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8 easy steps to installing a riser block


Adding resawing capacity

Adding resawing capacity

Sometimes an extra 6" of resawing capacity on your bandsaw can make a huge difference. Say you want to cut veneer or book-matched panels from a beautifully figured board that's too wide to fit between your bandsaw table and upper blade guides. Wouldn't it be great to solve the problem with an inexpensive kit and half an hour's work?

What you need is a riser block—a simple extension that fits between the base and arm of a typical cast-iron bandsaw frame. Not all saws accept a riser block, but many popular 14" models do. (Check your owner's manual or ask your dealer to find out if you have the option.) Your riser block kit should also include a longer guide post, connector bolt, blade, and blade guards. Expect to pay your dealer between $60 and $90 for the entire works.


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