Apr 20, 2018, 02:06 PM
Build a Portable Bandsaw Table (Free Plans)
This video will show you how I built a new portable bandsaw table for my new Harbor Freight, Bauer Portable Bandsaw, stock number 63444. This table is fairly generic and not unlike so many others you’ll find on YouTube or this forum. The only big difference is I have provided FREE PLANS for this build with dimensions, so you can build one easily, without head scratching.
There are two drawings. The first shows all the pertinent dimensions and parts as assembled, with notes. The second drawing shows the clearance notches on the table for the Bauer Portable Bandsaw, with dimensions.
As usual with most of my designs, this configuration and dimensions used were driven by what I had on hand for materials in the shop, without having to go out and make additional purchases. I did purchase two screws locally though, as I needed longer ones to mount the saw to the table. I also needed flathead screws, so they could be countersunk. The two screws required were M5-0.8 x 20mm flatheads. They cost me a buck plus tax. The Krylon paint was purchased last year for only $1.49 from a local salvage store. The steel was left over from other projects. The bandsaw itself was purchased from a local HFT store for a hundred bucks, on sale with coupon.
I finished this bandsaw table just in time to help me fabricate my new block printing press design, so stay tuned for that build video, with free plans available!
FREE PLANS HERE: Build a Portable Bandsaw Table (Free Plans) â€¢ Paul Bennett's Downeast Thunder Creations
Here's the build video:
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Jon (Apr 26, 2018),
oldcaptainrusty (Apr 21, 2018),
PJs (Apr 21, 2018),
smajan (Apr 21, 2018),
thevillageinn (Apr 22, 2018),
Trojan Horse (Apr 30, 2018)
Apr 20, 2018, 05:43 PM
I've been looking for a a set of good plans. Thanks.
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Apr 20, 2018, 08:42 PM
You're welcome, zerembak!
Apr 21, 2018, 06:59 AM
Thanks Downeast Thunder! We've added your Portable Bandsaw Table to our Bandsaws category,
as well as to your builder page: Downeast Thunder's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:
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Apr 21, 2018, 06:02 PM
Great video and great plans. Thank you for your time and efforts sir.
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Apr 21, 2018, 09:08 PM
Thank you, oldcaptainrusty! You're welcome!
Apr 22, 2018, 12:42 AM
Good on you for assembling some plans to share with others.
I picked one of these saws up almost a year ago and it has been indispensable in the shop when working with metal. My stand is a little different than yours, but similar overall as the purpose is the same. I used some angle to connect the legs together, provide something to clamp to the bench when I'm cutting and extend a bit rearward to support the saw's weight.
Thanks for sharing!
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Apr 22, 2018, 05:36 AM
Thanks for your comments, thevillageinn!
My saw is held to the bench by the tabs I welded to the bottom of the legs. The tabs can be clamped for temporary use in a location, or the table can be screwed or through-bolted to a bench using the holes I drilled in the tabs for a more permanent installation.
Now retired, I've adopted a new hobby (Building my YouTube channel). I get a lot of enjoyment, learning about how to make videos. I also enjoy sharing the projects I take on and usually provide free drawings (when applicable) to most of my video projects. It's fun to share with others and hear feedback about their experiences - much like this forum. So many folks here have graciously shared their knowledge and experience. I love it!
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