Safety Guide for Diamond Products
Improper use may cause diamond blade breakage and serious injury. Comply with ANSI B7.1, OSHA and the following safety guide.
Don’t over speed, abuse, or drop blade. Always use a guard, personal protective equipment and proper mounting procedures.
- Visually inspect all diamond blades before mounting for possible damage.
- Check machine speed against the established maximum safe operating speed marked on the blade.
- Check mounting flanges for equal and correct diameter.
- Always use a safety guard covering at least one-half of the blade.
- Always wear gloves, eye and ear protection as well as a full or half face respirator with P100 cartridges
- Steady working pressure is very important for proper cutting. Avoid excessive pressure, which generates
- heat and excessive wear.
- Don’t use a cracked or damaged blade.
- Don’t force a blade onto the saw or alter the size of the mounting hole. If the blade won’t fit the machine, then you do not have the correct blade.
- Don’t wedge or twist the blade in the cut. It could bind or break causing severe injury or death.
- Don’t touch the blade immediately after cutting. The blade will be very hot and will cause burns.
- Do not operate saw in areas of combustible material. Possible sparks could cause fire.
- Don’t cut through into dirt or gravel. This will cause excessive wear on the blade.
Dry cutting blades must be cooled with air flow around the blade. This means that every few seconds the blade should be allowed to run “free” with no load to allow air flow around the blade to dissipate the heat.
SMI Dust and Silica Warning
Using this equipment generates dust, this dust may contain Grinding/cutting/drilling particles from masonry, concrete, metal and other materials, mists and fumes containing chemicals known to cause serious or fatal injury or illness, such as respiratory disease, cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Control dust, mist and fumes at the source where possible. Water should be used for dust suppression when wet grinding/cutting/drilling is possible. When the hazards from inhalation of dust, mists and fumes cannot be eliminated, the operator and any bystanders should always wear a full or half face respirator with P100 cartridges.
Grinding/cutting/drilling of masonry, concrete and other materials with silica in their composition may give off dust or mists containing crystalline silica. Silica is a basic component of sand, quartz, brick clay, granite and numerous other minerals and rocks. Repeated and/or substantial inhalation of airborne crystalline silica can cause serious or fatal respiratory diseases, including silicosis and cancer.
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