What are guide blocks on the bandsaw?

Cool Blocks for Jet 14″ Band Saw The metal to metal contact made by old metal guide blocks creates heat and friction which cause premature blade wear and breakage. These problems are eliminated with Cool BlocksĀ® blade guides which allow blades to run cooler and last longer with less friction.

How far should your fingers be from the moving blade on the band saw?

When cutting stock, do not allow your fingers to come closer than 5 inches to the saw blade. Never reach over the saw blade.

What is a guide block?

(Steam Engine) a block attached in to the crosshead to work in contact with the guide bar. See also: Guide.

Should you wear gloves when using a bandsaw?

Do not wear gloves while using a bandsaw (or any powered saw, drill press, or planer for that matter). The gloves will give you a false sense of security and do very little to protect your hands. In fact, they may end up getting your fingers pulled into the blade if the material catches.

What is the number 1 safety rule of the band saw?

Safety Rules Safety glasses are required. Never clear small pieces while blade is moving. Never adjust saw or setup while saw is running. Never cross arms.

What should you never cut on a bandsaw?

Always adjust the speed of the band saw while the machine is running. Never adjust the speed with the machine turned off. Never cut materials that might be hardened, such as tool steel, files, hardened guideways, stainless steel etc.

Why should observers not stand to the right of the band saw?

4. Do not allow anyone (including yourself) to stand on the right side of the bandsaw while it is running. A broken blade is likely to fly in that direction. 5.

What is a blade guide?

6Oct by Lori Balkus. Bandsaw blade guides keep the bandsaw blade on track while cutting through materials. Blade guides should be set above and below the saw table to help reduce vibration by holding the bandsaw blade in place while cutting. This assures a precise and quality cut.