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Like most small operations I run a chop saw near the
garage door, but when the workpiece is long one needs
outfeed support, like a jack stand. These are available,
common and cheap. Correct height is set with a setscrew
jammed into a vertical tube. But to set height juuust
right, to get
a square cut one must lift the load with one
hand, hold up the outfeed support with one hand and
tighten the setscrew with a *third* hand: not easy! And
every time the workpiece is a different length the
support height has to be readjusted on a sloping
What's needed is something that works more like a
hydraulic jack, so that both hands can stabilize the
workpiece and a foot can be used to 'pedal' a hydraulic
to the correct height. Haven't seen one on the market;
have any of you??
PS had a better idea the other day: am going to get a trailer tongue jack, turn it upside down and weld it to a tripod base. That way I'll have a side crank to control height; almost as good as a footpedal.
Well, you could turn this upside-down
elf promotion [FlyingToaster, Sep 07 2012]
||Nope...Haven't seen any.
Considered using a mobile engine hoist?