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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 GRI18MIX
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Grizzly 18"
with Step Down Post
GRI18 Guide Kit for Step 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 Step Down post from 7/8" to 1" only. make sure to remove lower portion of the upper guide mounting bracket to check if post is turned at 7/8" at mount.
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1-1/4"
Machine Mfg Grizzly
Machine Size 18"
Machines Designed for Grizzly 18" Step Down Post
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 1 1/8"
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Only $226.92
P C GAKIT GRIZ17
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Bridgewood 17"
Guide Conversion Kit
Bridgewood 17" Band 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. Extra wide conversion kit available to allow use of blade sizes from 1/2" to 1 1/4" See parts section.
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Blade Length 4'8 3/4
Blade Size 3/16" - 3/4"
Machine Femi NG120XL
Machine Mfg Bridgewood
Machine Size 17"
TPI 4
Machines Designed for Bridgewood 17" Band Saw
Stabilizer Kit
Thrust Wheel 1 3/16"
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Only $246.45
P C GAKIT GROB 4V500
ASM P C GAKIT GROB 4V500
Grob 4V500
Guide Conversion Kit
Grob 4V500 Guide Conversion Kit

Grob 4V500 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 3/4".

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Blade Size 3/16" to 3/4"
Machine Mfg Grob
Machine Size 18" - 24"
Machines Designed for Grob 4V
Stabilizer Kit CTR5
Thrust Wheel 1 3/16"
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Only $226.92
P C GAKIT GROB HS24
ASM P C GAKIT GROB HS24
Grob HS 24"
Guide Conversion Kit
Grob HS 24" Band 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 Length 4'4 1/2"
Blade Size 3/16" - 3/4"
Machine Femi ABS-105
Machine Mfg Grob
Machine Size 24"
TPI 6 / 10
Machines Designed for Grob HS 24" Band Saw
Stabilizer Kit
Thrust Wheel 1 3/16"
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Only $217.62
P C GAKIT GROB NS500
ASM P C GAKIT GROB NS500
Grob NS500
Guide Conversion Kit
Grob NS

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. We also have an extra wide version for an additional cost allowing the use of blade sizes from 1/2" to 1 1/4".

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Blade Size 3/16" to 3/4"
Machine Mfg Grob
Machine Size 18" - 24"
Machines Designed for Grob NS
Stabilizer Kit CTR5
Thrust Wheel 1 3/16"
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Only $217.62
P C GAKIT JET14
ASM P C GAKIT UNV1
Jet 14
Band Saw Guide Kit, Upgrade
Jet 14 Guide Conversion Kit
Jet 14" Blade Saw Guide Conversion kit The Jet 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 JET14-MA
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Jet 14" Micro-Adjust
Guide Conversion Kit
Guide kit with Micro-Adjustable Guides
The Carter Jet 14" Micro-Adjust upgrade kit updates your saws performance through the use of Carter's new 2000 series Tool-Less Micro-Adjustable guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1". The Micro-Adjustable guides have tool free adjustment of both side support and thrust bearing assemblies.
Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg Jet
Machine Size 14"
Stabilizer Kit
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $194.37
P C GAKIT JET14-MA-HEX
Product Image for Jet 14 Hex with Micro-Adjustable Guides Guide Conversion Kit
Jet 14 Hex with Micro-Adjustable Guides
Guide Conversion Kit
with Micro-Adjustable guides
The Jet 14" Hex Micro-Adjust upgrade kit updates your saws performance through the use of Carter's new 2000 series Tool-Less Micro-Adjustable guides and is for use with Jet 14" saws that have a hexagonal upper guide post. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1". The Micro-Adjustable guides have tool free adjustment of both side support and thrust bearing assemblies.
Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg Jet
Machine Size 14"
Stabilizer Kit
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $226.92
P C GAKIT JET14-MAHEXR
Product Image for JET 14" Hex Post Riser Block Version Guide Conversion Kit
JET 14" Hex Post Riser Block Version
Guide Conversion Kit
with Micro-Adjustable guides
The Carter Jet 14" Hex Riser Block with Micro-Adjust upgrade kit updates your saws performance through the use of Carter's new 2000 series Tool-Less Micro-Adjustable guides and is for use with Jet 14" saws that have a hexagonal upper guide post and a riser block installed. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 1/8" to 1". The Micro-Adjustable guides have tool free adjustment of both side support and thrust bearing assemblies.
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg Jet
Machine Size 14"
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $245.52
P C GAKIT JET14D-PRO
ASM P C GAKIT JET14D-PRO
Jet 14" Pro
Guide Conversion Kit

The Carter Jet 14" Pro model 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 Jet
Machine Size 14"
Machines Designed for 14" Jet
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $194.37
P C GAKIT JET14DMA-PRO
Jet 14
Jet 14" Pro with Micro-Adjustable guides
Guide Conversion Kit
with Micro-Adjustable guides

The Carter Jet 14" Pro model with Micro-Adjustable guide upgrade kit updates your saws performance through the use of Carter's new 2000 series Tool-Less Micro-Adjustable guides. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1". The Micro-Adjustable guides have tool free adjustment of both side support and thrust bearing assemblies.

