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With that 10" saw I doubt if you will be able to use a fence for it will be like impossible to get the saw tuned up to use a fence...

  When using a fence and it is not set perfect the straight edge will cause the blade to go crazy.....

My 12 " Sears saw only uses small blades and I have never bought a 1/2" blade and don't think the guides will go that big..

 The 9 " band saw I have  is so small I have to do all the cutting free handed and with practice this might be your best route to go on yours....

  What size blades are you using.

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I've had several band saw blades pop on me.  They don't normally hurt.  It simply just spill out of the top part.  Of course all the ones I had to pop were small ones.  And, it is only running at 750 rpm.  I wonder if I turned it up a bit would it cut faster or worse?  :D

 

BTW, Gene, where did you get your Carter guides and how difficult to retrofit?

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@KevTN,

Which Craftsman saw are you using? Some of the older ones had fences available for them.

I'll be adapting a table saw fence to fit my old Delta 10" bandsaw, and scroll saw. They both use the same size table.

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