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    I've been wanting a portable bandsaw stand for a while and looked at many examples by others. I was inspired by the stands which worked both in the vertical and horizontal positions. This is my version for those features. No modifications to the saw are required.

    portable bandsaw stand-side_up.jpg

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    nice job on the stand but I cant see how the blade stays up. Possibly a close up would help
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    nice job on the stand but I cant see how the blade stays up. Possibly a close up would help
    Thank You AL
    The following pictures should help. The entire frame is mounted to the board by two pieces of angle iron.

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    A piece of 3/8 in bar threaded on the ends is passed through a piece of 3/8 in pipe to be the hinge. Tightening of the nuts sets the friction level to allow the saw to hold its vertical position, wherever it is moved.

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    How do you use it in the vertical position? Do you have a work table that fits in place?

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    I have a simple board work table I can use or in most cases I just use the little plate that came with the saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_P View Post
    I've been wanting a portable bandsaw stand for a while and looked at many examples by others. I was inspired by the stands which worked both in the vertical and horizontal positions. This is my version for those features. No modifications to the saw are required.
    This is absolutely terrific and just what i was looking for. You didn't mention the brand of portable band saw but it looks like Harbor Freight's Chicago Electric model. I just bought one but the new ones are branded as Bauer. Any chance you could post some additional detail pictures of how the saw mounts to the frame? I think you mentioned that no permanent mods are made to the saw so I am assuming you either clamp around the handle(s) or use longer screws to tie the saw to the frame.

    Really like how you constructed the hinge out of the pipe. I assume that was pre-threaded?

    Many thanks!
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    ... it looks like Harbor Freight's Chicago Electric model. I just bought one but the new ones are branded as Bauer. Any chance you could post some additional detail pictures of how the saw mounts to the frame?
    Mine is the HF Chicago Electric bandsaw. I believe the Bauer is a virtual copy.

    The front and back ends of my top frame are made from angle iron. Holes were drilled in the angle iron to match the width of the ubolts. The ubolts were wrapped over the handles, vertically in the front and horizontally in the back.

    Front attachment.

    Looking at the front handle from the top

    portable bandsaw stand-frontubolt.jpg


    Back attachment

    Looking at the back handle from the top

    portable bandsaw stand-ubolt.jpg


    Really like how you constructed the hinge out of the pipe. I assume that was pre-threaded?
    The 3/8" pipe and 3/8" roundstock were surplus materials I had on hand. I added threads to the ends of the roundstock for this project.
    Last edited by J_P; 10-02-2017 at 10:23 PM.

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    Perfect! Just what i was looking for.
    Many thanks


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