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Bandsaw Safety (horizontal)

1) Must obtain basic shop safety training and equipment-specific training before using this machine. Must wear
appropriate  PPE and follow all shop rules.

2) Lift the head of the unit up and lock it in a position of allowing the stock to pass under the blade.

3) Clamp workpiece firmly into the vise. Long material must be supported on the ends.

4) Ensure all guards are secure and functional.

5) Adjust blade guards to cover unused portion of blade.

6) Once the blade is turned on, allow the upper head assembly to come down slowly until the teeth are cutting the material. Then allow the automatic feed to take effect.

7) Keep your hand away from the cutting area once the blade has been started.

8) Most metals can be cut on the horizontal band saw. If not sure, consult an Instrument Maker.

9) Do not leave a running saw unattended. 

10) Do not leave the saw until it has come to a complete stop.

11) Ensure the head is securely locked in an upward potion before removing workpiece from the vise. The head should be far enough from work area, to keep your hands and arms from coming in contact with the blade while removing stock, and cleaning.

12) Use caution when removing cut stock from the machine. Sharp edges are created on both the cut and drop materials.

13) Once stock is removed, brush off chips from machine, and wipe down with paper towel.