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Fairport Cropredy Convention 2011
Specialist Extension Level Course

S1HS - Wood Sawing Machines 

 Click HERE for guidance from D&TA on use of bandsaws by students under the age of 16.



This course will consist of a presentation covering the DATA standards followed by practical experience in the use of the circular saw, bandsaw and Mitre/Chop saw. Delegates will then demonstrate further competence by manufacturing some of the following items. Please bring protective clothing and ear defenders to this course.  Practical experience on a radial arm saw or vertical panel saw cannot be offered at Frome College. 


Practical Projects
 Tool Tray
 Push stick

 Storage Box
 Christmas Tree

HSE Information Sheets - Check HSE website for the most up to date versions of these information sheets.
No 16 - Circular Saw Benches - Safe Working Practices 
No 31 - Safety in the use of Narrow Band Saw - (Scan of deleted on-line version)

No 15 - Safe Working at Woodworking machines
No 30 - Toxic Woods
 No 3 - Beam Panel Saws
 No 14 - Selection of Respiratory Protective Equipment
 No 1 - Wood Dust: hazards and Precautions
 No 13 - Noise at Woodworking Machines
 No 38 - PUWER98-Retrofitting of braking to woodworking machines

  ' Making the most of your Bandsaw and Scroll Saw' published in 1937 (makes no reference to Health and Safety)
 Different types of circular saw blade
  Minimum cutting radius for band saw blades 


Machine Handbooks


  Startrite Bandsaw

  Startrite Benchsaw


VLC media player (Click on cone to download)

HSE Videos - Click on icon

   Ripsaw    Bandsaw     Crosscut (Radial Arm) saw


Other Assorted Videos

  How to fold a bandsaw blade

Basic Bandsawing technique


Watch the videos on this website - You will be amazed

Axminster Tools - Panel Saw Video


Remember the good old days - 1970's I think
If it's you please get in touch.



An early French open frame bandsaw seen at
Great Dorset Steam Fair- Click on image for video.

 ALT Bandsaw blades price list



DfES Teachernet Guidance
 Circular Saw