The shop acquired an older model Craftsman bandsaw to take on some fine woodworking projects. Upon its arrival to the shop, it was discovered that the ‘table insert’ part was missing. This part is crucial to the operation of the saw: it is a removable insert that surrounds the blade and allows for adjustment of the rollers and access to the mechanisms under the table.
Being an older saw, it was assumed that the part would be unavailable, so we took some measurements and headed to the computer for some 3D modeling. The model was then 3D printed in PLA plastic on our in-house 3D printer.