How to Use vertical band saw

What can you do with a vertical band saw?

Although vertical band saws are often associated with woodworking, they can also be used to cut metal and even by butchers to cut large pieces of meat. Many vertical band saws have the option to switch to a horizontal band saw.

What kind of cuts can a band saw make?

A band saw is typically used to make straight or slightly curved cuts through a variety of materials. A band saw has a continuous looped blade that is driven in one direction by a motor and flywheel. The cutting edge is a vertical length of the blade that is exposed in the gap between the material table and the blade guide.

Can a power hacksaw be used as a band saw?

The power hacksaw is used for square or angle cutting of stock. The powered band saw uses a continuous band blade. A drive wheel and an idler wheel support and drive the blade. If horizontal type; the blade is lowered onto the material to be cut. If it is a vertical bandsaw, the piece is fed into the blade.

What are the safety guidelines for a band saw?

Band Saw Training Guide Page 3 of 5 SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR OPERATING A BAND SAW: Always use safety goggles Never place hands near active blade. Instead, user should use a piece of scrap wood to push stock through when it reaches end of the material Never wear gloves near the blade Wear ear plugs when cutting metal or plastic


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