If you’re a beginner in woodworking, you’ll appreciate the fact that you don’t need a band saw to start out making your own tools. It’s just as easy as that! Of course, it will require some knowledge of woodworking, a hand with tools, and patience. But it’s fun to make things with your own two hands.
The reason he’s such a great learner is that he loves to ask questions. Sometimes, even when he has seen use the band saws many times before, he still would like to ask another question. One day, with expectant and wide-eyed eyes, he just asked me, what’s the difference between crosscutting and ripping? The simple question somehow throw off the focus because he’d seen use the band saws many times, but he still hadn’t asked the main question: what’s a band saw machine and how do you operate it?
Asking detailed questions when you’re new is a lot better than jumping in head first. There are many easy ways to demonstrate the differences between various machines. The first method is to get someone to stand next to the machine and run a few cuts parallel to the fence, while asking, “What’s the difference between cutting in the left side and the right side?” This allows you to have someone run the band saw without opening the fence, which forces him to pay attention to what you’re saying. Then, tell him to bring the arm back into the original position and compare the two cuts. You might be surprised to find out the difference in the right and left feeds happens only when you go right for the band saw’s blade.
Next, try asking someone who works in an industrial shop, and ask, “How is the operation of the band saws?” They’ll likely have several band saw machine operators around, each of which has a different take on the operation. Ask each operator to explain how the machine works. Depending on the metal being cut, there may be differences in the distance that the band saw travels as well as the speed at which it operates. The operator will be able to give you the right speed that the band saws blades are designed for.
When you’re cutting anything with power tools, you need to take safety precautions. With sawing machines, one of the most important things to remember is that you must keep the metal as clean as possible so you don’t end up spreading coolant all over the metal or causing a fire. One of the main causes of coolant splashing out onto the metal is if you run the band saw at a faster speed than intended, because the coolant encourages the cutting agent to move faster and spread out further. If you run the band saw without the proper coolant lubrication, you could very well spray all over the metal instead of just the cut surface.
With all the different makes and models of sewing machines on the market, you have to know what you’re looking for before buying. Each sawing machine works differently, and it is crucial that you get one that will fit your needs and requirements. Consider the cost and how often you’ll use it; as well as how long before it breaks down and needs to be fixed. You should also consider if you want to buy a gas, electrical or battery powered sawing machine.