B for Bandsaw

In most woodturning workshops the most common machine after the lathe is the bandsaw.

The dust produced by the bandsaw can be very fine and the blade action tends to spread this dust. A dust extractor will minimise the spread of dust and also reduce the quantity of dust that settles inside the bandsaw.  

A local experienced woodturner cut himself badly after being startled by his wife bringing him a cup of tea.

Do not hurry to make a cut but allow the saw time - the quality of the cut will be much better.

Use a push stick rather than putting your fingers near to the blade.

LEARNING POINT – Watch the blade - keep fingers out of the way!

Trevor Branton