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Anyone know if it's possible to make the guide bearings work with a .025 blade? There is an adjustment for tilt, but none I see for blade width.
Any help? .020 blades are not as readily available, compared to .025.
 

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Im not exactly sure what you need. But when I need a guide bearing or bushing I call these guys. http://gobeilco.com
they have a lousy web site,,,lol
They are in St. Paul MN and have been making and selling them for over 50 years.
 

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My horizontal Rong Fu bs says .020 blades , I’m using .025 blades but my roller guides are a little adjustable and the thicker blades work fine.
 

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One guide bearing on each side is adjustable per the manual that can be found here.
http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/222/5221.pdf
Thanks. When I loosened the guide bolts, and turned the shaft, the bearing didn't seem to move. I'll dig deeper. I was thinking of drilling out the bearing shaft hole, to allow adjustment. .020 blades are hard to find. I would like to use the .025 blade I now have.
 

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It says the roller with out the flange is adjustable. You may have to take it off and clean it up.
 

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Small world..Vintage Machinery is run by my friend Keith Rucker and anyone who might like to learn to hand scrape, I will be teaching a class at his shop in GA next January. PM me if interested
 

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It says the roller with out the flange is adjustable. You may have to take it off and clean it up.
I took the bearing shafts out, and the one hole is oversized to allow some adjustment.
I adjusted them as wide as possible, and it still bends the blade.
I don't see anything to do, but, drill the hole s bit more oversized. Sounds drastic, when, somewhere, I read someone said they used .025 blades on their 108.22921.
Wishwas me!
 

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I took the bearing shafts out, and the one hole is oversized to allow some adjustment.
I adjusted them as wide as possible, and it still bends the blade.
I don't see anything to do, but, drill the hole s bit more oversized. Sounds drastic, when, somewhere, I read someone said they used .025 blades on their 108.22921.
Wishwas me!
I drilled the holes out for the guide axels and all is good. Went from .43 to .50" Now I can use the .025 blades.
Saw cuts very nice.
 
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