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  • new to the band saw

    got a hell of a price on a ridgid band saw display model. havent fired it up yet (still too cold here), but i am sure it will work great

    this is an elementry question i am sure...but i need some help here

    riser blocks to increase cutting capacity?

    how exactly do they work? are they a good idea? pros/cons?

    any feedback greatly appreciated
    \"A SHIP OF WAR IS THE BEST AMBASSADOR\"<br /><br />OLIVER CROMWELL

  • #2
    I have one and it work good. You install a block on the back to raise the height of the saw. It also requires a longer blade, extenions for the guides. It adds about 6" to the cut you can make.
    You mostly need it for resawing.
    Steve

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    • #3
      do i need to do anything with the motor size to accept the larger stock and cut it well?
      \"A SHIP OF WAR IS THE BEST AMBASSADOR\"<br /><br />OLIVER CROMWELL

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      • #4
        Getting a bigger motor is really not necessary. Just keepng the stock that you are cutting in a secured manner and not forcing the item that you are cutting.

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        • #5
          ok
          finally got out to play with my band saw a bit. it was kind of cold out this way thus far. anyway i just went out to fire it up and make sure it works. followed all of the alignment steps in the manual (i bought the display model), and still, there is what sounds like the blade scraping against the plastic guide? cant seem to figure out where or stop it. any ideas?
          \"A SHIP OF WAR IS THE BEST AMBASSADOR\"<br /><br />OLIVER CROMWELL

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