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[https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3080.pdf OSHA 3080] defines a power tool as any tool requiring external electrical, pneumatic, or chemical power to function.
  
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==Saws==
 
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===Bandsaw===
 
===Bandsaw===
 
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:''Main Article : [[Bandsaw]]''
[[File:Delta_bandsaw1.jpg|thumb|right|Delta band saw.]]
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[[File:Delta_bandsaw1.jpg|thumb|left|Delta band saw.]]
  
A bandsaw (also written band saw) is a saw with a long, sharp blade consisting of a continuous band of toothed metal stretched between two or more wheels to cut material. Advantages include uniform cutting action as a result of an evenly distributed tooth load, and the ability to cut irregular or curved shapes like a jigsaw. Additionally since the blade is pulling the material into the table it is unlikely there will be kickback or ricochets. The minimum radius of a curve is determined by the width of the band and its kerf. Most bandsaws have two wheels rotating in the same plane, one of which is powered, although some may have three or four to distribute the load. The blade itself can come in a variety of size and tooth pitch (teeth per inch, or TPI) which enables the machine to be highly versatile and able to cut a wide variety of materials including wood, metal and plastic.
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A bandsaw is a saw with a long, sharp blade consisting of a continuous band of toothed metal stretched between two or more wheels to cut material. Advantages include uniform cutting action as a result of an evenly distributed tooth load and the ability to cut irregular or curved shapes like a jigsaw. Additionally, since the blade is pulling the material into the table, it is unlikely there will be kickback or ricochets. The minimum radius of a curve is determined by the width of the band and its kerf. Most bandsaws have two wheels rotating in the same plane, one of which is powered. However, some may have three or four wheels to distribute the load. The blade itself can come in a variety of sizes and tooth pitch (teeth per inch, or TPI), which enables the machine to be highly versatile and able to cut a wide variety of materials including wood, metal and plastic.
  
 
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===Circular Saw===
 
===Circular Saw===
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:''Main Article : [[Circular Saw]]''
 
[[File:circular_saw1.jpg|thumb|left|Circular saw.]]  
 
[[File:circular_saw1.jpg|thumb|left|Circular saw.]]  
  
Instructional Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpA0hYeRVmw
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A circular saw is a power-saw using a toothed or abrasive disc or blade to cut different materials using a rotary motion spinning around an arbor. A circular saw is used for cutting many materials such as wood, masonry, plastic, or metal, and may be hand-held or mounted. In woodworking, the term "circular saw" refers specifically to the hand-held saw.The table saw and chop saw are other common circular saws. "Skil saw" has become a generic trademark for conventional hand-held circular saws. Appropriate saw blades should be used depending on the material used. Asked for help if needed.  
 
 
Safety Instructions:
 
 
 
1. Always wear eye protection when operating circular saws.
 
2. Tie up loose clothing and hair, and remove jewelry that could be pulled into the saw. Hearing protection is also recommended as saws are very loud and can lead to hearing loss.
 
3. Verify that the saw blade or abrasive cutting disc has a RPM rating ABOVE the saw RPM.
 
4. Set the saw cutting depth as shallow as possible – avoid letting the blade protrude much below the stock being cut.
 
5. '''Never set a circular saw down unless the blade has completely stopped'''.
 
6. Make adjustments and change blades only when unplugged.
 
7. Do not hold or force the retracting lower guard in the open position.
 
8. Do not place hand under the shoe or guard of the saw.
 
9. Do not over tighten the blade-locking nut.
 
10. Do not twist the saw to change, cut or check alignment.
 
11. Do not use a saw that vibrates or appears unsafe in any way.
 
12. Do not force the saw during cutting – forcing can cause kickback.
 
13. Do not cut materials without first checking for obstructions or other objects such as nails and screws.
 
14. Do not carry the saw with a finger on the trigger switch.
 
15. Do not overreach and make sure to keep proper footing and balance.
 
16. Do not rip stock without using a wedge or guide clamped or nailed to the stock.
 
17. Make sure the stock will not fall and “bind” the circular saw – kickback can occur.
 
  
 
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===Miter Saw===
 
===Miter Saw===
[[File:Miter_saw1.jpg|thumb|right|Miter saw.]]  
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:''Main Article : [[Miter Saw]]''
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[[File:Miter_saw1.jpg|thumb|left|Miter saw.]]  
  
