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Carter Band Saw Guides for Jet (GA-KIT Jet 14)
Carter Band Saw Guides for Jet (GA-KIT Jet 14) Item #: 39360
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$179.99
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Carter Band Saw Guides for Delta (GA-KIT DEL14)
Carter Band Saw Guides for Delta (GA-KIT DEL14) Item #: 39373
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$179.99
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Carter Band Saw Bearing Guides

Item #
GRP5008
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Carter Band Saw Bearing Guides Carter Band Saw Guides
Carter Band Saw Bearing Guides

Transform your ordinary band saw into an extraordinary resaw machine! Here is an easy-to-install way to optimize your band saw without a major investment of time or money. The Carter Band Saw Guide lets you perform re-saws with a high degree of effectiveness. Your blades will track more consistently and with less friction than ever before! Adjustable from 1/8" to 1" blade width. Fully sealed and lubricated. The kit includes all required mounting hardware plus complete instructions for mounting.


This kit is ideal for those who are looking to enhance the accuracy of their band saw or for those who need to replace worn block guides. Installation is simple and once in place the guide will help reduce blade friction, increase cutting capacity and improve overall performance.


Will these Guides work with my band saw?

Available in two models for either Jet or Delta band saws:


39360 Fits:
  • Jet 14" Band Saws with Round Post (does not fit Jet Hex Shaft)
  • Grizzly 14"
  • Powermatic 14" CS
  • Reliant 18"
  • Rigid 14"
  • Sears Contractor 14"
  • Sears Professional 14"

39373 Fits:
  • Delta 14" Band Saws with Round Post (does not fit Delta Hex Shaft)

Both models are compatible with stabilizer model CTR 1.
(1) Carter Band Saw Bearing Guides
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Brand No
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 2.6000
Tech Spec
  • These guides will not fit older band saw models with vertical guide posts that have hex-shaped shafts.
Tech Docs
4.7 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Expensive upgrade, but worth the money
I have been frustrated for a long time with my inability to successfully resaw on my Jet 14" bandsaw no matter how I tensioned the blade. This completely solved the problem. Straight cuts with almost no blade wobble are now the norm.
October 10, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Should have bit the bullet long ago
I have been looking at these for several years. I have been hesitant due to the cost. They arrived sooner than expected and were not difficult to install. They are a well worth upgrade to my band saw. I have a Ridgid which I use regularly for cutting my carving blanks. These Carter blade guides have made work much easier.
February 12, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
does a fantastic job
February 6, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
bearing guide
The setup was easy to install. It makes a saw out of my saw now. The blade has better tracking-more positive control of the blade.
November 1, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Carter micro guide on sears 14 inch bandsaw
I installed the Micro adjust guides on my sears 14 inch band saw. Best upgrade I know of. easy to adjust and with the two bearing per side support the blade for drift free rips and cross cuts.
October 6, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Glad I finally got it.
I put this on my 14" Grizzly band saw. It only took about 15-20 minutes to install, and is very easy to make adjustments. The best part is the thrust bearing. It rolls easily to keep the blade straight. I wish I did this years earlier to have saved so much wood and all the frustration with the old guides.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
better cuts
Makes more consistent cuts.
April 8, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Band saw bearing guides
My old pair wore out after 15 years, I liked them so well, ordered a new pair.
February 27, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Night and Day Difference...
I bought and installed these guides on a Jet JWBS-14CS. Before these I had the standard guides with cool blocks. I can't say that I'm the gentlest with my tools but I'm not an aggressive cutter and I am very concerned about my safety while using any of them.
With the old guide system I broke a few blades and that scared the cr*p out of me to the extent that I directed my research to see how to prevent it from happening again. I thought it might just be me and the way I used my bandsaw but a friend mentioned Carter Bearing Guides and that got me looking into these! Everyone I spoke to that used these, loves them and would not give them up for anything...and seeing as how most of the saws sold today come with a similar system pre installed, the upgreade was an easy decision to make. Now, like many others, I wish I had these from the beginning.
The cuts are dead accurate, the build quality is 5 stars and they fit in place with very little effort. I use an aggressive 3 tpi blade (most of the time) and once the guides are set there is no need to mess with them until a blade change is needed.

IF you take the time to dial these in... you will not need to adjust them again, period! Your tool will be SAFER - Your cuts will be Truer and your work will become more Efficient!

