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Offline Joules

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Banned Saw
« on: April 04, 2017, 08:41:58 AM »
Busy weekend or it was till I came to use the band saw and the crap wheels folded and put my back out   :doh:

This has been a job on the to do list for more time than I care to remember.



The plan was to cut a tubular frame and weld it up, but as I had neither tube or time a temporary  :lol:  fix had to be done.  I now have it on castors and sooooo much easier to move around, plus I also have more storage under the saw.

Then back to other job.  Ok, OK it got me out of cutting the grass... :palm:



At least I could sit and watch the shaper work for the rest of the day  :med: and rest my back, shame I didn't have any medical beer on hand.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

Offline Brass_Machine

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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 09:05:06 AM »
Hi Joules,

I had that flimsy frame do almost the same thing. I ended up buying a 3 shelf roller cart. I flipped the top shelf when I assembled it and mounted the saw to that.

I used one of these:



Will try to get a picture of it later today.

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Offline John Rudd

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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 09:14:55 AM »
Is that a Harbor Freight 'coupon' deal Eric? :lol:

Great idea turning the top turtle to get some more workspace... :thumbup:
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Offline Joules

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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 10:01:16 AM »
Nice Eric, but nothing like that in our very Grizzly Machine Mart   :(

Will keep an eye open for a suitable trolley.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 12:33:35 PM »
Is that a Harbor Freight 'coupon' deal Eric? :lol:

Great idea turning the top turtle to get some more workspace... :thumbup:

It sure was. Cheap and works real well.

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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 02:04:32 PM »
I did exactly the same to a Machine Mart three tier trolley that looks identical. It was to mount a Belt / Disk linisher on. I found that the bean cans that they made the shelves from were too thin, so I bolted a bit of 3 mm hot rolled plate on top to stiffen it up a bit.

Gave it away eventually when I got a more robust arrangement.

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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 04:56:58 PM »
I was feeling keen so built a wooden storage unit under mine. So I have drawers to store blades in and other useful bits- jigs etc for it.

Put mine on old chair castors on the theory ( :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:) that if it will take my weight a bandsaw and a few bits shouldn't be a problem.

I can now only just move the unit so a diet for it maybe needed :jaw:

But on the bright side - it doesn't move when you roll it into any position, come to think of it even moving it is Hernia inducing. :loco:


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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2017, 01:16:37 AM »
That original leg thingy is so flimsy that I even did not bolt it together. I cut some V-profile and welded together. Minimum stable size, because I need to wheel it around. I just put the rear wheels a little more back than original because I want to use vertical too and original wheel location did not give me peace of mind.

Original castors were not usefull. I put two cheap big plastic wheels back and two rubber feets on front. It stays put when in use and it is easy to lift from the front onto rear wheels and push wherever it fits.

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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 09:19:10 PM »
Not only am I lazy but cheap too! Just a HF furniture dolly. A few years ago it was only about four bucks. Thought about permanently anchoring but it is so stable I got around to it.

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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2017, 03:33:51 AM »
Hi Guys,
 Went down this road last year. Plus a few other up grades......a tray to catch most of the scarf, an adjustable end stop, an extension / out board stop to the fixed jaw (best up grade you can do),  a larger fixed table which allows the bigger table with adjustable guide to be fitted & removed in less than 20 seconds. Still need to add a couple of other things but more than happy with putting a bunch of ideas together

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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2017, 08:37:34 PM »
Be careful with these things.  If you put swivel casters under the stand there is a risk the castors can be trailed inwards and allow the whole kit and kaboodle to a&$3 up if you try to park the saw vertical.
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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2017, 10:22:01 PM »
I always intended to make a nice solid stand for mine. But I find that I only move it out from the wall a little when cutting long stuff, then back against the wall to get it out of the way.  The flimsy stand and wheels on the back serve their purpose here.  In fact, the flimsy stand, given a strong wiggle, finds the flattest place on the floor and doesn't rock like a more solid version would.

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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2017, 10:22:11 PM »
Not only am I lazy but cheap too! Just a HF furniture dolly. A few years ago it was only about four bucks. Thought about permanently anchoring but it is so stable I got around to it.

haha this is exactly what i use too haha funny.

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Re: Banned Saw
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2017, 09:45:29 AM »
This is something I need to put on the list to do.
Yours looks good nice job!
George