Instructional Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFs-30mFU1A
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A power miter saw, also known as a drop saw or chop saw, is a power tool used to make a quick, accurate crosscut in a workpiece at a selected angle. It is commonly used for cutting of molding and trim. Most miter saws are relatively small and portable, with common blade sizes ranging from eight to twelve inches. The miter saw makes cuts by pulling a spinning circular saw blade down onto a workpiece in a short, controlled motion. The workpiece is typically held against a fence, which provides a precise cutting angle between the plane of the blade and the plane of the longest workpiece edge. In standard position, this angle is fixed at 90°. A primary distinguishing feature of the miter saw is the miter index that allows the angle of the blade to be changed relative to the fence. While most miter saws enable precise one-degree incremental changes to the miter index, many also provide "stops" that allow the miter index to be quickly set to common angles (such as 15°, 22.5°, 30°, and 45°). Compound-Miter saws add the ability to rotate the blade head at a range of angles from the board allowing you to enter the wood at an angle other than 90 degrees. Creates a ramp angled cut into the side of the wood. Allows for more complex cuts and is commonly used in trim work for homes.
 
 
Safety Instructions:
 
 
 
1. Always wear eye protection when using the miter saw.
 
2. Use clamps to support workpiece whenever possible. If supporting the workpiece by hand, you must always keep hand outside of “No Hand” area that is marked in yellow. Never feed the workpiece into the blade or cut freehand in any way.
 
3. Do not use this saw to cut pieces that are too small to be securely clamped, or that require your hand be placed in the “No Hand” area near the blade. When cutting small or irregularly shaped pieces first attach the workpiece to a jig/fixture.
 
4. Do not reach in back of the saw blade behind the fence with either hand to hold down or support the workpiece, remove wood scraps, or for any other reason.
 
5. Never cross your hand over intended line of cutting. Supporting the workpiece “cross-handed” i.e. holding the left side of the workpiece with your right hand is very dangerous.
 
6. Always disconnect the power cord from the power source before making any adjustments or attaching any accessories.
 
7. Only use the miter saw to cut wood or wood-like materials.
 
8. Inspect your workpiece before cutting. If workpiece is bowed or warped, clamp it with the outside bowed face toward the fence. Always make certain that there is no gap between the workpiece, fence and table along the line of cut. Also, make sure there are no nails or foreign objects in the workpiece.
 
9. Do not use the saw until the table is clear of all tools, wood scraps, etc., except the workpiece.
 
10. Cut only one piece at a time.
 
11. Provide adequate support accessories such as tables; saw horses, table extensions, etc. for workpieces wider or longer than the table top
 
12. '''Let the blade reach full speed before contacting the workpiece'''.
 
13. If the workpiece or blade becomes jammed or bogged down, turn miter saw “OFF” by releasing the switch.
 
14. After finishing the cut, release the switch, hold the saw arm down and wait for blade to stop before removing work or cutoff piece.
 
15. Turn on the dust collection system and close all gates, except that for the miter saw
 
  
 
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[[File:Panel_saw1.jpg|thumb|left|Panel saw.]]  
 
[[File:Panel_saw1.jpg|thumb|left|Panel saw.]]  
  
