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Chop Saws
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Chop Saw Introduction A motorized chop saw (also called a miter saw or drop saw ) is a power tool used to make a quick, accurate crosscut in a work piece. Common uses include framing operations and the cutting of molding. Most chop saws are relatively small and portable, with common blade sizes ranging from eight to 12 inches.
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Chop Saw Information Also known as a Miter Saw or Drop Saw Used to make angled cuts in various materials Multiple blade types can be used to cut different materials Can be used as a grinder with the proper equipment
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Safety Concerns Severe Cuts and Abrasions Amputations Eye Injuries Hearing Loss
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Safety Statistics Approximately 13,500 people nationwide received hospital treatment for power saw injuries during 2003. There were 2 OSHA reported fatalities covering the time period 1990 to 2007. Source: Extracted from OSHA Accident Investigation Data 1990-2007
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Unformatted text preview: Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Applicable OSHA Regulations • 1926.300 – All hand and power tools and similar equipment, whether furnished by the employer or the employee, shall be maintained in a safe condition • 1926.303c- (1) Safety guards must be provided for abrasive wheels PPE • Eye Protection • Hearing Protection • No Loose Clothing • Gloves Safety Procedures • Ensure the equipment is working properly and that operators have been trained to use this equipment prior to use • Make sure all safety equipment is in place and functioning properly Safety Procedures • Arms should never be crossed to hold material • Wear eye protection • Wear hearing protection • Make all adjustments to machines with the power off and unplugged from power source Think Safety Work Safely...
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