Category:Horizontal Band Saws

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Horizontal Band Saws

A tool species is a logical grouping of tools based on similarity of function, use, and safety.

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To use any of the tools listed on this page, you are required to complete the testing program described here. You should get training or equivalent experience at the Asylum or elsewhere before testing.
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This document is an internal Artisan's Asylum training document and is provided "as is", to be used as a reference only. Use of this document for any purposes other than as reference material (i.e., for the purposes of training and testing users on tools or equipment by other commercial entities or individuals) is not advised. In no event shall the authors of this material, or Artisan's Asylum, Inc., be liable for any claim, damages, or other liability whether in action or contract, arising from, out of, or in connection with the use of the information in this document for training, testing, or on-going safe use of fabrication equipment. Please consult your own lawyers and subject matter experts if you are looking to develop your own safety curriculum for fabrication equipment operation. Tool operators are responsible for their own safety, including reading and understanding the owners manual for this equipment and all of the warnings it contains.


Personal Protective Equipment

  • Standard shop personal protective equipment (safety glasses, no long hair, no flowing clothes, etc.) are required.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO gloves, rings, bracelets, scarves or other items on your hands or fingers, as these may get sucked into the blade.

Safe Operation

  • Do not cut tubing---only solid bar stock.
  • Make sure the workpiece is properly clamped before beginning cutting.
  • Pick the blade up slowly, turn the saw on and gently let it down on the workpiece to begin cutting.
  • Make sure the saw is fully up to speed before engaging the teeth.
  • Do not attempt to clear the blade of pieces or chips while the machine is running.
  • Do not add any additional cutting fluid on the piece while the tool is running.
  • Do not hold the material while the saw is cutting.
  • Do not apply additional downward force on the saw while it is cutting.
  • Do not leave the machine unattended, give the saw your attention and presence.
  • Clean after use.

Common Maintenance Operations

None. Please see an instructor or a staff member if a blade breaks or jumps off the drive wheels, or if you need to install a new blade. Do not attempt to service the blade yourself.

Allowable Materials

Aluminum, steels, stainless steel, plastic stock.

No wood allowed.

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