I purchased a horizontal metal cutting band saw last week and several 24' sticks of rectangle tubing, angle and bar stock. After I got the saw to cut dead nuts perfect, I have cut one of the sticks down. I held it up on 2 harbor freight roller stands and thought there has to be a better way to handle the length of the metal. I'm thinking of getting a couple of 10' sections of gravity roller conveyors and set them up to feed the metal into the band saw and use the cheap roller stands on the out feed side of the saw, since the pieces of metal will be shorter and manageable. Has anyone done this and if so, how is it working out? I haven't look too hard yet on the conveyors, but I did find one that would fit my needs, I think. Below is photo of the band saw and of the type of conveyor I am thinking of going with. I'm not stuck on any brand of conveyor, but the photo will give you an idea of what I am looking at. I plan on building my own stands for the conveyors. I just want to know if this idea is worth pursuing or not. I don't plan on doing production work, I just want something that will make my tool time more pleasant and easier on the body.
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