The Pier 9 Workshop is excited to share our full roster of Machine Training Curriculum on Instructables. Each class was developed over 5 years of hands-on collaboration with industry experts. We hope the knowledge we've gathered here will help any level of user be successful in a workshop.
The horizontal bandsaw is a stationary power saw with a long thin blade in the form of a continuous loop. Unlike the vertical bandsaw, you operate the horizontal bandsaw by moving the blade through material that is held stationary. Therefore the horizontal bandsaw is useful for making precise straight cuts, not curved cuts or complex shapes.
This class is part of a greater course series covering Metal Shop safety and basic use. In this course series you will learn how to operate and adjust machines to safely begin basic metal projects. A free PDF download of this class is available at the end of the last lesson.Check out the rest of the Metal Shop classes:
Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Horizontal Bandsaw
This lesson goes over the anatomy of the horizontal bandsaw, as well as basic safety and best practices.
Getting Started With the Horizontal Bandsaw Started
Lesson 2: Speeds and Feeds
The blade speed and feed rate will need to be adjusted depending on the material you are cutting.
Speeds and Feeds Started
Lesson 3: Using the Vise and Control Panel
The vise must be used for every cut. Be sure your control panel's settings are matched to your material.
Using the Vise and Control Panel Started
Lesson 4: Operating the Horizontal Bandsaw
How to run the machine and a few more tips and tricks to get you the best results on the horizontal bandsaw. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.
Operating the Horizontal Bandsaw Started
Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!