BANDSAW OPERATIONS - OD1646 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
(1) Band File Attachment.
Most bandsaw machines have a band file
attachment (figure 28) to permit the use of band files on the machine. A
typical band file attachment consists of a band file guide and upper and
lower guide supports. These supports attach to the frame and post of the
bandsaw machine to provide a rigid track upon which the band file can ride.
A special filing filler plate is provided to adapt the table slot to the
extra width and depth required for the band file and the file band guide.
Most band file attachments have either adjustable guides and guide supports,
or two or more file band guides, so that different width file bands can be
BAND FILE ATTACHMENT.
(2) File Bands. The bandsaw machine is adapted for filing by use of the
band file attachment. A band file is fitted over the drive and idler wheels
in place of the bandsaw blade. Band files (figure 29 on the following page)
consist of many interlocking file segments that are riveted to flexible
steel bands. These bands are attached to each other, end to end, to form a
continuous band. The file segments are attached to the steel bands