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Band Saw Guide Upgrade Kits

Bandsaw Guide conversion kits replace the lower and upper factory band saw blade guide assemblies with a precision guide assembly.

The blade guide is solid high grade aluminum and utilizes high-grade sealed ball bearings. With this design, the blade is held on each side by a ball bearing and the thrust is taken by a third ball bearing.

This is a drastic improvement over factory blade guide, the blade is loosely held by solid blocks and the thrust is taken by the side of a ball bearing.

When you upgrade to our band saw guide conversion kits the blade is held much more precisely, which translates into cleaner cuts, quieter operation, and less wasted wood.

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P C GAKIT DEL20A/B
ASM P C GAKIT DEL20A/B
Delta 20" A/B
Guide Conversion Kit
Delta 20 A/B Conv. Kit

The Delta 20 A/B kit is for older model band saws that have guides that mount perpendicular to the blade (See the "Kit Selector" below to determine which kit you will need). This all bearing kit uses our model 500 roller bearing guides to promote cooler running and longer blade life. The rugged 500 guides are perfect for general work and resawing.

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Blade Size 3/16" to 3/4"
Machine Mfg Delta
Machine Size 20"
Machines Designed for 20" Delta
Stabilizer Kit CTR5
Thrust Wheel 1 3/16"
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Only $208.32
P C GAKIT DEL20C
ASM P C GAKIT DEL20C
Delta 20" C
Guide Conversion Kit
Delta 20C Guide Conversion Kit

The Delta 20 C kit is for models that have guides that mount to the top of the saw frame under the table (See the "Kit Selector" below to determine which kit you will need). The upper and lower guide should look the same on this saw. This all bearing kit uses our model 500 roller bearing guides to promote cooler running and longer blade life. The rugged 500 guides are perfect for general work and resawing.

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Blade Size 3/16" to 3/4"
Machine Mfg Delta
Machine Size 20"
Stabilizer Kit CTR5
Thrust Wheel 1 3/16"
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Only $175.77
P C GAKIT DEL20D
ASM P C GAKIT DEL20D
Delta 20" D
Guide Conversion Kit
New Delta 20D Guide Conv. Kit

The Delta 20 D kit is for new models that have guides that mount to the side of the saw frame parallel to the saw blade. This all bearing kit uses our model 500 roller bearing guides to promote cooler running and longer blade life. The rugged 500 guides are perfect for general work and resawing.

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Blade Size 3/16" to 3/4"
Machine Mfg Delta
Machine Size 20"
Stabilizer Kit CTR5
Thrust Wheel 1 3/16"
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Only $217.62
P C GAKIT DW20
ASM P C GAKIT DW20
Davis and Wells 20
Guide Conversion Kit
Davis and Wells Guide Kit

Davis and Wells 20"

Band Saw Guide Upgrade Kit

This all bearing kit uses Carter's model 500 roller bearing guides to promote cooler running and longer blade life. The rugged 500 guides are perfect for general work and resewing.

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 3/4"
Machine Mfg Davis and Wells
Machine Size 20"
Machines Designed for Davis and Wells
Stabilizer Kit
Thrust Wheel 1 3/16"
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Only $185.70
P C GAKIT EURO5
ASM P C GAKIT EURO5
Euro 5
Guide Conversion Kit

Euro 5

Band Saw Guide Upgrade Kit

All ball bearing kit for most 16" to 20" saws with euro style guides. This all bearing kit uses model 500 roller bearing guides to promote cooler running and longer blade life. The rugged 500 guides are perfect for general work and resawing.

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Blade Size 3/16" to 3/4"
Machine Mfg Euro
Machine Size 16"
Machines Designed for 16" to 20" Saws with Euro style guides
Stabilizer Kit
Thrust Wheel 1 3/16"
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Only $297.60
P C GAKIT EURO6
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Euro 6
Guide Conversion Kit
This all bearing kit uses our model 600 roller bearing guides to promote cooler running and longer blade life. The rugged 600 guides are perfect for general work and resawing.
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Blade Size 1/4" to 1-1/2"
Machine Mfg Euro
Machine Size 20"
Machines Designed for 16" to 20" Saws with Euro style guides
Stabilizer Kit
Thrust Wheel 1 7/8"
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Only $385.20
P C GAKIT GEN14
ASM P C GAKIT GEN14
General 14"
Guide Conversion Kit
GEN14 Guide Conversion Kit

General 14" conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of model 2300 all sealed ball bearing roller guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1"

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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg General
Machine Size 14"
Machines Designed for 14" General
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $175.77
P C GAKIT GEN15
ASM P C GAKIT GEN15
General 15"
Guide Conversion Kit
GEN15 Guide Conversion Kit

General 15" conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of model 2300 all sealed ball bearing roller guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1"

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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg General
Machine Size 15"
Machines Designed for 15" General
Stabilizer Kit CTR2
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $208.32
P C GAKIT GEN18
ASM P C GAKIT GEN18
General 18"
Guide Conversion Kit
GEN18 Guide Conversion Kit

General 18" conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of model 2300 all sealed ball bearing roller guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1"

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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg General
Machine Size 18"
Machines Designed for 18" General
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $185.70
P C GAKIT GEN20/24
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General 20" and 24"
Guide Conversion Kit
GEN20/24 Guide Conversion Kit
This all bearing kit uses our model 600 roller bearing guides to promote cooler running and longer blade life. The rugged 600 guides are perfect for general work and resawing.
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Blade Size 1/4" to 1-1/2"
Machine Mfg General
Machine Size 20"
Machines Designed for 20" & 24" General
Stabilizer Kit CTR4
Thrust Wheel 1 7/8"
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Only $366.42
P C GAKIT GRI 20 HD
ASM P C GAKIT GRI18&20
Grizzly 20" Heavy Duty Guide Kit
Guide Conversion Kit
Grizzly 20" Heavy Duty Guide Kit

This all bearing kit uses our model 500 roller bearing guides to promote cooler running and longer blade life. The rugged 500 guides are perfect for general work and resawing.

