Stock guide and mounting rail

The most common wear to these components is the roller bearings on the bottom side of the stock guide. Older model 55 and 75 rip saws do not have roller bearings. If the guide rail on the machine is bent or worn with deep grooves, parallel ripping is impossible. Check the stock guide for cracks or welds, they may prevent parallel ripping as well. Many old stock guides may be cut off to make the nose end shorter which increases the minimum length stock that can be ripped. Remanufactured stock guides and guid rails components are available from Diehl.