Profession band saw operator
Band saw operators work with industrial saws that feature a continuous flexible blade revolving around two or more wheels. Band saws are most effective at producing irregular shapes.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Types of wood
Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.
- Sawing techniques
Various sawing techniques for using manual as well as electric saws.
- Types of sawing blades
Types of cutting blades used in the sawing process, such as band saw blades, crosscut blades, plytooth blades and others, made from tool steel, carbide, diamond or other materials.
- Wood cuts
Different ways of cutting wood, across the grain or parallel with it, and radial or tangential to the core. The behaviour of cuts of wood under different circumstances and the optimal cut for a given purpose. Influence of special attributes of the wood, like knots or defects.
- Cutting technologies
The variety of cutting technologies, such as software or mechanics, guiding cutting processes through lasering, sawing, milling etc.
- Woodworking processes
Steps in the processing of wood for the manufacturing of wooden articles and types of machines used for these processes such as drying, shaping, assembling and surface finishing.
- Keep sawing equipment in good condition
Make sure sawing equipment is always in good and safe working condition. Inspect the equipment for defects. Replace defective or worn-out elements in accordance with guidelines. Store elements safely when not in use. Notify the responsible party in case of large or dangerous defects.
- Replace sawing blade on machine
Replace the old blade of a sawing machine with a new one by removing the chip brush, taking away the front blade guide, loosening the blade tension and removing the blade. Assemble and install new blade by replacing the front blade guide, installing the chip brush, replacing the blade cover and adjusting blade tension.
- Operate band saw
Operate a band saw, an industrial saw that features a continuous flexible blade revolving around two or more wheels.
- Operate wood sawing equipment
Operate various machinery and equipment to cut wood in different sizes and shapes.
- Dispose of cutting waste material
Dispose of possibly hazardous waste material created in the cutting process, such as swarf, scrap and slugs, sort according to regulations, and clean up workplace.
- Adjust properties of cut
Adjust cut sizes and depths of cutting tools. Adjust heights of worktables and machine-arms.
- Work safely with machines
Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.
- Create cutting plan
Draw up plans to show how the material will be cut into functional pieces to minimise loss of material.
- Manipulate wood
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.