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    Default Drop Top Cold Saw Stand

    I built a simple drop top cold saw stand from 1"x1"x1/8" square tube, rolling on 5" total lock stem casters.
    Hinge bolts are 1/2"x2" with a nylok nut inside the frame. The nuts are welded in the table top but not in the foot operated release.
    The finish is Rustoleum 9100 epoxy mastic, applied with a small roller.
    The folding top allows smaller storage space and also dumps all the chips off the saw for easy clean up.
    You push the lower front cross bar with your foot to lower the top. Lifting the saw locks it back in place automatically.
    The saw is a 10" Revolution, Rage 3 DB and one of my favorite tools. It's 100 x faster than a band saw and cuts steel about as fast as wood.
    Let me know what you think and what you would do different.

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    Last edited by zoama; 04-18-2016 at 02:46 AM.
    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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    Nice looking project. The best the forum has been in months, but not having a next button to go through the photos is a pain. I like the drop down as a way to clean up, I can see that working even with a heavier saw with the addition of a gas cylinder to counterbalance it a little. I need to make a new saw stand, and am torn about chip control. Your way makes cleaning up the saw easy, but I still have to sweep up. I don't know if it's doable, but I am to the point where I would like to not make the mess in the first place. I saw a shop using a Fast cap saw hood on an aluminum cutting chop saw. I don't think it would work for steel as it's some kind of canvas and meant for woodworking, but it directed all the chips into a bin under the saw. I was thinking of reproducing it in sheet aluminum to handle the hot steel chips. Maybe not worth the trouble? Not sure. My saw doesn't have the sliding rails so if it swung down, I could probably have a flat surface to use for something else when the saw is lowered. I'll have to think about this some more. And yes bigger picture would be nice.
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    Hey,

    Looks nice.

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    Nice. Very nice job.
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