Power tools are fantastic. They make short work of whatever you throw at them, but compared to their big brothers (i.e. full size powered tools you can’t move), they’re less accurate, and difficult for precision work. Then there’s the hybrid tools — power tools you can mount in stands or bases to get better control of your work piece. Some are designed for this, some aren’t. But sometimes, making your own stand for a power tool can be pretty darn easy.
[Yonatan] needed a bandsaw for one of his projects, and not being overly confident in his jigsaw skills (the tool he did possess), he decided to upgrade it, by building a jigsaw table. Still not quite a bandsaw, but almost.
The entire hack is actually very simple. He’s recycling an old computer tower side panel to use as the table. Add a hole for the blade and maybe some mounting features to the sheet metal and you’re almost ready to go! Using double-sided tape, he attached the jigsaw to the underside of the table, and mounted the whole thing in a vice on his work bench. Works like a charm.
Now if you really want a bandsaw, [Mattias Wandel] shows you how to make one completely from scratch!