BANDSAW OPERATIONS - OD1646 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
The procedures used for band filing using bandsaw
machine model 2612-1M are presented here as an example
similar for all bandsaw machine models.
(5) Setting Up the Machine for Filing.
To set up the model 2612-1M
bandsaw machine for either internal or external filing, perform these steps:
(a) If the machine is set up for sawing, remove the saw band.
(b) Remove the table center disk and post saw band guard.
(c) Remove the saw guides from the machine.
(d) Mount the file guide support on the lower keeper block, making sure
the proper width of slot for the file band is being used.
(e) Lower the upper post to the proper work thickness. This thickness
should not exceed two inches for a 1/4 inch file band and four inches for
3/8 and 1/2 inch bands.
(f) Install the upper file guide (figure 30 on the following page),
locking it firmly to the post with the knurled thumb screws.
(g) Install the special table center disk for filing.
(6) Joining the File Band. To join the file band, take one end of the
file band in each hand, with the yellow painted end (figure 31 on the
following page) in the left hand. Hold the file ends at right angles with
the filing surface up. Depress the tip of the spring steel band held in the
right hand with the lock rivet of the yellow segment held in the left hand.
Allow the rivet head to slip into the slotted hole. Slide the rivet head
into the small end of the slot.
Straighten the file band, allowing the
spring steel end to snap over the dowel.
Make sure that the ends of the
band are flush before running the band on the machine.