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    Portable Bandsaw Stand

    Protable Bandsaw Stand. I made the base from 1/2 of a Railroad Rail base plate from a switch point, very heavy and nice to machine. The res from scrap from around the shop. Steel round & square tubing, 6061 Alu for the nobs, 6061 Alu for the saw forward handle adapter fitting, CRS 1018 for the machined re-tension shafts, 1/8" thick Cold Rolled steel plate for the table (recycled from an old aircraft jack stand), and a little paint to make it nice. Very solid and stable, I can set it anywhere to use it. About 3 in of table travel. Inspirational credit to You Tuber Chuck B. (Outsidescrewball).
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    Thanks Catfish! I've added your Portable Bandsaw Stand to our Metalworking category, as well as to your builder page: Catfish's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Very nice! That piece of rail makes for such a solid build.

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    The plate is 1.1875 thick. Very stable and solid, no vibration.

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    Randy,

    I like your heavy base made from part of a railroad rail base plate from a switch point. The wider switch point base sure makes the saw very stable but still light enough to move around.

    Thanks, Paul

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    Very nice...may try to copy it for my milwaukee band saw. Nice work.

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    Catfish;
    Few commercial benchtoppers have slow FPM, yours solves that well, I'm impressed. Despite access to various machine tools, I have a thing for metal-cutting bandsaws, especially vertical. I can see where your Stand, and my Milwaukee Portable Bandsaw Table (but then it's a horizontal) make a good team.

    I'm also struck with an idea to build your Stand into right-hand half of work bench, it serving as table for the bandsaw...I'm always notching long stock in thickness from 10ga to 1/4". That would support both sides of material better than a regular bandsaw, very much like the Roll-In or Marvel pattern vertical machines.


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