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2.18 Band Resaw


  • Pre-Operation Checklist is a prerequisite for ANY operation.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and proper use of all machine specific controls.
  • Stock is fed in smooth continuous motion past blade with proper feed rate while controlling stock movement and waste removal.
  • Stock is supported at out-feed.
  • Push stick is used when required.
  • Blade is completely stopped before reaching to the rear or over it.
  • Proper stance and hand position are demonstrated.
  • Stock is held securely against the fence, jig or fixture as appropriate.
  • Material is pushed completely past the blade before releasing it.
  • Fall off is not allowed to clutter out-feed table.
  • Clears machine and cleans work area after operation.
  • Required OSHA approved personal protective equipment is worn.
  • Lock-out/Tag-out procedure is in place and followed.
  • Process is completed in a timely manner.

Pre-Operation Checklist

Level 1

  • Verifies tool is properly guarded.
  • Verifies proper throat plate is installed and properly aligned with surface of table.
  • Ensures dust collection operable/operating.

Level 2

  • Selects and properly installs correct blade.
  • Installs and properly adjusts blade guard assembly to within 6 mm (1/4") [0.25"] of the given material.
  • Installs and properly adjusts throat plate.
  • Installs, adjusts and securely locks rip fence to specified measurement.
  • Sets fence properly (dimension, parallel to blade, properly locked down).
  • Verifies/corrects table at proper angle to blade.
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard.

2.18.1 – Re-sawing With A Power Feed

Level 1

Given suitable stock and the saw set up with the appropriate blade, a rip fence and a power feed mechanism, re-saw stock to a specified thickness.
Performance Standard -
  • Part is sawn to within +0.8 mm/-0 (1/32"/-0) [0.0312"/-0].

Level 2

Given suitable stock, set up equipment, and re-saw stock with a power feed mechanism to a specified thickness.
Performance Standard -
  • Installs and properly adjusts power feed.
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard.