Presentation on theme: "SCROLL SAW SAFETY VIDEO. 1. Only make adjustments to the saw or your material when the saw is powered off 2. Install the blade with the teeth facing down."— Presentation transcript:
1. Only make adjustments to the saw or your material when the saw is powered off 2. Install the blade with the teeth facing down. This will hold the work down against the table.
1. Adjust and check the blade tension according to the machine manufacturers guidelines. 2. Do not allow your fingers to come any closer to the blade than 2 inches when cutting stock. 3. Keep your fingers to the side of the blade, never in front of it.
SCROLL SAW SAFETY TIPS: 1. What is the hold-down and where do we place it? The hold down should rest LIGHTLY on the top of your wood to help prevent the wood from moving up and down with the blade
Should you still be able to move the piece of wood from under the hold- down? YES! You need to be able to slide the wood under the hold down to cut along your lines.
What are some locations you should never place your fingers? Inside of the hold- down guard area In front of the path of the blade Less than 5 cm to the blade
1.Where do you want to place your hands to guide your wood? On top and behind the wood to guide it and prevent it from shaking 2. What do you need to do before setting up or doing any adjustments to your saw or material? Unplug the saw
What are Relief Cuts? Cuts designed to take pressure off the blade when needing to make curved cuts or cutting long sections Plan Appropriately: Make relief cuts first! Then cut out your object
How do you know if the speed of the blade needs to be adjusted? If it’s not cutting properly, the saw sounds funny (dragging), or if you have to push the wood through rather than let the saw do the work.
When making a turn what are the key things to remember? - Make relief cuts to take pressure off the blade -Never turn / pivot the wood when the machine is off - Turn corners slowly to avoid breaking the blade How far do you want to keep your fingers away from the blade? At least 2” or 5 cm
SCROLL SAW SAFETY QUESTIONS 9. Why is it important to have proper blade tension? To make a straight cut through the wood rather than one that is curved. It can also cause the blade to break.
When should you attempt to cut wood that does NOT have a flat surface? Never unless supervised by a teacher