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Horizontal Bandsaw

Posted By John Whitt, Monday, August 14, 2017
I am looking for some input and/or suggestions as to what others in the industry are currently doing to ensure the safety of those employees that are operating the horizontal bandsaws for tear down and/or disassembly of old pallets. During the NWPCA safety conference it was mentioned that a "push stick" be utilized to prevent extremities from coming within 12" of the saw blade. In theory, this seems to be a great idea, but in practice is an ergonomic and time consuming nightmare. The way the pallet has to be positioned to be able to cut the nails, seems to not really allow for the "push stick" method to be utilized. If anyone has any ideas or has developed a type of "push stick" that has been put into practice and shown successful I would greatly appreciate your input.

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