Sawing Versatility (continued)
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Before using the bandsaw, read and understand these important
Zone-The bandsaw danger zone is 3" out from the blade
in all directions.
push stick whenever you need to maneuver a workpiece inside
the danger zone. This safety device helps protect your hands
and fingers. A push stick also gives you better control when
you're working near the blade.
replace the cover on your bandsaw before you turn it on--never
operate the machine without the protective cover. And remember
there is a blade guard attached to the upper blade guide.
This guard automatically covers the unused portion of the
blade when the guides are adjusted properly. Always adjust
the upper blade guides to a maximum of 1/4" above the stock.
Not only is this safer; it gives the blade better support.
proper eye and ear protection and a dust mask.
not remove stock or scraps until the blade has stopped.
proper adjustment of blade tension, blade guides and bearings.
the upper guide adjusted to a maximum of 1/4" above the
reach close to the blade or under the table while the machine
stock firmly against the table.
attempt a turn tighter than the blade will allow. Otherwise,
the blade might break or jam.
a push stick to finish a resawing or ripping cut.
long stock with a roller stand.
round stock in a V-block.
cut extremely small stock. Cut small components from larger
the blade breaks, turn off the machine and stand away until
you mount and operate the bandsaw on the Mark V, secure
the accessory mount lock, power plant lock and the bandsaw
turn on the machine with stock pressed against the blade.
you hear a ticking sound or unusual noise, stop the bandsaw
immediately. A ticking sound often means a damaged blade.
you're using a Shopsmith Power Stand, be sure you're using
the proper pulley and belt combination and that the pulley
and belt are properly guarded.
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