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Carter Conversion Kit Bandsaw Guide

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Carter
Model:
JET 14
Price:
$180

Description

The Carter conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of model 2300 all sealed ball bearing roller guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 1/8" to 1".

WOOD magazine review

Carter Conversion Kit Bandsaw Guide

Review Summary

It took a mere 15 minutes to install the Carter Conversion Kit on a 14" Jet bandsaw. It replaced not only the guides, but also the saw’s entire upper and lower blade-guide assembly. We were surprised, however, to find that the two Allen wrenches needed to install and make adjustments to the bearings were not included in the kit. We immediately noticed improved performance from the bandsaw as the bearing guides gave it a huge boost in accuracy.
When cutting arcs and circular shapes—and especially in resawing—the bearings proved much better than the old graphite guides at holding the blade perpendicular to the workpiece with no twisting or deflection. Aside from the price tag, the only drawback is the increased noise as compared with my previous guides. But we're willing to trade a little noise for the greatly superior cutting results.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

3

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