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Too bad about how low it "should" be. He couldn't see what he was doing. Don't worry, I did lower it, (slowly) so he could get used to it. I'm the same way. I won't lower it like they say, because I can't see.
- on my small (10" Craftsman) band saw I had the same issue(s) - lower the guard and the work piece disappears. I 'fixed' mine by raising the whole saw up and using a taller tool stand. I just measured and the table for the band saw is at 48" from the floor. I am 6'4 and its comfortable for me and I can easily see the work piece with the guard in close proximity to the piece. Looks to me like the grandson could comfortably utilize the saw with the saw/table higher up from the floor and gain better vision of the work piece at the same time ?

- of course, that's just my opinion, YMMV ......... <g>

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- on my small (10" Craftsman) band saw I had the same issue(s) - lower the guard and the work piece disappears. I 'fixed' mine by raising the whole saw up and using a taller tool stand. I just measured and the table for the band saw is at 48" from the floor. I am 6'4 and its comfortable for me and I can easily see the work piece with the guard in close proximity to the piece. Looks to me like the grandson could comfortably utilize the saw with the saw/table higher up from the floor and gain better vision of the work piece at the same time ?

- of course, that's just my opinion, YMMV ......... <g>

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Problem is, we tried to raise it. The tool is made for this stand; the way it's made, I can't put it on anything else; it'll fall over. We tried to configure it, but nothin' doin.
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That truck is coming out good too. Can't wait to see it when it is done.
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Thanks, Herb. New territory I'm in here...

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Remove the legs from the top and drill four holes through the base and mount that on a tall wooden box or cabinet. My saw is the same, but I mounted it on a pre-fabbed tall cabinet and attached some slats to the bottom and then added the casters. My table is a little above belly button height, just right for me.

I hadn't noticed the truck before. That is great! Is it rideable? Is your grandson doing most of it? Great learning project.

I recall one of the first nifty toys I ever made was a toy piano for a production of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown." A friend was directing it. It had moving keys and what I'd have to call an "infant" grand shape. Didn't play, but the curves were just right and you could stand on it. It was probably the first nice plroject I ever made. Still remember it well. By the way, the friend's name was Melody Ashburn, and thinking back, she looked very much like you, red hair and all. She was a buddy's girl friend, not mine.
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I have the same bandsaw, Barb, and I got it to cut with narrower blades. The only thing I didn't like about it was the light shines in your eyes when you are cutting. It is on the back of the saw instead of the front like I like.I do like the guard adjustment as a knob that you twist to adjust height. I use 3/8" blades and 1/4" I tried 1/8" but kept braking them. I have mine mounted on a bench along the wall at around 42" hi.
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Problem is, we tried to raise it. The tool is made for this stand; the way it's made, I can't put it on anything else; it'll fall over. We tried to configure it, but nothin' doin.

- no need to separate the band saw from the tool stand, just raise the whole stand. Mine is on a ply platform with braked casters on each corner. Don't want it movable? .... simply whack together 3 or 4 pc of 2 x 4 <or whatever> an cover with ply to make a 'platform' for the stand in any height you want to achieve.

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Ooo! How exciting! I've always loved the idea of these.
Can't wait to see how you're gonna decorate.

Pinterest has loads of ideas.
https://www.pinterest.com/search/pin...inks_searchbox
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I have the same bandsaw, Barb, and I got it to cut with narrower blades. The only thing I didn't like about it was the light shines in your eyes when you are cutting.
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Okay, so it's not just me. The only time I can really use the light is when I have the overhead shop light off. If the light were a regular light, I think it would work better.
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Ooo! How exciting! I've always loved the idea of these.
Can't wait to see how you're gonna decorate.

Pinterest has loads of ideas.
https://www.pinterest.com/search/pin...inks_searchbox
No room for decorating, sorry to say. No girlie decorations. Now the lady behind us has a true "she shed" where she has it all decked out for scrap booking, and other crafts she does. Guess she has it set up where she can sleep out there; a daybed, a/c, etc. She's got curtains on the windows, and cute little porch... she has the grandkids out and they have sleepovers out there.

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Okay, so it's not just me. The only time I can really use the light is when I have the overhead shop light off. If the light were a regular light, I think it would work better.
I have been thinking of getting a magnetic based flex light like one of these.

https://www.amazon.com/magnetic-base...&rh=n%3A228013

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Or something like this from IKEA.
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