BANDSAW OPERATIONS - OD1646 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
USES OF THE BANDSAW
Describe the use of the bandsaw machine.
Within a self-study
Within three hours
No supplementary references are needed for this task.
A sawing machine is a machine tool designed to cut off bar stock, tubing,
pipe, or any metal stock within its capacity, or to cut sheet stock to
The sawing machine functions by bringing a saw blade
containing cutting teeth in contact with the workpiece to be cut, and
drawing the cutting teeth through the workpiece. The sawing machine is much
faster and easier than hand sawing, and is used principally to produce an
accurate square or mitered cut on rectangular or cylindrical material.
One of the two common types of sawing machines used for metal cutting in the
machine shop is the bandsaw machine. The bandsaw machine cuts by drawing a
continuous metal band, called a bandsaw blade, across the workpiece.
bandsaw blade is supported and driven by a drive wheel and an idler wheel.
This subcourse describes bandsaw operations and maintenance.
introduces three common models of bandsaw machines and describes their use.
In lesson two, the methods for maintaining,