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The complete blade guide kit ready to install on your machine. Top and bottom guides and the new upper guard required to fit to the new guide system.
One catch on this retrofit kit – You will no longer be able to run the 3″ wide Hitachi band on the bandsaw. You will have to run a 27mm Carbide tipped band on the machine. The smaller band will perform better than the original blades and give much longer blade life. The new band will run on the center of the lightly crowned wheels.
When installing the new guide kit the lower guide unit is very self explanatory and requires little care in alignment.
The upper guide installation requires great care in alignment for preventing the blade being held in twist by the new guides. Chris Vesper can talk you through that over the phone if there are any issues. It may take 20-30 minutes to install the complete kit. Once it’s installed correctly the first time there will be no need to adjust that aspect of things again.