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- 25 Sep 2008
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- Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire
It looks as if the user that did the damage was a gorilla, and by the other damage didn’t know or care how to set all 3 guides.
My guide holders do not have the open section so even gorilla strength wouldn’t split them, they are almost certainly an older version than yours.
The guides are cast so bending will not work. It’s worthwhile seeing if it can be brazed, if it can then add a strip of steel as well to strengthen the join. The set screw, that had ridiculous amount of force used on it, only needs to be tight enough to hold the guide in place
My saw is fine, thanks.the original guides blocks are steel.
madness is comparing the cost of a replacement part, they are in limited supply, to the price you paid for a second hand machine.
if the only faulty part is £75 and the machine cost £50. Then the real question is. Is a fully working machine worth £125? Since my answer to that is, of course £125 is a OK price given the tat that is sold for more than that. You got lucky with the price you paid, the bandsaw in good working condition is worth at least double to 3 times the price you paid. However you may think it too much.
Now that doesn’t mean that you need to pay that much if you have the skill (or know someone with the skill) to fabricate a repair, just that comparing the cost to you of the machine to parts needed isn't useful.