Horizontal Vertical Ban Saw

Horizontal Vertical Ban Saw
SAFE WORK PROCEDURE
Horizontal & Vertical
Band Saw
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LOCATION
WRITTEN BY: APPROVED BY:
Facilities & Operations,
165 Henlow
Lorie Carriere
Leon Prevost
HAZARDS PRESENT
 Discharge of objects
/material kickback
 Exposed blade – cuts,
amputations
 Eye injury – sawdust, flying
debris
 Dust inhalation
 Loud noise
Gord Howe
DATE CREATED
October 17, 2011
PERSONAL PROTECTION
EQUIPMENT (PPE) & OTHER
EQUIPMENT
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Safety glasses
Protective Footwear
Hearing Protection
Vises / clamps
LAST REVISION
New
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
 Equipment orientation
 Rings and jewelry (long necklaces /
bracelets, etc.) must not be worn.
 Close fitting/protective clothing
must be worn. Remove strings
hanging from pullovers/sweaters.
 Do not wear gloves.
SAFE WORK PROCEDURE
PRE-OPERATIONAL SAFETY CHECKS:
1. Check workspaces and walkways to ensure no slip/trip hazards are present.
2. Locate and ensure you are familiar with the operation of the ON/OFF starter and E-Stop (if
fitted).
3. Use only materials free from defects.
4. Keep guards in place and in proper working order.
5. Do not store tools and parts on top of the machine.
6. Faulty equipment must not be used. Immediately report suspect machinery to your supervisor.
7. DO NOT hand-hold the work. Always use a vise to hold the work.
8. Do not force the tool.
9. Disconnect the tool before changing the blade, adjusting and servicing the equipment.
OPERATING THE SAW:
Work Set Up for Horizontal Use:
1. Don all personal protective equipment: safety glasses / face shield, hearing protection, proper
footwear (closed toe / heal shoes). Remove all jewelry; loose clothing and tie back hair.
2. Ensure the 0n/Off switch is in the “off” position and plug the machine into properly grounded
power source.
3. Raise the saw head to the vertical position
4. Open the vise to accept the piece to be cut by rotating the wheel at the end of the base.
5. Place the work piece on the saw bed. If the piece is long support the end.
6. Clamp the work piece securely in the vise.
SAFE WORK PROCEDURE
Horizontal & Vertical
Band Saw
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Converting for Vertical Use:
1. Nothing, slitting and contour work may be done with the saw in the vertical position.
2. Rotate the head to the vertical position.
3. Assemble a 10” x 10” table to the guide bar using the screws provided and the guide bar knob.
4. Continue as below.
Work Stop Adjustment:
1. Loosen the thumb holding the work stop casting to the shaft.
2. Adjust the work stop casting to the desired length position.
3. Rotate the work stop to as close to the bottom of the cut as possible.
4. Tighten the thumb screw.
5. Do not allow the blade to rest on the work while the motor is shut off.
Starting The Saw:
1. NEVER operate the saw without the blade guards in place.
2. Ensure the blade is not in contact with the work piece when the motor is started.
3. Start the motor. Allow the saw to come to full speed, then begin the cut by lifting the head
down slowly onto the work.
4. Do Not drop or force. Let the weight of the saw head provide the cutting force.
5. The saw will automatically shut off at the end of the cut.
CHANGING THE BLADES:
Blades come in sizes of 4, 6, 8,and 10 teeth per inch. The choice of blade pitch is governed by the
thickness of the work to be cut. The thinner the work piece, the more teeth advised. A minimum
of three teeth should engage the work piece at all times for proper cutting.
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Turn off the machine and lock out the switch.
Raise the saw head to the vertical position and open the blade guards.
Loosen the tension screw know sufficiently to allow the saw blade to slip off the wheels.
Install the new blade with teeth slanting toward the motor as follows:
a) Place the blade in between each of the guide bearings
b) Slip the blade around the motor pulley (bottom) with the left hand and hold in position.
c) Place the right hand at the top of the blade. Hold the blade taut against the motor pulley by
pulling the blade in the upward direction.
d) Remove the left hand from the bottom of the pulley and place it at the top aide of the blade
to continue the application on the upward pull on the blade
e) Remove the right hand from the blade and adjust the position of the top pulley to permit the
left hand to slip the blade around the pulley using the thumb index and little finger as guides.
SAFE WORK PROCEDURE
Horizontal & Vertical
Band Saw
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f) Adjust the blade tension knob clockwise until it is just tight enough so no blade slippage
occurs. Do not tighten excessively.
g) Replace the blade guards.
h) Place 2-3 drops of oil on the blade.
REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
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Mb. Regulations 217/2006, Part 16, Sections 16.1 – 16.18
WS&H Act W210, Section 4, 5, 7, 7.1
CSA Standard for “Safe Operation of Equipment”
7” x 12” Horizontal & Vertical Ban Saw Operators Manual
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