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Bandsaw, Drill Press, and Panel Saw Basics

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Panel saw, person with beanie

Bandsaws for cutting curves and Drill Presses for precision holes! This workshop goes over the core principles of using these tools in the Ace Workshop including certification. This class is great for beginners and experienced folks alike. Bonus: Learn how to use the Panel Saw to break down plywood sheets quickly and accurately.

Masks are required for this event.

Class Type: Access
Timing: 3 hours
Location: Suite #214 Workshop
Corequisite: Shop Basics
Certifications: Bandsaw, Drill Press, Panel Saw
Age: 16+ with parent or guardian also taking the class


  • Bandsaw basics
  • Drill Press basics
  • Panel Saw basics
  • Proper dust collection, safe use of the saws, and shop protocols

What to bring: A notebook or well-charged phone for taking notes.
What to wear: Closed-toe shoes, short sleeves, and work clothes. Long hair must be tied back.
Safety Gear: Eye protection, ear protection, and all the hand sanitizer will be provided. You can also bring your own.

Class Scholarship Available
We have a limited set of scholarships available for this class, funded in part by the other student fees. If you need a scholarship for this class, please submit this request form 24 hours before the event.

This class requires a minimum of 3 students per session to run.

New Guests must sign up for a FREE Guest Account and sign their liability waiver before this event starts. 
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July 7
10:00 am - 1:30 pm


Howard Cohen
Person with blue hair and glasses, holding Pull Saw.




Ace Makerspace
6050 Lowell St., Ste. 214
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunds, Transfers, or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits, transfers, or refunds for student cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others (use the comments). You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot.

Late Arrival Policy

Arriving on time to class is very important.

For certification classes we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. If you arrive more than 10 minutes past the start time you will be unable to attend that day and your class fee is forfeit. For non-certification classes, your ability to participate will be based on instructor discretion. 


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