This tool requires certification for use.
|Capacity||16" from the blade to the column|
|Blade Size||120" blade. Width up to 1". Each width requires a set of hardened steel guides and a holder. See below for the guides we have.|
|Blade Speed||approximately 45 to 1600 FPM, continuously variable.|
|Power||240V, 3 phase|
These notes are for authorized users and authorizers; you must be authorized on the tool by a person, not this list. Don't expect this list to be complete or authoritative.
- Vertical band saws cut by feeding the material into the blade.
- The cutting tooth speed is set by spinning the speed adjustment handle.
- Selection between high and low gear is only done when the adjustment handle is spun to the slowest possible speed. Don't force the gear selection; wiggle it into place.
- Only adjust the speed when the machine is on.
- The speed read out is on the dial on the top left part of the machine.
- Always check the speed versus your material via the read out before making any cuts. Incorrect speeds will quickly ruin blades.
- The cutting feed is set by you, pushing the material into the blade.
- There is a half-circle with steps for workholding and handles to control the piece. Use it whenever possible.
- If cutting curves, check the width of the blade against the chart for the tightest corner you can cut.
- If you're attempting to cut an angle, start by feeding the workpiece directly into the saw to form a notch first.
- The angle of the table can be changed after loosening the knob on the right side of the machine and below the table. Then tilt the table by hand. You may have to adjust the height of the lower blade guide if you tilt the table far from horizontal.
- If the blade is drifting to one side, it might be dulling.
- Ensure that you have between 3 and 24 teeth engaged with the thickness of the workpiece. Too few and you will knock teeth off; too many and you will fail to form a satisfactory chip.
- The plug is a twist-lock 220V three-phase plug.
- The starter is a grey box on the back of the machine. Press the rocker to display "ON".
- Turn the key to the "on" position.
- Use the larger side buttons to start the machine. The on button may require multiple presses.
- Always hit the red stop button when you're not actively cutting.
- Set the starter to off and unplug the machine when you're finished.
- Never put your fingers near the blade. If your part is too small to keep your fingers at least an inch away from the blade and can't be held in the half-circle workholder, design a way to safely hold the workpiece that doesn't put your fingers near the blade.
- Lower the blade guard as much as possible; there should be a narrow gap above the workpiece and no more.
- No gloves or loose sleeves when using the machine; they can be sucked into the blade and drag your arm with. Pushing your sleeves past your shoulder is not acceptable.
- When pushing work, rest your arms on the table and push with your hands. Pushing with your shoulders can cause you to fall into the machine if the blade breaks or the part slips.
- Stand with one foot in front of the other to prevent bashing your head or chest into the machine if you do lose control with your arms.
- Clean up when you're done. Remove your stock and brush all chips into a trash can. Wipe up all cutting fluids.
The welder is finally functioning. It can be used for blades for any of the bandsaws. So far, we have just welded carbon blades. Bimetal may be difficult- brazing might be a better choice for these. Talk to Ed Bennett or Everett Wilson if you want to learn how to use the welder. The procedure is:
- Measure 120" (5 table lengths) of the bulk blade of your choice.
- Cut the blade to length using the shear above the welder.
- Match the cut ends together with the teeth on each end pointing in opposite directions (180 degree twist in the blade). Grind the ends of the blade until they match and are smooth. Normally you could use the grinder on the welder, but the grinder is not working.
- Clamp the blade in the jaws with the ends of the blade touching.
- Push the welder lever down and hold it down. After the weld is done, release one of the jaw clamps, then release the welder lever.
- Anneal the blade until dull red (pulse width modulate the anneal button - it doesn't take much).
- Grind the weld until smooth and the weld thickness is the same as the blade.
Blade welder is missing the grinder motor. The shear for the welder is not making clean cuts.
