Metal Bandsaw

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The Metal bandsaw is located in the Metal Room.This bandsaw is is equipped with a metal cutting blade and can be used to make rough sizing cuts in most metals.

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Capabilities

  • What can you cut:
    • Aluminum
    • Steel
    • Bronze
    • Copper
    • (Really most metals)
    • If you have a non-standard material just ask the PI in the room for help
  • What not to cut:
    • Wood, we have a bandsaw in the Wood Room for that

How to Use

Step 1: Adjust the Guard

  1. When cutting with a bandsaw ensure the guard is high enough to clear your material, but not so high that excess blade is exposed
    1. First turning the black knob on the back side on the bandsaw to loosen the guard (it is located on the left side of the saw when looking at the saw from the back)
    2. Next you should be able to move the guard up and down to expose more/less of the bandsaw blade
    3. Once at the appropriate height you can lock the guard by re-tightening the knob

Step 2: Adjust Blade Speed

Step 3: Draw Cut Lines

  1. Ensure you know exactly what you're cutting (draw the line(s) along your cut path)

Step 4: Start the Machine

  1. Press the green button labeled "START" to turn the machine on
    1. If the machine does not turn on, make sure the

Post Processing

  1. Clean up all the metal shavings
    1. There are two Shop-Vacs are located in the metal room and multiple brooms and dustpans
    2. Make sure you get all the metal shavings in, on and around the bandsaw

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