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WAC 296-307-18515

How must circular fuel-wood saws be guarded?

(1) You must ensure that fuel-wood saws are guarded by a standard guard that completely encloses the blade to the depth of the teeth, except for the area where material is fed into the blade.
(2) You must ensure that the tables of fuel-wood saws is constructed so that material being sawed is supported on both sides of the blade.
(3) You must provide a mechanism that will prevent the leading edge of the saw from passing the front edge of the table or roll case.
(4) You must provide tilting tables of fuel-wood saws with a backrest for the full length of the table. The backrest must extend upward from the table platform at least to the height of the saw opening. An opening in a backrest must be a maximum of two inches. The backrest frame and filler must be constructed of material strong and rigid enough to prevent distortion under normal use.
(5) Power transmission components of fuel-wood saws must be guarded according to WAC 296-307-280.
(6) When a circular fuel-wood saw blade develops a crack, you must discontinue its use until properly repaired, according to the following measurements.
Length of
crack
Diameter of saw
in inches
1/2"
12"
1"
24"
1-1/2"
36"
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040. WSR 98-24-096, § 296-307-18515, filed 12/1/98, effective 3/1/99. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-18515, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-18515, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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