Delta 28-365/350 blade guide woes

I just bought a 20" Delta 28-365 wood/metal varialble speed band saw for $1,000. Great deal right? Well it has the old metal plate blade guides for cutting metal so I thought I could just go to Delta and buy a set of wood guides for the 28-350 which is almost the same saw but strictly wood. The lower guide has a price tag of $1,280 and the upper is around $300. Looks like I'll be sticking with the stacked metal for now.
This beauty came with a blade welder, about 400' of various blade stock and a 3ph and 1ph motor. Unfortunately they're both 1HP and I'll probably be replacing it with a 2-3HP right away but it's still a great deal I think.
If anyone is familiar with these old Deltas I'd appreciate hearing from you.
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contact Carter guides and see if they can help you for less. Good luck, Mike from American Sycamore
www.americansycamoreretreat.com
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contact Carter guides and see if they can help you for less. Good luck, Mike from American Sycamore
www.americansycamoreretreat.com
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snipped-for-privacy@ccrtc.com wrote:

Just went to their web site and it doesn't look like they will have anything. The lower guide on this saw is pretty unique.
But I'll drop them a note and see. Thanks
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snipped-for-privacy@ccrtc.com wrote:

Well I spoke to them this morning and you're absolutely right. They have a full conversion kit that fits this saw. I'm still waiting for pricing but it's got to be better than the $1,500 Delta quoted me . Thanks, and I appologize for doubting you.
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Norm Edelmann wrote:

I'd be interested in the single phase motor. Got a picture?

I'd be trying it out with the present guides before thinking they are inadequate. After all, a guide is a guide no matter the material being cut.
In the mean time try the OWWM for additional info.
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