is meant as a replacement for the stock guides for 1/4” or smaller blades.

But Brad is the bandsaw man. Brad?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#2 posted 09-13-2017 12:58 AM

Andy…...a block of wood…..

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#3 posted 09-13-2017 01:14 AM

I do not think the stabilizer was designed for such a cut. I would put the standard guides back on. I have the Carter Stabilizer on a 10” bandsaw so I do have experience with them.

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