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 3/4"
Machine Mfg Grizzly
Machine Size 18"
Machines Designed for 18" Heavy Duty Grizzly
Stabilizer Kit CTR5
Thrust Wheel 1 3/16"
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Only $254.82
P C GAKIT GRI14
ASM P C GAKIT UNV1
Grizzly 14
Band Saw Guide Kit, Upgrade
Grizzly 14 Guide Kit
Grizzly 14" Band Saw Guide Conversion kit The Grizzly 14" conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of sealed ball bearing roller guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1".
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg Universal
Machine Size 14"
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Only $166.47
P C GAKIT GRI16A-1
ASM P C GAKIT GRI16A-1
Grizzly 16" Pre 1993
with 1" Post
GRI16 Guide Kit for 1 Post

Grizzly 16" conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of model 2300 all sealed ball bearing roller guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 13/16" to 1". Measurement of the upper post is required before ordering to choose the appropriate kit.  This kit is for 1" straight. For 1" posts make sure to remove lower portion of the upper guide mounting bracket to check if post is NOT turned to 7/8" at mount.

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg Grizzly
Machine Size 16"
Machines Designed for 16" Grizzly Pre-1993
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $175.77
P C GAKIT GRI16A-78
ASM P C GAKIT GRI16A-78
Grizzly 16" Pre-1993
with 7/8" Post
GR16 Guide Kit for 7/8 Post

Grizzly 16" conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of model 2300 all sealed ball bearing roller guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 13/16" to 1". Measurement of the upper post is required before ordering to choose the appropriate kit.  This kit is for 7/8" straight. For 1" posts make sure to remove lower portion of the upper guide mounting bracket to check if post is turned to 7/8" at mount.

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg Grizzly
Machine Size 16"
Machines Designed for 16" Grizzly Pre-1993
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $194.37
P C GAKIT GRI16A-M
ASM P C GAKIT GRI16A-M
Grizzly 16" Pre-1993
With 7/8" Post
GRI16 Guide Kit for Step Post

Grizzly 16" conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of model 2300 all sealed ball bearing roller guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 13/16" to 1". Measurement of the upper post is required before ordering to choose the appropriate kit.  This kit is for 7/8" straight. For 1" posts make sure to remove lower portion of the upper guide mounting bracket to check if post is turned to 7/8" at mount.

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg Grizzly
Machine Size 16"
Machines Designed for 16" Grizzly Pre-1993
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $175.77
P C GAKIT GRI16B
ASM P C GAKIT GRI16B
Grizzly 16" Post-1993
Guide Conversion Kit
GRI16 Post 93 Conv. Kit

The Carter Grizzly 16" conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of model 2300 all sealed ball bearing roller guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1".

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg Grizzly
Machine Size 16"
Machines Designed for 16" Grizzly Pre-1993
Stabilizer Kit CTR2
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $194.37
P C GAKIT GRI17
ASM P C GAKIT GRI17/19
Grizzly 17/19
Guide Conversion Kit
GRI17/19 Guide Kit

The Carter Grizzly 17/19" conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of model 500-3 all sealed ball bearing roller guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1 1/4"
The rugged 500 guides are perfect for general work and resawing.

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 3/4"
Machine Mfg Grizzly
Machine Size 17"
Machines Designed for 17" and 19" Grizzly
Stabilizer Kit CTR5
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $245.52
P C GAKIT GRI18
ASM P C GAKIT GRI18&20
Grizzly 18" Heavy Duty Guide Kit
Guide Conversion Kit
Grizzly 18" Heavy Duty Guide Kit

This all bearing kit uses our model 500 roller bearing guides to promote cooler running and longer blade life. The rugged 500 guides are perfect for general work and resawing.

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 3/4"
Machine Mfg Grizzly
Machine Size 18"
Machines Designed for 18" Heavy Duty Grizzly
Stabilizer Kit CTR5
Thrust Wheel 1 3/16"
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Only $254.82
P C GAKIT GRI18-1
ASM P C GAKIT GRI18-1
Grizzly 18"
with 1" Post
GRI18 Guide Kit for 1 Post

Grizzly 18" conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of model 2400 all sealed ball bearing roller guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1 1/4".  Measurement of the upper post is required before ordering. This kit is for a straight 1" Post only. make sure to remove lower portion of the upper guide mounting bracket to check if post is turned at 7/8" at mount.

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1-1/4"
Machine Mfg Grizzly
Machine Size 18"
Machines Designed for Grizzly 18" 1" Post
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 1 1/8"
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Only $226.92
P C GAKIT GRI18-78
ASM P C GAKIT GRI18-78
Grizzly 18"
with 7/8" Post
GRI18 Guide Kit for 7/8 Post

Grizzly 18" conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of model 2400 all sealed ball bearing roller guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1 1/4".  Measurement of the upper post is required before ordering. This kit is for a straight 7/8" Post only. make sure to remove lower portion of the upper guide mounting bracket to check if post is turned at 7/8" at mount.

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1-1/4"
Machine Mfg Grizzly
Machine Size 18"
Machines Designed for Grizzly 18" 7/8" Post
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 1 1/8"
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Only $226.92

Band saw guide conversion (retrofit) kits typically include the upper and lower guides, upper and lower mounting brackets, studs, screws, and (if appropriate) a guard adapter bracket.

Users report that Guide Kits improve overall saw performance, reduce blade friction, and increase cutting accuracy.