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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

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

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    Simple and eloquent.

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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.
    Paul A.

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    I just bought a metal saw. Thanks for the idea. Mr Mikey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdurand View Post
    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.

    ...

    ...

    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.

    ...


    Rounded corner

    ...

    Done]
    that's cheating, Jerry! nicely done, and thanks for sharing!

    Bill
    Last edited by WmRMeyers; Jun 21, 2022 at 10:30 AM.

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    Jerry, I posted a link to this thread on the 4x6 Bandsaw groups.io group, formerly the Yahoo group. Looks tailor-made for a lot of folks there, too!

    Again, thanks!

    Bill

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    Since a lot of people seem to be reading this lately, here's that same band saw moved 11 time zones to the East with a new stand under it.

    HF Bandsaw fix so it can actually take 6" wide material-photo_2022-06-01_16-39-28-1024x768.jpg

    I had to swap out the motor since we're in 220V, 50Hz land now. I was given an OLD 3 phase motor so it's currently "Jerry Rigged" on but I'll be making a proper motor mount for it and also installing a 3 phase automatic shutoff at end of cut. All parts are here, just need time to install them.

    I did have to bore out the motor pulley to fit this new motor. Luckily I have a lathe.



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    Last edited by jdurand; Jul 2, 2022 at 01:38 PM.

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