Published at Sunday, 30 December 2018. Industrial Machinery. By Alaine Mercier.
In the previous article we discussed the understanding and explanation of the sawing machine and a guide for beginners, let's continue How to Usage a Band Saw?
We are going to assume that you have set your band saw up according to the instruction manual; if you have not, please do so.
Regulate the tallness of the band saw, which means it wants to be set fair above your waist.
Ensure that there is enough light in your workspace to increase visibility.
Choose a blade that will work for the job. A narrow blade will give you an opportunity to cut with a shorter rotate radius, whereas a thicker blade has a wider rotate radius. A thick blade is not too precise, but it is more durable and works best for thick slices of woodland.
Adjust the band saw blade tension to ensure that it does not slip or deflect while you are operating it. Unplug the machine, and usage the knob to adjust the tension in accordance to your instruction manual.
Check the blade tracking by opening the cover on the upper wheel casing. Rotate the wheel by hand 10 to 20 times, and ensure that the blade does not wobble. Close the cover, and you are done.
Keep the blade guards between 1/8 and 1/4 inch from the inventory.
Create certain the alignment of the blade is accurate by operating a 90-degree mark. The blade should be upright to the bench.
Set the miter guides to help keep the woodland inventory in place.
Usage a pencil to draw the lines you will usage to cut the woodland slice.
Clear the work area so that you can move the woodland slice freely.
Plug your machine up. Rotate on the machine, and create certain that the blade is going up and down in a linear line. Any wobbling indicates that an adjustment is necessary, meaning you will have rotate off the machine, unplug it, and readjust.
Getting to know your blades in greater detail should help you choose the right one. The next should help you understand the width/narrow difference which is the important to knowing how to usage a band saw to cut curves:
The 1/8 inch blade is the thinnest blade that should cut the minimum curve you want.
A 1/4 inch blade is the following smallest blade, which could cut a round or small curve.
The 5/16 inch blade is a mid-width blade and is usually considered the general purpose blade. You can expect a 3 inch radius, however the hardness and thickness of the woodland slice might create a difference.
A 3/8 inch blade will give you a great cut on linear and mitered cuts, however this kind of blade is not good for curves.
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