Band Saw Guides suit rugged-duty applications.

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With precision machined, all-aluminum body Guidall 500 guides fit saws with wheel diameters from 14-30 in. and blade sizes from 3/16-1 1/4 in. Guides offer 2 side support bearings. Third bearing is set on edge and is positioned so back edge of blade runs in groove machined into bearing's circumference. All bearings are fastened by eccentrically machined studs. Movement of studs allows adjustment for blade thickness. Ball bearings are lubricated and sealed for life.

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Carter Redesigns Band Saw Guides!

Grand Rapids, MI. - After marketing its popular Guidall 500 band saw guides for almost thirty years, Carter Products has taken the drastic step of recreating 4M this best-selling product. The reason, they say, is they've made a good thing better and more responsive to today's needs. The new design has a compact all aluminum, machined body for added durability that provides even greater support for demanding rugged-duty applications and is especially well suited to resawing and high load situations.

Still designated as the Guidall 500 series and still moderately priced, the newly designed guides fit saws from 14" up to 30" in wheel diameter with blade sizes from as small as 3/16" to as large as 1¼". The Guidall 500 features two side support bearings while the third bearing is set on edge and is positioned so the back edge of the blade runs in the groove machined into the bearing's circumference. All three bearings are fastened to the guide body by eccentrically machined studs. Movement of these studs allows adjustment for all thicknesses of blades and for a wide range of blade widths. The ball bearings are lubricated and sealed for life.

Carter Vice President Terry Camp, who spearheaded the redesign activity at Carter, commented "The Guidall 500 Series have been considered the premiere industrial guides for decades. Now this good product has been made even better with the precision machined all-aluminum body now possible with today's CNC equipment."

Carter has been a leading producer of woodworking machinery accessories since 1929. The company pioneered the advantages of guide line lights in the 1950s and laser lights introduced in the 1970s. Besides the Guidall Series, the current product line includes Micro-Precision Industrial Band Saw Guides, Wheels and Tires; Band Saw Guide Conversion Kits for most popular saws; Stabilizer® Guides; Quick Release(TM) Band Saw Tension Toggle; Laser Guide Line Lights; 2-D Laser Pattern Projection Systems; Inspection Lights; Wide Belt Sander Set-Up/Diagnostic Device(TM); the award-winning Flip-Pod® Vacuum Piece-Part Holding System for CNC Routers and other machine accessories.

For further information on their extensive product line, contact: Carter Products Company, Inc., 2871 Northridge Drive NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544 (616) 647-3380 o FAX: (616) 647-3387 o E-mail: or visit their website at:

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