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Old Nov 23, 2005, 2:14 PM   #1
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Could you pass the Band-aids !!!
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 11:46 PM   #2
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Good shot but it took me a minute to figure out what it is. Band-aids indeed!!

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Old Nov 24, 2005, 8:36 AM   #3
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Yes for those not familiar with tools this is a shot of the business end of my bandsaw used in woodworking.
You sure keep your fingers clear from this area

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Old Nov 24, 2005, 10:39 AM   #4
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Nice shot. Isn't there usually a finger guard covering from the guide wheels up to the upper casing? In all the bandsaws I have seen, the only part of the blade that was exposed was from the guide wheels down to the table.

Reminds me of a joke about a meat cutter who cut a finger off.......



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Old Nov 24, 2005, 10:43 AM   #5
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Great close-up. The details come across beautifully.

Wish you had taken a shot while the bandsaw was ripping inot a piece of board and te sawdust flying.

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Old Nov 24, 2005, 1:01 PM   #6
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The guard is shown there only I took the shot at such an angle that you are looking behind the guard to show more of the blade.

Selvin in answer to your comment about taking a shot with the blade running there would in fact be less to see as the blade would be a blur and as the saw cuts in a downwards direction there is no sawdust flying.

The bandsaw actually is a very safe tool to use as the only exposed part of the blade is cutting through the material. The table saw is a different story
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Nice shot. Isn't there usually a finger guard covering from the guide wheels up to the upper casing? In all the bandsaws I have seen, the only part of the blade that was exposed was from the guide wheels down to the table.

Reminds me of a joke about a meat cutter who cut a finger off.......



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Old Nov 25, 2005, 7:21 PM   #7
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Now this shot brings back memories! Back in the day, I gave up being a starving student for a year and ran a bandsaw in a lumber mill in Pembroke Ontario. No finger guards or safety features there. On night shifts I also manned a huge huge man-eater called a "zeebolt clipper" (or something like that.) It had dual safety swithces whose intent was to keep a 1.5 ton blade from coming down when you were moving your work.Either the switches didn't work, or the blade had a mind of its own. I had some very close calls, but I was lucky.I won't mention the name of the plant, but when safety inspectors showed up, they used to shut down unsafe equipment and claim it was "under repair". If nothing else, it convinced me to get back to the books.

Oh, by the way... I like the shot.

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