After trying to suppress that same urge i relented and installed the carter roller guide upgrade kit on my delta x 5 14 28 475x saw. 02 29 2008 0130 pm by rikkor 14 comments my main reason for getting a large bandsaw was for resawing boards up to eight inches wide.
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The performance i was getting from the grizzly was less than satisfactory.
Carter bandsaw guides review. Carter band saw guides are a popular upgrade option for most band sawswhat are they. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. The stability of the blade is remarkable as is how that changes the way this machine cuts.
Of course before i wrote this review i had made several cuts the blade stays cool and stays nice and straight what more can i say. Tool review by jim mattson 14bandsaw blade guides from. These guides are the best conversion for a band.
Carter bandsaw roller guides smooth precise and accurate text photos by tom hintz. Iturra design 58 carter products 149 johns manufacturing 59. There is also a wonderful youtube tutorial that you can watch.
If you own a bandsaw chances are that carter roller guides have been on your wish list nearly as long as the saw has been in your shop. If you own a bandsaw chances are that carter roller guides have been on your wish list. I got my first bandsaw a rockwelldelta 14 machine as a loaner from a friend.
Unlike the stationary guide blocks that most of us are used to seeing they use rollers to guide the blade both above and below the table. It replaced not only the guides but also my saws entire upper and lower blade guide assembly. I would go to the carter web site as they list the specific type of guide for each brand of saw.
Carter guides are designed to add stability to the blade especially in tight curves. One for a 50s rockwell band saw and one for an 80s rigid and each is different in how they mount. The performance i was getting from the grizzly was less than satisfactory.
I have bought two of the carter guides. He decided he liked drawing furniture better than making it so he farmed out his tools to good homes. Carter bandsaw roller guides smooth precise and accurate text photos by tom hintz the carter roller guides did more for my bandsaw than i anticipated.
Then i was at a woodworking show and the guy from carter was sawing slices less than 18. I was surprised however to find that the two allen wrenches needed to install and make adjustments to the bearings were not included in the kit. My main reason for getting a large bandsaw was for resawing boards up to eight inches wide.
I spent a mere 15 minutes installing the carter conversion kit on my 14 jet bandsaw.
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