Portable Power Tools

Chapter 296-807, WAC

Effective Date: 08/01/03

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Your responsibility:

Make sure portable circular saws are safe

You must

Make sure portable circular saws are safe to use

 


Rules

WAC 296-807-12005

Make sure portable circular saws are safe to use

You must

(1) Use a constant pressure switch to turn on or operate any circular saw using a blade that has a diameter greater than 2 inches.

(2) Remove cracked saws and saw blades from service.

(3) Make sure power driven circular saws that have a blade diameter larger than 2 inches have guards above and below the base plate (shoe) as listed in Table 2, Portable circular saw guarding requirements.

Table 2
Portable Circular Saw Guarding Requirements

Upper Guard
Lower Guard
Covers the blade to the depth of the teeth, except for the minimum arc necessary to allow the base to tilt for bevel cuts.

Covers the blade to the depth of the teeth, except for the minimum arc necessary to allow proper:

  • Retraction of the guard
  • Contact with the work.

Automatically and instantly returns to the position covering the blade when the saw is withdrawn from contact with the work.

Exemption

Exemption:

Guarding requirements in subsection (3) of this section don't apply to saws used in the meat cutting industry to cut meat.




 

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