Bandsaw, Vertical - Startrite Volant 18

Aliases Old Bandsaw
Other References
Official Maintainer TBA

Working

Machine is working as expected.

This machine requires induction to use.

Book an induction in Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/metalshop-inductions-804979

This machine is a part of the Drill Press, Linishers and Vertical bandsaw induction.

Do not apply undue pressure to the work piece against the blade.

Ensure that the blade is running through the guides correctly. See the sign on the machine for how it should look.

The blade is prone to falling off its wheels and re-fitting the blade so that it tracks correctly is difficult. Section 14 of the manual has information on how to setup the blade. If this happens and you are unable to use the machine, please inform @TeamMetalshop on discord. Use the Hafco vertical bandsaw instead.

Speed Controls

Refer to this section of the manual:

Required Always wear AS/NZS 1337.1 compliant safety glasses while operating this machine.
Required Enclosed shoes are required, no open sandals, thongs etc
Required Restrain hair while operating machine
Prohibited Loose clothing and jewellery not to be worn while operating this machine.
Recommended We recommend hearing protection.
Warning Entanglement hazard present while wearing gloves.
Maintenance Disconnect power to the machine before performing maintenance, including wheel changes
Name Value
Throat Capacity 455 mm
Height Capacity 205 mm
Blade Length 2895 mm (needs to be verified)
Motor 1.1 kW
  • STARTRITE
Date Description Workaround Proposed Remediation
Blade falling off wheels Refit blade and re-align Careful alignment
Blade falling off guides and digging into the mount. Re-align the blade. Setup the blade guides. Careful alignment
Date Modified By Description Remediation Cost
Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location Buy from
Guide Rip Fence
Can be used to make accurate parallel cuts.
On the machines table or next to the table.
Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location Buy from
Lubricant Machine Oil
For the Air Compressor
Lubricant Gear Oil
For main gearbox
Interval Task
Weekly Empty filings from the bin (small black box under the table)
Weekly Clean and inspect
Monthly Remove air filter from top of air compressor (one screw) and insert a few drops of oil into screw hole. Do not crush filter when replacing screw.
Monthly Check condition and tension of Vee-belts
Yearly Drain gearbox and refill with clean oil (gear oil) to level of filler hole.

Task / Action Executive Cause Leader
Cause Team
Named Maintainer Trainers Cause Membership Implementer
Modification and Repairs - AC C I I I R
Induction changes C RACI RC I I I R

Ref / ID Pre-Mitigation Mitigations / Warnings / Remedies Post Mitigation
Risk Risk Severity Risk Likelyhood Risk Level Risk Severity Risk Likelyhood Risk Level Acceptable to Proceed
0001 Death Severe Possible 15 Induction to train users in correct usage. Severe Very Unlikely 5 Yes
0002 Electric Shock Major Unlikely 8 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Ensure power cables are properly connected and off the floor.
Cables are tested and tagged and inspected for damage.
Minor Very Unlikely 2 Yes
0003 Noise Moderate Likely 12 Train users to wear hearing protection. Insignificant Unlikely 2 Yes
0004 Tripping Hazard Moderate Possible 9 Train users to maintain a clean working area.
Keep all cables off the ground and secured out of the way.
Insignificant Unlikely 2 Yes
0005 Insufficient Lighting Minor Possible 6 Turn on shop lights.
Open metal-shop doors for natural lighting.
Insignificant Unlikely 2 Yes
0006 Entanglement Major Possible 12 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Remove any possible entanglement items such as long sleeves, gloves, watches, jewellery, etc.
Tie back long hair.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0007 Slip Major Possible 12 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Train users in correct use of coolant to avoid spilling on the floor.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0008 Respiratory/Skin Irritation Moderate Unlikely 6 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Train users in the risks related to metalworking fluids.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0009 Inhaliation of Fumes Moderate Possible 9 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Open metal-shop door to allow ventilation.
Train users to use the appropriate type and volume of coolant.
Require use of appropriate PPE.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0010 Laceration/Dismemberment Major Possible 12 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Train users to keep clear of the cutting tool and the part.
Require that the cutting tool is securely fixed (in the quick change tool-post or tail-stock).
Require use of appropriate PPE.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0011 Burn from workpiece Moderate Possible 9 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Allow parts to cool after cutting.
Train users to ensure adequate coolant is used.
Require assessing workpiece temperature before handling.
Insignificant Unlikely 2 Yes
Ref / ID Decision Details Impact Proposed Date Proposed By Status Approved By Date Resulting Actions and Comments
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