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Forum topic by yellowirenut posted 01-02-2017 08:26 PM 530 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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yellowirenut

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01-02-2017 08:26 PM

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Picked up a Craftsman 10” band saw Saturday. I mounted it on a harbor fright tool table. I also have a miter saw mounted on a mobile mount. I am not liking my new set up at all. I drew up a quick plan. What i am looking for is heavy duty “table sliders” that a platform will mount on and the band saw will mount on the platform. This assembly will slide out when needed (also lock into place somehow) then back into the table when not in use.

What would be the proper name for these things?
Where would a good place to source them be?

Here are some pics of my set up and a drawing of what I am envisioning. the table end will line up with the bin rack to the right. The band saw end I am unsure where it will stop. To the left will go a Harbor Fright dust collector once they get them back in stock.


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crank49

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#1 posted 01-02-2017 08:49 PM

heavy duty drawer slides are what you need.
But, I doubt you will find slides with stops built in.
You can always add the stops/locks to the top shelf/base.

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yellowirenut

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#2 posted 01-02-2017 09:08 PM


heavy duty drawer slides are what you need.
But, I doubt you will find slides with stops built in.
You can always add the stops/locks to the top shelf/base.

- crank49


that was my plan to add my own locking system.
I was unsure if a drawer slide would work in a “lay down” position. Instead of being hung from the side

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#3 posted 01-02-2017 09:33 PM

I would not put my bandsaw on a drawer slide. I’ve never seen a drawer slide that was rigid enough.

Instead, I would suggest building a stand with some rigid casters (that only roll forward and back—no swiveling) on the floor—-then possibly using drawer slides (or something you make) to guide the travel and a lock-out mechanism.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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AshTheArtist

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#4 posted 01-02-2017 10:42 PM

They do make center mount drawer slides which mount on base instead on sides.

I would still go for a small cart for bandsaw and just pull the whole cart out when needed. Slides are nice but they have a lot of moving parts and can contribute to vibration/chatter etc.

-- Ash @ touchwoodarts

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yellowirenut

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#5 posted 01-02-2017 11:45 PM

That’s a great idea. I could make the guides/rails out of wood as my floor is 7/8 plywood. Screw them down…
Guide only the rear wheels or just the cart as it would be a tripping hazard to have rails extend past the table.
It simplifies so many things.

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 01-03-2017 01:51 PM

One thing to consider… if you put the bandsaw on “slider tracks”, you will be limited on how far you can move the saw. And the tracks on the floor when the saw is against the wall become a trip hazard.

What happens if you get a piece too long to clear both sides but you REALLY WANT to make the cut on the bandsaw?

I’d rather put casters with locking wheels on the saw base ( or build a more sturdy base and put casters on it)... that way you can move it anywhere in the shop if the need arises.

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#7 posted 01-03-2017 04:10 PM

I would lose the HF tool base and build a cabinet under the bandsaw on casters. One thing the diagram indicates is that you will be very limited in the length of stock you will be able to feed into the bandsaw, because the wall is in the way. With a roll out cabinet you can over come that problem and still store your saw along the wall like you planned.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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toolie

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#8 posted 01-03-2017 06:00 PM

id be more concerned about the exposed paper facing of the insulation as a potential fire hazard.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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yellowirenut

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#9 posted 02-05-2017 09:05 PM

Ta-Da!

Will build some shelving to go behind and beside the saw at some point.
I am making the stand the band saw was on into a router bench.

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