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Forum topic by mbs posted 03-25-2013 02:49 AM 682 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mbs

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03-25-2013 02:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw stand

I’m not a giant – only 6’ tall but I felt like I had to really hunch over to see the line on the wood and the blade. Welded up a stand and it’s much more ergonomic for me.

There is enough room at the bottom for a shallow drawer that I’ll make when I making drawers for another project.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.


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#1 posted 03-25-2013 03:13 AM

I’m only 5’ 8” and find my self “angling” for a good view of line & blade. I like your idea. Consider it stolen!!!

-- 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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#2 posted 03-25-2013 03:15 AM

I’m really nearsighted and 6’4” so I do most of my bandsawing from a tall stool. But I have raised every other tool in the shop including my TS and workbench!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 03-25-2013 03:50 AM

I don’t mind my table saw being lower because It’s easy to apply pressure down on the wood and I’m not free-hand cutting.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 03:51 AM

Andy,
That’s a great idea.

After I thought about it….
Wouldn’t raising the BS make it more susceptible to tipping over???

-- 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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#5 posted 03-25-2013 04:57 AM

The weight is higher on the saw so it is more prone to tip over but it’s still very stable.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#6 posted 03-25-2013 11:18 AM

My dad owns a similar saw he is around 6’ and he never removed the shipping pallet from his. I offered to help him but he said it works fine just the way it is. I bought and rebuilt a old Walker Turner bench top saw I think I ended up putting the table height around 42”.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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#7 posted 03-25-2013 11:21 AM

My big bandsaw is low (36”) which is great for ripping and resawing. My little one is high (44”) which is great for cutting curves and close up lighter weight tasks.

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#8 posted 03-29-2013 09:17 PM

I actually lowered my G0555 band saw as I found it to high. I built a mobile base with two drawers and now the table is the same height as my table saw, surface planer, SCMS mobile base and my work bench.

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