Use another board to slow down the blade
Pull the stock as hard as you can while blade is moving
Adjust blade tension while blade is moving
Shut machine off and wait for the blade to come to complete stop then remove stock.
Maintain a balanced stance at all times
Open wheel guards while saw is running
Reach across material being cut
Talk to any one near by, explaining your technique
Close one eye to get a sight line
Wear proper eye and ear protection, have your sleeves rolled up and remove any jewelry
Test the sharpness of the blade by running your finger over it
Wear head protection such as a hard hat
1/8 to ¼ inch about the stock
5/16 to ½ inch about the stock
5/8 to ¾ inch about the stock
1 to 2 inches about the stock
You may continue working and let the last student clean up. The band saw is probably the most commonly used tool in the studio, do not make others wait.
Clean up or blow away the dust while working. The band saw is probably the most commonly used tool in the studio, do not make others wait.
Stop the machine and clean up the area.
Flat wooden shapes
Curved and otherwise irregular wooden shapes
Wood even if it has minor nails or similar materials in it