|Project by Greedo||posted 03-06-2012 10:04 PM||4731 views||15 times favorited||10 comments|
I only just picked up my brand new bandsaw yesterday, i bought a new one because my old one was only good for cutting curbs, almost impossible to cut straight and i wanted to transfer ripping actions from the tablesaw to the bandsaw.
So the first thing i did was build an outfeed table for it, Hammer has it’s own table extension system but the price is very prohibitive to say the least.
The system is similar to the one built for my tablesaw, it’s a table with foldable legs (with bolts under them to adjust height).
I drilled holes in the cast iron table and tapped a thread in them so i could bolt the supports to it, there is one on the side and rear so the table can be placed on the side aswell.
The system is very simple, the table connects to the support with shelf pegs, the shelf pegs are glued into the table and you just drrop the table on the support so the pegs fall in the support holes and everything is connected.
removing the extension table and folding it up takes 5 seconds and requires no tools.
I ripped for over an hour non stop on it today and it works great!