Powermatic 14 inch Bandsaw

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Powermatic 14 inch Bandsaw
PwrMat Bandsaw.jpg
Name Powermatic 14 inch Bandsaw with 6 in Riser and Kreg precision rip fence
Zone Wood Shop
Owner i3Detroit
Make Model Powermatic PWBS14
Part Number S/N 140420023
Date Acquired
Storage Location This machine is located in the Woodshop
Authorization Required Yes
Status Running
Value
Documentation * Owners Manual
Other References * Bandsaw consumables are on this list: Wood Shop Consumables

Intro

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.

Rules

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.

Instructions

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

Maintenance Info

THE SAW:

  • 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.

FAQ

  • SAW MAKES UNSATISFACTORY CUTS
    • Dull Blade
    • Blade mounted Wrong
    • Gum or Pitch on blade
    • Incorrect blade for cut
    • Tension not set properly

ToDo

Authorized Users and Trainers

Trainer Name Certified Date
Greg Smith 2015/01/01
Dave Scholl 2015/01/01
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