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I want to put a 6 inch extension block in my 14 inch Delta band saw, but can't find one. I understand the Grizly and maybe the Jet extension fit, but the positioning pin is in the wrong place. I could try drilling it, but not comfortable doing that. Anyone know of or have a block and kit made for the Delta? I think they go for about $150. These seem to be so rare that there is a glut of hens teeth by comparison. Don't you hate when a company sells out to a company that really doesn't understand the market? The new owners get to ride the brand into the toilet.
 

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Sorry Tom, I can't help with that but you do bring up a good point. When I bought my Griz 14" saw a few months back I couldn't see myself re-sawing anything over 6". I still feel the same way, but you've got me thinking that I should go ahead and pick up a riser block while they are still in production. I just expected to pick one up if and when I need it, but I don't want to find myself in the same position looking for an EOL product.

If you decide to go with a different vendor you might want to be careful to find one that works with Delta's blade guide. I noticed that there are several different versions of the Grizzly riser, and my GO555LX needs a special version (only $79) that has the rack and pinion adjuster. I just ordered one with two day shipping if you need some measurements.
 

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Jeff good point as now shown by toms search for the correct riser. The machine companies are changing hands and or products almost as fast as banks change names. When I got my griz band saw I ordered the riser with it, same for the jet lathe I pick up a few years back when they were changing small lathes it was a close out item so I purchased the extension for the short bed in case I need it.
 

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Good points as all these machines are made in Taiwan or China and I doubt the companies that make them are required to have parts available like US manufacturers would be required to do.
 

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I'm not sure if you need the extension ASAP for a specific project or with future re-sawing in mind but if it's the latter, keep following eBay or OWWM and one will turn up. I see them listed occasionally. You could even put a request out there on the OWWM site.
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I put a block on a Rigid and was not at all happy with the outcome. You need at least a 1 hp motor to make a decent cut in thicker wood even pine and most of the smaller saws come with a 3/4" In addition I found that it was difficult if not impossible to make straight cuts. In the end I got rid of the saw and bought a Rikon which can resaw up to 13". It has the power to do the job.
 

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Thanks for the feedback folks. I will keep looking and will buy a correct kit if it shows up. Otherwise, I'm going to go ahead and start saving up for the Laguna 14-12 with a 3/4 resaw blade. Too bad that Delta has disqualified itself from my shopping list. I think they were absorbed by the owners of Porter Cable and Stanley, so I think we can see the future here.
 

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Thanks for the feedback folks. I will keep looking and will buy a correct kit if it shows up. Otherwise, I'm going to go ahead and start saving up for the Laguna 14-12 with a 3/4 resaw blade. Too bad that Delta has disqualified itself from my shopping list. I think they were absorbed by the owners of Porter Cable and Stanley, so I think we can see the future here.
look to the 16HD.it is impressive...

there is a significant difference between the Italian chinese made saws even with the same model numbers...
 
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