JET 14" Bandsaw
A bandsaw uses a blade consisting of a continuous band of metal with teeth along one edge to cut various workpieces. The band rides on two wheels rotating in the same plane. Bandsawing produces uniform cutting action as a result of an evenly distributed tooth load. Bandsaws are used for woodworking, metalworking, or for cutting a variety of other materials. They are particularly useful for cutting irregular or curved shapes, but can make straight cuts. The minimum radius of a curve that can be cut on a particular saw is determined by the width of the band and its kerf.
In addition to the shop safety rules the following should be observed when using this tool.
- Follow the 3” rule from the blade; always keep fingers 3” from the blade.
- Check the blade tension and tracking before starting.
- Don’t cut stock that is not flat on the bottom without a jig.
- Keep a balanced stance at the band saw.
- Never clear small pieces while the blade is moving.
- Never use your thumbs to push toward the blade.
- Never back out of a curve cut while the machine is running.
Contacts for training
- Review of machine and shop safety rules.
- Proper procedures for preparing / setup operations.
- Proper operation and control of machine.
- Proper procedures for cleanup.