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8 easy steps to installing a riser block

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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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Comments (2)
BAKER152 wrote:

Actually it is designed to have a riser block added. The band would break before that much cast-iron mass would deflect. Mine is 6 years old (JWCS 14")and OPERATES PERFECTLY.

6/19/2014 02:36:06 PM Report Abuse
Don52826 wrote:

CAUTION........The extra deflection of the upper arm could cause structural problems to develop within the bandsaw. The bandsaw was not designed for this.

6/19/2014 01:10:21 PM Report Abuse

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