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Hammer N4400 Bandsaw

Aliases Big Bandsaw
Other References
Official Maintainer Ale Moré

Working

Machine is working as expected.

This machine requires induction to use.

In order to get inducted on this machine, you need to go to the following Eventbrite event and book a place for yourself on one of the available dates.

BandSaw inductions

After that, you just need to come that day and take the induction. Please pay attention to the description of the event because there's a couple of things that you need to comply with. Most importantly, be on time and bring your own mandatory PPE.

The cause has a commitment to giving at least one induction per week on one of the machines that require induction. The way we organize all of this is by having fortnightly polls on the forum. By doing this we can check the actual demand and deliver a solution.

When we create dates they will be announced through discord (woodchop channel) and the messages will be pinned.

In summary:

  1. Check this link to see if you can book an induction: BandSaw inductions.
  2. Check the forum to see if there's a poll open to organize the following inductions and vote accordingly.Woodworking forum
  3. Talk to the cause leader about it or start a conversation on discord.
  4. Check the helpdesk channel on discord.

What's this tool for?

In general terms this machine will allow you to cut wood and wood like materials. Particularly is good when you want to cut curves and resawing timber.

What’s Resawing?

Strictly, resawing is a type of rip cut (cut along the grain) but across the thickness. In other words, is a cut that will give a workpiece with the same width and length but a reduced thickness. In general terms, resawing could refer widely to downsizing timber. A bandsaw is good at this because it has a thing kerf compared to a table saw and it’s way more safe and forgiving than a table saw when it comes to deal with rough lumber (e.g. cup, bow, twist timber).

What can I cut with it?

You can cut solid wood, engineered wood (MDF, Chipboard, Plywood, CLT, OSB) and some composite materials. Before cutting any composite material (e.g., Plastics, resin-based materials) we ask you to talk to the woodworking cause leader about it.

What I can’t cut with it?

Any materials that contain glass, carbon or Kevlar fibres can’t be cut on this machine.

Required Enclosed shoes are required, no open sandals, thongs etc
Required Please wear goggles or a face shield
Required No Loose Clothing, or Jewellery
Recommended We recommend hearing protection.
Recommended We recommend the use of a respirator
Recommended Use Dust Extraction
Recommended Lower Blade Guard to just above height of workpiece
Warning Gloves are PPE against your material (splinters, resin etc) but are hazardous around the saw. Please carefully evaluate your use of gloves
Maintenance Disconnect power to the saw before performing maintenance, including blade changes
Name Value
Cutting Height 275mm
Rip Capacity 420mm
Rip Capacity with parallel cutting fence 370mm
Saw blade length min 3950mm
Saw blade length nominal 3976mm
Saw blade length max 4000mm
Saw blade min width 6mm
Saw blade max width 20mm
Saw blade speed 20m/min
Wheel diameter 440mm
Table Size 420x575x950mm
Table Tilt 10º to 22.5º
Dust extraction port 120mm

Manufacturer

Reseller

For spare parts, contact:

  • Felder Australia
  • Peter Burkitt
  • E pb@felder.net.au

Blades can also be purchased from Brisbane saw services.

Date Description Workaround Proposed Remediation
01/01/2020 PLACEHOLDER Describe the problem PLACEHOLDER Describe the workaround currently in place Placeholder Describe a proposed fix or solution
Date Modified By Description Remediation Cost
01/01/2020 PLACEHOLDER NAME PLACEHOLDER Describe what happened PLACEHOLDER Describe how it was fixed or modified PLACEHOLDER document the cost of the change
Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location Buy from
PLACEHOLDER Image, 100 width PLACEHOLDER Category of accessory PLACEHOLDER Accessory Name
PLACEHOLDER Description and usage notes for accessory
PLACEHOLDER Describe location of accessory PLACEHOLDER Link to where it was bought from
Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location Buy from
PLACEHOLDER Image, 100 width PLACEHOLDER Category of consumable PLACEHOLDER Consumable Name
PLACEHOLDER Consumable description and usage
PLACEHOLDER Description of where the consumable is stored PLACEHOLDER Link to where it can be bought
Interval Task
PLACEHOLDER Pick one: Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly/Biannual/Annual PLACEHOLDER Description of maintenance task and any relevant parameters
Date Consumable Comment Member
13/04/2021 10mm@4TPI General purpose blade A new blade was opened and added to the working set. The old one was properly labelled and left to be used as a teaching tool. Ale Moré

PLACEHOLDER A RACI is an important documentation process to let people know what ACTIONS can happen, and who needs to be Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed for each ACTION. Delete this line.

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

PLACEHOLDER: Risk assessment is important to ensure we are making tools available to members in a responsible fashion. Please make every effort to do a reasonable risk assessment. If there is a safety incident with the tool, please redo a risk assessment and add it to the table.

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 PLACEHOLDER DEATH Intolerable Probable 11 PLACEHOLDER Induction to train users in correct usage Low Improbable 1

PLACEHOLDER: A decision register is for general documentation when some decision is made regarding the tool. To change its location, mode of operation, to buy an accessory, to replace something, to change how it operates etc. Delete this line.

Ref / ID Decision Details Impact Proposed Date Proposed By Status Approved By Date Resulting Actions and Comments
0000 Example decision Provides an example 08/08/20 JH Approved JH 08/08/20 A line was put in the register
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