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Iowaboy75

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02-28-2018 12:08 PM

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Hello, I have read lots on this topic but haven’t quite found my exact situation. I have a Delta 28-203 14” bandsaw that I want to add a riser kit to for resawing. My guide post is 15/16ths round. I want to get the grizzly kit as it it very reasonable. If the locate pins don’t match up I can handle that but I was hoping someone with a current Grizzley bandsaw might measure their guide post to see the diameter and shape. If it was a match & I could get their model # I could order a kit. Mine is round with one flute for alignment. Thanks very much.


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#1 posted 03-03-2018 07:21 AM

I know 2 guys using the Harbor Freight (green version of this riser) on Delta 14” clone saws. As you note there is an alignment pin involved, but I am pretty sure the PM/Jet configuration are the only ones that differ from the Delta footprint, and you can still swap the risers for them, you just need to grind the locator pin down.

The HF ones are green, and at least when I bought the last one I got they were 22 bux less than the Griz. They don’t show in any online or catalog, you need to call the 800# and ask for specials, they are through the tech help desk.

You could verify the fit by calling Griz though, they usually know what of their stuff is swapable.

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#2 posted 03-03-2018 11:54 AM

I used a shop fox kit on my craftsman saw, I took a quick look on Amazon ($86) and see a couple reviews saying they used it on delta 14s and the alignment pins were the only modification needed. I had to turn down the end of the guide rod for my guide assembly to fit but it looks like you’d be good to go.

I can’t say enough about timberwolf blades either, when I installed the riser I got a 3-pack from them, 1 resaw 1 general purpose and 1 for curves. I haven’t tried the narrow one yet but the others cut great!

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#3 posted 03-03-2018 11:29 PM

If you are not in a hurry, you might try getting the parts either as a set or individually from ebay. Several years ago, I found a riser block and a guide rod for my 1970s 14” Delta as separate items on ebay. I then made a longer left side blade guard out of 1/4” acrylic and fashioned a metal extension for the right side guard. It saved some money, no worry about parts fitting, and it has worked great.

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#4 posted 03-03-2018 11:44 PM

I’ll check when I get home. I’d have to look up which grizzly kit I have as well but I think the guidepost is 15/16.

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#5 posted 03-04-2018 04:37 AM

thanks for all the help

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