Mobile Band Saw Base

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Project by RaggedKerf posted 10-11-2013 05:49 PM 2906 views 8 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a base for my bandsaw out of 2×4s and using some clever levers and an idea I got off of Youtube, made the base mobile, so I can easily wheel it around the shop, then drop it to the floor and have it be rock stable. I also added a little electrical box to make plugging in the saw and shop vac easier (and added a kill switch for both!).

In fact, this worked so well, I plan to retrofit my router table with one of these lever-bases. Really happy with how it turned out!!

For the construction details, I have a two part blog series.

Part 1, building the framework.

Part 2, adding the wheels and finishing the electrical work.

Thanks for looking!

-- Steve

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#1 posted 10-12-2013 05:13 AM

That looks great. I made a table that looks kind of like that, minus the rollers, for my belt sander. I built a portable base like that for my 14” band saw.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 08:23 PM

Great job on this! Hope the back is feeling better.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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