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I was reading in a book I bought on Band Saw Boxes they recomend using a Carter Stabilizer to help in cutting the tight curves when making the boxes.

Does any one have these on their band saw, and does it work?
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Hi Danny,

I have one on my saw and it works very well with blades smaller than 1/4".
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Hi Danny,

I have one on my saw and it works very well with blades smaller than 1/4".
You just use it to replace the top guides right? Or do I need to replace both top and bottom?

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Danny,

It goes in place of the top guide only and keeps you from ruining the blade set. They are expensive, but do serve their purpose well.
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It goes in place of the top guide only and keeps you from ruining the blade set. They are expensive, but do serve their purpose well.
Thanks Bob.

I went ahead and ordered one. I have to make a bunch of band saw boxes for the wife to sell with her jewerly at a show in Jan. Hoping this will help on the tight curves.
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Hi Bob

You have so many neat toys I think I would like to get one for the Grizzly 14" band saw, so many of us have one but I could not find one to fit the Grizzly/HF brand saws do you know if they make one for it

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You have so many neat toys I think I would like to get one for the Grizzly 14" band saw, so many of us have one but I could not find one to fit the Grizzly/HF band saws do you know if they make one for it

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Call them up, and they will let you know, I didn't see a guide for the newer craftsman saw online, so I called them and they have one.
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Hi Danny

I just called them and yes they have one that will work in the Grizzly/HF the part number is STD number one,at 79.oo but it can only take on the small blades (1/4" and below) but they do sale one that will let you use up to a 1 1/4" blade ZIRI 14/JET14 at 169.oo about 11.oo shipping the norm..

Got one on the way at 9.00 dollars shipping


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Hi BJ,

Apparently I missed your previous post in this thread and I apologize. The stabilizer is mainly known for use with blades 1/4" and smaller. You really don't need it with the larger blades as your factory rollers/blocks will do the job just fine. The device is to prevent the saw set from rubbing the rollers and flattening it out which ruins the blade. This is achieved by having the grove in the back roller and no side rollers. Blades 1/4" and larger can be set forward enough to avoid this issue where as the thinner blades cannot. I really find the $169 larger unit to have little purpose beyond what is provided by the factory on the orginal saw.

I hope I have been able to be clear in what I am trying to say as my increased meds at the moment are giving me fits
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