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I recently bought a bandsaw and before i start investing in blades I would like to make/buy a riser. This bandsaw looks very much like mine.
Mine is about 15 years old.
I was thinking of using an alluminum I beam or steel/aluminum tubing, or a steel/aluminum bar and weld a plate of steel to it. Then drill the holes in the steel.
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If I'm seeing your pics correctly, a simple "block" may work. Of course, this would depend on "how much do you intend on adding in height?" Aluminum would be your best material of choice though.

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i want to expand it about 6" or so to make it use a 105" blade. That is a photo of a similar bandsaw, my camera isn't working right now. Also, How would I measure how much i need to add to make it use a 105" blade
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i want to expand it about 6" or so to make it use a 105" blade. That is a photo of a similar bandsaw, my camera isn't working right now. Also, How would I measure how much i need to add to make it use a 105" blade
Example: Jet 14" bandsaw use a 93-1/2" blade. Add a 6" riser & the blade length extends to 105". So I think adding a 6" riser to your band saw will make use of a 105" blade.

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After you add a riser block, you need to add a longer guide post. That will set you back a bit to have made.

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Hi snowluck

Your in luck, that looks like Grizzy/HF band saw

H7316 Riser Block For G0580

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could i just use my standard guide post, they are longer than needed. Is their anyway i could make a guidepost myself, i have access to my schools shop, if it is needed?
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could i just use my standard guide post, they are longer than needed. Is their anyway i could make a guidepost myself, i have access to my schools shop, if it is needed?
Take a look at it & see if it is something you can handle. Anythings possible.

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You could by why reinvent the wheel

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the main reason would be price, but i might get the grizzly one once i check the pattern for my bandsaw and compare it to the pattern for the riser
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