The panel saw is any type of circular sawing machine with a sliding table or saw blade that crosscuts sheets into sized parts. The Idea Shop panel saw is a vertical unit with a sliding saw blade. This is especially useful for cutting down large standard 4' x 8' sheets of plywood, melamine, acrylic or cardboard. The saw normally operates in the vertical cutting direction, however the blade can be rotated to rip long steps from sheet material. Many circular saw blades are available to cut a variety of materials from wood to metals. Because of guards the panel saw is a much safer alternative to the table saw for making straight cuts, especially on large stock materials.  The size of the stock normally requires two poeple to load the material safely into the machine.  
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The panel saw is any type of circular sawing machine with a sliding table or saw blade that crosscuts sheets into sized parts. The Idea Shop panel saw is a vertical unit with a sliding saw blade. This is especially useful for cutting down large standard 4' x 8' sheets of plywood, melamine, acrylic or cardboard. The saw normally operates in the vertical cutting direction, however the blade can be rotated to rip long steps from sheet material. Many circular saw blades are available to cut a variety of materials from wood to metals. Because of guards the panel saw is a much safer alternative to the table saw for making straight cuts, especially on large stock materials.  The size of the stock normally requires two people to load the material safely into the machine.
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===Planer Saw===
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:''Main Article : [[Planer Saw]]''
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[[File:Planer_Saw.jpg|thumb|left|Planer Saw]]
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The planer saw is a machine with a flatbed and a cylindrical blade above the flatbed. The cylindrical blades shave off the top of a sheet of wood to achieve a flat finish on the top of the wood sheet. The planer is a good machine for flattening warped sheets of wood or making segments of a table top.  The maximum height of block that the planer can cut is 6", and the maximum cutting width is 13". For short pieces of wood, it is recommended to attach the desired wood on top of a longer sheet of wood with double sided tape before pushing it through the machine's blades.
  
 
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===Cordless Drill===
 
===Cordless Drill===
:''Main Article :[[Cordless Drill]]''
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:''Main Article: [[Cordless Drill]]''
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[[File:Ryobi_drill_1.jpg|thumb|left|Cordless Drill]]
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A cordless drill is an electric drill which uses rechargeable batteries. These drills are available with similar features to an AC mains-powered drill. They are available in the hammer drill configuration and most have a clutch, which aids in driving screws into various substrates while not damaging them.
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===Drill Press===
 
===Drill Press===
 
:''Main Article :[[Drill Press]]''
 
:''Main Article :[[Drill Press]]''
[[File:drill_press1.jpg|thumb|right|Drill press.]]  
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[[File:drill_press1.jpg|thumb|left|Drill press.]]  
  
 
Drilling machines, or drill presses, are primarily used to drill or enlarge a
 
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===Belt/Disc Sander===
 
===Belt/Disc Sander===
[[File:skil_belt_sander.png|thumb|right|Manual Belt sander.]]  
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:''Main Article : [[Sanders]]''
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[[File:skil_belt_sander.png|thumb|left|Manual Belt sander.]]  
  
Instructional Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H9cGyL3BoY
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[[File:Dewalt palmSander1.jpg|thumb|left|Manual Orbital sander.]]
  
Safety Instructions:
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Belt sanders are primarily used to rapidly sand wood, normally removing larger chunks than sanding by hand. Using a sander can result in a smooth surface on wood. Some belt sanders can also be used on metals such as aluminum.
  
1. Always wear eye protection when using a belt/disc sander.
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Instructional Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H9cGyL3BoY
 
 
2. Remove ties, ring, watch and other jewelry, and roll up sleeves before using the belt/disc sander.
 
 
 
3. Make all adjustment on the belt/disc sander with the power OFF.
 
 
 
4. Make sure the sand belt or disc is not torn or loose before using the sander.
 
 
 
5. Always hold the work firmly when sanding.
 
 
 
6. Always use the backstop when belt sander is in the horizontal position.
 
 
 
7. Always hold the work firmly on the table when sanding on the disc.
 
 
 
8. Never wear gloves or hold work with a rag when sanding.
 
 
 
9. Do not sand pieces of material that are too small to be safely supported.
 
 
 
10. Avoid awkward hand positions where a sudden slip could cause a hand to move into the
 
sanding belt or disc.
 
 
 
11. When sanding a large work piece, provide additional support at table height.
 
 
 
12. Do not sand with the work piece unsupported. Support the work piece with the backstop or
 
table. The only exception is curved work performed on the outer sanding drum.
 
 
 
13. Always turn the machine off and disconnect the cord from the power source before installing or
 
removing accessories or when making repairs
 
 
 
14. Never leave the machine work area when the power is on or before the machine has come to a
 
complete stop.
 
