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Sign In or Join Now! Anyone ever use these rollers before as a direct replacement to stock factory guides or cool blocks?
I read a review here and here and I like what I see. At half the cost of a Carter bearing conversion I am very tempted to get these. I guess my question is are they just as good as Carter bearings or somewhere in between Carter and cool blocks?
Scott, The Iturra Design Catalog will answer all your questions. No website that I know of.
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As of the catalog was free. Seconding Jack on getting an Iturra catalog. Give an occasional shot of lubricant. I used Cool Blocks for at least 15 yrs. In my estimation, they are a no-brainer as far as inexpensive, quiet, and accurate. Stay away from those roller bearing guides whether they are expensive Carters or a cheaper alternative.
With a good blade that has a good weld joint, you can tune a bandsaw with standard blocks to cut a perfect, straight line. If I get the bearings too close to the blade they wear out and start squealing.
If I back them off the blade is no longer supported and the cut is sloppy. That Powermatic is seldom used now since I was able to acquire a Delta that had cool blocks mounted on it. The Delta functions much better. Thanks all for all your comments. Maybe a good set of cool blocks is all I need. I might put it up for sale at some point but have been too busy lately to bother with it.
My first option is to see if I can find a way to install guide blocks in the thing somehow. I changed one of my older bandsaws from coolblocks to a complete new set of cheap imported guides top and bottom with wheeled bearings and have never looked back they work fine so I think like mr unix these are a basic gimmick.
Like with any other company certain products we wish to promote while others don not seem to need additional promotion. I have some on my saw. Cool blocks are a wonderful product though.
Bill — bill magraphics. I use cool blokc and I love them, I do not see the need to spend money for anything else — Bert. Harry, you must have something in your eye too: You must be signed in to reply. Start new topic View all topics Show all forums Forum Topics Woodworking Skill Share Your woodworking edsign are displayed for several lifetimes in each project.
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