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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2020, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Default Looking for parts for a Sears Craftsman Bandsaw

I am on the committee of our local MenzShed.

We were recently given a Sears Craftsman Band-saw which was due to be dumped because of missing parts and the fact that it was 110v (NZ is 230V).

I have volunteered to try and get it working.

Swapping out the 110v motor for 230v is no problem and I can rewire a NZ/Aus spec power plug.

My problem is that the 4 blade guides have gone AWOL and Mr Google tells me they are No Longer Available from the company website or those parts suppliers I have located.

Can anyone:

1. Point me to a site that might have these obsolete parts

or

2. Supply one or more Blade guides from a scrap saw

or

3. Provide a drawing complete with dimensions so that I can make them. I have a Shapeoko3 CNC machine able to machine aluminium so it would be a nice project to try.

If all else fails I'll have to design something with maybe roller bearings to do the job.

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I have 5 old Craftsman routers, all work fine. For now. But if/when one dies I will either trash it, or keep it for parts. I won't buy a new one until all are dead.

If you have not yet tried ebay, I would say that is likely your best bet. However, if you can make parts, I would say try to find an owner's manual on line, should have a parts diagram, and may be sufficient to make parts. And it is always possible that later parts will fit. Best I can come up with. Good luck.

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I would think you could make up something yourself you would just have to fab up a bracket to match the mounts on your saw maybe something like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Craftsman-1...4AAOSwAD9cDXcS or like this.
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You might be able to find some after market guides that would probably work better than the originals, espicily since they are lost.

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It looks like you've got your work cut out for you. I can't offer anything but best wishes, Alan. Someone will offer good ideas very soon. That's what this forum is noted for.
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Try this company. They make several for Craftsman saws, depending on what model you have and will. according to their website, try to make or match one for your particular needs. This is a great company and they have great products.
https://www.carterproducts.com/band-...rsion-kits?p=3
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You will need the craftsman model/serial #. There are manuals online, and would be helpful in finding any new or used parts.

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