Workshop #29: New Bandsaw Stand

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 06-27-2014 08:44 PM 3130 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought my old Craftsman bandsaw off of Craigslist a sometime ago and it came with a metal stand with some nice retractable wheels. You see it here in an old shop picture.

It has done a great job but I was constantly tightening the screws holding it on the stand and when I moved it into place next to my new lathe I soon was tripping over the splayed legs or killing my ankle on the wheel locks. So I finally took some time to get a new stand built for it.

the best part is that I bought no wood to build this stand, just used 2x material I had hanging around the shop. I am determined to use all of the wood I have up one of these days :) I bought two casters for this and like most of my tool stands it uses those along with some wood blocks to level and move on just the two wheels. It is way easier to move now.

While I was crawling around under it, I decided to also reset the belt in order to hopefully get a better cut with it. I will know if that worked later as I still have to put my larger blade back into it.

Not much of a project but I have not gotten into the shop much recently so I was quite happy with it. Hope the idea may be of use to a few others.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 06-27-2014 10:37 PM

Looks sturdy. I clip my ankles on the wheel locks on my mobile base more often than I would care to mention. Nice improvement to the old saw.


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 06-29-2014 05:20 PM

Good idea and you save room at the same time. Those splayed legs are great but it has been known to trip on them.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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