I seen the post about the chop saw and abrasive blades and had another
thought. Has anyone here built a miter bandsaw (not sure it that is the
right name) like the production " Ellis" saw? This saw has the ability
to switch to angles quickly like a chop saw from what I have heard. I
have never seen one before, but have seen some pictures in catalogs. It
was a while ago, not sure how it was arranged. Could this be possible
for a home machinist to build? You can pick up 4"x6" saws for a
reasonable price, than fabricate the rest yourself. Probably not ideal
for a production application, but for the home shop guy it may suite.
Anyone got any ideas on this, or know how the actual unit works???
I built a miter stand for a Porter Cable Porta-band and love it. It
works on the same idea as the wood miter power saws, with a fixed
cutting area to clamp the work into and the saw pivots to select the cut
I work a lot of small (1/2" - 2") steel box tubing and have used a chop
saw for too long. This bandsaw is quiet, clean, has a much smaller kerf
and is not a fire hazard!
I have seen the portable handheld bandsaws before, used one to cut
parts for a dock I was helping a friend build on site, worked great.
But, I have never seen the miter version,looks like a handy tool. The
Grizzly one also miters??? Cant tell from the picture. Who is the
manufacture of the other model?? I dont think the price is out of line
for that model. I may look into one of these units just for angles.
PS have any of you guys built one of these yourself??