Blade Safety Brochure

11 DRY CUTTING DO’S

1. Do follow the manufacturer’s recommended blade specifications for material being cut and suitability for dry cutting applications.

7. Do follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for operating speeds for specific blade diameters.

8. Do maintain a firm grip on hand-held saws during cutting operation.

2. Do inspect the diamond blade for damage that may have occurred during shipment or due to previous use.

9. Do wear proper safety equipment at all times. Always wear safety glasses, footwear, snug fitting clothing, hearing and head protection and respiratory equipment where required.

3. Do inspect the diamond blade periodically during use for core flatness, fatigue cracks, segment damage, undercutting and damage to the arbour hole. 4. Do check mounting flanges for equal and correct diameter, excess wear or flatness. Mounting flanges must have adequate relief around the arbour. 5. Do be sure that the diamond saw blade is mounted on a correct diameter blade shaft between proper blades flanges and is securely hand-tightened with the wrench provided or an adjustable wrench no longer than 8”. 6. Do check for proper saw machine conditions. Spindle bearings should be free of end and radial play. Consult the operating manual from the saw manufacturer for proper machine maintenance conditions.

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