Vertical Band Saw Rubric

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⌊ Student Name
⌊ Instructor Name
Pass ☐
Fail ☐
⌊ Date of Vertical Band Saws -- Wood Cutting test  (m / d / y)
⌊ Instructor Signature

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Point out the following tool features


☐ On/Off Switch
☐ Table
☐ Table Tilt Lock
☐ Blade Guard Adjustment Knob
☐ Blade Guard
☐ Blade

Personal Protective Equipment


☐ Knows whether work gloves can be worn while using a bandsaw?

Safe Operation


☐ Demonstrates the correct amount of clearance the blade guard needs off the top of the workpiece
☐ Demonstrates safe cutting procedures on a number of different sizes of workpiece
☐ Knows two proper courses of action to take if the saw starts slowing down
☐ Knows what to you do if a blade jumps off the bandsaw’s drive wheels

Allowable Materials


☐ Can state 3 requirements of the wood that is cut on wood shop bandsaws

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