  
15. Shut off power and clean the sander and work area before leaving the area.
 
  
 
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===Bench Grinder===
 
===Bench Grinder===
[[File:delta_grinder1.jpg|thumb|right|Bench grinder.]]
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:''Main Article : [[Bench Grinder]]''
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[[File:delta_grinder1.jpg|thumb|left|Bench grinder.]]
  
Instructional Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znnurySP3no
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A bench grinder is a benchtop type of grinding machine used to drive abrasive wheels. A pedestal grinder is a similar or larger version of grinder that is mounted on a pedestal, which may be bolted to the floor or may sit on rubber feet. These types of grinders are commonly used to hand grind various cutting tools and perform other rough grinding. Depending on the bond and grade of the grinding wheel, it may be used for sharpening cutting tools such as tool bits, drill bits, chisels, and gouges. Alternatively, it may be used to roughly shape metal prior to welding or fitting. A wire brush wheel or buffing wheels can be interchanged with the grinding wheels in order to clean or polish workpieces. Stiff buffing wheels can also be used when deburring is the task at hand. Some buffing machines (buffers) are built on the same concept as bench grinders except for longer housings and arbors with buffing wheels instead of grinding wheels.
Safety Instructions:
 
  
1. Always wear eye protection (safety glasses or a face shield).
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2. Remove tie, rings, watch and other jewelry and roll up sleeves.
 
  
3. Make sure the wheel guards are in place. Grinding creates heat; '''don't touch any portion of
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==Lathes and Mills==
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===Grizzly G0769  Lathe with Milling Head===
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[[File:GrizzlyMillLathe.jpg|thumb|left|Grizzly Mill Lathe Combo.]]
  
4. Adjust the spark guards to be close to the wheel, and re-adjust these spark guards as the
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A lathe mill combo
wheels wear down to a smaller diameter
 
  
5. Be sure blotters and wheel flanges are used to mount the grinding wheels onto the shaft of the grinder.
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6. Stand to one side of the wheel when turning on power
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===Handheld Routers===
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[[File:Handheld_Router.jpg|thumb|left|Handheld Router.]]
  
7. Tool rests should be adjusted close to the wheels and thoroughly tightened in place so they
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A handheld router is a machine that works similarly to a CNC and chisels away unwanted pieces of material. The height of the router bit can be manually adjusted. Bits are shaped differently depending on the job, such as if a joint is being created.
cannot shift position while in use
 
  
8. Inspect the wheels before turning on the power. DO NOT use wheels that have been chipped
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9. '''When grinding, use the face of the wheel only'''.
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===Sewing Machine===
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[[File:singer4423.png|thumb|left|Singer 4423 Heavy duty sewing machine.]]
  
10. Dress the wheel on the face only. Dressing the side of the wheel would cause it to become
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Sewing machines use thread to stitch together pieces of fabric.
too thin for safe use.
 
 
 
11. DO NOT use a wheel that vibrates. Dress wheel, replace the wheel, or replace the bearings of
 
the shaft if these are worn. Grinding creates heat; don't touch ground portion of workpiece
 
until you are sure workpiece has cooled.
 
 
 
12. Shut off the power and do not leave guards as the wheels wear down to a until the wheel
 
has come to a complete stop and the work area is clean when finished using machine.
 
  
 
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==Lathes==
 
 
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===Embroidery Machine===
 
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[[File:Jet_lathe1.jpg|thumb|right|Woodworking lathe.]]
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[[File:BrotherPE800.jpeg|thumb|left|Brother PE800 embroidery machine available in the Idea shop.]]
 
 
Safety;
 
 
 
1. No attempt should be made to operate the lathe until you understand the proper
 
procedures for its use and have been checked out on it.
 
 
 
2. Dress appropriately. Remove all watches and jewelry. Safety glasses or goggles are a must.
 
 
 
3. Plan out your work thoroughly before starting.
 
 
 
4. Know were the location of the OFF switch is.
 
 
 
5. Be sure the work and holding device are firmly attached.
 
 
 
6. Turn the chuck by hand, with the lathe turned OFF, to be sure there is no danger of
 
striking any part of the lathe.
 
