16" BANDSAW INSTRUCTION MANUAL Phone: 1-360-734-3482 • On-Line Technical Support: email@example.com COPYRIGHT © 2001 BY WOODSTOCK INTERNATIONAL, INC. WARNING: NO PORTION OF THIS MANUAL MAY BE REPRODUCED IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM WITHOUT THE WRITTEN APPROVAL OF WOODSTOCK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
INTRODUCTION ...2 ABOUT YOUR NEW BANDSAW ...2 WOODSTOCK SERVICE AND SUPPORT ...2 WARRANTY AND RETURNS ...3 MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS...3 SAFETY FIRST! ...4 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...4-5 BANDSAW SAFETY ...5 ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS ...6-7 AVOIDING POTENTIAL INJURIES ...8-9 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS ...10 BOX CONTENTS ...10 STAND ...11...
The Model W1673 Bandsaw is capable of a wide variety of cutting operations in wood. The tilting table allows sawing angles from 10˚ left to 45˚ right of the blade. The precision ground table ensures depend- able accuracy and the quick release lever for the blade makes changing blades a snap.
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READ MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING MACHINE FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS BELOW WILL RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WILL result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, COULD result in death or serious injury.
13. Use correct tool. Do not force machine or attachment to do a job for which it was not designed. 14. Wear proper apparel. Do not wear loose clothing, neck ties, gloves, jewelry, etc. 15. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches before turning the machine on. Make this a habit! 16.
•Do not use cords in need of repair Grounding This machine must be grounded! See Figure 1B. The electrical cord supplied with the W1673 comes with a grounding pin. Do not remove it. If your outlet does not accommodate a ground pin, have it replaced by a qualified electrician or have an appropriate adapter installed.
Grounding This machine must be grounded! See Figure 2. The electrical cord supplied with the W1673 does not come with a 220 volt plug. Use a plug with a ground pin. If your outlet does not accommodate a ground pin, have it replaced by a qualified electrician or have an appropriate adapter installed and grounded properly.
AVOIDING POTENTIAL INJURIES Figure 3. Unplug saw before changing blades. Figure 4. Never start motor with covers open. Figure 5. Remove safety key when not in use. Figure 6. Use push sticks whenever possible.
AVOIDING POTENTIAL INJURIES Figure 8. Never place hands in line of cut. Figure 7. Use push blocks when necessary. Figure 9. Use relief cuts for tight curves.
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⁄ "-16 x • (4) Spacer Sleeves (fence) While the main components of the Shop Fox W1673 16" Bandsaw are assembled at the facto- ry, some assembly is required. The following is the recommended sequence best suited for final assembly.
Bandsaw Body The bandsaw body rep- resents a heavy load. Seek assistance before beginning this step. 1. Seek assistance and place the bandsaw body next to the stand. Rotate the bandsaw body so the access door on the bandsaw body is facing the same way as the cabinet door.
Figure 14. Installing pulley on motor. Figure 15. Installing motor. Figure 16. Plugging motor to switch. Mounting Motor 1. Make sure the the key is in the keyway on the motor shaft. Align keyway and slide the motor pulley onto the motor shaft as far as it will go.
Mounting Table The table is secured to the bandsaw by two trunnions mounted to its bottom surface. These, in turn, have threaded studs that work to lock the table’s angle with respect to the blade. In order to mount the table, you must first mount the trunnion support.
Figure 20. Rail placement. Figure 21. Rail assembly. Figure 22. Securing rail with cap screw. Fence/Rails The fence is secured to the table with 2 rails. The rails are fastened to the front and back edges of the table with 4 socket head cap screws and spacer sleeves.
Rear Fence Control Front Fence Control Figure 25. Front location of controls. ADJUSTMENTS On/Off Switch Figure 24. Model W1673 16" Bandsaw. Blade Guard Upper Blade Guide Assembly Trunnion Knobs Lower Blade Guide Assembly Figure 26. Rear location of controls. Tensioning...
2300 F.P.M. WHEEL PULLEY MOTOR PULLEY 3300 F.P.M. Figure 27. Diagram of speed options. Figure 28. Speed pulley (lower wheel removed for clarity). Never operate bandsaw with belt cover in the open position. Your hand may become trapped in a belt and serious personal injury will occur.
Install/Remove Blades To remove the blade: 1. Remove the table insert as in Figure 29. 2. Pull out the steel pin at the end of the blade slot in the table. 3. Loosen the guide blocks by turning the thumbscrews counterclockwise and retract the guide blocks away from the blade.
Blade tension is one of the most critical factors in the performance of your bandsaw. The blade must be tight enough so it does not sway during a cut, yet stay flexible enough to bend around the wheels. Many factors determine the ideal tension for every situation.
Tracking Tracking the blade means positioning it on the wheels so it will not come off during operation, thus providing efficient cutting that is effective at the same time. This is usually done by adjust- ing the tilt of the upper wheel. Blade tracking is one of the most important adjustments you can make for optimal perfor- mance of your bandsaw.
