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Ceramic Guide Blocks for 14" Delta Band Saws (4-Pack)
Ceramic Guide Blocks for 14" Delta Band Saws (4-Pack) Item #: 26687
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$27.99
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Ceramic Guide Blocks for 14" Jet Band Saws (4-Pack)
Ceramic Guide Blocks for 14" Jet Band Saws (4-Pack) Item #: 26696
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$27.99
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Ceramic Guide Blocks for Bandsaws, 4-Pack

Item #
GRP6542
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Ceramic Guide Blocks for Bandsaws, 4-Pack
Ceramic Guide Blocks for Bandsaws, 4-Pack
The secret is in the material! These guide blocks are made of Aluminum-Oxide - the same material used to make ceramic products for NASA. They create far less friction to provide a cooler running blade and truer tracking. You'll get guide block seat tolerance of +/-.005. Outlasts every other guideblock on the market!
#26687 - Guide Blocks for 14" Delta Band Saws:
(3) 1/2" x 1/2" x 7/8" Blocks
(1) 1/2" x 1/2" x 1-3/8" Angled Block
#26696 - Guide Blocks for 14" Jet Band Saws:
(4) 1/2" x 1/2" x 3/4" Blocks
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Weight 0.1300
Tech Spec
  • These blocks will only fit 14" Delta or Jet Band-Saws.
Technical Documents No
Type No
4.5 / 5.0
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Great
Work great
April 2, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Ceramic guide blocks just work!
After putting up with the stock hard plastic guide blocks that came with my 14" Jet bandsaw, having to turn them to get a smooth side after using once or twice (since they tend to get chopped up pretty easy), these are fantastic to use and do the job. They spark some when the blade comes in contact due to user error but better than what I was used to. Love these!
January 8, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
A great, but not expensive, investment
I upgraded my Delta 1960-vintage 14" bandsaw with these ceramic guide blocks. Easy to install and, using a automotive-type sparkplug gauge, I was able to set them with a .002" clearance. The first benefit I noticed was the accuracy in resawing boards. Saw blade doesn't twist. I definitely recommend these.
My 1960 vintage Delta 14" bandsaw. Very easy to install and able to set at a .002" clearance.
My 1960 vintage Delta 14" bandsaw. Very easy to install and able to set at a .002" clearance.
July 21, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Super Blocks
Super improvement the over std guide blocks. Had contemplated these and the ball bearing blocks. Could not imagine how the ball bearing guides could over any improvement for the money difference.
March 10, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent Guides
Swapped out the old style for these ceramic guides and the saw is once again precise and silky smooth.
November 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Replaced the original guides
Replaced the original guides after 30 yrs and now wondering what took me so long. So far so good. They pointed out I need to keep up with blades and stop the rusting long storage times.
October 8, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
These are great
Been using these guide blocks for years on 14" Jet. They work great and never wear, run cool. Recommended to anyone far all sawing.
September 13, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
So far so good! I would Recommend
April 9, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
These are better than roller guides...
We retrofitted our Laguna 18" saw with ceramic guides from SpaceAge Ceramics (which we got from Rockler). We have used various saws and guides in the past, but these are great. There is no heat buildup, they are quiet, less expensive than rollers, never wear, and don't clog up with sap.

They also have thrust bearings made of ceramic that are quiet and they don't spin - they are stationary - so they don't wear out like rollers.
August 4, 2015
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
ceramic band saw blocks
I did a complete band saw tune-up including ceramic blocks and so far so good. Very straight cuts
July 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
it was available
Greg R on May 19, 2018
The stock hard plastic guide blocks on my 14" Jet bandsaw tend to get eaten a bit so I hope these solve that.
Michael S on Dec 18, 2017
it was available
Greg R on May 19, 2018
trying to upgrade my band saw. My guide blocks are metal
Douglas T on Apr 13, 2018
The stock hard plastic guide blocks on my 14" Jet bandsaw tend to get eaten a bit so I hope these solve that.
Michael S on Dec 18, 2017
I am rebuilding a 1939-1940 Delta Machine CO. Band saw Model 890.
Hoping the ceramic blocks will work better then metal blocks. Rockler is a reliable company.
Neil S on May 21, 2017
old cool blocks wore out. I thought these might allow longer period of straight predictable cuts.
Jeffrey W on Dec 29, 2016
right product, for the right equipment, you had it!
John B on Aug 24, 2016
They work great, I lost one and needed a replacement
Roy L on Aug 22, 2016
Needed new ones
Gilbert M on May 24, 2016
could not find metal replacements
Connie M on Apr 6, 2016
NEED IT
Chester D on Jan 23, 2016
I need to replace some blocks and these look to be better than standard blocks and far less expensive than the ideal roller guides.
Martin P on Dec 7, 2015
Cool running
Timothy H on Oct 18, 2015
long lasting
Glen W on Apr 14, 2015
Band saws use blocks on either side of the blade to control its tendency to wander from side to side and since friction developed, the blocks can become very hot and wear out. Ceramic blocks are very slippery and can handle high temperatures making them a better choice than many standard blocks and a less expensive alternative to ball bearing arrangements. They are highly recommended by woodworking experts.
Wilfred L G on Apr 12, 2015
trying to upgrade my band saw. My guide blocks are metal
Douglas T on Apr 13, 2018
I am rebuilding a 1939-1940 Delta Machine CO. Band saw Model 890.
Hoping the ceramic blocks will work better then metal blocks. Rockler is a reliable company.
Neil S on May 21, 2017
Can I make these fit model vbs 1408 ?
Bubss on Jan 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not that I can see just out of package. Perhaps with modification of bracket and the blocks this could be done. But again just out of package I don't believe they would work.
Will blocks work on band saws bought at Harbor Freight?
Manny on Aug 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They work on mine
Will these fit the vans 1408 ?
Bubss on Jan 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, but I don't know. They were perfect in my Jet bandsaw. If you have the manual for your tool, see if it lists the guideblocks' dimensions and check against the dimensions of these. Also, I believe the guide blocks would be fairly standard for a 14: bandsaw. Good Luck!
Which set fits the powermatic bandsaws?
Stan L on Dec 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry Stan,
I have a Jet Band saw and don't really know which blocks can be used on a Powermatic.
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