 
 
7. '''Always remove the chuck key from the chuck immediately after us'''e, and before
 
operating the lathe. Make it a habit to never let go of the chuck key until it is out of the
 
chuck and back in its holder.
 
 
 
8. Keep the machine clear of tools. Tools must not be placed on the ways of the lathe.
 
 
 
9. Stop the lathe before making any measurements, adjustments, or cleaning.
 
 
 
10. Support all work solidly. Do not permit small diameter work to project too far from
 
the chuck, (over 3X’s the work’s diameter), without support.
 
 
 
12. If the work must be repositioned or removed from the lathe. Move the cutting tool
 
clear of the work to prevent any accidental injuries.
 
 
 
13. You should always be aware of the direction of travel and speed of the carriage
 
before you engage the automatic feed.
 
 
 
14. Chips are sharp. Do not attempt to remove them with your hand when they become
 
“stringy” and build up on the tool post or workpiece. Stop the machine and remove them with pliers.
 
 
 
15. '''Stop the lathe immediately if any odd noise or vibration develops''' while you are
 
operating it. If you can not locate the source of the trouble, get help from the instructor.
 
Under no circumstance should the lathe be operated until the problem has been corrected.
 
 
 
16. Remove sharp edges and burrs from the work before removing it from the lathe.
 
  
17. Use care when cleaning the lathe. Chips sometimes get caught in recesses. Remove
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brush, compressed air, or a rag
 

Revision as of 17:03, 10 September 2019

Power Tools

OSHA 3080 defines a power tool as any tool requiring external electrical, pneumatic, or chemical power to function.


Saws


Bandsaw

Main Article : Bandsaw
Delta band saw.

A bandsaw is a saw with a long, sharp blade consisting of a continuous band of toothed metal stretched between two or more wheels to cut material. Advantages include uniform cutting action as a result of an evenly distributed tooth load and the ability to cut irregular or curved shapes like a jigsaw. Additionally, since the blade is pulling the material into the table, it is unlikely there will be kickback or ricochets. The minimum radius of a curve is determined by the width of the band and its kerf. Most bandsaws have two wheels rotating in the same plane, one of which is powered. However, some may have three or four wheels to distribute the load. The blade itself can come in a variety of sizes and tooth pitch (teeth per inch, or TPI), which enables the machine to be highly versatile and able to cut a wide variety of materials including wood, metal and plastic.


Circular Saw

Main Article : Circular Saw
Circular saw.

A circular saw is a power-saw using a toothed or abrasive disc or blade to cut different materials using a rotary motion spinning around an arbor. A circular saw is used for cutting many materials such as wood, masonry, plastic, or metal, and may be hand-held or mounted. In woodworking, the term "circular saw" refers specifically to the hand-held saw.The table saw and chop saw are other common circular saws. "Skil saw" has become a generic trademark for conventional hand-held circular saws. Appropriate saw blades should be used depending on the material used. Asked for help if needed.


Miter Saw

Main Article : Miter Saw
Miter saw.

A power miter saw, also known as a drop saw or chop saw, is a power tool used to make a quick, accurate crosscut in a workpiece at a selected angle. It is commonly used for cutting of molding and trim. Most miter saws are relatively small and portable, with common blade sizes ranging from eight to twelve inches. The miter saw makes cuts by pulling a spinning circular saw blade down onto a workpiece in a short, controlled motion. The workpiece is typically held against a fence, which provides a precise cutting angle between the plane of the blade and the plane of the longest workpiece edge. In standard position, this angle is fixed at 90°. A primary distinguishing feature of the miter saw is the miter index that allows the angle of the blade to be changed relative to the fence. While most miter saws enable precise one-degree incremental changes to the miter index, many also provide "stops" that allow the miter index to be quickly set to common angles (such as 15°, 22.5°, 30°, and 45°). Compound-Miter saws add the ability to rotate the blade head at a range of angles from the board allowing you to enter the wood at an angle other than 90 degrees. Creates a ramp angled cut into the side of the wood. Allows for more complex cuts and is commonly used in trim work for homes.


