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Old 01-27-2013, 08:30 PM   #326 (permalink)
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Converted my HF porta-band to vertical. I kept waiting for it to die so I could justify a new Dewalt and the Swag setup, but after ~5 years it keeps working. Built with some angle iron and some scrap flat stock my buddy had in his shop.

I saw some other conversions that hung the saw from the top bolts where the handle is, but we didn't have enough square tube laying around to go that route. Works great so far.

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:41 PM   #327 (permalink)
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Converted my HF porta-band to vertical. I kept waiting for it to die so I could justify a new Dewalt and the Swag setup, but after ~5 years it keeps working. Built with some angle iron and some scrap flat stock my buddy had in his shop.

I saw some other conversions that hung the saw from the top bolts where the handle is, but we didn't have enough square tube laying around to go that route. Works great so far.

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one of the better, efficient tools in my shop is the swag offroad portaband stand, but ur homebrew stand is pretty cool.
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What is going on with the first page of this thread?

I get this when going there.


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Converted my HF porta-band to vertical. I kept waiting for it to die so I could justify a new Dewalt and the Swag setup, but after ~5 years it keeps working. Built with some angle iron and some scrap flat stock my buddy had in his shop.

I saw some other conversions that hung the saw from the top bolts where the handle is, but we didn't have enough square tube laying around to go that route. Works great so far.

how does it attach? It looks like it is wedged between the cut table and the small flat bar behind the handle... idk but its nice.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:10 PM   #331 (permalink)
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What is going on with the first page of this thread?

I get this when going there.

Probably just a broken link or a link the non-stars see that is forcing advertising on ya.
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how does it attach? It looks like it is wedged between the cut table and the small flat bar behind the handle... idk but its nice.
I'll get some pics tonight. It bolts on with the 2 cover bolts on the left (each side of the blade), and a bolt through the handle on the right. The cutting table is bolted where the original guide plate attached.

For now I'm just using a clamp to hold it in place when I use it, but I might bolt it to my table. I don't have much room in my garage (not pictured) so having something I can easily get out of the way when needed is best for me.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #334 (permalink)
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did this adapter for my air grinder.
right size bolt for angle grinder nuts and cutted bolt to fit my air grinder and tacked the bottom nut in place.
now i can use those worn out cut off wheels.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #336 (permalink)
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did this adapter for my air grinder.
right size bolt for angle grinder nuts and cutted bolt to fit my air grinder and tacked the bottom nut in place.
now i can use those worn out cut off wheels.
I've really wanted to do that for awhile now! the ones that are too small for the angle grinder anymore are about perfect size for the die grinder/muffler cut-off tool!
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:49 PM   #337 (permalink)
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did this adapter for my air grinder.
right size bolt for angle grinder nuts and cutted bolt to fit my air grinder and tacked the bottom nut in place.
now i can use those worn out cut off wheels.
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I've really wanted to do that for awhile now! the ones that are too small for the angle grinder anymore are about perfect size for the die grinder/muffler cut-off tool!
Careful with the RPM's grinding disks a rated for a much slower speed.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:23 PM   #338 (permalink)
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Here are some detail shots of the saw base I made.







and the table mount
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:53 AM   #339 (permalink)
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Knowing what I do to tools, I'm not sure I could hit something with a hammer that pretty.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:37 PM   #340 (permalink)
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Nothing real fancy, but a quick tool I made the other day to hold a 2" diameter threading die. A buddy needed some hydraulic cylinder rod threaded for 7/8"-14 thread and was able to get a die locally, but didn't have a holder.






I used a scrap piece of 2 3/8" OD thick-wall pipe, and bored it out to 2" ID x 1/2" deep to fit the die and drilled and tapped for a couple 5/16" set screws that fit into the dimples on the die.

The handle is 1 1/2" x .120 wall DOM that I welded on.

It's an easy way to get the threads started nice and square. After turning the OD of the section you are trying to thread, cut a nice chamfer on the end. Place the die up against the end of the rod, and then use a suitable sized rod in the tailstock to push against the backside of the die. The tailstock should be locked down to the lathe bed.


Then just use the chuck wrench (stick the handle portion into the square holes in the chuck) to slowly turn the chuck with your left hand while using your right hand to slowly turn the tailstock feed wheel. This keeps pressure on the die as it threads itself onto the piece you are threading.

The handle on the die holder rests against the lathe ways and keeps the die from turning.



Once you get it threaded onto the die such that it is poking out the backside of the die, you can remove the tailstock. Alternatively, if you are threading smaller diameters, you can either use the nose of the tailstock chuck (opened sufficiently to allow the newly threaded portion to pass into the chuck) or substitute a tube for the solid rod that I used in the tailstock.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #341 (permalink)
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Careful with the RPM's grinding disks a rated for a much slower speed.
That's true, however, since there's only a small part of the wheel left, it will see significantly less force trying to pull itself apart; less mass overall and less mass further away from the center.

Be careful anyhow.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:08 PM   #342 (permalink)
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:25 PM   #343 (permalink)
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I always like checking this thread for new stuff - so many great ideas.

For that tube-flaring jig.... looks like basically a fender washer on the inside clamped against an exhaust clamp... how exactly does it get the flare all the way around? Do you un-clamp and rotate the tube a time or 2 to work your way around? or is there some slick way to rotate the piece while still applying clamping pressure?
That is correct. exhaust clamp with a 5/8 washer. You have to clamp release and clamp about 10 times. Takes all of one min to do a tube. I did make it so I can change out different size exhaust clamps for different size intake tubes.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:30 AM   #344 (permalink)
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Great idea for a carbide tipped part off blade!!!
VERY good Sir!!!!!, I also like...... no LOVE, this idea I got goose bumps looking though the pics THANK YOU !!!!!!
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:58 PM   #345 (permalink)
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did this tube expander. some cone cutting in lathe /thread cutting and then heat treated it hard. wil be mounted in to hydraulic sylinder some day.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:03 PM   #346 (permalink)
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I built this 6' 6" pry bar some years ago, it's my go to tool if something very heavy has to move. When I was scrapping cars, I shifted a few small cars side to side on the trailer with this thing:

I built these tools for working on grain bins. The two punches are what I carry in my bags, and I slap a socket on the 1/2" drive on each punch, and that's what I use for backing up the bolts so they don't spin when the guy on the inside hits them with the impact wrench. The long skinny punch (nickname is prison shank) is 6" long and 5/16" in diameter, made from a heavy screwdriver shaft. The bigger heavier punch (nickname is peace pipe) is a standard alignment punch with a point ground on it. The grip on both is hockey tape. The bracket off to the side is a guide to help with dropping a bin top onto an already complete ring. The guide sits on top of the bottom ring, and the angled guide directs the upper section over the outside of the lower ring. I have about 10 of these brackets that we spread out as we lower the bin with the crane.

These are some ratcheting crowsfeet that I made from spare ratcheting combo wrenches. I started with these three, but I intend to make a whole set as I find cheap ratcheting wrenches in pawn shops.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:57 PM   #347 (permalink)
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I got board today and started messing around with a spare Stanley rotator ratchet I had. I cut the plastic grip off, shortened it up, and welded a socket on the rotator shaft so that I can use it as a right angle socket drive. Here it is next to a standard rotator ratchet.
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Made up an axle seal installer using a big socket threaded rod and a washer from a strut on the other side.. works like a charm.. you can buy the actual tool but its like 60 bux this cost me like 5
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