All About Horizontal Metal Band Saws

In today’s video, we cover everything horizontal band saw related! How to use it, fluid type, common repairs, blade types, and some other handy tricks and tips! Also, bonus full list of all parts used!

Hey everybody! Lets talk about one of the tools that is now at the heart of almost all my projects lately, the horizontal band saw. Any project in my shop that needs cuts in round tubing, square tubing, angle iron, etc. runs through this tool.

Check out the video, I go through what they are used for, what kind of fluid to use in them, how to fix them (for cheap!) when common wearable items go out. See below for links to all the parts used!!

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Parts used:

Jet HVBS-712D bansaw (the newer version of mine in the video):

Trim Cutting & Grinding Fluid. Very versatile and long lasting coolant/fluid for bandsaws. I have had good luck with it so far:

93″ 8/12tpi metal band saw blades:

Evolution chop saw (these are cool, still might try to get one of these someday):

Diamond Edge 14 Inch chop saw blade. If all you have is a 14″ chop saw with an abrasive blade, these are an upgrade to the chop saw for sure. These are rated for 1,000+ cuts and I believe it. I also run smaller versions of these on my 4.5″ grinders.

608ZZ bearings for the blade guides mentioned in the video:

ISO Tunes earplug headphones that I am ALWAYS wearing while in the shop or mowing. They are comfortable and sound great. These have the ‘Aware’ function that can act as a passthrough so you can hear people talk without having to take them out. Definitely worth it:

BORA roller saw stands. Not lifechanging gear here, but these have worked really well for me so far:

28 pack of magnetic hooks. I am on my 3rd package of these, I use them all over the shop. If you catch my shop lights in any of my videos, they are all mounted to the metal ceiling using nothing but these hooks.

This is the way I did it, I would love to hear your feedback on what has worked for you in your shop. Hope you get some ideas!

Now YOU, go outside and work on something!

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