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Bandsaw Blade Guide System Upgrade
Bandsaw Blade Guide System Upgrade
£58.46 (£48.72 Ex. VAT)

Bandsaw Blade Guide System Upgrade

Code: 340889

  • Provides ball bearing supports at rear and sides of blade
  • Improved support reduces blade vibration
  • Gives cleaner, more accurate cut
  • Complete set of upper and lower assemblies with bearings
£58.46 (£48.72 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Bandsaw Blade Guide System Upgrade
  • Axminster Small Rip Fence Upgrade
  • Axminster Bench Blocks (Pkt 4)
  • Vallorbe Swiss Hand File - 250mm(10") Bastard Cut
Total: £100.33

In Detail

This guide assembly provides ball bearing supports at the rear and on the sides of the blade in place of the more usual rubbing blocks. The improved support will reduce blade vibration and give a cleaner and more accurate cut. For and aft movement of both rear and side bearings is controlled by screws and the bearings themselves are mounted on eccentric bosses for precise setting of the blade clearance. Supplied as a complete set of upper and lower assemblies complete with bearings. The diameter of the mounting hole in the top casting is 22mm. When fitting these guides to your machine some modification may be needed.

Reviews (6)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.8 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



1 January 2016

Top notch kit

I ordered kit at 2pm,Arrived 2.30 next day.I own a Axminster JBS 126 which I bought in 1999 which was fitted with cooling blocks.It was straight forward to remove and replace with new kit,Even with adjustments ,Less than 20 minutes.75% better performance, Usual excellent service from Axminster from ordering to fitting.


4 July 2014

Decent Bearing Kit

We got one of these to replace the original metal guide blocks on our Startrite 352- The top set is very easy to install and the bottom needed an adapter plate attaching to the saw so there was enough room to fit it and you'll probably need to either shorten the adjustment screws or remove them completely.

It'll take a bit of work to get this to fit onto some machines but if you're already in a workshop environment it should be a pretty simple task.

Alan Rawlins

20 May 2014

Bandsaw Guide

After 24 April, see review above, I re-engineered the Bandsaw Blade Guide System Upgrade by using part of the system and adding changes to it so that the hardened steel bearing cover, on the original machine could be used instead of the side face of a bearing. Now, there is no dust to speak of, gets to this bearing and there is now no seizing up of this bearing and all the associated problems you get with a seized bearing.
I do have a SEIG mini lathe so it was quite easy to turn some new redesigned pieces as required.

Alan Rawlins

23 April 2014

Mainly Technical

After my first review and having used it for three months now on a regular basis, I am now convinced that the bottom bearing that supports the back of the saw blade does need to have a hardened cover on the bearing, as this bearing in particular doesn't last very long, about 5 hours of sawing, before it seizes up. The only cure is a new bearing. I haven't worked out yet how a cover could be fitted to the bottom bearing as there is just not enough room for one to be fitted.

Alan Rawlins

26 January 2014

Mainly Technical

My band saw is an Electra Beckham ….... in case anyone who also has this machine wants to know if the guide upgrade can be adapted to their machine.
Yes it can be made to fit this machine if you have the ability and capability to do some modifications to the guide and to your band saw. You will need a small piece of aluminum, about 75mm x 60mm x 6mm thick to make a bracket that is needed to fix the top guide in a similar position to the original one. Drills and 6mm taps are also required.

The lower guide is more difficult fit as the space is limited. The saw table has to be lifted higher up by using four 20mm long pieces of strong tube between the iron table and the aluminium swivel bracket below the table.
The two hexagon adjusters will require shortening in length as will the two long alun screws. A metal turning lathe is required to do this as the groove on one of the adjusters has to be re-cut.
Unfortunately these two hexagon adjusters are quite loose in the casting body and when the thumbscrews are tightened up, using pliers, not your thumb and finger the back bearing that the saw blade is pushed against is tilted out of square with the saw blade. As the area of contact on the face of the bearing is so small and that the o/d to face corner is rounded off, the saw blade can slip off the bearing it is supposed to support. I counteracted this by twisted the whole body of the guide so that the bearing was at right angles to the saw blade so it doesn't slip off when in use. I am undecided at the moment that a bearing without the hardened steel cover on is better than just the narrow face of the bearing. After some more use of the saw I may decide to replace the back bearing with something like the original.
After writing all of this, when it is set up as accurately as you can, you do have a better guidance system for the band saw blade. I might say it is a pleasure to use the saw again as it is a lot more accurate when cutting wood etc.

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