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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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:




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



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