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Project by eddie posted 04-19-2012 02:32 AM 4770 views 16 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i got this bandsaw it didnt have a fence and the table was small. found this on u tube by Tom Casper the editor of American Woodworkers Magazine here shows how much it adds to the saw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpbwH9510MY&feature=context&context=C48da487VDvjVQa1PpcFPV5NjgEifryLwJsmdHodJwVgf4X85byAE=

all i know is it works.and the extra table is good too.i just mounted mine with some thumb screws and a removable back wood strip on the out feed end (pic#6) when i have to change blades plus now have o clearance.i cant tilt my top with this which i usually don’t do anyway if i need it i can take it off fairly easily.nothing fancy just some scrap boards , glued ,screwed and dadoed, + some stain and a little sanding it really makes it a lot easier to use. thanks for looking.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me





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mmcafee09

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 03:15 AM

great idea, I too have been thinking about a bandsaw fence. Mine didn’t come with one either, I bought it used though.

-- The College Woodworker

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#2 posted 04-19-2012 03:35 AM

thanks mmacfe09 i got this one new and it didnt have one i think most of the less expense ones dont but it gets er done and didnt cost a arm and leg

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 03:36 AM

Nice project and thanks for the link : )

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 04:42 AM

someone one sent me a message how to get the top off to change the blade sorry i forgot the last picture is the back strip of hard wood the screws are taken out and the table slides off .may not have needed it on there i just wanted some extra support there

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 05:26 AM

Very cool addition

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 05:32 AM

Hey Eddie,

Nice build. I have that same bandsaw.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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MacSteveT

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 08:12 PM

Very cool. I have been thinking about how to build an accurate fence for my bandsaw – I think this is the way to go. Thanks for sharing!

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William

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#8 posted 04-19-2012 11:54 PM

Good job Eddie. Looks nice.
How do you like that saw?
I wanted one just like it. About the time I had enough money to buy one though, my local Home Depot had stopped carrying them and couldn’t get them in. That’s one of the reasons I wound up building my own band saw. I couldn’t find one locally.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 04-19-2012 11:57 PM

Congrats on the top three Eddie.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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eddie

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#10 posted 04-20-2012 12:06 AM

thanks guys. i like the saw i tried to tune it up by the instructions that came with it they are not that much help .the woodwhisper had a thing on band saws and said most of the low end saw you cant go by the blade tension guage they are just not accurate to tighten it up a bit more than it says to that made a lot of difference. its not a bad saw.

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William

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#11 posted 04-20-2012 12:17 AM

I’ve never seen the thing by wood wisperer, but I don’t pay attention to tension gauges either. With both the factory made saws I’ve owned, the gauges on them were painfully inaccurate.
Since I was a scroller long before I owned a band saw though, I’ve always tightened mine by sound. I became good at this from scrolling. If your scroll saw blade is tightened properly, it make a certain toned twang when plucked. I find tightening a band saw to a very similar sound works for me.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 04-20-2012 02:31 AM

Looks very good

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#13 posted 04-20-2012 02:31 AM

Thanks for the post and the link.

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eddie

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#14 posted 04-20-2012 02:59 AM

thanks guys , the link really shows a lot. having a large too just makes it work better too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 04-20-2012 03:08 AM

Hey, I like this idea and I have the same bandsaw too. One question, how do you secure the fence? If it is just free in the miter slot wouldn’t it shift?

-- Mike Funke

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