Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Made a Lifting Bar Attachment for my 7 x 12 Jet Saw

  1. #1
    Supporting Member tmate3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2021
    Posts
    72
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 170 Times in 46 Posts

    tmate3's Tools

    Made a Lifting Bar Attachment for my 7 x 12 Jet Saw

    My new Jet 7" x 12" horizontal bandsaw has non-pivoting wheels. That makes them useless, since I will need to turn it out from the wall to make room for the stock being cut.

    I made use of a lifting bar with rollers I already had on hand, and fabricated a plate that bolts on the end of my Jet saw. A 7/16" x 1" slot on the bottom of a piece of 1" square tubing engages a short stub on the lifting bar. Now I can easily move the Jet saw around without having to replace the saw wheels with casters.

    Made a Lifting Bar Attachment for my 7 x 12 Jet Saw-img_8975.jpg Made a Lifting Bar Attachment for my 7 x 12 Jet Saw-img_8972.jpg Made a Lifting Bar Attachment for my 7 x 12 Jet Saw-img_8974.jpg

    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook

  2. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to tmate3 For This Useful Post:

    baja (Mar 9, 2021), Jon (Mar 8, 2021), NortonDommi (Mar 10, 2021), nova_robotics (Mar 8, 2021), Toolmaker51 (Mar 8, 2021)

  3. #2
    Supporting Member Toolmaker51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    3,629
    Thanks
    5,580
    Thanked 2,327 Times in 1,440 Posts

    Toolmaker51's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by tmate3 View Post
    [FONT="]My new Jet 7" x 12" horizontal bandsaw has non-pivoting wheels. That makes them useless, since I will need to turn it out from the wall to make room for the stock being cut.[/FONT]

    I made use of a lifting bar with rollers I already had on hand, and fabricated a plate that bolts on the end of my Jet saw. A 7/16" x 1" slot on the bottom of a piece of 1" square tubing engages a short stub on the lifting bar. Now I can easily move the Jet saw around without having to replace the saw wheels with casters.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_8975.JPG 
Views:	87 
Size:	179.2 KB 
ID:	38772 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_8972.JPG 
Views:	96 
Size:	262.4 KB 
ID:	38773 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_8974.JPG 
Views:	138 
Size:	302.1 KB 
ID:	38774
    That's good adaptation of what is known as "semi-live skid". Once very common, but not seen lately, a flat bed cart with two independent wheels at one end, and feet on the other.
    Sincerely,
    Toolmaker51
    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

  4. #3
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,078
    Thanks
    650
    Thanked 1,598 Times in 1,433 Posts


    Thanks tmate3! We've added your Jet Saw Lifting Bar to our Jacks and Lifts category,
    as well as to your builder page: tmate3's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




  5. #4
    Supporting Member NortonDommi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    North Island, New Zealand.
    Posts
    749
    Thanks
    1,423
    Thanked 394 Times in 238 Posts

    NortonDommi's Tools
    Nice one! I get annoyed having to lift mine to move but have been too lazy to do anything about it.



    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •