Vertical Bandsaw Class


4 Lessons

167 Enrolled


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The vertical bandsaw is a stationary power saw with a thin blade in the form of continuous loop. The bandsaw is especially suited to trimming and cuttingl, and is a useful tool for any metal shop user.

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 Vertical Metal Bandsaw

This lesson goes over the anatomy of the vertical bandsaw, as well as basic safety and best practices.

Lesson 2: Adjusting the Bandsaw

The blade guard, guides, and speed can all be adjusted.

Lesson 3: Straight and Curved Cutting

Bandsaws are useful for making both straight and curved cuts.

Lesson 4: Operating the Vertical Bandsaw

How to run the machine and a few more tips and tricks to get you the best results on the vertical bandsaw. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!