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Ridgid Bandsaw Rehab and Modifications

05-06-2013 03:25 PM by gfadvm | 22 comments »

I’ve been wanting a second bandsaw and a friend offered to give me this old Ridgid. I went and picked it up on Sat and did massive cleaning and dismantleing first. The wheels had black electrical tape rather than tires (a new trick?). I replaced the tires with Carter urethane (way too pricey @ $25 EACH) but that was all I could find short notice. The table top was really rusty and nasty but the palm sander and WD40 made short work of that. I made a wooden crank for t...

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Kreg Precision Fence on Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw

03-11-2011 05:00 AM by GregD | 6 comments »

I thought someone might like to see how I attached a Kreg Precision Fence to my Rikon 14” Deluxe Bandsaw. The Kreg fence rail bolts to the infeed edge of the table. Unfortuantely, on the Rikon the slot for changing the blade comes out to the infeed edge of the table and is blocked by the Kreg fence rail. Rather than attach the rail directly to the table, I attached it to a length of 1-1/2” x 1/8” extruded aluminum angle. The extruded aluminum is then attached to the...

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Hot Rodding My Bandsaw

02-11-2009 09:30 PM by Tim Dorcas | 3 comments »

Recently on my website, I created an entry about several of the modifications and upgrades I have made to my Bandsaw. If you have any interest in what you can do to your bandsaw, it’s worth checking out here.

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Benchtop Work Holding - Handscrew Clamp Modification

01-20-2015 12:38 AM by nashley | 2 comments »

This will be my first post on lumberjocks so I thought I would start with something simple. I’m in the process of gearing up to make a set of dining chairs and was looking for a way to secure work to the top of my bench. I drilled some thru holes in the top of my bench that will allow the clamps to be oriented towards the front or towards the side. I’ve seen bar and pipe clamps used this way but I don’t think I’ve seen handscrew clamps used this way. The bottom jaw ...

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My Dust Collector Mod #1: Design and Adapting the Air Filter

07-17-2018 11:02 PM by BrettLuna | 2 comments »

Since we’re replacing our well pump this week, I won’t be buying that spiffy new dust collector this fall that I’ve been eyeballing. Instead, I opted to modify my current DC, a very humble, very 1-horsepower-ish Shop Fox W1727. The plan is to replace the filter bag with a more efficient pleated canister filter, equip it with a Super Dust Deputy separator, incorporate my iVac remote switch, and build a new base to hold it all. Here’s what points A and B look like: ...

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Fixing my obsolete ryobi miter saw blade guard

08-19-2019 01:08 PM by moco27 | 0 comments »

I’ve been using an old ryobi ts1340 10 inch miter saw for years. It’s lightweight and dependable. I had a friend of mine try and change the blade while I was working on the roof. He didn’t know what he was doing and took things apart that shouldn’t have been apart for a blade change. He didn’t get it back together right, made a cut and cut off the bottom half of my blade guard. The saw was dangerous even after the guard was properly placed on the saw since...

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Fixing my obsolete ryobi miter saw blade guard

08-19-2019 01:08 PM by moco27 | 0 comments »

I’ve been using an old ryobi ts1340 10 inch miter saw for years. It’s lightweight and dependable. I had a friend of mine try and change the blade while I was working on the roof. He didn’t know what he was doing and took things apart that shouldn’t have been apart for a blade change. He didn’t get it back together right, made a cut and cut off the bottom half of my blade guard. The saw was dangerous even after the guard was properly placed on the saw since...

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Roller Stand Modification #1: Modifying Rockler HD Roller Stand

12-01-2012 06:09 PM by bohnsai | 0 comments »

I recently Purchased the Heavy Duty Roller Stands from Rockler (the ones with the 3 rows of roller balls).I thought they were an absolute solid product and probably some of the best roller stands available but the tops were SO heavy, it was impossible to adjust their height in fine amounts. Since all of my equipment at the moment is at different heights, this was a problem. I wanted to add a type of crank mechanism that would allow the stands to function similarly to a screw jack.So I went...

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