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  • Bandsaw Verticle Mode Table Mod

    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.
    http://i890.photobucket.com/albums/a...P/DSCN5296.jpg
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    Verticle mode now functional.
    Regards,
    HAP
    Who do I think you are...?

  • #2
    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

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    • #3
      Nice mods. That will certainly make it easier to use and give you better results.

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      • #4
        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.
        If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something........

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        • #5
          Originally posted by doctor demo
          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-Sa...item5888268d16
          Regards,
          HAP
          Who do I think you are...?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by HAP
            if you are still looking, the ebay source has lowered his price to $29.75 now:http://cgi.ebay.com/Delta-12-Band-Sa...item5888268d16
            Thanks HAP -- I just grabbed one!

            I have the original Wilton 7x12 the Jet was cloned from.
            "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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            • #7
              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.
              I hope more become available for others...
              HAP
              Who do I think you are...?

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              • #8
                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 ?

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                • #9
                  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.
                  1601

                  Keep eye on ball.
                  Hashim Khan

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by HAP
                    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.

                    .

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                    • #11
                      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

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                      • #12
                        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
                        Who do I think you are...?

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