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg Jet
Machine Size 14"
Machines Designed for 14" Jet
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $226.92
P C GAKIT JET14HEX
Jet 14
Jet 14" Hexagonal Post
Guide Conversion Kit
Jet 14 Hex Guide Conversion Kit

Jet 14" Hex conversion kit is for use with Jet 14" saws that have a hexagonal upper guide support post. This 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 Jet
Machine Size 14"
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 1 7/8"
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Only $194.37
P C GAKIT JET14HR
Product Image for Jet 14" Hexagonal Post Riser Block Version
Jet 14" Hexagonal Post
Riser Block Version
Jet 14 Hex Conv. Kit w/Riser
Jet 14" Hex Riser Block conversion kit is for use with Jet 14" saws that have a hexagonal upper guide post and a riser block installed. This 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 1/8" to 1".
Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg Jet
Machine Size 14"
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $217.62
P C GAKIT JET14MAR
Jet 14
Jet 14" Micro-Adjust Riser
Guide Conversion Kit
Guide kit with Micro-Adjustable Guides

The Carter Jet 14" Micro-Adjust upgrade kit for Riser block saws, updates your saws performance through the use of our new 2000 series Tool-Less Micro-Adjustable guides. This kit is intended for use with saws that have riser blocks installed. This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1". The Micro-Adjustable guides have tool free adjustment of both side support and thrust bearing assemblies.

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1"
Machine Mfg Jet
Machine Size 14"
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $217.62
P C GAKIT JET14RIS
Product Image for Jet 14" Riser kit Guide Conversion Kit
Jet 14" Riser kit
Guide Conversion Kit
Jet 14 Guide Conv. Kit w/Riser
Jet 14" Riser block conversion kit is for use with Jet 14" saws that have a riser block installed. This kit is intended for use with saws that have riser blocks installed This 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 Jet
Machine Size 14"
Machines Designed for Jet 14" with riser block installed
Stabilizer Kit CTR1
Thrust Wheel 7/8"
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Only $185.70
P C GAKIT JET16
ASM P C GAKIT JET16
Jet 16"
Guide Conversion Kit
Jet 16 Guide Conversion Kit

Jet 16" 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 1/8" to 1 1/4".

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1-1/4"
Machine Mfg Jet
Machine Size 16"
Machines Designed for 16" Jet
Stabilizer Kit CTR3
Thrust Wheel 1 1/8"
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Only $226.92
P C GAKIT JET18
ASM P C GAKIT JET18
Jet 18"
Guide Conversion Kit
Jet 18 Guide Conversion Kit

Jet 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".

Product Details
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Blade Size 3/16" to 1-1/4"
Machine Mfg Jet
Machine Size 18"
Machines Designed for 18" Jet
Stabilizer Kit CTR3
Thrust Wheel 1 1/8"
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Only $226.92
P C GAKIT JET18X
ASM P C GAKIT JET18X
JET18X
Guide Conversion Kit

The Carter Jet 18" X conversion kit updates your saws performance through the use of model 2400 all sealed ball bearing roller guides. (Fits model JWBS-18X and JWBS-18QT only) This provides your saw with reduced blade friction, improved cutting accuracy, and is adjustable for blade widths from 3/16" to 1 1/4".

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Blade Size 3/16" to 1-1/4"
Machine Mfg Jet
Machine Size 18"
Machines Designed for Jet (X & QT model only), JWBS-18X, JWBS-18QT
Stabilizer Kit
Thrust Wheel 1 1/8"
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Only $282.72
P C GAKIT JET20
ASM P C GAKIT JET20
Jet 20"
Guide Conversion Kit
Jet 20 Guide Conversion Kit

Jet 20" 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 fr blade widths from 3/16" to 1 1/4".

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Blade Size 3/16" to 1-1/4"
Machine Mfg Jet
Machine Size 20"
Machines Designed for 20" Jet models JWBS20-1 and JWBS20-3
Stabilizer Kit CTR3
Thrust Wheel 1 1/8"
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Only $226.92
P C GAKIT JET20OLD
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Jet 20" Old
Guide Conversion Kit
Jet 20 Old Guide Conv. 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.
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Blade Size 3/16" to 3/4"
Machine Mfg Jet
Machine Size 20"
Machines Designed for Jones Superior 20"
Stabilizer Kit CTR5
Thrust Wheel 1 3/16"
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Only $245.52

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.