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Metal Cutting Bandsaw Stand

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Project by Rich_LI posted 01-15-2019 09:17 PM 632 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of a stand for a Porta Band. So many designs out there, I liked one that allowed upright operation and chop saw operation, they wont over $200 for a factory version that is thick sheet metal. It was a bit of a challenge to figure out both, as you can see, I used a drill press vice for the chop clamp and a piece of black Melamine for the table. To turn it on and off I made a piece of plywood that is a ramp that slides into the trigger and turns on the saw, it still works as variable speed. The assembly is bed frame (my favorite free metal). The miter gauge allows a nice square cut, I use it for both wood and metal, the variable speed allows a nice slow cut.

-- Rich LI, Life is short, buy more tools !





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#1 posted 01-16-2019 11:43 AM

I think the design is great!
I may have to try it.
Thanks for posting

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#2 posted 01-16-2019 12:50 PM

Nice… That is a serious piece of gear!

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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