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    HF Bandsaw fix so it can actually take 6" wide material

    The time: round a decade ago.
    The place: California.
    The mission: Build custom lighting controls for a famous traveling circus from Canada.

    The panic: The 3" x 6" aluminum tube I need to cut a bunch of pieces of won't fit in my ^%$%#! 4x6 bandsaw!

    The solution: Replace one jaw of the saw to allow larger items in. Pictures follow.

    HF Bandsaw fix so it can actually take 6" wide material-3x6_tube-1.jpg

    HF Bandsaw fix so it can actually take 6" wide material-3x6_tube-2.jpg

    I made it closer to the blade while I was at it so now I can cut short pieces. The jaw is just angle from my scrap bin.

    HF Bandsaw fix so it can actually take 6" wide material-test_fit-2.jpg

    HF Bandsaw fix so it can actually take 6" wide material-test_fit-1.jpg

    Rounded corner
    HF Bandsaw fix so it can actually take 6" wide material-new_jaw-2.jpg

    Done
    HF Bandsaw fix so it can actually take 6" wide material-new_jaw-1.jpg

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    Thanks for the tip, I'll keep that in mind, "just in case".
    PS, I'm glad you posted a few pics rather than a video, much quicker to walk through rather than sitting through a 5 or 10 minute video.

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    Thanks jdurand! We've added your Bandsaw Jaw Modification to our Bandsaws category,
    as well as to your builder page: jdurand's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Two in one here. Yes, the bandsaw tip is great.

    But so is the no video tip. Bravo! And Bravo 2!

    I hope to do some videos but I firmly intend to keep them as short as possible and totally to the point.



    Quote Originally Posted by katy View Post
    Thanks for the tip, I'll keep that in mind, "just in case".
    PS, I'm glad you posted a few pics rather than a video, much quicker to walk through rather than sitting through a 5 or 10 minute video.


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