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Harbor Freight has come out with a new Hercules universal portable band saw benchtop stand.
They say that the new attachment “turns just about any portable band saw into a powerful, precise, horizontal or vertical benchtop cutter.
it’s designed for use with “most brands of portable deep-cut band saws.”
The Hercules benchtop band saw stand can be used in two configurations – horizontal or vertical.
Horizontal band saws are often lowered to a workpiece to to make straight cuts in metal, while vertical band saws are often used to make straight, curved, or intricate cuts in a metal workpiece.
The base has angle guides at 0°, 30°, 45°, and 60°, and a clamp slot for securing workpieces (clamps are not included).
Pre-drilled mounting holes allow for the benchtop stand to be secured to a work station for more permanent placement.
A quick-release gas strut holds the saw in an open position for making horizontal cuts.
Harbor Freight says that the base is compatible with deep-cutting band saws from their Hercules and Bauer brands, as well as Dewalt and Milwaukee.
The base comes with a vertical table stand and mounting brackets for “popular brands.” The user manual provides instructions for securing Milwaukee (corded and cordless) and Dewalt (corded and cordless) deep-cutting band saws.