BANDSAW OPERATIONS - OD1646 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
position when it is released. Using the proper insert gage to match the saw
band being used, place the gage in the opposite slot and adjust the insert
so that it meets the two gaging edges. Then tighten the insert securely in
Place the left hand insert in the slot and tighten the screw
lightly. Then place the gage edgewise between the two inserts. Bring the
left hand insert down so that it rests against the gage. When the gage is
removed, the gap left will be the proper thickness for the saw band.
SAW GUIDE INSERTS.
(b) Angular Blade Guide.
The angular blade guide attachment is
furnished with most metal cutting bandsaw machines. This attachment twists
the bandsaw blade so that large or long workpieces that would not normally
clear the bandsaw machine column can be cut. The blade is twisted 30, on
some machines and 30, to 90, on others. The angular blade guide attachment
consists of an upper bandsaw blade guide that attaches to the sawing machine
post and a lower bandsaw blade guide that attaches to the frame beneath the
table. Figure 10 on the following page shows 90, saw guide brackets (with
guides and inserts installed on the bracket) as installed on the model 2612-
1M bandsaw machine.