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    Table for vertical sawing on 4 x 6 bandsaw

    Since I bought my 7" x 12" Jet horizontal bandsaw, my little 4 x 6 has been sitting idle. I decided to make a sturdy table for it so I could do some vertical sawing.

    I decided that the simplest approach was to use some 1/4" mild steel plate for a base and a table, and some 4" x 4" x 1/4" thick angle iron for a column. I drilled two 3/8" diameter holes in the saw frame to bolt the base down. The result is an extremely rigid table that could be removed for horizontal sawing (or blade changes) in seconds by removing the two bolts. I plan to use it pretty much for vertical sawing however.

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    It would be nice if you showed pictures of the way you constructed this. And described each step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdhatter3 View Post
    It would be nice if you showed pictures of the way you constructed this. And described each step.
    I'm not sure how I can explain it in any simpler terms. There are three pieces that are welded together as shown. The mounting plate and saw frame are drilled for 3/8" bolts as shown. A slot is cut in the rear of the table as shown.

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    Thanks tmate3! We've added your Bandsaw Table to our Bandsaws category,
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmate3 View Post
    I'm not sure how I can explain it in any simpler terms . . . edit..
    Agree!


    Nice! Simple design eliminates futzing with the lower bearing assembly! Did you keep that assembly intact, hidden behind the vertical column?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltfever View Post
    Agree!


    Nice! Simple design eliminates futzing with the lower bearing assembly! Did you keep that assembly intact, hidden behind the vertical column?
    It was left intact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdhatter3 View Post
    It would be nice if you showed pictures of the way you constructed this. And described each step.
    The photo shows every detail you could possibly need. If you click on the photo, it enlarges and shows the construction details very clearly. If you download the photo, you will find the raw image is 20" x 25", which is probably larger than the real table. Enlarged to that size you can see all of the details you could possibly need.

    You can even estimate sizes of things based on what you know. Knowing he used 4 x 4 x 1/4 angle for the column, you can guess the base is about 1/4 x 4 x 5. Which is close enough as you will need to make yours to fit your application.

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    Last edited by hemmjo; Feb 20, 2023 at 04:06 AM.

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