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Home-Built Stand For Powered Bandsaw
Stan McDonald, Foxboro, Ont.: "Like other FARM SHOW readers, I like to build the things I need. That often means cutting flat bars, channel iron, and so on. So I bought a powered bandsaw. The problem I ran into is that the blade on the small imported saw did not last long due to the lack of coolant. Also, the stand was flimsy. I guess you get what you pay for.
  "So I built my own stand from square tubing which allows me to add coolant as I cut. The stand cost $125, not including the expense of a coolant pump. I figure the investment will pay for itself by extending the life of blades about 5 times. I've also noted that using bi-metal blades also increases blade life, when compared with dry cutting."

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2001 - Volume #25, Issue #5