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Band Saw Safety
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'''Band Saw Safety'''
  
 
Instructional Video:
 
Instructional Video:
  
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNa1_tcDo1g
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNa1_tcDo1g
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Safety Instructions:
 
Safety Instructions:
1. Wear safety glasses at all times upon entering a lab situation.
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2. Check wood stock for defects before cutting, such as knots, cracks, and foreign objects.
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1. '''Wear safety glasses at all times upon entering a lab situation'''.
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2. Check wood stock for defects before cutting, such as knots, cracks, and foreign objects
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3. Plan sawing procedures so there is a maximum of forward feed and a minimum of backing out.
 
3. Plan sawing procedures so there is a maximum of forward feed and a minimum of backing out.
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4. Cut only flat stock whenever possible. When cutting dowels or other round stock, use approved
 
4. Cut only flat stock whenever possible. When cutting dowels or other round stock, use approved
 
holding device and get permission for this special setup.
 
holding device and get permission for this special setup.
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5. Be sure the saw blade is the proper width for the job being done.
 
5. Be sure the saw blade is the proper width for the job being done.
6. Blades are different widths and may require relief cuts to be made when cutting small radius
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curves.
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6. Blades are different widths and may require relief cuts to be made when cutting small radius curves.
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7. Hold any wood firmly on the table and not up off the table.
 
7. Hold any wood firmly on the table and not up off the table.
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8. Set the upper blade guide ¼” or less above the wood to be cut.
 
8. Set the upper blade guide ¼” or less above the wood to be cut.
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9. Always keep fingers out of the path of the blade and a safe distance from the blade.
 
9. Always keep fingers out of the path of the blade and a safe distance from the blade.
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10. Feed material into the blade at a moderate rate of speed.
 
10. Feed material into the blade at a moderate rate of speed.
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11. Allow the machine to come to a complete stop before backing out of a long cut. Do not back out
 
11. Allow the machine to come to a complete stop before backing out of a long cut. Do not back out
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of a cut with the machine running. This can pull the blade off of the wheels.
 
of a cut with the machine running. This can pull the blade off of the wheels.
12. Turn off the power after using the band saw and stand by until the machine has come to a
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complete stop.
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12. Turn off the power after using the band saw and stand by until the machine has come to a complete stop.
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13. Keep the table clear of scraps and clean table of scraps after the blade stops moving. Never pick
 
13. Keep the table clear of scraps and clean table of scraps after the blade stops moving. Never pick
 
pieces of wood from the machine while it is in motion and then it is wise to use a push stick or
 
pieces of wood from the machine while it is in motion and then it is wise to use a push stick or
 
brush.
 
brush.
14. Make all adjustments while the machine is off and stopped.
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14. '''Make all adjustments while the machine is off and stopped'''.
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15. When handling long pieces of wood, get help and do the pushing yourself.
 
15. When handling long pieces of wood, get help and do the pushing yourself.
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17. When operating the machine, keep well balanced and stand carefully to avoid injury from
 
17. When operating the machine, keep well balanced and stand carefully to avoid injury from
 
unexpected slips or falls.
 
unexpected slips or falls.
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19. When a band saw blade breaks or comes off the wheels, step away immediately, shut off the
 
19. When a band saw blade breaks or comes off the wheels, step away immediately, shut off the
 
power without endangering yourself, and then notify facilities.
 
power without endangering yourself, and then notify facilities.
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19. Always keep clear of the area to the right of the band saw when it is being used because if the
 
19. Always keep clear of the area to the right of the band saw when it is being used because if the
 
blade breaks it may whip out into this area.
 
blade breaks it may whip out into this area.
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20. Check the blade for cracks or splits before using the band saw. If a crack is found, unplug the
 
20. Check the blade for cracks or splits before using the band saw. If a crack is found, unplug the
machine and notifyfacilities.
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machine and notify shop personnel.
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21. Listen for tell-tale sounds as you cut. A clicking sound may mean a cracked blade.
 
21. Listen for tell-tale sounds as you cut. A clicking sound may mean a cracked blade.
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22. When making adjustments it is a wise practice to unplug the machine to avoid accidental starts.
 
22. When making adjustments it is a wise practice to unplug the machine to avoid accidental starts.
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23. Turn on the dust collection system and close all gates, except that for the band saw.
 
23. Turn on the dust collection system and close all gates, except that for the band saw.

Revision as of 19:00, 25 July 2017

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


Band Saw Safety

Instructional Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNa1_tcDo1g

Safety Instructions:

1. Wear safety glasses at all times upon entering a lab situation.

2. Check wood stock for defects before cutting, such as knots, cracks, and foreign objects . 3. Plan sawing procedures so there is a maximum of forward feed and a minimum of backing out.

4. Cut only flat stock whenever possible. When cutting dowels or other round stock, use approved holding device and get permission for this special setup.

5. Be sure the saw blade is the proper width for the job being done.

6. Blades are different widths and may require relief cuts to be made when cutting small radius curves.

7. Hold any wood firmly on the table and not up off the table.

8. Set the upper blade guide ¼” or less above the wood to be cut.

9. Always keep fingers out of the path of the blade and a safe distance from the blade.

10. Feed material into the blade at a moderate rate of speed.

11. Allow the machine to come to a complete stop before backing out of a long cut. Do not back out

of a cut with the machine running. This can pull the blade off of the wheels.

12. Turn off the power after using the band saw and stand by until the machine has come to a complete stop.

13. Keep the table clear of scraps and clean table of scraps after the blade stops moving. Never pick pieces of wood from the machine while it is in motion and then it is wise to use a push stick or brush. 14. Make all adjustments while the machine is off and stopped.

15. When handling long pieces of wood, get help and do the pushing yourself.

17. When operating the machine, keep well balanced and stand carefully to avoid injury from unexpected slips or falls.

19. When a band saw blade breaks or comes off the wheels, step away immediately, shut off the power without endangering yourself, and then notify facilities.

19. Always keep clear of the area to the right of the band saw when it is being used because if the blade breaks it may whip out into this area.

20. Check the blade for cracks or splits before using the band saw. If a crack is found, unplug the machine and notify shop personnel.

21. Listen for tell-tale sounds as you cut. A clicking sound may mean a cracked blade.

22. When making adjustments it is a wise practice to unplug the machine to avoid accidental starts.

23. Turn on the dust collection system and close all gates, except that for the band saw.