Bandsaw for 5' thick stock

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Forum topic by REO posted 12-31-2014 11:44 PM 1121 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-31-2014 11:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw bandsaw riser band saw

Today was a busy day. last week my boss asked if it would be possible to ad a riser block to a 36” band saw. The goal was to be able to saw a piece of material 5 feet thick. today we started the project. all that is left is covering the gaps in the vertical blade housing and making a new door for the same. the original shell is 1/4” thick plate. the riser is 5/8” plate.

Tim Allen’s got nothing on this one! hargh hargh hargh

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#1 posted 12-31-2014 11:54 PM

Damn! 60” resale capacity!

Are you upgrading the motor?

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 12:33 AM

That is a MONSTER of a band saw!

5’ capacity! ... with the table in place?! :)

Where are you going to get the Blades for it? ... what kind of blades?

What are you going to cut that is 5’ ...!!

I’d like to see it when it running and cutting something 5’... !! Maybe a video would be better… :)

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 12:39 AM

that… wow

I would guess they weld their own bands

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 01:06 AM

Any good saw shop can make up blades to any length you want.

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 01:11 AM

You do understand, of course, that will void the warranty on that saw! ;)

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 01:26 AM

Holy hell!

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#7 posted 01-01-2015 01:31 AM

That a good start.

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#8 posted 01-01-2015 01:44 AM

Reo,any chance you could show us this monster in action?I would love to see a 5’ thick piece of wood being cut with that bandsaw.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#9 posted 01-01-2015 02:11 AM

Wow! And I was trying to figure out how to resaw 15” today.

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#10 posted 01-01-2015 03:12 AM

It wont be used for cutting wood. it will cut insulating material that cant be cut with a hot wire.
Alaskaguy that is a double cut blade, it cuts both directions. on the 4” wide and up there is no thrust guide to track the blade just the crown. band mills were a little slower in the cut so they would save time by cutting in both directions. circle rigs cant. in the late ‘80s warehouser tried (skaag?) saws.(not scrag anyway)In Lacrosse Wi for about a year. They were like huge jig saws with multiple blades attached at both ends for dimensional softwood production. In Bangor Wisconsin I reworked a sawmill that could produce 50,000 BF in a single shift on one circle saw head rig.

I will get an “action shot” when it is set up.

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#11 posted 01-01-2015 04:03 PM

Juh HEEES us, cant wait to see it run

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#12 posted 01-01-2015 06:02 PM

Great customizing job, I would be very happy with a 36” bandsaw and a shop big enough to put it in.
Will be paitiently waiting for the completed picture showing the table.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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