Woodworking Safety #5: Band Saw Safety Video

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Blog entry by tooldad posted 11-16-2008 05:04 AM 6805 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is another in my series of safety videos for student make-ups who miss the in class demos. 2 parts to make it fit for youtube.

I included the links to the videos also just in case.

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#1 posted 11-16-2008 05:06 AM

PS, cudos to my camera operator (tooldad’s apprentice) on the drill video. This one I had a sub. Sorry if it is a little jerky.

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#2 posted 11-16-2008 06:05 PM

Nice demo Jason. Having demonstrated the bandsaw for 34 years as a “shop” teacher, you covered everything I covered.

I do have a couple of suggestions. Another teachers suggested having the students count 3 teeth on the blade when it came to s stop before removing scraps or walking away from the saw.

In the 34 years, I had 3 student bandsaw accidents all for the same basic reason. One occurred when the guide/guard was about 3 in. about the stock . The student was cutting a thin slice off the edge and the slice broke, his hand jumped into the blade, 12 stitches. The other two occurred when students fed their finger into the blade getting a small cut on their finger tips. You covered keeping the fingers out of the line of the blade. I ultimately put a red permanent marker line on the table from the blade to the front of the table. This gave the students a visual guide of where they should not have their fingers. I did this during every demonstration. I periodically redrew it as the line wore off. Never had a problem after that.

Keep up the safety videos. I am an administrator now and am passing the links on to teachers in my district. Good job!

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 03:19 PM

Thanks a lot for posting this video! This will be in my watch so that I’ll never forget the safety basics that we all should follow and we should always keep in mind.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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