Grizzly 16in Band Saw

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Grizzly 16in Band Saw

For sawing wood and some plastics

Basic Info

  • Ownership: Nick Britsky
  • Location: This band saw is located at the south end of the Wood Shop.
  • What it looks like:

band saw photo

Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Grizzly Model G1538 16" Band Saw
  • Part Number: S/N unknown

Documentation

Rules

  • Use with wood only, or the more sawable platics. No metal cutting, please!

Instructions

Turn it On

The power switch is located on the left side of the frame.

Turn it Off

The power switch is located on the left side of the frame.

Other References

Maintenance

Things that Need to be Done

  • New tires on upper and lower wheels

FAQs

  1. TBD

Training

Each core class is a prerequisite for the next core class; the electives (if any) are optional.

  • Core Class 1 (group or individual training)
    • Wood shop tour
    • Safety glasses, dangling hair, hoodie strings, etc.
    • Using the band saw light
    • Power switch/EPO location and operation
    • Workpiece materials compatible with this machine
    • Raising/lowering the upper blade guides
    • Holding the workpiece safely
    • Using a push stick
    • How hard to push the workpiece
    • Sawing along a pencil line
    • Sawing curves
    • Cleanup with shop vac or brush
  • Elective Project: Free-Form Laser Cutter Blank
    • Make a free-form blank from thin wood or plastic suitable to etch with the laser cutter
    • Note: laser cutter training/access is not part of this class
  • Core Class 2 ( small group or individual training)
    • Review all core topics above
    • Using the miter gauge
    • Using the fence
    • Dust control system
    • How to tell when the blade needs to be replaced
    • Consumables costs
    • Using fixtures for controlled cutting
  • Elective Project: Rectangular Laser Cutter Blank
    • Make a rectangular blank from thin wood or plastic suitable to etch with the laser cutter
    • Note: laser cutter training/access is not part of this class
  • Core Class 3 (individual hands-on training)
    • Review all core topics above
    • Adjusting the table tilt angle
    • Selecting a blade
    • Replacing the blade (tension and tracking adjustments)
    • Adjusting Upper and Lower blade guides
    • Setting upper and lower blade guide clearances
    • Resawing
    • Making fixtures for locating/aligning the workpiece