DRILL PRESS Related Terms Center punch Cutting Oil
DRILL PRESS Use Used to drill holes into or through a piece of metal.
DRILL PRESS Safety Rules Secure metal to the table using a clamp. Remove key from chuck after bit is tight. Place long end of metal on the left side of the column. If the piece starts to spin keep the bit held down and turn the machine off.
METAL CUTTING BAND SAW Related Terms Horizontal Cutting Vertical Cutting Blade Guide
METAL CUTTING BAND SAW Uses Used to make straight or slightly curved cuts into metal.
METAL CUTTING BAND SAW Safety Rules When using the band saw in the horizontal position make sure to securely clamp the material. When using the band saw in the vertical position make sure the table is screwed into position. Do not force the blade into the cut. Let the machine do the work.
METAL LATHE Related Terms Facing Turning Cross Feed Compound Feed
METAL LATHE Uses Used to turn a cylindrical object down to a smaller diameter. Used to face the end of a piece to make it flat. Used to cut threads.
METAL LATHE Safety Rules Turn the machine by hand before turning it on. Secure the material in the chuck then remove the key. Keep hands clear of moving parts. Do not stand in front of the chuck when turning on the machine.
ABRASIVE SAW Use Used to quickly cut ferrous tubing to length.
ABRASIVE SAW Safety Rules Stand off to the side of the blade before pulling the power switch. Make sure the piece is tight in the clamp before cutting. Pull the saw slowly through the metal. Used to cut ferrous metals only.
BENCH GRINDER Uses Used to sharpen tools Used to shape metal
BENCH GRINDER Safety Rules Keep tool rest about 1/8” away from wheel. Check wheel for cracks before turning on the machine. Keep spark arrestor and face shields in place. Used to grind ferrous metal only. Use wheel dresser as necessary to keep wheel true.
ANGLE GRINDER Related Terms Direction of sparks Location of power cord
ANGLE GRINDER Uses Used to sharpen tools or shape metal.
ANGLE GRINDER Safety Rules Never aim sparks in the direction of people or flammable materials. Keep the disc moving on top of the metal. Never hold it in 1 spot. Do not use the edge of the grinding wheel to grind with.
DISC SANDER Uses Used to give metal its final shape. Removes rust or scale Preps metal for welding.
DISC SANDER Safety Rules Keep table about 1/8” from the disc. Keep metal being sanded flat on the table. Sand only on the downward rotating side of the disc. After being shut off the disc can be slowed to a stop with a piece of scrap wood pressed against its outer edge.