Introduction: Portable Metal Bandsaw Stand
This Instrucatable will show the constructed portable metal bandsaw stand including the tools and parts used.
Step 1: The Tools and Matierals
Portable bandsaw - Milwaukee metal bandsaw
1 - 8' piece of half(shallow) strut
8 - strut 90's
19 - 1/4" or 3/8" bolts, washers, lock washers
1 - 3/8" x 6" mounting bolt with washer and nut
1 - 14" x 7" piece of wood or plastic
2 - sheetrock screws with washers and lock washers
Step 2: Building the Stand
Cut the strut using the measurements shown in the picture.
You should end up with the following cuts:
2 - 24" pieces
2 - 16" pieces
2 - 10" pieces
2 - 8" pieces
Step 3: Assembly of Parts
once all the strut has been cut bolt all the pieces using the 3/8" or 1/4" hardware. After the stand has been constructed, cut the table/cutting platform using a Table saw if the piece of wood/plastic is not 14" x 7" already. Using the bandsaw or similar saw with the same blade thickness, cut a slit in the table to allow the blade to slide into it. Once cut, mount the table to the struct 90's using sheetrock screw and with washers. I would recommend pre-drilling the wood/plastic before screwing the table in. If the sheetrock screws stick out the top of the table, be sure to grind/file the sharp tip off.
Step 4: Tighting the Saw
Everything should now be in place with everything tight besides the 3/8" mounting bolt. Make sure the table and the was blade are perpendicular with each other and then tighten the mounting bolt.
Step 5: Using Your New Bandsaw Stand
If your bandsaw doesn't have trigger lock, use a clamp to hold the trigger down. You can also wire a switched outlet and plug the saw into that.