Horizontal Bandsaw Class


4 Lessons

62 Enrolled


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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.

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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.

Lesson 2: Speeds and Feeds

The blade speed and feed rate will need to be adjusted depending on the material you are cutting.

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.

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.

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