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  1. #1
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    Default Portable Band Saw Stand

    Last week I decided to buy a Makita portable band saw because I want to use it to cut out small brackets and tabs.
    For the past 30 years I have been using a hack saw and finally got sick of that!
    Of course you are not going to safely cut a small bracket out while holding the band saw in your hand, so a stand was needed.
    I just cut some 1-1/2 inch box tubing and used 1-1/2 inch channel for the base.
    The Makita has two threaded holes in the top of it and I used these to secure the saw to the frame.
    A small tab on the right sticks out and the saw body sits on that.
    I also made a larger table for the saw to replace the tiny sliver of metal that came with it.........





    The saw is rock solid. All I have to do is grab the handle and carry it where ever I need to go.
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    Looks great!!! As long as it gets things done without getting hurt is the main thing. I could probably use that from time to time, I'm getting tired of the hacksaw at home as well. I have use of some vertical band saws but they're all big and not too good for small stuff. The other nice thing about that set up is it takes up a small footprint and can easily be stored under the work table when you're not using it. Also it looks like it can be detached quickly enough for when you need to cut long pieces or structural stuff.

    Like they say necessity is the mother of invention. Good job!!!
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    Can you post more photo's...I have been thinking of doing the same thing...thanxs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corbinworks View Post
    Can you post more photo's...I have been thinking of doing the same thing...thanxs
    I will be glad to do that.
    I am trying to load a video of the stand on You Tube right now, and as soon as it is done I will post it.
    Thought a video will show more detail than a few pics.
    pg
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    Cyclone 2ft X 3ft Bead Blast Cabinet
    Quincy 325 2stg- Air Compressor_3 phase
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    Corbin,
    Here is the greater detail of the portable band saw stand you asked for.
    Hope it helps you make yours.........

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=zEcrMNCLDLY
    pg

    Dynasty 200 DX_set up on 3 phase
    Coolmate 3
    MM 251 w/ Spoolmatic 30A
    HTP 625 Micro Cut Plasma Cutter
    Victor O/A Rig
    Bridgeport Mill_3 phase (w/ Acu-Rite 4 axis DRO)
    10 inch South Bend Lathe_3 phase
    Baldor Double Cup Tool Grinder_3 phase
    Baldor 10 inch Buffer
    Rockwell 12 inch Disc Sander
    Cyclone 2ft X 3ft Bead Blast Cabinet
    Quincy 325 2stg- Air Compressor_3 phase
    Graymills Built-in Parts Washer
    Rockwell/Delta Planer, HD Shaper, Uni-Saw etc.


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    Good job. I'm going to get the same saw and make one.
    Video is well done, thanks for the dimensions, etc.
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    wow what a cool mount for your band saw rig. I would like to create one of those one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikek3 View Post
    wow what a cool mount for your band saw rig. I would like to create one of those one day.
    Thanks.
    It is a very worthwhile item to make because you can use the portable saw as a small table top metal cutting band saw. Of course it will also cut wood.
    I did another short video of the stand and saw showing it cutting a piece of metal and displaying a couple of views that I failed to show in the other video............pg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=LH43dshkY_U


    Last edited by piniongear; 11-11-2011 at 06:25 AM. Reason: spelling
    Dynasty 200 DX_set up on 3 phase
    Coolmate 3
    MM 251 w/ Spoolmatic 30A
    HTP 625 Micro Cut Plasma Cutter
    Victor O/A Rig
    Bridgeport Mill_3 phase (w/ Acu-Rite 4 axis DRO)
    10 inch South Bend Lathe_3 phase
    Baldor Double Cup Tool Grinder_3 phase
    Baldor 10 inch Buffer
    Rockwell 12 inch Disc Sander
    Cyclone 2ft X 3ft Bead Blast Cabinet
    Quincy 325 2stg- Air Compressor_3 phase
    Graymills Built-in Parts Washer
    Rockwell/Delta Planer, HD Shaper, Uni-Saw etc.


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    That is a nice Band Saw stand!! very nice..... Be gone Hack Saw............

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