A20764 - 10-10-06 Rev. A
SAFETY RULES FOR
HORIZONTAL BAND SAWS
POST THESE SAFETY RULES FOR REFERENCE.
Failure to follow these rules may result in serious injury.
1. DO NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE UNTIL it
is assembled and installed according to the
2. OBTAIN ADVICE from your supervisor, instructor,
or another qualified person if you are not familiar
with the operation of this tool.
3. FOLLOW ALL WIRING CODES and recommended
4. USE THE GUARDS WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Check
to see that they are in place, properly adjusted,
secured, and working correctly.
5. USE PROPER BLADE SIZE and type.
6. ADJUST THE UPPER BLADE GUIDE so that it is
about 1/8" above the workpiece.
7. PROPERLY ADJUST the blade tension, tracking,
blade guides, and blade support bearings.
8. KEEP ARMS, HANDS, AND FINGERS away from
9. AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS and hand
positions where a sudden slip could cause a hand
to move into the blade.
10. NEVER START THE MACHINE before clearing the
table of all objects (tools, scrap pieces, etc.).
11. NEVER START THE MACHINE with the workpiece
against the blade.
12. HOLD WORKPIECE FIRMLY against the table.
DO NOT attempt to saw a workpiece that does not
have a flat surface against the table.
13. HOLD WORKPIECE FIRMLY and feed into blade
at a moderate speed.
14. NEVER REACH UNDER THE TABLE while the
machine is running.
15. TURN THE MACHINE "OFF" to back out of an
uncompleted or jammed cut.
16. MAKE "RELIEF" CUTS prior to cutting long
17. TURN THE MACHINE "OFF" and wait for the
blade to stop prior to cleaning the blade area,
removing debris near the blade, removing or
securing workpiece, or changing the angle of the
table. A coasting blade can be dangerous.
18. NEVER PERFORM LAYOUT, ASSEMBLY, or set-
up work on the table/work area when the machine
19. TURN THE MACHINE "OFF" AND DISCONNECT
THE MACHINE from the power source before
installing or removing accessories, before adjusting
or changing set-ups, or when making repairs.
20. TURN THE MACHINE "OFF", disconnect the
machine from the power source, and clean the
table/work area before leaving the machine. LOCK
THE SWITCH IN THE "OFF" POSITION to prevent
21. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the safe
and proper operation of power tools (i.e. a safety
video) is available from the Power Tool Institute,
1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2851
(www.powertoolinstitute.com). Information is also
available from the National Safety Council, 1121
Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-3201. Please
refer to the American National Standards Institute
ANSI 01.1 Safety Requirements for Woodworking
Machines and the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA