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by Dave Whitmire

I don’t have room in my garage shop for a larger bandsaw, so I took a cheap Harbor Freight hand-held model and mounted it on a base with a vise.

I think the photos give a pretty good idea of how I did this.Band Saw Modifications


This saw sells for around $70 and I’m still on the original blade. The rest of the pieces used in this project are from the scrap bin.

With a little care in the construction and some judicious shimming, the saw cuts as square as any.Band Saw Modifications


It works very well and stores out of the way under my workbench.Band Saw Modifications

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