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Keep small cutoffs from escaping at the bandsaw

Illustration of jig for bandsaw. Collects cut offs objects while sawing.

I often cut multiple small parts at the bandsaw and inevitably, some of them end up on the floor. To capture those runaways, I made the tray shown here that bolts onto my bandsaw table. All of the parts can be made from 12 " or 34 " material.

One end of the tray pivots like a gate to make cleaning out the tray easier. When closed, it rests on a stop fastened to the bottom of the tray. Simply pivot the stop out of the way to allow the gate to drop down for easy parts removal.
—Dan Martin, Galena, Ohio

Illustration of jig for bandsaw.

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