|Dry Cutting Safety Guidelines
- Do clean the flanges before
mounting the blade and check both plates are the same diameter.
- Do ensure that the blade is correct
for the material being cut.
- Do ensure that the arrow on the blade
corresponds with the direction of rotation of the machine spindle.
- Do ensure that the blade is in balance
and running true. A blade which is out of balance means increased
wear and even possible destruction of the saw. Ensure that the
blade is concentric to within 0.15 mm.
- Do ensure that the machine bearings
and spindle are not worn - or blade life will be reduced.
- Do use the blade with a gentle reciprocating
motion - especially when cutting hard materials, and cut in the
direction of the arrow.
- Do avoid tilting the blade when cutting.
- Do only use
machines which have an approved safety guard
- Do remove
the diamond blade from the machine during transit to prevent accidental
- Do inspect
blades frequently to detect cracks or undercutting of the steel
centre and segments which could lead to segment loss.
- Do observe the abrasive Wheel Regulations
- Do ensure
that the machine is not dropped on the blade.
- Do always
wear appropriate personal protective equipment including head,
ear and eye protection plus gloves and safety footwear.
- Don't use
your blade on metals or other unsuitable materials. If you have
any doubt please contact supplier.
- Don't apply
pressure and force your diamond blade through the cut. The weight
of the machine will suffice. Increased pressure means increased
- Don't let
excessive heat be generated at the cutting edge of the blade
Cutting Safety Guidelines
- Do ensure adequate water supply
to both sides of the blade
- Do ensure that the blade cuts parallel
to the wheel axis.
- Do follow the manufacturers recommended
pulley sizes and operating speeds for specific blade diameters.
- Do tighten drive belts to ensure full
- Do use drive pin if fitted to the machine.
- Don't force blade on blade shaft or
mount blade on undersized spindle.
- Don't use
paper washers to pack out the clamp plates.
- Don't force
the machine so that the blade rides up out of the Cut.
- Don't operate
machine with damaged or open blade guard.