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What’s our secret? It’s the material.

SpaceAge Ceramic Guideblocks®, Thrust Bearings, and Honing Tools are made of aluminum-oxide, the same material used to make ceramic products for NASA. They create far less friction and in turn provide a cooler running blade and truer tracking. They run smoother, quieter, and outlast every other guide block on the market. Industrial aluminum-oxide ceramic guides practically never wear out. As an added bonus, our customers tell us that our guides and bearings increase blade life by 40%!

Our Products

Ceramic guides are used in various applications within the sawmill industry and have been for the past 18 years. You’ll get cooler and quieter band saw operation with any of our unique guide blocks and thrust bearings.

Standard ceramic guide blocks to fit Delta 10, 12, 14, & 16 inch, Delta/Rockwell 20 inch, and Craftsman Old Style saws are just the beginning. Four-piece guide block sets handle upper and lower guides. All are suitable for use with any blade width.

In addition, ceramic thrust bearings offer the same durability for your Delta 10, Delta 14, Jet 14, Imports 14, Inca 340 and 360.

Roller Bearing Replacement Guides

Most band saws that utilize roller bearings for guides and thrust bearings can be upgraded to ceramic parts very easily, allowing for more efficient operation. SpaceAge ceramic guides and thrust bearings create less friction, are quieter and last far longer than rollers.

Our ceramic guides and thrust bearings do not have moving parts so they are not prone to the issues that plague roller bearings: clogging with sap and/or debris, and a tendency to rust in humid or wet conditions.

If your saw currently utilizes roller bearings, you should consider enhancing your saw’s performance with ceramic parts. Check out the Grizzly 14″, the Rikon 14″ the Rikon 18″ and many more on our Store Page.

If you are a meat cutter, eliminate the possibility of steel or plastic shavings contaminating your meat product with Spaceage Ceramic Guideblocks, specially made for industry saws. Aluminum-oxide also makes a great honing tool. We have both rectangular and round honing tools that make sharpening your knife blades, fish hooks, and broadheads a breeze. Read more about the benefits of Ceramic Thrust Bearings.   Both are 7/8″ in Diameter. Choose from 1/2″ thick or 7/8″ thick.

In the News

We were proud to be featured in a local news story in January of 2024 titled, “Two-man company sells band saw parts around the world”.

Watch the replay here. 

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