Powermatic 14 inch Bandsaw
|Powermatic 14 inch Bandsaw|
|Name||Powermatic 14 inch Bandsaw with 6 in Riser and Kreg precision rip fence|
|Make Model||Powermatic PWBS14|
|Part Number||S/N 140420023|
|Storage Location||This machine is located in the Woodshop|
|Documentation||* Owners Manual|
|Other References||* Bandsaw consumables are on this list: Wood Shop Consumables|
The saw is particularly useful for cutting irregular or curved shapes, but can make straight cuts. The minimum radius of a curve that can be cut on a particular saw is determined by the width of the band and its kerf.
Band Saw Insert Training is required for all users
Authorization Required for machine adjustments and blade changes
- For cutting wood or plastics, no metals
- Read, understand and follow the safety instructions found in the manual
- Keep fingers 3 inches from the blade
- Do not cut wood that is not flat on the bottom, use a jig
- Never clear small pieces while the blade is running
- Do not push work with your thumbs.
- Keep guards in place
- Do not force the tool, it will do a better job at the rates it is designed for
- Wear proper apparel, do not wear loose clothing or other items that may get caught. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
- Always wear Safety glasses.
Plan your cuts before making them
- Set Upper Blade guide assembly, raise or lower to just above the material being cut
- make sure the Tension Adjustment lever is in the up position
- Turn on the work light
- Feed material only into the blade DO NOT BACK UP MATERIAL with the machine running or the blade will come loose from the guides. stop it first.
- Feed work gently into the blade, do not force the work or bend the blade
- In most situations a cutting line should be followed
- Both hands should be used to feed the wood, and placed on opposite sides of the blade
- A jig or clamp should be used to hold odd shaped or round pieces
- Make through cuts or release cuts, if needed pretrial holes so that waste pieces can be removed
- Clean the tires when changing blades, use a scraper to clean gunk off the tire
- Clean the table surface with table cleaning abrasive then coat with surface protectorate like "Glidecoat"
- Blow out the blade guide assemblies to clean out dust and debris.
- CLEANING THE BLADE
- De-tension the blade and remove from the saw
- Coil the blade so it fits in the cleaning tub (located on top of wood shop cabinet)
- Mix a solution of "Simple Green" or other degreaser about 50/50 and soak the blade in it for 45 min or until the gunk is somewhat loose
- Using a BRASS brush clean the blade (not easy to do because you will probably need to uncoil the blade)
- Rinse with water
- Coat the blade with surface protectorate like "Glidecoat"to prevent rusting.
- Reinstall, re-tensio the blade align the blade on the tires and in the roller guides as one usually does when changing blades.
- SAW MAKES UNSATISFACTORY CUTS
- Dull Blade
- Blade mounted Wrong
- Gum or Pitch on blade
- Incorrect blade for cut
- Tension not set properly
Authorized Users and Trainers
|Trainer Name||Certified Date|
|User Name||Authorized By||Date of Most Recent Training|
|Kevin Flory||Greg Smith||2015/01/06|
|Matt Gardeski||Greg Smith||2015/01/06|
|Adam Scholl||Greg Smith||2015/01/06|
|Levi Morey||Greg Smith||2015/01/06|
|Brian McPherson||Greg Smith||2015/01/06|
|William Cunningham||Greg Smith||2015/01/06|
|David Henry||Greg Smith||2015/01/06|
|Leonard RH||Greg Smith||2015/01/06|
|Charlie Rysenga||Greg Smith||2015/01/06|
|David Jewell||Greg Smith||2015/01/06|
|Cameron Geralds||Greg Smith||2015/01/06|
|Tony Slover||Dave Scholl||2017/01/03|
|Tony Klein||Dave Scholl||2017/01/03|