Add a miter jig which mounts to the right side of the table. A round linear bearing would allow the jig to be tilted down out of the way when not in use.
|Gear Box||The manual for model 16-2 (our saw) says to use SAE 10 motor oil. The manual for the 1612 (a slightly newer model) says SAE 20. DoAll support says use SAE 20 motor oil, which is difficult to find. ISO 68 waylube is equivalent to SAE 20 and available from Zengers in Melrose Park.||The drain plug is at the bottom of the gear box. Remove pipe cap and fill to the top of the pipe. Takes about 1 quart.||Changed 10/7/14 with ISO 68. Only about 2 cups of oil were drained, but no sign of a leak.|
|Reeves drive shaft (oil cup)||1612: SAE 10|
Oct. 15, 2014 Replaced thrust bearings and bearing caps for the 1/16-1/2" upper and lower guides. With the blade centered on the wheel, there is a gap of about 1/8 between the cap and the back edge of the blade. With medium heavy hand feed, the blade doesn't touch the cap and cause the bearing to turn. This may be OK, as there would be significantly more pressure from the workpiece when using the machine's mechanical feed.
Tried the 5/8-1" guides. appears that there will also be a gap between the blade and thrust bearing cap when using a 3/4" blade with the blade centered on the wheel. For the upper guide, we need 2 longer cap screws (1/4-20?) to hold the 3/4" hardened guides to the guide block and 2 shorter screws (shoulder?) to hold the guide block to the guide post. For the lower guide, 2 cap screws. not sure about the screw that holds the lower guide block in place.
|Guide thrust bearing||626ZZ 6x19x6mm (2 required)|
|Guide Blocks||Upper and lower insert guide blocks for 1/16-1/2" width blades ('precision' style); upper and lower insert guide blocks ('high speed' style) for 5/8" to 1" width blades.|
|Inserts||Sets of 4 hardened steel inserts for 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4".|
|Adapter||We have the upper and lower Adapters for 1/16 to 1/2" guide blocks.|
List of Currently Authorized Users
|Qualified Member||Trained By||Date Trained|
|Dean Anderson||Machine Shop Host Cred|
|Everett Wilson||Dean Anderson|
|Ed Bennett||Dean Anderson|
|Ryan Pierce||Dean Anderson|
|Bryan Gleason||Dean Anderson|
|Michael Czubak||Dean Anderson|
|Todd Allen||Dean Anderson|
|Anna Yu||Ed Bennett|
|Jeff McBride||Ed Bennett||10/9/14|
|Mike Kislovsky||Ed Bennett||10/9/14|
|Arjun Wadnerkar||Ed Bennett||10/9/14|
|Oscar Villareal||Ed Bennett||10/9/14|
|John Butera||Ed Bennett||10/18/14|
|Alex Schaffer||Ed Bennett||10/18/14|
|Daniel Loeser||Ed Bennett||10/18/14|
|Jonathan Bisson||Ed Bennett||10/18/14|
|Tom Judge||Todd Allen|
|Kyle Bieneman||Todd Allen||11/09/14|
|Scott Little||Todd Allen||11/09/14|
|RJ Metzger||Todd Allen||11/09/14|
|Giovanni Arroyo||Todd Allen||11/09/14|
|Joao Santos||Todd Allen||11/26/14|
|Nicholas Haldereman||Todd Allen||11/26/14|
