A table for my portable bandsaw

Posted By on March 1, 2016

Portable Bandsaw TableI tinkered with my portable bandsaw this past weekend by adding a small table in order to make a couple delicate and more accurate cuts.

I was planning to add a hinging mechanism  (still might) to use as a cut-off bandsaw for metal bar and tube stock. For now, the bandsaw and small wooden table sets up fairly easy on the bench vice. A small cleat on the bottom of the 5-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ table slips into my shop bench vice and hold the bandsaw in a vertical position.

One of the negatives of this well made but inexpensive Chicago Tool bandasw is that the trigger doesn’t have a lock … so I used a wire clip to hold it in the “on” position. So far so good … and the variable speed setting is great.

Comments

  • Lester “Bill” Neval

    Is this the HF bandsaw made by Chicago Tools? Most of their stuff is junk.

    • Thanks for the comment. I’ve heard the portable bandsaw by Chicago tools is one of their better items. I’m impressed that it actually comes in a case and has a high quality longer cord … if you know what I mean. We’ll see how it lasts as you are right, some of there tools are junk.

      Here’s a photo of the cutoff saw that I was thinking about:

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