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Forum topic by wheresmytools posted 11-01-2017 04:16 PM 453 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2017 04:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: band saw guides broken band saw

What do you do when the pot metal guides on your band saw disintegrate and the manufacturer isn’t making replacements anymore? The saw was a Craigslist $100 buy and new Carter guides are almost as much as a new saw. I went to a fabricator and they wanted more than $300 to make a new set.

If the saw is toast, what can I make out of the working parts?

Thanks for any help y’all can send.


-- Charlie in TN, looking for his tools...

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#1 posted 11-01-2017 05:53 PM

If you are handy with metal working, you may adapt guides from another saw. They are listed as repair parts. I would not put $300 Carter guides on a mediocre tool. I’m sure someone with the skill could make something useful from the parts. The table and tilting mechanism could be turned into a disc sander. Motors can be adapted to many other uses.

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