|Doorman Dave||Todd Allen||11/26/14|
|Stephen Ioannou||Todd Allen||11/26/14|
|Lucas Goossen||Todd Allen||12/10/14|
|Roger Moore||Todd Allen||12/10/14|
|Matt Wilkens||Todd Allen||12/10/14|
|Rhonda Jackson||Todd Allen||12/10/14|
|Matt Meshulam||Todd Allen||12/21/14|
|Kevin Pulver||Todd Allen||12/21/14|
|Andrew Camardella||Todd Allen||12/21/14|
|Mike Coriale||Todd Allen||12/21/14|
|Nick Naro||Todd Allen||1/11/15|
|John Farmer||Todd Allen||1/11/15|
|Jay Pee||Todd Allen||1/11/15|
|Sam Paris||Todd Allen||1/21/2015|
|Jake Rush||Todd Allen||1/21/2015|
|Carolyn Ignacio||Todd Allen||1/21/2015|
|Andrew Sowa||Todd Allen||1/21/2015|
|Hilary Lee||Todd Allen||1/21/2015|
|Eric Slehofer||Todd Allen||1/28/2015|
|Sam Reicks||Todd Allen||1/28/2015|
|Tyler Matthew||Todd Allen||1/28/2015|
|Ben Bogler||Todd Allen||1/28/2015|
|Brittany Krawczyk||Todd Allen||1/28/2015|
|Cary Lahucik||Todd Allen||1/28/2015|
|Eric Yu||Todd Allen||2/8/2015|
|Davis Mazariegos||Todd Allen||2/8/2015|
|Dan Baltudis||Todd Allen||2/8/2015|
|Shae Kurko||Todd Allen||2/25/2015|
|Ryan Taylor||Everett Wilson||03/04/15|
|Andy Richardson||Everett Wilson||03/04/15|
|Glenn Powers||Sevin Straus||03/08/15|
|Ryan Neuman||Sevin Straus||3/08/15|
|Simon Cygielski||Todd Allen||20150407|
|Benjamin Dambman||Matt Triano||4/14/15|
|Jeff Lawson||Ron Olson||5/19/15|
|David Srebro||Ron Olson||5/19/15|
|James Villalpando-||Ron Olson||5/19/15|
|Justin T. Conroy||Everett Wilson||2015/06/10|
|Greg "Nerobro" Teiber||Everett Wilson||2015/06/10|
|Pericles Tsellos||Todd Allen||14JUN2015|
|Hunter Koerner||Todd Allen||6/14/15|
|Eric Reusche||Todd Allen||6/14/15|
|Raj Perera||Todd Allen||6/14/15|
|Erik Wessing||Todd Allen||6/14/15|
|Connor Jansen||Eric Beauchamp||6/4/15|
|Kevin Sampson||Todd Allen||7/22/15|
|Les Schier||Dean Anderson|
|Tom Boeman||Todd Allen||8/30/15|
|Jonathan Levine||Todd Allen||9/23/15|
|Jim Baker||Todd Allen|
|Alejandro Drexler||Todd Allen||9/23/15|
|Sheila Miguez||Everett Wilson||10/14/2015|
|Niko Hawley||Todd Allen|
|Will Alt||Todd Allen||10/28/15|
|Peter Letscher||Todd Allen||10/28/15|
|Mike Mandrea||Eric Beauchamp||11/5/15|
|Aaron Carlock||Todd Allen||11/18/15|
|Jennie P||Todd Allen||11/18/15|
|Kurt Ziegel||Todd Allen||11/18/15|
|Mike Forkan||Todd Allen||11/18/15|
|Marcin Ignasiak||Todd Allen|
|Greg Kudlacz||Todd Allen|
|Daniel Maziarz||Todd Allen|
|Jean Michel Crettaz||Todd Allen|
|Dafe Hughes||Todd Allen||12/16/15|
|Lauren Svedman||Michael Patton||1/06/16|
|Bruce McConachie||Michael Patton||1/10/16|
|Andrew Dalesandro||Michael Patton||1/10/16|
|Tony Johnson||Michael Patton||1/10/16|
|Brandon Love||Michael Patton||1/27/16|
|Connor Sullivan||Tom Judge||1/22/16|
|Adam Stafford||Michael Patton||4/17/16|
|Ian Monroe||Michael Patton||6/29/16|
|Joe Iklov||Michael Patton||6/29/16|
|Jim Brink||Michael Patton||6/29/16|
|Frank Bowles||Michael Patton||6/29/16|
|Joe Dowling||Ken Burkhardt||8/15/16|