No more broken blades and with a dialed in fence system, even with the 3tpi blade, the cut quality and accuracy are far superior then my old set up could ever be.
January 27, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Quality Product
Installation instructions are clear. Installation is straight forward and easy. Improved saw performance noted.
January 26, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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I have been thinking of upgrading to these guides for years, and could not pass on a 20% discount.
Richard B on Jul 15, 2018
- 15% discount coupon
- 90 day return policy
Mark W on Jun 22, 2018
I have been thinking of upgrading to these guides for years, and could not pass on a 20% discount.
Richard B on Jul 15, 2018
for better accuracy on resawing
Jim A on Jul 7, 2018
- 15% discount coupon
- 90 day return policy
Mark W on Jun 22, 2018
Upgrade performance of band saw
Walter H on Feb 18, 2018
Carter known for quality.
Raymond H on Nov 29, 2017
Previous experience with this same product
Lloyd L on Nov 26, 2017
tune up bs with better guide kit then came with saw. It is a bit priceie thought. Your better off buying better saw right from the start if you can.
richard c on Mar 10, 2017
Improve re saw capabilities
Jerry P on Feb 23, 2017
Hoping to improve band saw work performance.
James V on Jan 21, 2017
I read time and again that this is a good move to replace my bearing guides. I tell you that this does make the cuts straighter, but especially the curves tighter with a much better smother cut. Don't wait go ahead and get this.
David S on Jan 5, 2017
Jet guides just the don't work. Reviews looked good.
Jerry A on Dec 14, 2016
Ridgid guide broke, and casting in too many pieces to repair.
Edward E on Sep 12, 2016
make better cuts on band saw
Charles C on Mar 16, 2016
Better than the original guides that came with my saw
Philip W on Mar 7, 2016
I hope it lives up to its claims.
TRICIA R on Jan 18, 2016
Excellent tool
Michael L on Nov 26, 2015
I regret not having purchased this a number of years ago. Incredible improvement in the way the saw works.
Mark on Sep 4, 2015
Wanted the most solid support for the saw blade to aid in accuracy. They help considerably.
ART P on Aug 18, 2015
I heard that it's a good upgrade for my band saw .
Robert E on Aug 1, 2015
Only one available
JOE N on Jul 5, 2015
only replacement for upper blade guide assembly for my delta bandsaw
chris c on Jun 15, 2015
quality
Kevin K on May 21, 2015
Current setup on Jet band saw leaves a much to be desired in safety and accuracy.
Donnie N on Apr 15, 2015
for better accuracy on resawing
Jim A on Jul 7, 2018
Upgrade performance of band saw
Walter H on Feb 18, 2018
will this 14"porter cable
Harold N on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No
Will this bearing guide set fit Jet Band Saw model J8210K?
Darrel B on Apr 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I do not know if the bearing guide set will fit your particular model. However if you go to the Carter web site they will be able to answer the question. I will say that the bearing guide set was an excellent piece of equipment for my 14" Jet. It really performs well compared to the original equipment.
I have a 18 inch laguna band saw it has those plastic blade guides on it its sloppy and ruin's my blades Im looking for ball bearings guides that would fit this machine what would be my option were can I find it ?
Jonas on Jan 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a Jet 14" I use the Carter guides on. At first thought, I hesitated at price, but man have they proved their worth. I cut out lazy susans, also using the Carter circle cutter, so the combination makes for very stable blade cutting. The setup of the guides are so precise that there is no way for the tracking to wonder off. Compared to what came with my saw? There is no comparison. Don't wait any longer!
Does this replace the upper bracket and guides on my Delta 28-269?
Michael D on Sep 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased a set for my 14 inch Ridgid and had no problems with install. The kit contains upper and lower guides. I do not believe the model is as significant as the size. So long as your Delta is 14 inch you should be okay.
I have a carter bandsaw guide on my Delta 14 inch bandsaw. One of the set screws that holds the guide has frozen in place and I can't adjust the guide. Is there any way that I can free it or buy a new upper guide?
Jerry on Dec 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I can't really say why your set screw is frozen, maybe too much force on it when set? Try some heat on it, maybe that may help. I use PC Blaster (spray can oil) when things are stuck. Spray and let it set for a day and repeat if necessary.
Is there a replacement blade guide for a Delta 10" band saw? Model 28-195
William H on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I had the occasion to contact them and they are very helpful. I don't know the answer, but you can go to their website at carterproducts com / custom-guide-fitting and you will be on the right path.
will this fit a rockwell 28-240 band saw?
Larry B on Jul 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Larry
I used this on an American brand band saw . I just picked up a delta 28/314 I think it is and switched it to there. It fit perfect . I think carter could answer you better via an email but my guess is it would .i only used to top ones on my delta because I liked the micro factory adjustment on the bottom guides .
Why would these be any better than the bearings on my Powermatic bandsaw?
Mike F on Oct 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't have that band saw. I have a Grizzly and I assume that those guides may be much like the ones I had. The Carter guides did improve my band saw and I am glad I have spent the money. Notice the very top and bottom single guides. That is what made a big difference in making a good straight cut. It also makes even a bigger difference making small curved cuts.
Will this product work on an old Craftsman model 113.248340?
BigPapa on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure but it worked well with my delta knock off brand
It works much better than the cool blocks I had installed
Does this work for a Delta Model 28-243F?
Gregg on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure. I purchased them for my Ridgid.
Will these fit shop fox 14 in. Bandsaws?
Charles B on Oct 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have bought two of the Carter guides. One for a 50's Rockwell band saw and one for an 80's Rigid, and each is different in how they mount. I would go to the Carter web site as they list the specific type of guide for each brand of saw. These guides are the best conversion for a band saw you can find. Hope this helps.
Is this Carter product DEL14HR?
Arthur G on Feb 19, 2018
Does this prevent or reduce blade drift? I have a 14inch Ridgid, does this work, if not what is correct part number?
Pa W on Feb 18, 2018
I have a reliant 14" band saw. will the Carter band saw bearing guides fit?
Jim C on Sep 5, 2017
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