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Slicing at the band saw

This independent machine allows you to carry out various cutting tasks: edging, fretwork, tenon, bending, various sawn timber.

Necessary material

  • Saw blades
  • Mobile Guide
  • Powder cord
  • Wood chisel

Steps

  1. Presentation
  2. Simple cuts
  3. Advanced cuts

Presentation

Band saw

Band saw

1. The band saw, a fairly light machine (less than 15 kg), is equipped with an induction motor with a power of 300 watts: it turns at 1400 revolutions / minute and gives the blade a speed of scrolling 130 m / min. It can cut a maximum thickness of 102 mm. There are different blades: standard with fine teeth for wood, or special for plastics, light alloys, fabric or polystyrene.

The blade attaches easily

The blade attaches easily

2. To change the blade, simply remove the cover and put one in place by passing it into the notch of the saw table. The blade is easily attached to the pulleys, up and down.

A star screw is used to adjust the guidance

A star screw is used to adjust the guidance

3. The button at the top of the machine is used to adjust the blade tension. To adjust the blade guide, tighten the starter screw so that it is 0.5 or 1 cm above the surface of the workpiece.

Simple cuts

The protector is removed to work the thick pieces

The protector is removed to work the thick pieces

4. To cut pieces of raw wood (remove the sapwood), first make a chalk line. This very thick piece requires to completely raise the protector. Frankly engage the wood on the blade. Do not push on it: move the piece forward as you cut.

For safety, always place the thumbs back

For safety, always place the thumbs back

5. To cut, that is, to cut a piece in the width, proceed with caution and place your thumbs back to avoid any accident.

The mobile guide offers high accuracy

The mobile guide offers high accuracy

6. A movable and adjustable guide allows precise delineation. Attach the fence and hold the piece firmly.

Advanced cuts

Realization of a double interlocking assembly

Realization of a double interlocking assembly

7. The band saw allows for double-hitching assemblies.

Cutting is done according to a precise layout

Cutting is done according to a precise layout

8. Saw, after tracing, according to the length, and disengage the bottom of the fork. It is often necessary to finish with the chisel.

The band saw is ideal for winding cuts

The band saw is ideal for winding cuts

9. The band saw facilitates the creation of sinuous cuts. You must use a narrow blade and simply follow the path, holding the piece of wood with both hands. This operation does not pose any particular problems. Keep hands away from the blade. This one must be perfectly sharpened to allow a correct work. A band saw blade sharpens like a regular blade, using a file, a third-point, and a pliers.

A tab guide allows accurate corner cuts

A tab guide allows accurate corner cuts

10. Do not attempt to sharpen the hardened teeth blades, sharpened once and for all at the factory. Cutting them at a particular angle is done with a miter guide which is fixed in the saw table and has a graduated scale. Place the piece of wood against the support of the guide, and slide the guide in the groove of the table.

The tray is tilting

The tray is tilting

11. The saw blade tray is tilting, allowing chamfering. Thanks to two bolts that are screwed, it can be fixed in inclination up to 45°. A graduated scale makes it possible to determine exactly the desired inclination.

The tab guide is essential here

The tab guide is essential here

12. To saw with the inclined plate, use the miter guide. The chamfer is here made at 45°.

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