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    Horizontal metal bandsaw

    This is my horizontal bandsaw for cutting metal
    I used 250mm (10inch) polyamide (nylon) wheels because it was easier and cheaper to obtain and fabricate, (they needed to be turned on the lathe anyway)
    I was going to make a whole hydraulic installation like in a commercially made bandsaw but then I tried this jack from my engine hoist and that's how it actually remained to this day
    cutting capacity 190mm round or 300x125mm box

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    bigbobcohen (Jul 19, 2020), kbalch (Apr 7, 2014), PJs (Aug 19, 2015)

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    Nice job. I am planning on making a large draw cut saw.

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    Nice work! We'll get this indexed and added to the encyclopedia on Monday.

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    Thanks radom! I've added your Horizontal Metal Bandsaw to our Bandsaws category, as well as to your builder page: radom's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Nicely done radom. What motor did you use?

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    thanks,
    motor is 3phase 0,55kw (3/4hp) 920rpm
    with v-belt pulleys and 1:10 worm drive blade speed is either 70m/min or 35m/min

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    I'm working one one as well, so It's good to see how others build/fabricate... Thanks for sharing your ideas/work.

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    The use of the engine hoist cylinder is a great alternative to what you originally planned.

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    Hi Radom, great work, do you have any plans/ blueprints?



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