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Vertical Band Saw

(Originally from here)

The Shop in Bray Lab has a vertical band saw that can be used to cut wood into custom shapes.


  • Adjust the blade guard to 1⁄4” above the work to be cut
  • Workpiece must sit flat on table

Safe Operation

  • Always rest workpieces that are being cut on the worktable
  • Stand balanced, rest your palms on the table, and use fingers to feed the piece into the blade
  • Use push sticks to guide the piece through the bandsaw when your fingers approach the blade
  • DO NOT push on the piece along the bandsaw’s line of cut


  • Clean table, floor, and surrounding work area