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The Best Things Carter Bandsaw Accessories
Carter Products Band Saw Accessories

It is our belief that every shop should have a band saw, even the traditional woodworker's shop. After all, not many of us have an apprentice that we can send off to do the resawing and rough out the cabriolet legs. The most successful band saw design of all time must be the 14" Delta band saw, which is what we use in our shop. While this machine is a fantasic tool, Carter Products manufactures some precision accessories that can improve on even this great design. And if you happen to own one of the Asian clones, which often are not as precisely made, the Carter band saw accessories can be even more of an improvement. Plan on about 30 to 50 minutes for installing the blade guides and a bit longer for the quick release. The narrow blade stabilizer is trivial to take on and off. The quick release requires that holes be drilled in the band saw casting and requires significant installation skills.

Carter Band Saw Blade Guide Conversion Kits
Carter band saw blade guide

This is a Carter conversion kit that replaces the lower and upper die cast zinc band saw blade guide assemblies with a precision machined assembly. The Carter blade guide is machined from solid high grade aluminum and utilizes high-grade ball bearings. With the Carter design, the blade is held on each side by a ball bearing and the thrust is taken by a third ball bearing. With the stock design, the blade is loosely held by solid blocks and the thrust is taken by the side of a ball bearing. The Carter design means that the blade is held much more precisely, which translates into cleaner cuts, quieter operation, and less wasted wood.

The Carter conversion kits are available in two versions, a standard version and a micro-adjust version. The standard version requires an Allen wrench, included with your kit, to adjust. The micro-adjust version uses thumbscres to lock it and has micro adjust wheels to change the settings. If you change blade sizes or thicknesses frequently, you would benefit from the Carter micro-adjust feature. Otherwise it is probably not important to you. We have been using the standard Carter guides for ages, with no complaints, but we use a 1/4" skip tooth blade for everything and rarely touch the Settings.

Item # Description Price Qty Buy
Standard Kits (without Micro-Adjust)
DEL14 Delta 14" Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit $168.95
DEL14-R Delta 14" with Riser Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit
This is the same as the standard kit except for a slot in the blade guard.
$188.95
DEL14HEX Delta 14" Hex Post Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit
This is the same as the standard kit except for including a hex post. The standard kit uses the post already on your saw.
$199.99
DEL14HEX-R Delta 14" Hex Post with Riser Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit $229.99
JET14 Jet 14" Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit $169.99
JET14-R Jet 14" with Riser Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit
This is the same as the standard kit except for a slot in the blade guard.
$189.99
JET18 Jet 18" Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit $239.99
Micro-Adjust Kits
DEL14-MA Delta 14" Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit with Micro-Adjust $199.95
DEL14-MA-R Delta 14" with Riser Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit with Micro-Adjust
This is the same as the standard kit except for a slot in the blade guard.
$229.95
DEL14-MA-HEX Delta 14" Hex Post Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit with Micro-Adjust $239.99
DEL14-MA-HEX-R Delta 14" Hex Post with Riser Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit with Micro-Adjust $259.99
JET14-MA Jet 14" Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit with Micro-Adjust $199.99
JET14-MA-R Jet 14" with Riser Bandsaw Guide Conversion Kit with Micro-Adjust
This is the same as the standard kit except for a slot in the blade guard.
$229.99

Carter Band Saw Narrow Blade Stabilizer
This is a device that attaches to the band saw blade guide when using very narrow blades (1/8" to 1/4") and offers much better support for the blade. Using this device will offer much better performance when using your bandsaw for scroll cutting. Carter narrow blade stabilizer
Item # Description Price Qty Buy
STD1 Narrow Blade Stabilizer- fits machines with stock Delta/Jet 14 blade guides $77.95
CTR1 Narrow Blade Stabilizer- fits the following machines with Carter blade guides installed:
Delta 14, Jet 14, Grizzly 16 & 18, Ridgid 14, Craftsman 14, and SCM S45 18
$77.95

Carter Band Saw Blade Tension Quick Release
Carter band saw blade guide

This is a device that integrates with stock blade tensioner to allow the blade tension to be released with the pull of a handle. If you are frequently changing or swapping blades, this device could save you a lot of time. As noted above, the installation process is significant and it requires drilling two holes in the casting of your bandsaw. The drill bit is included.
Item # Description Price Qty Buy
QR-1000 Band Saw Blade Tension Quick Release
fits Delta 14, Jet 14, General 14, Grizzly 14, Ridgid 14, and Sears Contractor 14
$144.99

How To Make Your Bandsaw Work DVD
This DVD follows professional woodworker Alex Snodgrass as he walks you through what he does to set up a saw to run flawlessly right out of the box.

He sets up and adjusts guides on several saws, including block guides, Euro-style guides and different types of bearing guides. He also runs through some of the basics of band saws and the accessories used with them.

If you've ever seen one of Alex's demos, this video will be the notes you wish you had taken, only direct from Alex and in video form.

"How to Make Your Band Saw Work" is a great tool for any woodworker who owns a bandsaw and wants to set it up to cut perfectly every time.

Carter bandsaw tuning DVD
Item # Description Price Qty Buy
DVD-CP How to Make Your Bandsaw Work DVD $19.95

Carter Band Saw Parts
Carter band saw parts

Carter band saw parts are superior quality US made replacements intended to be an improvement over those supplied with your band saw.
Item # Description Price Qty Buy
CS14 Carter Clean Sweep 14" Band Saw Wheel Brush
Requires that one small hole be drilled.
Fits most 14" band saws.
$7.95
TQ14 Carter Urethane 14" Bandsaw Tire
7/8" width. Can be trimmed for narrower wheels.
Fits most 14" band saws.
$24.95
CC14 Carter Cobra Coil Band Saw Tension Spring
Fits most 14" band saws.
$19.95
ID-1000 Carter Accuright Table Inserts for Delta 14" - 3 Pack
Fits Delta 14" band saws and Many Clones
$9.95
IJ-1000 Carter Accuright Table Inserts for Jet 14" - 3 Pack
Fits Jet 14" band saws and Many Clones
$9.95

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