Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Bandsaw safety

Keith Tompkins
>Sean and Mike have both recently posted regarding bandsaw accidents.

Sean's injury was probably preventable.....He was cutting a hard piece of wood with a DULL BLADE; as he stated it was ready to be replaced.

A dull blade requires much more pressure in order to cut. When a slip occurred, a bad injury resulted. This probably would not have happened with a sharp blade.

Also, especially with small pieces, it is possible to start a cut, and then reach BEHIND the blade, and pull the piece through the blade. There is almost no chance of the blade hitting your hand at the end of the cut.

hope this helps.......get well, Keith

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