Introduction: Portable Bandsaw Mount
Build a mount and table for a portable bandsaw.
Step 1: Scrap Pieces
Dig up scrap wood and metal.
Step 2: Metal
Fit a piece of metal under the bandsaw handle.
Step 3: Wood
Cut wood to fit on both sides of the saw handle.
Step 4: Fasten
Screw the metal to the wood pieces.
Step 5: Fit
Slide the mount under the handle and snugly in place and adjust for fit.
Step 6: Shoe
Remove the bandsaw shoe.
Step 7: Plate
Trace the shoe onto a metal plate.
Step 8: File
Drill and file an inlet for the bandsaw blade.
Step 9: Drill
Drill screw holes
Step 10: Countersink
Replace the stock screws with countersunk head screws. Countersink the holes and test for fit.
Step 11: Finish
Sand the surface of the plate and apply a coat of wax.
Step 12: Table
Attach the plate to the bandsaw.
Step 13: Bolts
Drill bolt holes in the mount and into a bench apron. Insert the bolts into the apron.
Step 14: Mount
With the mount inserted into the saw handle attach to the bolts in the apron. Fasten tightly. Use a clamp to hold down the power switch.