Y22-Saw-Chop- 3 - Chop Saws Also known as miter saws and...

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Chop Saws Also known as miter saws and drop saws Used for strait and angle cuts in timber and metal Used in framing and finished carpentry
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Parts of the Chop Saw Fence Guard Blade Dust Bag Motor Trigger
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Chop Saw Blades Large 10”, 12” and 14” sizes Material specific Ideal for Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, and Slate Cuts wood and plastic Cuts Metal
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Safety Concerns Zero chop saw related deaths Hand and finger cuts Approximately 52,000 people nationwide injured by stationary power saws in 2001 83% of injuries to fingers 5% result in hospitalization Statistics not chop saw exclusive http://www.cpsc.gov/LIBRARY/FOIA/FOIA03/os/powersaw.pdf
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Safety Concerns 98% of injuries occur to operator Other injuries include matter in eyes, ear injuries, and flying objects Awkwardness for left handed operators can result in injury
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OSHA Must use guards on power tools as intended by manufacturer Operator must wear personal protective equipment No regulations specifically regarding chop saws
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BCN 4735 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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