EN 859:2007

Safety of woodworking machines - Hand fed surface planing machines

Publication date:   Oct 31, 2008

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Nov 25, 2009


CEN/TC 142 Woodworking machines - Safety

European Norm

79.120.10   Woodworking machines



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This document deals with the significant hazards, hazardous situation and events as listed in Clause 4 relevant to stationary and displaceable hand fed surface planing machines fitted or not with demountable power feed unit hereinafter referred to as "machines" designed to cut solid wood, chipboard, fibreboard and plywood when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer.
This document does not apply to:
a) machines set up on a bench or a table similar to a bench, which is intended to carry out work in a stationary position, capable of being lifted by one person by hand;
NOTE 1 Transportable motor-operated electric tools are dealt with by EN 61029-1:2000 together with
prEN 61029-2-3:2004.
b) hand held planers or any adaptation permitting their use in a different mode, i.e. bench mounting.
NOTE 2 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools are dealt with by EN 60745-1:2003 together with EN 60745-2-14:2003.
This document is not applicable to hand fed surface planing machines which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.
NOTE 3 Machines covered by this document are listed under A.2 of Annex IV of the Machinery Directive.

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EN 859:1997


EN 859:2007
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Nov 25, 2009


EN 859:2007/FprA1