While using any cutting toolssuch as saw blades, an individual needs to be very precautious and should always keep the safety tips in mind. A few general safety tips for using the saw bladesare as follows.
- Never lose your focus on your work while using the power saws.
- When starting, let the saw achieve full speed before cutting and you also have to support the work so it won't move.
- In the event that the saw slows down, turn off the power and unplug the device before endeavouring to restart it.
- Quit working and turn the power saw off when you are distracted while working
- Never clear the scarps from a sawing worktable by using hands. Rather, utilize a long stick.
- When working with metal, secure the metal materials with machinist's vise to avoid it from moving.
Some specific saws precautions and uses are as follows:
- Table Saws:
Table saws are widely used to cut wood. However, you need to adjust the blade of the table saw to extend around 1/8 inch over the wood or any material you want to cut. Make sure that the work piece is out of contact with the blade when you are stopping as well as starting the saw. Keep the body out of the path. Utilize a push stick while tearing narrow strips. Lower the saw blade beneath the top of the table when work is done.
- Band Saws: Band saws are used to cut wood and other different material. They provide the smooth edges and are one of the most useful cutting tools. However, while cutting, you need to keep the saw blade set equally and with the right pressure. With the hands on the two sides of the line of cut, you have to push the stock through the blade. Hand-Held Circular Saws: Do not work in wet zones unless you are standing on a dry surface and make certain that the saw is appropriately grounded.
- Saber Saws:
This saw is used to cut wood as well as some other soft materials. While cutting with the help of saber saw, you have to select the correct cutting blade for the activity. Ensure that the saw blade is sharp, undamaged and safely fixed in it. Try not to turn on the saw at the time when the blade is in contact with the work piece. Hold the saw immovably with one hand and do the work with the other.
- Portable Circular Saws:
These saws are power driven and are very easy to use. All the portable power saws that contain a more than 2 inch blade diameter must be used with safety guards. The upper guard should cover the saw to the depth of the teeth. The lower ones should likewise cover the saw to the depth of the teeth. At the point when the device is pulled back from the work, the lower safety guard should consequently come back to the covering position.