Crafts-Hobbies Vivian | 06 Mar 2010 10:31 pm

Band Saws

Band saws are saws that are made of flexible metal in the shape of a strip, looped into a circle, and arranged around a turning apparatus, so that when you turn the machine on, the band saw rotates at a very high rate. The sawing machine is a tool designed to cut material to desired lengths or shapes. The band saw is a common type of sawing machine used to cut metals in workshops. It is faster and easier to use than handsaws. It enables you to accurately create the shapes you want that you would not be able to do with handsaws.

Although this tool can make the job much easier, the fact remains that it is more dangerous. Specific safety precautions come with the tool and are easy to follow. Many accidents still occur when using the machine due to careless mistakes or simple negligence.

Safety measures include always keeping your hands away from the blade when operating the saw. This is obviously the foremost rule, yet users sometimes lose concentration and the unexpected happens. The result is often tragic.

The band saw is not commonly found in a workshop, because it is bulky and expensive. People who own one are professionals who own a machine shop. In most instances, the use of the machine is left to those who are properly trained to operate it. If you are not familiar with this tool, make sure someone who knows its proper use supervises you. After all, following a safety adage on accidents, prevention is always better than a cure.

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