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06-10-2017 10:16 AM
farna Should be able to find a relay or contactor to use with the foot pedal switch.
04-16-2015 07:42 AM
spring clamp

I use my Milwaukee band saw a lot , both in the stand and hand held. Instead of a zip tie I use a metal spring clamp, clamp on the handle above the trigger, then slide it down to get the speed I want, easy to take off.
04-16-2015 07:26 AM
DensMach1 That's awesome!! thanks foe the idea and pictures
03-22-2015 11:46 AM
Originally Posted by 302 Z28 View Post
Hardly rated for the load a portable band saw requires.

Absolutely true. Not a good idea. The pedal is used on motors of about 1/8th HP, if that.
03-22-2015 11:44 AM
Originally Posted by bullheimer View Post
whens the last time you actually saw any foot pedal sewing machines at a garage sale steve=o?
He's talking about the foot pedal that operates a portable electric sewing machine, and you CAN find one at almost every yard sale.
03-18-2015 11:36 AM
Autoworld Corp
Talk about Rube Goldbergh!!!! Hey WORKS right? Nuff said. LOL

[QUOTE=evintho;1542463]Found a cheap way to make a stationary bandsaw for cutting plates for brackets and such. Items required are a stick of 1" square tubing and a $2 garage sale 3-1/2" vise.

$2 vise.

Fabbed up a base.

Made a support bar.

Mounted the vise.

Built the table structure.

Table top scrounged from dumpster at work. 1/8" steel.

Mounted the table top.

Chucked my 6230 in the vise and wahlah...........instant stationary bandsaw!

Now, it's not my idea. Gotta give credit to SWAG Offroad for coming up with the original.
SWAG V3.0 Portaband Table
Talk about Rube Goldbergh!!! Well, It WORKS! RIGHT? ok
03-01-2013 09:11 PM
302 Z28
Originally Posted by biggsteve View Post your yard sale trips, pick up an old electric sewing machine foot pedal. they work like a dimmer switch, but foot operated. great for any power tool. drill press. band saw. etc. plus, keeps your hands free.
Hardly rated for the load a portable band saw requires.

03-01-2013 05:28 PM
evintho Thanks! The frame design is mine. I copied the outer dimensions off the original subframe (which was a rusty, rotted mess). I Z'd the front x-member 3" and kicked up the rear 13". The rear isn't a 4-link. A 4-link has 2 upper and 2 lower arms. My rear is just 2 trailing arms thats suspended w/coilovers and centered with a panhard bar.
03-01-2013 01:46 AM
barrnone50 looking good on the your frame! should be a roller soon. I know it takes a while but you can tell you have put a lot of thought into your build. Your frame design is yours or did you get dimenisons from other source? what you did with rear end look pretty clean,would that be considered a 4 link? thanks George
02-27-2013 05:09 PM
evintho Thanks man! The body is on hold right now. I've been concentrating on making it a roller. Got the front and rear suspension hung and most of an x-member built. Right now I'm working on mounting the '40 Ford pedal assembly and master cylinder. Sure is slow going!

02-27-2013 04:34 PM
barrnone50 I like the band saw. But what about a update on the body Doctor? You did a great job on the 1/4s claiming to be a rooky hard to believe after seeing the completed 1/4s. Great job!
02-26-2013 09:48 PM
evintho It works great! It just sits on the floor in a corner and when I need it I slide it out and plug it in. I cut every piece of steel on my roadster frame with it along with a zillion brackets. I'm gonna use it tomorrow when I cut some 1/4" plate to make an adapter for my pedal assembly/master cylinder. I love this thing!

02-26-2013 03:29 PM
machinee That's really cool! How does your homemade band saw work? Tried making projects using it?
02-21-2013 05:03 PM
Originally Posted by barrnone50 View Post
Very Nice job on the band saw! How big of material can you cut,between the blade and the main body of the saw? Band saw is the only way to go with fabing parts,my buddy has a very nice jet saw,but$$$,yours might just fit the bill. Thanks for sharing!
The saw has a 4" deep throat. Many times I've flipped a piece around and was able to cut 8".
02-21-2013 02:29 PM
Band saw stand.

I didn't use as much tube -angle iron for mine. No pict . I found that clamping in a vise on the bottom by the trigger will cause it to stick later on, I use a 1 inch wide squeezer spring clamp to hold the trigger on, bent to fit I have an upright tube up the back side and another bracket that clamps it near the top handle. the bottom just rests in a curved piece that matches the shape
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