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.