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4.1: Chapter 4: Bandsaw

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    After completing this unit, you should be able to:

    • Identify Bandsaw.
    • Understand the safety rules.
    • Describe operation of the Horizontal Bandsaw.
    • Describe operation of the Vertical Bandsaw.
    • Describe the Chop Saw.
    • Explain saw blades selection.
    • Describe the Tooth set.
    • Explain Vise loading.
    • Describe lubrication.


    There are two types of band saws available in the market – one is the horizontal band saw and the other is vertical band saw. Band saws have become fairly common in any machine shop and require no special skills to use. However, considering the nature of work involved, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the equipment and follow a few simple steps when using a band saw. Here are some simple instructions on how to safely use vertical band saws.