Making a homemade band saw

How to make a band saw with your own hands? Building a house of wood, other construction work using wood or labor-intensive carpentry is associated with the need to cut a large number of raw logs.

Homemade band sawmill

Homemade band sawmill (view from the front): 1 — stand, 2 — roller, 3 — plate, 4 — screw, 5 — chain, 6 — guide bar, 7 — movable comb, 8 — screw, 9 — fixed comb, 10 - remote controller.

In such a situation, it is necessary to acquire ready-made lumber or buy factory-made sawmill. But such equipment is very expensive. However, you can make a band saw with your own hands. You can create such a device at a low financial cost.

Thus, you will have a strong device that can cut logs into boards having a length of up to 3 m and more.

Manufacturing technology band sawmill

Materials and tools:

Homemade band sawmill (type of sawmill from the end)

Homemade band sawmill (type of sawmill from the end).

  • pulleys from the old combine;
  • hub from the car;
  • shaft;
  • steel corner;
  • pipes;
  • profiled tube;
  • engine;
  • channel;
  • kerchiefs;
  • bearings;
  • washers;
  • bolts;
  • spring;
  • jumpers;
  • clamps;
  • welding machine;
  • hammer;
  • file;
  • roulette;
  • gon;
  • building level.

For the manufacture of sawmill as materials, you can use the various elements of old machines, steel sheet and other parts. In the process will need to perform welding work. It is also desirable to have basic skills in plumbing and turning. The manufacturing process of this sawmill provides a minimum number of turning operations.

To create a structure, you can use pulleys with a diameter of 30 cm from the old combine. For the manufacture of guide elements of the machine used pipes.

You will need pipes with a diameter of 1.3 cm and pipes of slightly larger diameter, which can be screwed on top of a pipe of a smaller diameter, taking into account a gap of 1 mm.

To create the machine used a used engine with a power of 5.5 kW at 920 rev / min.

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Phased installation of the sawmill

Scheme homemade sawmill

Scheme homemade sawmill.

You can make homemade belt saws with your own hands. First of all, you need to run the rails of the sawmill. They can be made of a steel angular profile with dimensions of 5 cm. It is mounted with an edge upwards. This will require great precision when adjusting the wheels. If the wheels are installed inaccurately, they will quickly wear out. In some cases, to eliminate the process of wheel wear, the angular profile is set side to side up.

After that, proceed to the manufacture of sleepers. They can be made of a steel shaped tube having a cross section of 25x25 mm.

Then it is necessary to weld a pipe with a diameter of 1.3 mm between the profile pipes. After that, special pipe fasteners, so-called claws, are fixed to this pipe. They should move freely enough. When it is necessary to fix the log motionless, the master performs several blows on the clamps with the help of a hammer. This results in fixing the mechanism for fixing the workpiece.

Profile tubes for sleepers must be installed so that they protrude beyond the rails. On the protruding part of the set bolts for adjustment.

Then on steel pipes it is necessary to perform special lintels, so-called bridges, on which the wood blank will be laid before it is cut or machined. If logs of small length are processed, the last two bridges should be located at a distance of 0.5 m from each other.

After that it is necessary to undercut the pulleys. This is necessary so that when a belt is tightened on them, it protrudes several centimeters. As the body of each pulley, you can use the hub of the car.

Then this design should be installed so that it can move along the guides, which are used horizontally installed pipes with a diameter of 1.3 mm.

Saw blade

Saw from a blade hacksaw.

If necessary, this node will be bolted.

During installation of the pulleys it may happen that problems arise. Then the pulleys are cut and welded again. This is due to the fact that when creating a machine, the parallel installation of pulleys leads to the fact that during the operation of the device the ribbon flies. Therefore, the pulleys are installed with a slight slope of approximately 4 °. At the same time during the movement the tape will independently stretch on the rollers.

In the manufacture of a band saw, the structure is created in such a way that the driven pulley is the one on the right. It is automatically tensioned during operation with a spring. As a spring machine, you can use a spring removed from an old motorcycle. The pulley, which is located on the left, is leading. Therefore, it is installed rigidly. In that case, if the size of the band saw will change, this pulley can be shifted.

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Manufacturing of individual components

The scheme of fastening the brackets and the rod of the sawmill

The scheme of fastening the brackets and the rod of the sawmill.

For the manufacture of the device used hardened rollers. You can make a roller unit yourself. It should consist of three bearings arranged on one axis. Two bearings must be brand 202. The third bearing must be located at the rear. It should be 2-4 mm more than the other two.

They grind out the shaft with the rollers so that when the width of the saw changes, install a washer between the bearings.

The shaft must enter two pipes, one of which has a diameter of 1.3 mm and the other one is larger, into which a smaller pipe is inserted.

In a pipe with a diameter of 1.3 mm, the shaft must be located with an offset axis. It is welded to the bottom wall. This unit, consisting of a shaft and pipes, must be fixed to the guides so that the rollers can be installed correctly in height, moved in any direction and firmly fixed after adjustment.

Then you need to install on the roller on the side where the driven pulley is located, a special dropper that will deliver the lubricant-coolant.

Next, make a frame with a height of 1.5 m. It is made of channel number 100. To create additional strength, the machine is strengthened with special kerchiefs.

The cutting unit of the sawmill will be able to move along the channels with the help of stud-screws. Strong fastening of the block for cutting in the device is provided by special bolts with lock nut.

Thus, the band sawmill can be created in the home workshop. After its manufacture, the owner will be able to independently cut logs, cut boards, and do carpentry.

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