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HAP
12-25-2010, 10:01 PM
G0561 7"x12". After dealing with the "worse than having no table at all" pos stock table that folded while making a cut and almost pulled my hand into the blade. I had to make something that was safer. Looked at all of the the other posts regarding this topic and here is what I came up with. First, I made the small table that could be left atttached. Added a section of 2" cahnnel for additional verticle support. Then I found someone selling these Delta 14" alluminum tables on Ebay ($35.00). There was a cast iron one on there as well but I fugured I did not want to push things with the extra weight. Made a plate that allows me to attach with two finger knobs. Oh, I had to trim about 1" off of the rear left corner at 45 deg angle to fit. I also did the "small stock" clamping mod by adding the full length plate to the movable jaw. Having the miter guide on the table is nice. The best part is no tools to attach or remove the table.
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Verticle mode now functional.
Regards,
HAP

doctor demo
12-26-2010, 03:28 AM
Thanks for posting Hap, That is a clean looking fix. I know what You mean about that sheet metal "postage stamp" they call a table. I've come across a couple of those small saws that have been trashed in one way or other but never thought of dragging one home to use the top. Now I will probably never see another one now that there is a legit use.

Steve

gda
12-26-2010, 09:40 AM
Nice mods. That will certainly make it easier to use and give you better results.

Bill Pace
12-26-2010, 10:32 AM
That Delta saw table looks like it was designed for it!! It really went in there nicely.

I have made up a small permanent mount table for my Enco and it really expanded the 'usability' of the saw, so the big table adds even more.

HAP
12-26-2010, 11:43 AM
Thanks for posting Hap, That is a clean looking fix. I know what You mean about that sheet metal "postage stamp" they call a table. I've come across a couple of those small saws that have been trashed in one way or other but never thought of dragging one home to use the top. Now I will probably never see another one now that there is a legit use.

Steve

Steve,
if you are still looking, the ebay source has lowered his price to $29.75 now:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Delta-12-Band-Saw-14-x-14-aluminum-table-/380241349910?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5888268d16
Regards,
HAP

lazlo
12-26-2010, 12:07 PM
if you are still looking, the ebay source has lowered his price to $29.75 now:http://cgi.ebay.com/Delta-12-Band-Saw-14-x-14-aluminum-table-/380241349910?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5888268d16


Thanks HAP -- I just grabbed one!

I have the original Wilton 7x12 the Jet was cloned from.

HAP
12-26-2010, 12:29 PM
Wow! I just checked ebay and they are are sold now in a matter of 20 mimutes. Would be cool if they are all going towards upgrading flimzy stock tables.:D
I hope more become available for others...
HAP

Bill736
12-26-2010, 07:31 PM
I have a late 1960s Craftsman Commercial horizonal metal cutting bandsaw.
My dad bought it new, and I've used it with reasonable satisfaction for all these years. Unfortunately, it was not designed to be tilted upright and used as a vertical bandsaw. It might be possible to modify it to do so, but there are castings that would have to be cut or ground away , and I'm not sure it's the best thing to do. I don't want to use my 14 inch Boice Crane woodcutting bandsaw as a metal cutting saw, and I'd still have to put multiple speeds on it. Another option is to put a lot of work into my 16 inch single speed Walker Turner bandsaw, but that saw is a basket case with a few parts missing. I supose my question is then, how satisfied are you folk with a horizonal bandsaw that also stands up vertically? There is a throat width limitation, and of course probably the needed table modification shown above.
Would I be better off looking for an inexpensive used vertical bandsaw and making the necessary mods for metal cutting ?

J Tiers
12-26-2010, 10:30 PM
I have an Atlas V/H saw, and it is very handy indeed to be able to use it as a vertical.

The small table is a problem, but at least it has not threatened to fold up. I'd consider making a top system like teh OP, that's slick.

Probably best if the saw would also LOCK in the "up" position.

EddyCurr
12-27-2010, 02:35 PM
G0561 7"x12". After dealing with the "worse than having no table at all"
pos stock table that folded while making a cut and almost pulled my hand
into the blade. I had to make something that was safer.Very helpful post. Great pictures and great to know about the Delta tables.

Thanks.

.

Robo
12-27-2010, 03:41 PM
Thats a nice solution. Is the saw "capable" in the verticle position? It would solve a huge problem for many people to have a dual purpose saw that is capable in both positions....in fact I am thinking I may purchase one:)

HAP
12-27-2010, 10:50 PM
Robo, the 7x12 saws are very capable in both modes. With the table mod, I am exceedingly pleased with its performance. However, with the 3/4" wide blade, its not capable of very tight radii. But, it can hold a pretty good line otherwise. I didn't know how much I needed it until I got one...
HAP