first machine I will be talking about is a band saw. This machine has a saw
with a long and sharp blade to cut the woods efficiently. Because it has lots
of very sharp tooth it has the ability and the advantages to cut curved shapes
or irregular like a jigsaw. Bandsaw are equipped with features that can help
you cut straight lines on the object that you want to cut however this is very
good because it is not so easy with other cutting tools for making straight or
cross cuts for some people they struggle because you need to be extremely
careful and focused. Also, the results obtained from the bandsaw at the end is
much better than the other tools.
the blade breaks on the machine you must turn the machine off and inform the
instructor the reason you want to inform your instructor is that when the next
person that comes and wants to use the machine they can have a fully operated
machine to work on.
must make sure you use both hands on the wood that you want to cut and must be
careful not to have your hand or fingers in line with the saw blade your
fingers must be about 3-4 inches away from the blade. However, if you are
struggling and need to get closer to the blade you must remember to use a “push
stick” which protects your fingers from getting close to the blade.
can position the “hold down foot” on the machine so that it is pressing lightly
on the wood that you want to cut. This prevents the wood coming up in the air
while you’re trying to cut it, so it keeps it held in position on the table.
cut wood that has a flat bottom because the table of the machine has a flat
surface you don’t want to cut any wood that is round because there is a high
chance that you would lose control as your cutting the wood.
must not attempt to cut sharp curves the correct way to cut sharp curves is by cutting
the wood gradually with (relief cuts) you can do this by marking the wood with
the relief cuts on the sharp edge.
the work slowly and make sure the blade does the work you must not force the
work into the blade which means that you must not push the wood towards the
must always wear eye protection when you’re in the workshop environment while
the machines are running.
must make sure that all guards are in place and you must check if its operating
correctly the guard should be in a down position when your using the machines.
The guard protects your hands when the blade is moving up and down. The guard
is always see through, so you can see easily the wood while you’re using the
you’re working on the machines you must make sure that you remove anything that
can get caught on the machine for example watches or any other jewelry must be
taken off and you must eliminate any lose clothing also if you have got a long
hair you must make sure that it is tied back the reason for all this is to make
sure that nothing gets in the way of the machine while it’s been operated.
Safety rules to use the
extractor fan was another important rule so when I was using any of the
machines I made sure that the extractor fan was kept on whilst I was using the
machines once I was finished with the machine I made sure the gate was closed
for the extractor.
first and most important rule at the workshop is to wear Personal Protection
Equipment (PPE) which is for example safety goggles: these are made with
flexible plastic frames and an elastic headband which means it would not fall
out and will protect your eyes from the dust and from other substances that
have a risk of splashing into your eyes. Also wearing overalls can protect us
against hazardous substances. Another example is an ear defender which
completely covers and protects our ears. the ear defender can protect our ears
from very loud noises too.
working in the work place we should all follow the health and safety rules to
stop us getting injured or causing an incident.
Health & safety
In this assignment I will be explaining the health and
safety that is used in a woodwork shop and I will be explaining what is a band
saw machine and how to use the machine also the advantages and disadvantages of
the band saw. I will also be explaining about scroll saw and how to use the
machine, and the advantages and disadvantages. Also will be explaining about
the pillar drill machine and will write the advantages and disadvantages for
the pillar drill.