Figure 33. Dimensions of coplanarity gauge. Figure 34. Checking for coplanarity. Wheel Alignment Wheel alignment is one of the most critical fac- tors for optimal performance from your bandsaw. Heat, vibration, wandering, blade wear, tire wear and overall bandsaw wear are considerably decreased when the wheels are properly aligned or “coplanar.”...
Wheel Alignment Cont. 6. If the wheels will go parallel but not copla- nar, then move the lower wheel at the adjustment hub (Figure 35) as necessary. 7. The adjustment hub allows you to move the lower wheel in the desired direction. Turning all the bolts clockwise in equal amounts pushes the wheel forward.
Rear Support Bearings Figure 37. Blade guide assemblies. Figure 38. Dollar folded twice for bearings. Blade Guides In order to stabilize the blade during use, it is important that the guide blocks and rear support bearings are monitored and adjusted regularly for optimum blade life and high quality cuts.
Blade Guides Cont. The upper and lower guide blocks reduce side-to- side blade wander during cutting. Proper adjust- ment of these will also minimize heat and increase blade life. To adjust the guide blocks: 1. Find the thumbscrews that allow the guide- block pair to slide back and forth.
Figure 41. Positive stop with lock nut. Figure 42. Squaring table to blade. Figure 43. Pointer set to zero. Table Adjustments The table can be adjusted 45° to the right or 10° to the left. There is a positive stop bolt (Figure 41) that mounts to the body, under the table.
Table Adjustments Cont. It is important to verify that the miter gauge slot is parallel to the blade. This will ensure straight cuts when using your miter gauge and the fence. To make the miter gauge slot parallel with the blade: 1.
Adjustment Bolts Rear Lock Knob Figure 46. Adjusting the fence. DO NOT investigate prob- lems or adjust the band- saw while it is running. Wait until the machine is turned off, unplugged and all working parts have come to a complete stop before proceeding! NOTICE When adjusting the fence during normal...
Blade Lead An inherent situation with all bandsaws is their tendency to not cut parallel to the fence, even when the fence seems parallel to the blade. Figure 47 demonstrates the effect blade lead can have on your workpiece. This problem is usually caused by three main factors: 1.
Figure 48. Hand poised over stop button. OPERATIONS Your Model W1673 Bandsaw will allow you to perform many types of cutting operations. However, the following section is not a com- plete guide to the many specialized cuts that can be made with this bandsaw;...
Ripping “Ripping” means cutting along the grain of the wood. This is generally accomplished by using the fence of the bandsaw as a guide to make a straight cut. See Figure 49. Blade selection is important when ripping. Often individual results may vary, but generally, the wider the blade you use, the straighter the cuts..
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To resaw, follow this basic procedure: 1. Ensure that your bandsaw is properly setup according to the Adjustments section in this manual. 2. Use the widest blade that will fit your saw (1"). Also, make sure your blade is sharp and in good condition.
Blade Type Figure 55 shows three major blade types: Raker, Hook and Skip. Raker (standard) blades usually have many teeth per inch (T.P.I.) and each tooth is flat along the tip. These type of blades leave an excellent finish but cannot clear sawdust very efficiently because of teeth prox- imity.
General Regular periodic maintenance on your Model W1673 Bandsaw will ensure its optimum perfor- mance. Make a habit of inspecting your bandsaw each time you use it. Check for the following conditions and repair or replace when necessary: Loose mounting bolts.
Maintenance Schedule • Every 2 Hours of Running Time: • Every 3 Hours of Running Time: • Every 5 Hours of Running Time: • Every 6-8 Hours of Running Time: • Every Year: • Every 2 Years: Maintenance Notes DATE Clean and lubricate table top, miter slot and fence.
General Information. The specifications, drawings and photographs illustrated in this manual represent the Model W1673 as supplied when the manual was prepared. However, due to Woodstock International, Inc.’s policy of con-...
PART # DESCRIPTION 101 XPB03 HEX BOLT ⁄ 102 XPW07 FLAT WASHER 103 X167103 SPRING 104 X16732104 BRACKET 105 X1673105 BAR SETTING PLATE 107 X1673107 SPECIAL WASHER 108 X1673108 BODY 109 X1673109 SPECIAL NUT 110 X167310 SPRING 111 X1673111 QUICK-HANDLE LEVER 112 XPRP49M ROLL PIN 5 X 25 113 X1673113...
SLEEVE M6 X 15 GUIDE RAIL CAP SCREW M6-1 X 30 GUIDE RAIL CAP FENCE HEADSTOCK KNOB HEX NUT ⁄ "-16 DO NOT OPEN COVER LABEL W1673 ID/WARNING LABEL WEAR SAFETY GLASSES LABEL CAUTION ELECTRICITY LABEL ⁄ " ⁄ " ⁄ "...
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