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    Default Project #2 from zoama585 - Bandsaw Long Legs

    Being a little over 6'3" my 4x6 band saw has always been too short for me and my HF roller stands, plus the sheet metal legs that came with it are flimsy. Every time I cut long stock I'd have to put cribbing under the band saw to make it tall enough for my roller stands. I finally had enough and set about making a taller stand. I used 1 1/4" 14ga square tube for the top horizontals and legs. 25" and 28" respectively.
    I used 1" 14ga square tube for the six braces, 8" for the diagonals and 9 3/8" at the bottom horizontals.
    Had a little trouble with my fluxcore wire feeding so the welds aren't perfect but they're still plenty strong.
    The wheel mounts had about an inch cut off them and welded level 1.5" up from the floor. Original wheels and axle were a perfect fit without alteration and the original handle was welded on the other end without alteration.
    I gave it a quick once over with the DA sander, wiped it down with acetone and hit it with a couple coats of rustolium primer. I'm happy with the way it turned out and the saw is much easier to use now.

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    I own one of these saws and I have yet to build a stand... The stand is a piece of junk on those saws.... Nice work I need to build one myself.
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    Those wheels look mighty wimpy attached to that good stout stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeard View Post
    Those wheels look mighty wimpy attached to that good stout stand.
    Form follows function and they work just fine on a concrete floor, no flex, no wiggle or I would've changed them.
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    Nice stand Zoama585,

    Funny, we have a similar little HB saw with the same crap stamped legs (has to be 25+ years old; from Hong Kong back then). And we still use it since it is small and can move easy, but it's always in the way.

    This looks like a good idea. The height is a nice extra feature, but moving it easier would be nice. We have talked about casters for a long time and never done it due to the thin stamped legs. And ours, if you go to move it alone, flexes and move about 1/2 what you think you moved it.

    Adding a removable hanging tray under the saw to catch shavings (inside the legs in the middle) would be a nice feature. We drop a box on the floor to catch them, but that would make it all one clean movable piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by everlastsupport View Post
    Nice stand Zoama585,

    Funny, we have a similar little HB saw with the same crap stamped legs (has to be 25+ years old; from Hong Kong back then). And we still use it since it is small and can move easy, but it's always in the way.

    This looks like a good idea. The height is a nice extra feature, but moving it easier would be nice. We have talked about casters for a long time and never done it due to the thin stamped legs. And ours, if you go to move it alone, flexes and move about 1/2 what you think you moved it.

    Adding a removable hanging tray under the saw to catch shavings (inside the legs in the middle) would be a nice feature. We drop a box on the floor to catch them, but that would make it all one clean movable piece.
    Yeah I think I'll make a wire rack under the bed to set a pan on.
    2013 250EX : SSC Pedal : I-MIG 250P 20' Profax gun : Power Plasma 60 p80 torch : 3M Speedglas 9100XX : Evolution Rage 3 DB cold saw

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