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    Sawing Handheld Round Stock Safely

    Sawing round stock on a bandsaw can be a challenge. The stock tends to spin in your hand as the blade grabs the perimeter. This, at least, damages the stock. At worst, it can draw your hand into the blade.

    A modified hockey puck provides a good grip.

    If you are interested, please see this video




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    Thanks rgsparber! We've added your Bandsaw Safety Puck to our Bandsaws category,
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    Very interesting. I would raise one safety related point. When using the saw this way, it's very easy for a finger to stray onto the blade under the saw table. I know this from experience... luckily I still have all my fingers... But it did hurt. For this reason I fitted an extension to the main blade cover.

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    Hockey pucks also make great non-marring bench blocks, a mill cuts neater but a sawed "V" groove works well enough. Drill some holes through it for drifting out pinned assemblies.


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