|martin perman||17/11/2019 20:43:43|
1689 forum posts
This maybe of no interest to anybody but I'm about to start cutting long lengths of 4" x 4" box section to make an engine trolley for my Lister M ready to show next season, I needed a stand to support the steel box whilst cutting to length and came up with the following.
I have a pair of axle stands, (1st picture) I took one as the base of the stand and removed the piece the car sits on, (2nd picture) I then took a Dexion tension piece that holds self assembly racking together and after measuring the height from the floor to the saw vice table cut the tension piece from the top of the flat face to the correct point along the tube, I then cut off the upright angled piece off and cleaned up the edges and (3rd picture) finally placed the the tube into the stand.
One simple but useful support for my saw and its also still an axle stand.
|160 forum posts|
Good way to use axle stands for a base. A Three Legged Base is always better than a round base. If the load becomes unstable and is all on two legs they will not be on a single point as with a round base that becomes a wheel.
|Jeff Dayman||18/11/2019 20:39:12|
|1656 forum posts|
Those stands will come in handy for a lot of jobs, I would think. Nicely done.
|Nigel Graham 2||08/12/2019 21:37:07|
|443 forum posts|
I think I would not modify my axle-stands themselves but make longer-version columns that can be swapped with the originals as and when needed. (On mine, the columns can simply be lifted out.)
I've often resorted to clamping battens across the workshop doorway at the right height, not just for the band-saw but also the bench-drill.
|305 forum posts|
I think that is exactly what Martin has done.
|Derek Lane||08/12/2019 22:38:14|
238 forum posts
THIS will not interest you to purchase but it may interest in the sense of making the top with a roller this allows for moving it along the top ready for another cut if needed.
Link for picture only
|martin perman||09/12/2019 08:40:32|
1689 forum posts
That is what I did do, I still use the axle stands so they are now duel purpose.
|Graham Meek||09/12/2019 10:46:12|
|128 forum posts|
This may be of interest for those who have 4.5" Metal cutting saws.
It was made using structural aluminium picked up at a local scrap yard.
|not done it yet||09/12/2019 11:40:08|
|3576 forum posts|
From old aluminium window frames might be an alternative? Perhaps joined back to back if not sufficiently rigid?
|Clive Foster||09/12/2019 16:10:46|
|1891 forum posts|
My version uses a folding axle stand from LiDL. Legs flop together so I can hang it on the wall if it gets in the way.
Centre tube has a welded on bung in the bottom end with a tapped hole in it, part of an old weight machine / exercise bench "reduced to produce". Screwing in a bolt made adjustment to get the through hole for the pin in just the right place easy. At £10 off E-Bay the exercise bench was good value for money as a materials source.
Mostly used with my Rapidor power hacksaw but also fits my import horizontal vertical saw on its home brew trolley & cupboard stand.
Edited By Clive Foster on 09/12/2019 16:12:58
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