Here at SWAG our Portaband tables are built for individuals looking for quality, 100% American made tools at an affordable price. Designed for those working with limited space and or those looking to maximize the full potential of their hand held band saws.
The SWAG Base Model vice mounted Portaband table was our first ever item to debut on our website back in 2008, and has remained virtually unchanged to this day. With its simple yet robust platform the V1.0 Portaband table is laser cut out of 1/4" thick steel so it will easily outlast the saw that is bolted to it.
To convert your saw into a vertical band saw installation could not be any easier, remove the factory foot guards two or three screws depending upon model and reinstall the table with the provided fasteners.
This kit contains all the necessary hardware to attach your Dewalt or Milwaukee deep throat Portaband to the SWAG Portaband tables. This table does not come painted.
Due to the blade guard mounting hole locations on the Harbor Freight Model # 47840 Portaband, there is new foot guard mounting plate that is required to adapt the saw to fit the Base Model Portaband table, hence the additional $4.00 in product cost.
Our V1.0 table is cut on a CNC laser out of 1/4" thick steel plate, formed on a CNC press brake and weighs in at ~ 15 pounds for ultimate durability. The table dimensions are 1.50 tall, 10.75" deep & 12.0" wide.
Two front screws line up ok,couldnot get third screw near blade to start.The two screws seem to hold the table ok.Maybe will drill out the hole larger when I replace the blade.
Installed this on my Harbor Freight bandsaw in minutes, secured it in my 3 1/2" benchtop vise and I was making cuts. I was able to line up the blade perfectly and now I can get the full use out of my portable bandsaw. This Portaband table is built to last a long time and can be used on other model bandsaws, easy to setup and remove. Wish I had purchased one a lot sooner.
Table is very solid and well made. My kit was missing an instruction sheet, I believe, the 1 page I had didn't mention my brand of portaband saw in the hole configuration picture. First set of hole that lined up with the mounting bracket put the blade at a 15 degree angle to the table. I will try finding another set of screw holes that line up properly with the mounting bracket. That aside, the saw works well, the foot pedal is a great addition. Once I get the saw in alignment with the table, I have no doubt this will be very useful tool in my shop.
Thank you for your order.
I do apologize that we missed the instructions when shipping out your table. I zoomed in on the photo you attached to your review and it does appear that you are using the incorrect holes for your Porter Cable 700 Series saw.
If you send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, I would be more than happy to assist you in getting the table set up correctly.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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I used to have a B&D clamp table that would hold my bandsaw. I sold that and needed a way to cut. This was the answer. I have a big vice to hold the beefy table which you will need. I'm cutting an impact socket with a groove so it fits over a ground anchor for hurricanes. I put that on an impact to drive a 30" anchor into the ground, you ain't twisting that in by hand as I learned from others.
Haven't put it together but I already know it's going to be a nice addition to the shop