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Old 06-07-2017, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Crapsman 12" Band Saw Blade guides

I need help either making or buying blade guides for my Craftman Band saw. The stock guides are utter crap. Has anyone built a better set of guides or have found a better set on line? If so I could use some help. thanks
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Carter makes great guides for most makes & models of bandsaws including a Craftsman 12". I don't know if this is your exact bandsaw, but here's a link to their page for it. You might give them a call to confirm if these guides will fit your saw.

Sears/Craftsman 12" Model 113 Tilt Table/Hex Post only | Band Saw Guide Upgrade Kits | Band Saw Products | Carter Products
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You might also try Iturra Design. Don't know if they have anything for Craftsman, but they are strictly bandsaw people and may be able to help. They don't have a web presence, so here is their contact info.

Phone: 904-642-2802
Email: KALLL@comcast.net
Snail Mail: 4636 Fulton Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1332

By the way, their catalog is a fantastic education in all things bandsaw.

Hope this helps,

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Here are some comments about obtaining the Iturra Design catalog referred to above:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=iturr...D4LGjwOV6KHYCg

https://forum.canadianwoodworking.co...ue-review-long

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthre...available-here **** PDF for 2013 catalog
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Here are some comments about obtaining the Iturra Design catalog referred to above:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=iturr...D4LGjwOV6KHYCg

https://forum.canadianwoodworking.co...ue-review-long

Iturra Bandsaw Catalogue available here... **** PDF for 2013 catalog
Sadly, those links to the .pdf seem to be out of date. I'd like to obtain a copy myself (also having recently acquired a free Craftsman 12" and stand).
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