|Project by wooder999||posted 09-02-2014 12:24 AM||3698 views||10 times favorited||13 comments|
Built myself a 16” bandsaw from scrap 2×6 lumber. I didn’t really need one as I already had a store baught 14” bandsaw. Just wanted to see if I could actually make one. Turns out this bandsaw is better, runs smoother and is more accurate that the old one. I like it so much I gave my old one away to my father inlaw. The motor is a 1 1/2 hp I had given to me by my father inlaw. Dust extraction is from the back at bottom and it removes abouts 95% of saw dust from inside the guard. Blade guard opens in one piece and is held closed by a magnet.
The fence is from American wood worker and is adjustable to accomodate blade drift if nescessary. Haven’t had to use that feature yet.
Spent under $200 to build.
Got the plans from Mathias Wandel at www.woodgears.ca. Easy and straight forward plans.