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    Default Auto saw parts catcher?

    I bought an auto band saw and its great, but I'm looking for ways to handle the cut stock coming off of it. I'm curious what everyone else is using?

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    Shop space and budget is low. Looking for a solution for aluminum parts, something that can handle a 12ft bars length at a time and not damage the material. It can be emptied after every bar. Figure 3"-9" long parts out of a 12 ft bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    I bought an auto band saw and its great, but I'm looking for ways to handle the cut stock coming off of it. I'm curious what everyone else is using?
    5 gallon bucket


    So depends on what you are doing. IF the parts will damage each other you may want to have a ramp or something down into your container of choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    I bought an auto band saw and its great, but I'm looking for ways to handle the cut stock coming off of it. I'm curious what everyone else is using?
    I've never used one, but these look interesting -
    Royal Rota-Rack™ Parts Accumulator

    Designed more for finished parts I think though, probably pretty (too) damn spendy for saw cut blanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by gustafson View Post
    5 gallon bucket


    So depends on what you are doing. IF the parts will damage each other you may want to have a ramp or something down into your container of choice
    That's what I was using for some light stainless parts. I have a bunch of 2-5 lb 6061 parts to cut and one side is only getting a face skim of .020", so I will look at making a ramp.

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    An outfeed table usually works OK, coplanar to the infeed rollers and with a fence in line with the infeed fence, long enough to handle 30 minutes or so worth of cutting

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    Linear vibrator can be used, build a trough, put this under it, will shake the trough
    and cause the parts to move in the direction you want.

    They can move them uphill slightly, so the coolant won't follow the parts to the bin.

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    I'm in the primitive 5-gal bucket group with gustafson, but if I had to deal with a lot of small rolly cutoffs of soft metal I would think about a conveyer belt of some sort, perhaps an adjustable speed spiralling worm in a trough. Some automatics have something like that for chip clearance. Might help if you could describe your problem in a bit more detail (e.g., size, matl, number,...)

    added as an edit: sorry, just noticed the above few posts went up while I was typing this one

    -Marty-

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    Salvage a treadmill from the dump (they turn up around here all the time). Put a container at the end and run it slow.

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