Panel Saw

Main Article : Panel Saw
Panel saw.

The panel saw is any type of circular sawing machine with a sliding table or saw blade that crosscuts sheets into sized parts. The Idea Shop panel saw is a vertical unit with a sliding saw blade. This is especially useful for cutting down large standard 4' x 8' sheets of plywood, melamine, acrylic or cardboard. The saw normally operates in the vertical cutting direction, however the blade can be rotated to rip long steps from sheet material. Many circular saw blades are available to cut a variety of materials from wood to metals. Because of guards the panel saw is a much safer alternative to the table saw for making straight cuts, especially on large stock materials. The size of the stock normally requires two people to load the material safely into the machine.


Planer Saw

Main Article : Planer Saw
Planer Saw

The planer saw is a machine with a flatbed and a cylindrical blade above the flatbed. The cylindrical blades shave off the top of a sheet of wood to achieve a flat finish on the top of the wood sheet. The planer is a good machine for flattening warped sheets of wood or making segments of a table top. The maximum height of block that the planer can cut is 6", and the maximum cutting width is 13". For short pieces of wood, it is recommended to attach the desired wood on top of a longer sheet of wood with double sided tape before pushing it through the machine's blades.


Drills


Cordless Drill

Main Article: Cordless Drill
Cordless Drill

A cordless drill is an electric drill which uses rechargeable batteries. These drills are available with similar features to an AC mains-powered drill. They are available in the hammer drill configuration and most have a clutch, which aids in driving screws into various substrates while not damaging them.


Drill Press

Main Article :Drill Press
Drill press.

Drilling machines, or drill presses, are primarily used to drill or enlarge a cylindrical hole in a workpiece or part. The chief operation performed on the drill press is drilling, but other possible operations include: reaming, countersinking, counterboring, and tapping.


Sanders / Grinders


Belt/Disc Sander

Main Article : Sanders
Manual Belt sander.
Manual Orbital sander.

Belt sanders are primarily used to rapidly sand wood, normally removing larger chunks than sanding by hand. Using a sander can result in a smooth surface on wood. Some belt sanders can also be used on metals such as aluminum.

Instructional Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H9cGyL3BoY



Bench Grinder

Main Article : Bench Grinder
Bench grinder.

A bench grinder is a benchtop type of grinding machine used to drive abrasive wheels. A pedestal grinder is a similar or larger version of grinder that is mounted on a pedestal, which may be bolted to the floor or may sit on rubber feet. These types of grinders are commonly used to hand grind various cutting tools and perform other rough grinding. Depending on the bond and grade of the grinding wheel, it may be used for sharpening cutting tools such as tool bits, drill bits, chisels, and gouges. Alternatively, it may be used to roughly shape metal prior to welding or fitting. A wire brush wheel or buffing wheels can be interchanged with the grinding wheels in order to clean or polish workpieces. Stiff buffing wheels can also be used when deburring is the task at hand. Some buffing machines (buffers) are built on the same concept as bench grinders except for longer housings and arbors with buffing wheels instead of grinding wheels.



Lathes and Mills


Grizzly G0769 Lathe with Milling Head

Main Article : Manual Mill and Lathe
Grizzly Mill Lathe Combo.

A lathe mill combo


Routers


Handheld Routers

Main Article: Handheld Router
Handheld Router.

A handheld router is a machine that works similarly to a CNC and chisels away unwanted pieces of material. The height of the router bit can be manually adjusted. Bits are shaped differently depending on the job, such as if a joint is being created.


Sewing Machines


Sewing Machine

Main Article: Sewing Machines
Singer 4423 Heavy duty sewing machine.

Sewing machines use thread to stitch together pieces of fabric.



Embroidery Machine

Main Article: Embroidery Machines
Brother PE800 embroidery machine available in the Idea shop.

Embroidery machines use special stitch files to create thread designs on fabric.