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Project by Greedo posted 771 days ago 3547 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 771 days ago

You did a fantastic job! Quite quickly also.

Should you need to make room in your shop, you CAN send me your old band saw! Lol

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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doncutlip

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#2 posted 771 days ago

Wow, serious bandsaw. Nice job on the table.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 771 days ago

That’s a beautiful band saw and out feed table Greedo!
You did an excellent job at making it great for ripping.
I have had more & more of my friends starting to do more ripping on their band saws.
Some because they believe it’s safer, and some because they can remove a big table saw for more shop room.
Please do a blog post down the road when you have done a lot of your ripping operations on the band saw to let us know how that is working out for you.
My next up upgrade is my band saw.
(When my financial manager – my wife – says we can…) lol.
Good job Greedo.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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MacSteveT

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#4 posted 771 days ago

Saw lust :)

Very nice.

Steve T.

-- "Do, or do not. There is no try." ~Yoda

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bondogaposis

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#5 posted 771 days ago

Sweet, what material is the top made from.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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redryder

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#6 posted 771 days ago

I like it. I haven’t yet mastered the drill press table. Your killing me….................

-- mike...............

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JR45

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#7 posted 771 days ago

I also have a Hammer 4400. It’s a terrific machine. How easy was it to drill into the table to add your fixing bolts? I like the end result.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Greedo

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#8 posted 771 days ago

I am switching to the band saw for ripping because it’s faster, twice as fast so far compared to a 4hp panel saw. Plus the kerf is 3 times smaller, so with each cut i gain 2mm of wood. So i can set my jointer 2mm deeper, and flatten the stock in one pass, instead of the 2-3 passes i needed before. So there also you win allot of time.

the top is made of a left over melamine panel with some sort of granite motive, it matches cast iron well.

and Jim, drilling into cast iron is allot more easy than drilling in steel. I just used a 14v drill and a 5mm HSS bit and drilled straight through in about 10 seconds. It’s allot softer and doesn’t heat up the bit, so no lubricant is required.
I tapped the thread with the same drill as well.

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 770 days ago

Beautiful looking saw and table . Please give us a review on the saw after you use it for a while : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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MagGeorge

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#10 posted 650 days ago

Yes, a review would be great. So we will know if this beautiful saw produces an equally powerful performance.

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