Published at Thursday, 27 December 2018. Industrial Machinery. By Alaine Mercier.
It is not recommended to do sculptural labor, round or unsubstantiated freehand cutting on the band saw without providing some kind of control below the labor. For example, round inventory at the point of contact is unsupported, which in turn can cause the inventory to start to spin and be pulled into the blade. I recommend that a V-block be used to support all round inventory to prevent this from happening.
In order for a band saw blade to cut, the inventory must be pushed or pulled into the descending teeth on the blade's front edge. Band saw blades will not cut inventory that is idle. The cutting action requires that the inventory be placed in motion toward the rotating teeth. With inventory sitting flat and supported on the table, it is fine to “let go” of the inventory to reposition your pointers while cutting. Once you stop pushing, the cut at the point of contact stops. This protection feature allows the operator to always be in control of the cutting action/motion.
It is also significant to know that the blade on a band saw will only cut on the front edge and not the sides or back. Since the sides and back have not at all teeth, wood that comes in contact with these parts of the blade will not be cut or pulled in any direction. Even if the sides or back of the blade do cause some kind of force to the inventory, it will be minimal and more than likely not cause any risk. This is where some confusion comes in with the guides. The guides do not act as guards. Remember, the guides retain in close proximity to the side and back of the blade, yet they leave the business side of the blade totally exposed.
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