I have been using my converted 14” vertical metal cutting bandsaw for 6 yrs with no issues until the lower blade guide pickle fork broke, which left the left side of the blade unsupported.
You can see how the front of the guide that the bolt threads into broke off. I think this has been on the verge for a while. While adjusting the guide blocks I would notice that bolt never tightened up as it should. Anyway this put the saw out of commission for a couple of days.
I did some looking for replacement parts on the internet. I had wanted to upgrade to roller guides for a while and this was the perfect opportunity. I found Hamilton Tool and Supply TOOLSUPERMARKET - Home on eBay and gave them a call. They had exactly what I needed for a very good price (much cheaper than everybody else….) and fast delivery!
This is the lower roller guide asm. Both upper and lower guides have a micro-adjust on the backup roller. Very handy and it works well.
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