It is currently Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:32 pm Advanced search

Extension Support for Horizontal Band Saw

Metal cutting - oxyfuel cutting, plasma cutting, machining, grinding, and other preparatory work.

Extension Support for Horizontal Band Saw

Postby TDubs » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:10 pm

Hi Everyone,

In order to build up my welding chops, I'm planning to build a 21" tall support for my horizontal band saw. The cutting surface of the saw is 21" above the floor. I have a couple of ideas for how to build this. But I'm wondering if maybe I'm reinventing the wheel. Has anyone else fabricated a support for longer material to cut on their saw? Any pics?

Thanks,
Terry
Terry

There's only one way to find out. Might as well get started now...
User avatar
TDubs
New Member
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:07 pm
Location: East Central Illinois

Re: Extension Support for Horizontal Band Saw

Postby pgk » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:40 pm

I just bought a new band saw and just bought a adjustable roller stands to feed longer material, works perfect..


Pete
Esab SVI 300, Mig 4HD wire feeder, 30A spool gun, Miller Passport, Dynasty 300 DX, Coolmate 4, Spectrum 2050, C&K Cold Wire feeder WF-3, Black Gold Tungsten Sharperner, Ellis 1600
User avatar
pgk
Guide
 
Posts: 130
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:48 pm
Location: Michigan

Re: Extension Support for Horizontal Band Saw

Postby TDubs » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:07 pm

I was thinking of that too. The problem is the height. I have a Grizzly G4030 horz/vert bandsaw. The table height for the horizontal feature is only 21" tall. I have some rolller stands but the lowest that they'll go is 28". I've thought about donating one to the cause but I use them with other tools.

I'm thinking of fabbing up a foldable A frame stand from some square tube that I got from a scrapper.

Thanks,

Terry
Terry

There's only one way to find out. Might as well get started now...
User avatar
TDubs
New Member
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:07 pm
Location: East Central Illinois

Re: Extension Support for Horizontal Band Saw

Postby pgk » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:17 am

Can you cut the ones you have down to size for your saw?
Esab SVI 300, Mig 4HD wire feeder, 30A spool gun, Miller Passport, Dynasty 300 DX, Coolmate 4, Spectrum 2050, C&K Cold Wire feeder WF-3, Black Gold Tungsten Sharperner, Ellis 1600
User avatar
pgk
Guide
 
Posts: 130
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:48 pm
Location: Michigan

Re: Extension Support for Horizontal Band Saw

Postby Louie1961 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:35 am

I have a Harbor Freight band saw that is tippy as heck. I am am going to build a new stand for it and in the process raise it up to a more useful (for me) height. I hate having to bend over to work on that saw. depending on which grizzly saw you have you can do the same.
Hobart Handler 190
Syncrowave 250
Purox Metalmaster
User avatar
Louie1961
Ace
 
Posts: 234
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:00 am
Location: Connecticut

Re: Extension Support for Horizontal Band Saw

Postby pgk » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:44 pm

I just replaced my 4 x 6 with a Ellis 1600 and it is taller than the old saw. When I had bought the 4 x6 years ago I made a rolling stand out of 1" angle and welded 4 locking swivel castors to it, never measured but I'm sure it raised it at least 3"
Esab SVI 300, Mig 4HD wire feeder, 30A spool gun, Miller Passport, Dynasty 300 DX, Coolmate 4, Spectrum 2050, C&K Cold Wire feeder WF-3, Black Gold Tungsten Sharperner, Ellis 1600
User avatar
pgk
Guide
 
Posts: 130
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:48 pm
Location: Michigan

Re: Extension Support for Horizontal Band Saw

Postby TDubs » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:59 am

My bandsaw is a Grizzly G4030. It's around 250 pounds. I don't think that I want to put it on a stand as it would be very top heavy and a pain to move around. I bought it used for a couple hundred bucks a few years back.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-1-2-x-10-Metal-Cutting-Bandsaw/G4030

There is a reason that I'm looking to just build a separate support for it. I received a Wellsaw Model 8 from a friend last year. It needs a single phase motor as the current motor is 3 phase and my shop is single. Plus I need to replace some of the bearings and do other work. Other than that, it's in good shape. And the price was right! The problem is that I don't have time to refurb it until mid-October as I currently have several jobs in our shop.

The reason for all of this is that I'm building a powder coat oven that needs a welded base. I have some 10' lengths of recycled 1" steel tube and a bunch of angle in different sizes that I want to use for the base but need to cut them down and properly support them. Hence my dilemma.
Terry

There's only one way to find out. Might as well get started now...
User avatar
TDubs
New Member
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:07 pm
Location: East Central Illinois

Re: Extension Support for Horizontal Band Saw

Postby MFleet » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:21 am

A "pipe stand" is what I see local fabricators using. They are generally made with an acme thread and nut. If the stand needs to accommodate a wide variety of height, there will be a tube inside of tube. The tubes are drilled at increments to accept a pin and the acme thread is used for fine adjustment. Picture an old pin through car jack stand with a nut welded on top. The big shop bandsaws have a roller conveyor feed surface.

The 3ph motors are generally very good quality and you may want to look at a good brand, used VFD with good amperage overhead before you replace the motor. You can work out the blade speed with the VFD specs and a little math. Then, the VFD will give you control over the material type cut speed with very few touches of the buttons.
Miller 350P w/Python
Miller Syncrowave 250DX - Beaterwave project
Hypertherm Powermax65
Hobby class lathe and milling machine
MFleet
Active Member
 
Posts: 44
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:26 am
Location: Houston, Tx.

Re: Extension Support for Horizontal Band Saw

Postby noddybrian » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:11 am

A cheap stand of variable height is easily made from recycling an office chair available from a skip near you ! just unbolt the chair part & you have a stable base with an adjustable height post - add a plain or roller top to it - if you see the size of some office workers you know they are built to take some weight !
noddybrian
Weldmonger
 
Posts: 1170
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:13 pm

Re: Extension Support for Horizontal Band Saw

Postby TDubs » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:19 pm

Great ideas guys! I like th pipe stand with the threaded rod for adjustability. The chair base sounds good too.

MFleet, if I use a VFD with the current 3PH motor, will that do a single phase to 3 phase conversion without requiring a rotary or solid state converter? I like that idea too!

Thanks Everyone,

Terry
Terry

There's only one way to find out. Might as well get started now...
User avatar
TDubs
New Member
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:07 pm
Location: East Central Illinois

Next

Return to Metal Cutting