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.
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.