Carter Jet 16 Band Saw Guide Upgrade Kit Installation

If you are looking to reduce blade friction and improve the cutting accuracy of your ban saw blade, you should check out this Jet 16 Bearing Guide Upgrade Kit. Let us show you how to install it!

Included In The Kit

This is our Carter Jet 16 guide upgrade kit. It comes with a lower guide, upper guide, a new guard attachment, because the old blade guard will not retro fit to the new one.

The kit also includes a set of screws which are Allen head that make it a lot easier to install the lower unit, and of course, instructions for installation.

If you upgrade your saw with a riser block, make sure to get the guard attachment with the slot so that you can add your new extended guard.

Installation Instructions

Let’s walk you through the steps of dismantling the old block guides and installation of your new bearing guides:

First, we will ensure the work area is clean and that our saw is unplugged.

Second, let’s remove the blade out of our way, loosen the blade just enough to see slack between the wheel and the blade, then pull it off the band wheels. This makes reinstallation of the blade much easier. Remove the table pin and slide the blade out.

Loosen the blade just enough to see slack between the wheel and the blade.

Next, let’s remove our table by removing the table screws underneath, this will allow us to access the bottom guides.

Unscrewing the bottom guides.

Now, let’s remove the trunnion to make accessing the lower guide bolts easier and to allow you to see what we have going on.

The bottom guides are attached by two bolts and can be accessed by sliding the guides forwards and then backwards.

Next, we can remove the factory lower guide, and then proceed to the top guide removal. Make sure to keep your lower factory blade guard to reinstall later.

The top guides are much easier to remove; just loosen the bolt and they will slide right off.

Loosen the bolt and the top guides will slide right off.

Now that you have removed the old guides, lets clean up the machine and install our new guide kit.

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