This document deals with the significant hazards, hazardous situations and events as listed in Clause 4 which are relevant to down cutting cross-cut saws and dual purpose down cutting cross-cut saws/circular saw benches, herein after referred to as „machines“, designed to cut solid wood, chipboard, fibreboard, plywood and also these materials where they are covered with plastic edging and/or plastic/light alloy laminates.
NOTE 1 For the definition of down cutting cross-cut saws and dual purpose down cutting cross -cut saws/circular saw benches see 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 and for the definition of displaceable machine see 3.8.
This document does not apply to:
- machines for cross cutting logs;
- hand-held motor-operated electric tools or any adaptation permitting their use in a different mode, i.e. bench mounting;
NOTE 2 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools and saw benches to form an integrated whole with a hand-held motor-operated electric tools are covered by EN 60745-1:2003 together with EN 60745-2-5:2003.
- transportable machines set up on a bench or a table similar to a bench, which are intended to carry out work in a stationary position, capable of being lifted by one person by hand.
NOTE 3 Transportable motor-operated electric tools are covered by the requirements of EN 61029-1:2000 together with EN 61029-2-1:2002.
For Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines this document does not cover hazards related to Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC).
This document is not applicable to down cutting cross-cut saws and dual purpose down cutting cross-cut saws/circular saw benches which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.
This European Standard is primarily directed at machines which are manufactured after the date of issue of this European Standard.