Custom Guide Fitting

If we don't have a guide conversion kit listed in our conversion kit section for your model saw, or you cannot determine which guides you need for your saw, then don't despair. We've been in the business since 1929 and have found we can fit our guides to almost any saw. We, however, need your help in providing us with some information about the saw you want to outfit which helps our engineers determine what guides will best fit the saw and it's intended application.

Typically a copy of the exploded parts diagram from the saws manual detailing the original guides and how they mount is a great starting point. Digital or film pictures of the existing upper and lower guides from multiple angles is preferred in addition to the parts diagram, and will suffice alone if no manual or diagram exists. Generally we prefer to have one full shot of the saw from the front, and then close up shots of the upper and lower guides. The upper pictures should be one of the side, one of the front and one of the back, all preferably with the blade guard removed. The lower would be the same front, and side pictures, and if possible from the top, all with the table removed if possible. A picture of the lower with the guides removed would also be helpful.

With the information, it is important to include any relevant measurements like upper post size, under table rough dimensions, any diameters of holes or studs used in the current guides to attach them to the saw. It is also very important to include your primary intended use for the saw (re-saw, detail work, pattern cutting, etc) and the blade width or range of width's you intend to use with the saw. It is essential to include all your contact info (full name, address, phone number and e-mail) so we can contact you with the recommendations of our engineers or any further questions we may have.

Your saws details can be scanned and emailed, or, faxed to (616) 647-3387 or mailed to us at:
Carter Products Company, INC.
2871 Northridge Drive, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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