The band saw is ideal for cutting wood and thin plastics. It is not meant for metals or other dense materials, there are 3 band saws located inside the main fabrication shop located in the basement level of the architecture east building. Parts must be large enough so that hands are never within 3" of cutter. Parts must lay flat on table
The hand tapper assist is a manual tool that is a cutting tool used to create screw threads, or threading. The tap is used to cut the female portion of the mating pair (nut), while a die is used to cut the male portion of the mating pair (bolt). This machine is located in the BME Shop in the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building.