Maintain wide band saw blades

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Evidence Guide
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for maintenance

2. Assess saw condition

2.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to maintaining wide band saw blades are identified and followed

2.2. Work order is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

2.3. Wide band and gang saws to be maintained are removed from the designated machinery

2.4. Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations

2.5. Maintenance process is planned in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

2.6. Communication with others is established and maintained in line with OHS requirements

2.7. Saws are handled safely without damage to teeth

2.8. Foreign material built up on blade surfaces is cleaned for inspection

2.9. Saw is inspected to assess condition of teeth and saw blade

2.10. Teeth and tips requiring repair or replacement are checked and marked

2.11. Saw is declared unserviceable where hazardous defects are found and disposed of in line with site procedures, manufacturer's recommendations and environmental requirements

3. Level, tension and back-gauge saw blade

3.1. Ridges or lumps across and along saw are assessed and matched on both sides of the blade

3.2. Gauges and straight edges are used in both directions and monitored for accuracy

3.3. Ridges or lumps are progressively removed through levelling and the use of stretcher rolls or levelling rolls to achieve flatness

3.4. Levelling or rolling patterns are controlled to localise stresses to avoid spring-back and re-occurrence of defects

3.5. Saw blade is checked against required curvature using a gauge to identify tensioning requirements

3.6. Tension curvature is obtained across and along saw blade in line with required standard

3.7. Alignment of saw back is checked against saw tolerances using a gauge and areas not conforming are rolled to obtain required tolerance

4. Repair teeth and blade cracks

4.1. Saw blade is placed in welding jig for applying heat and undertaking welding activities

4.2. Weld line is marked to check amount of damaged tooth to be removed or crack to be repaired and selected to minimise stresses

4.3. Metal is removed to the proposed line, the metal edge is prepared for the welding process and cleaned free of burn marks

4.4. Worn, broken or ground surface is prepared for metal build up or replacement by applying heat and pressure

4.5. Teeth or cracked area is built up or replaced using compatible welding material and welding procedures that ensure specified metal penetration and density

4.6. Weld run-off tabs are used to limit stress and hollows at edges of the saw blade

4.7. Teeth or cracks are ground or filed to required shape, tolerance and pitch

4.8. Saws where teeth, tips or blade cracks are damaged during the repair process and cannot be repaired are disposed of in line with site procedures, manufacturer's recommendations and environmental requirements

4.9. Repair process and equipment faults are investigated, recorded and reported in line with site requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPISAW3220B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30705 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring
  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing