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porta saw adapted to vertical band saw

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J&JHotrods, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. J&JHotrods
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
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    I found this on another forum and thought I would share. I've been pondering the idea of turning my porta-saw into a make-shift band saw, but didn't know where to begin. Turns out this guy is making and selling them. Looks to be an good way to have a band saw on the cheap.
    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=748205
     
  2. racinman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
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    I bought one of these stands and Love it... I found a close out on the deep throat saw and it is now one of my favorite tools. everything works as he describes
    racinman Rick
     
  3. i have used the portable bandsaws for years and this looks like a great idea. what a space saver.
     

  4. J&JHotrods
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
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    Thanks 36-3 window. I figured he was a hamb'r.
     
  5. MEDDLER1
    Joined: Jun 1, 2006
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    I would be lost without this tool.I have been using one since 01!!!
     
  6. FlynBrian
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
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    What brand saw you guys using?
     
  7. MEDDLER1
    Joined: Jun 1, 2006
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    The milwaukee deep cut variable speed.New around 300 bux but you can find em at swaps and online cheaper,but i will say if you buy a new one for 3 it is money well spent.Its worth every penny.
     
  8. J&JHotrods
    Joined: Oct 22, 2008
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    Damn, I picked up one from harbor(sic)freight not too long ago. I wasn't really in dire need of one, picked it up 'cuz it was on sale and I would have one around if I needed it. Also thinking I would get around to adapting it to something similar to what Tigman had made. Don't think I can build one that nice for that price. I hope it can be made to work.
     
  9. KING CHASSIS
    Joined: Aug 28, 2005
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    Great thanks. I recently got a Milwalkee saw. And use it everyday. I dont know what I did before I got it. Now this will make things alot easier.
     
  10. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    I'd like to see how it attaches to the stand. those portabands are great tools.

    we used one all the time back at my old job. I have an air powered one that a buddy found at a yard sale for only 10 bucks.

    $75.00 for the stand?? I figure people who think that is cheap don't have as much scrap metal as I do.
     
  11. carbuilder
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    I bought a simlar unit off of ebay over a year ago that saw gets used 2 to 10 times a day I cut 20 gage up to 3/8 plate with it & use bar soap as a lube. I have the milwakee say on mine Danny.
     
  12. shadetreerodder
    Joined: Aug 4, 2006
    Posts: 291

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    I need to get one of those for my saw. Thanks for the post.
     

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