The bandsaw is one of my favorite tools and if you treat it well, it will quickly become one of your favorites as well. While most modern bandsaws come with decent components, to begin with, there are companies like Carter Products who make high-quality after-market add-ons that can make your bandsaw better performing and easier to adjust. One of the best upgrades you can do is replacing the guide system. Alex Snodgrass from Carter Products came out to my shop and helped me install new guides on both my Powermatic PM1500 Bandsaw and my Powermatic 14″ Bandsaw. He also included their unique Blade Stabilizer for cutting tight curves with small blades.
So I hope you enjoy seeing the upgrade process and don’t forget to check out the Bandsaw Setup Video I referenced in the video.
Disclosure: Carter funded Alex’s trip to my shop and supplied us with the components I needed to upgrade my saws.