BANDSAW OPERATIONS - OD1646 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
An attachment for the metal cutting bandsaw twists the blade 30, or 90, so
that stock which normally could not be cut because of insufficient clearance
of the sawing machine column can be successfully cut.
permit the use of band files and polishing bands in place of the bandsaw
Adjustable guides for holding and feeding workpieces are also
counterweights. Forced air for chip removal is supplied by an air pump in
the base of the machine.
THE VERTICAL BANDSAW MACHINE.
The typical metal cutting horizontal bandsaw
machine (figure 2 on the following page) is a floor-mounted machine used for
simple cutting of solid steel, tubing, and odd shaped material.
material to be cut is mounted in a vise attached to the bed of the machine.
An electric motor drives the bandsaw blade through a belt and pulley
arrangement from which three speeds may be obtained.
The sawing machine