Safety Measures To Follow When Operating A Band Saw

As with any other power tool, there are certain safety precautions, tips, and tricks that you should pay attention to when you operate machinery. Have a look at these helpful safety measures when operating a bandsaw.

Safety Procedures Need To Follow During Working With Band Saw

Safety Precautions Prior To Using A Band Saw

  • Read the operation manual thoroughly.
  • Make sure the instructions are clear before using any type of tool or machinery.
  • Familiarize yourself with the applications and limitations.
  • Securely anchor your band saw to the floor or workbench with an appropriate height to limit vibration.

Safety Measure To Follow While Using A Band Saw

  • Wear safety goggles or glasses or a face shield with glasses.
  • Wear appropriate hearing protection, which is suitable for the level of noise and frequency you are exposed to.
  • Wear the right footwear if necessary.
  • Remove jewelry, tie back your hair, and wear fitted clothes to prevent it from getting pulled or caught by the moving blade.
  • Make sure all the guards are appropriately adjusted and in place.
  • Be sure to check that all the band wheels are enclosed.
  • Always check that the blade and wheel are in excellent condition.
  • Check that the blade is positioned correctly on the track.
  • The blade guard height must be adjusted to +/- 3mm or ⅛ inch to 6mm or ¼ inch overhead the top of materials being cut. Broader gaps will place more tension on the blade and could enhance the risk of breaking.
  • Always check if the blade is tracking appropriately and is running freely in and against the lower and upper guide bars.
  • A band saw that has automatic tension control is recommended. If not, make sure the blade is running under the appropriate tension. Check out useful information about the benefits of a deep cut band saw.
  • The band saw blades must be appropriately set and sharp and suitable for the project (Eg, The right tooth form, tooth pitch, and blade width).
  • Always keep hands away from the cutting line and positioned against the table.
  • Stock must be held flat and firmly on the table to avoid it from drawing and turning your fingers against the sharp blade.
  • To remove cut pieces from in between the saw blade and fence, use a push stick, or when your hands are in proximity of the blade. Don’t keep hands in line with the blade and cutting line but on either side of the blade.
  • When doing complicated scroll-type work, you must first do the release cuts before tight curves.
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