b"R R esouRces and ecommendationsr eCommendATionsB Ands AWB lAde F olloWT hesei nsTAllATiong uidelines i nsTruCTionsC AreFullyAlwaysfollowthemachinemanufacturer'sinstructionand Follow all the safety instructions shown in the band saw machine recommendations for blade changes and the safe operation foroperator's manual and on the machine labels. Recognize and read the band saw machine. Starrett nor its employees shall not be heldsafety and warning signs such as Danger, Warning and Cautionresponsible for the accuracy or completeness of these guidelines. Follow the saw blade installation instructions on the specific make and model of the band saw machine requiring a blade changeThe general information contained in the guidelines is intended to assist in the proper installation of band saw blades.B AsiCB lAdeC hAngeg uidelinesProper blade installation achieves more efficient blade performance.Remove any chips from saw guides and band wheels Wear gloves when handling band saw bladePosition chip brush away from saw Relieve saw blade tension and remove blade Use eye protection, safety shoes, and hearing protection Select appropriate blade for cutting application Unfold blade properly. Do not throw. Throwing the blade will result in tooth damage that will reduce saw blade performance Install blade with saw teeth pointing in proper direction Apply appropriate tension to the blade Be aware of pinch points and keep hands and clothing clear of rotating blade Adjust guide arms to appropriate positions to workpiece Adjust blade guides for proper blade support Adjust chip brush to fully engage saw blade teeth to ensure proper chip removal Check hydraulic fluid levels when applicable Ensureappropriatecuttingfluidplacementandmix ratios as applicable per machine, cutting fluid, and blade manufacturer's recommendationsstarrett.com 59"