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Avoid startup while the bandsaw blade is released

It is advised to release the blade tension while a bandsaw is not used.

There is however an important risk to forget that the blade is released and a startup of the machine with the blade released can lead to damages to the wheel tires, or to the blade, and as a consequence can lead to compromise the user security.

Here is the solution I adopted for this issue :

Released blade :


Blade under tension :


It is a simple sign, afixed to a magnet, that I move whenever I release or set tension to the blade.

The sign recalls that the blade is released, and covers the switch of the machine, so that I cannot miss it.

Here is the pdf of the sign I have designed, it is available in the download section :



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Creation date : 17/06/2013 : 13:43
Last update : 17/06/2013 : 14:59
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