Position of weight on beam determines both rate and force of feed. This position is
set by a hand wheel on side of machine. The beam is raised initially by a pedal on
front of machine.
The weight-type feed system exerts 0 to 80 Ibs. maximum feed force against blade.
Heavy feed force should be used when sawing with wide saw bands. Lighter feed
forces are required when using narrower bands.
Feed force less than 10 Ibs. is achieved by partially restraining pedal. Lighter feed
forces are also required if workpiece is significantly thicker. Example: 1/4 in. band
in 1 in. thick 1020 HRS use maximum feed force; but in 6 in. thick 1020 HRS use
light feed force.
On large work where cut is longer than 10-in. maximum feed distance, the weight
is brought back into position by pressing pedal into notch at bottom of its stroke
and then taking up slack in work-holding chain.
When not in use, the foot pedal should be left in the upper position.
The workholding jaw is used to guide
the work. The power feed chain can
be looped around the workholding
jaw as shown here.
A removable chip drawer is provided below the lower wheel.
Remove the drawer and clean out when necessary. A wheel brush, mounted above the lower
wheel, cleans chips from the wheel tire.
WELDING SAW BANDS
Complete instructions covering blade welding and operation and maintenance of the welder
are given in the separate welder instruction manual.