So you’ve got a bandsaw, maybe one of those inexpensive Chinese made metal cutting bandsaws? And you need to cut a whole bunch of material to size with it. You could than there cutting each piece by hand. Yes, with a stop and all you’ll save a little time, but geeze what a pain. I’m lazy. I like the idea of automation. That’s why I was tickled to see that even this cheezy little 4×6 bandsaw could be fitted with an automatic bar feeder. Genius!
Here’s the whole works. It’s all air powered…
There are two air cylinders that hold the stock and a third that pushes it forward a pre-determined amount…
Here’s a video of this little bar feeder in action:
I’m sure that simple idea has saved that fellow a lot of drudgery. I first read about this over on the Chaski boards. It’s amazing how many clever ideas and clever folks there are out there!
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