Band Saw

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Warning icon Warning! This page is out of date. This page references the small bandsaw (we have a bigger one). It also lacks an equipment box


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We have a Fox F28-186 band saw (like this one here)

The Basics

  • Motor 370w
  • Table dimensions 340x340mm
  • Table tilt angle 0-45degrees
  • Max cutting capacity throat 254mm
  • Max cutting capacity-height 150mm

Please attach the shop-vac nozzle to the dust extraction port at the back of the bandsaw - this reduces the amount of dust thrown around the workshop.

Attach the shop vac to the dust extraction port

Safety

  • This is a finger removing machine - treat it with serious respect.
  • Ensure guards are in place.
  • Use a push stick if you need to push the work anywhere near the blade.

Spares

The machine will take 1820mm blades 3-12.8mm deep.

Replacement blades are available from CPC with the following part numbers:

  • TL15172 (6mm)
  • TL15173 (10mm)
  • TL15174 (12mm)

Risk assessment for use of Band Saw.

Hazards.

  • 1) Clothes becoming entangled.
  • 2) Wood dust inhalation.
  • 3) Removing workpiece with machine running breaks blade and causes projectile injury
  • 4) Loss of fingers.
  • 5) Loss of limb / hand.
  • 6) Damage to eyes from particles


Persons at risk.

  • Operator.
  • Persons nearby.


Initial assessment of risk.

Hazard identified Severity Probability Risk Factor
Clothes becoming entangled 3 2 6
Wood dust inhalation 2 3 6
Removing workpiece with machine running breaks blade and causes projectile injury 2 4 8
Loss of fingers 3 3 9
Loss of limb / hand 4 2 8
Damage to eyes from particles 3 3 9


Control measures.

  • Users will be required to demonstrate competence to use the machine safely.
  • Safety glasses will be worn.
  • Keep hands away from the saw
  • Do not remove workpiece from curved cuts with machine running
  • Ear protection will be worn.
  • Dust mask will be worn.
  • Tie back long hair and secure loose clothing.

Final assessment of risk

Hazard identified Severity Probability Risk Factor
Clothes becoming entangled 3 1 3
Wood dust inhalation 2 3 6
Removing workpiece with machine running breaks blade and causes projectile injury 2 2 4
Loss of fingers 3 1 3
Loss of limb / hand 4 1 4
Damage to eyes from particles 3 1 3


Points system

Hazard severity Points Rating Definition
Nil 1 Very minor injury, bruise, graze, no risk of disease.
Slight 2 Minor injury, which would allow the individual to continue work after first aid treatment on site or at a local surgery. The duration of the stoppage or treatment is such that the normal flow of work is not seriously interrupted.
Moderate 3 Temporary disability causing injury or disease capable of keeping an individual off work for three days or more and reportable under RIDDOR
High 4 Causing death, serious injury or permanent disability to an individual.
Very high 5 Causing multiple deaths and widespread destruction eg. fire, building collapse.


Hazard likelihood Points Rating Definition
Remote possibility 1 There is really no risk present. Only under freak conditions could there be any possibility of an accident or illness. All reasonable precautions have been taken - This should be the normal state of the workplace.
Unlikely 2 This incident or illness might occur but the probability is low and the risk minimal.
Possible 3 The accident may occur if additional factors precipitate it, but it is unlikely to happen without them.
Highly likely 4 Will happen more often than not. Additional factors could precipitate an incident but it is still likely to happen without this additional factor.
Inevitable 5 If the work continues as it is, there is almost 100% certainty that an accident will happen, for example:

A broken stair or broken rung on a ladder Bare, exposed electrical conductors Unstable stacks of heavy boxes


Risk Rating Score Definition Action
1 to 4 Low No action required
5 to 9 Moderate Reduce risks if reasonably practicable
10 to 15 High Risk Priority action to be undertaken
16 to 25 Unacceptable Action must be taken IMMEDIATELY