EN 1870-8:2001

Safety of woodworking machines - Circular sawing machines - Part 8: Single blade edging circular rip sawing machines with power driven saw unit and manual loading and/or unloading

Publication date:   Oct 23, 2003

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99.60 Withdrawal effective   Sep 9, 2009


CEN/TC 142 Woodworking machines - Safety

European Norm

79.120.10   Woodworking machines



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This European Standard sets out the requirements and/or the measures to remove the hazards and/or limit the risk on single blade edging circular rip sawing machines with power driven saw unit and manual loading and/or unloading, hereinafter referred to as "machines", designed to cut solid wood, chipboard, fibreboard and plywood.
This European Standard covers the hazards relevant to these machines as stated in clause 4.
For Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines this European Standard does not cover hazards related to Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC).
This European Standard applies to machines where the workpiece is stationary, the vertical and horizontal movements of the saw unit are power driven, and where the machine is provided with workpiece clamping the workpiece may or may not be clamped during cutting.
This European Standard does not apply to machines :
¾ where the workpiece is fed to the sawblade during cutting;
¾ designed specifically for cutting veneers;
¾ provided with a device situated behind the line of cut, which moves in a direction parallel to the line of cut, for automatically unloading the workpiece during the return of the saw unit to the rest position.
This European Standard is primarily directed at machines which are manufactured after the date of issue of this European Standard.

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EN 1870-8:2001
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Sep 9, 2009


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