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Catman
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01 12 2:03 pm    Post subject: Today's Project Reply with quote

My wife got me a HF band-saw a while back. Works well for it's size, especially after I replaced the blade.
One thing that has always bothered me about it is the cheap sheet metal stand that is too short. I was always having to stoop over to use it.

Finally found some time to make a new stand.


Here it is with the saw mounted. Now the bed is at a comfortable 35" height, and I can use my saw horses with it.


The next improvement will be a better platform for the vertical position. Still thinking about how I want to do it, but I have only used it vertically one time and don't anticipate doing much more of that anytime soon, so it can wait.
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RedneckRocket
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01 12 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same saw only made by jet. I like the stand. Mine has the same issue, to short. I started my pit master clone last night and my back was killing me from stooping. Glad I ordered or steel than I knew I would need because it's getting a new stand to.
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GF
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01 12 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catman, very good improvement. Very Happy
Nothing worse than working in a uncomfortable spot when you don't have to.
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Blazer
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03 12 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catman i have that same saw and i found an old stainless cart to put it on, definitely to short from the factory. There are a lot of mod's you can do to those saw's. I added a hyd. downfeed on mine. I have had to spring for some good blades, but they are worth it. Very Happy
http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/4x6bandsaw/
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k.a.m.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03 12 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catman, very nice work on the stand. Very Happy Get to work on your smoker your beginning to slow wabble like Denny's smore cooker project. Razz Laughing
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Catman
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03 12 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RedneckRocket, Thanks. Only thing I had to buy was a 6 foot length of 1x1 angle iron and the wheels (HF); everything else I had on hand.

GF, Thanks!

Blazer, Thanks for the link, lots of good ideas and info there!

k.a.m., thanks! Smoker production will get going again soon. Don't want to get a rep as a slacker!
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