Man Hacks a Bandsaw to Rip 4×8 Sheets in Half!

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Most of you who use bandsaws know you can always increase the height capacity by adding a riser block. But a fellow named Ron Sutton over at the Homemade Tools forum wanted more width.

“I’ve converted a 14 inch bandsaw to 28 inches,” Sutton writes, “so that I can now cut a 4×8 in half, that is, rip it down the middle.”

I have no idea if it’s advisable to have a bandsaw blade bending both ways like that, and a reader of Sutton’s post wrote the following query: “That is very clever Ron. I like how you placed the rollers. Do you find any problems with vibration, alignment or flex?”

Sutton never responded–I hope nothing’s happened to the guy!


Source: core77

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