JET Wood Bandsaw

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General

  • Owner/Loaner: LVL1
  • Serial Number: 13043985
  • Make/Model: JWBS-14OS
  • Arrival Date: June 19, 2013
  • Usability: yes
  • Contact: Broken@Lvl1.org
  • Where: woodshop
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Usage/Safety

  • A band saw is a relatively safe tool, but the blade is sharp and fast and can inflict serious injury in a fraction of a second.
  • Hold your hands on both sides of the cut line and clear of the blade. If a small piece of waste is being cut off, keep both hands on the main piece. If your hands are on the small waste piece they may slip into the blade as the piece is released by the cut.
  • Always wear safety glasses. If you haven’t used a band saw before, make practice cuts on scrap softwood stock and then try hardwood scraps.
  • Mark the cut line and move the stock slowly, steadily and firmly against the blade. If you push the stock out of line to one side, the blade will bend and the cut will not be vertical. Do not cut a smaller radius than the blade size can handle. The blade will bind and can jump off the wheel.
  • Cut sharp curves by making a series of relief cuts up to the cut line. Then make a series of short “whittling” cuts to remove the waste between the relief cuts.
  • Irregular cuts if possible, keep the waste portion on the outside. And, make any short connecting cuts first. It is difficult to back out of a long curved cut, especially if the work piece hits the frame of the machine.
  • 6" depth re-saw capacity
  • 4" dust port allows for direct connection of dust collection system.

Accessories

BLADE INFO

  • Blade Length: 93 1/2"
  • Blade Width: 1/8-3/4"