• Martin T65
  • Timber, Manufactured Boards, Styrofoam and Plastics
  • Cutting
  • Workshop Category: W4
  • Workshop Risk Category: Red: High Risk

The Martin T65 Panel Saw is a Red Labelled Machine and is used for cutting; timber, manufactured board and plastics.

Only trained Staff, Staff Assistants and competent final year students can use the Saw.

Start with a Risk Assessment to ensure a safe work area:

  1. The area around the panel saw should be kept clear of people, debris and sawdust that impair traction or footing to avoid slips and falls.
  2. The panel saw has a sliding table and cross cut that moves within a large footprint of the workshop. Be aware of this when the machine is in operation and ensure that people know not to go in this area during use. Only use the Sliding table when it’s quite enough to do so safely
  3. Safety Spectacles must be worn. If too loud wear Ear Defenders. Wear a P3 mask when cutting large quantities
  4. Secure loose-fitting clothing, jewellery, and tie back long hair in line with the workshop dress code when operating the Table Saw.
  5. Give the work your undivided attention.

Operational Safety Rules:

  1. Only move the sliding table by pushing from the top, NEVER from underneath.
  2. Ensure the extraction hood is positioned as close the stock as possible
  3. Fit the correct extraction hood. Slim for straight cuts, Deep for angled cuts.
  4. Follow the 8cm rule from the blade; always keep fingers 8cm from the blade.
  5. Never use the sliding cross cutter and fence at the same time.
  6. The Blade Guard and riving knife must be used for all cut and rip operations.
  7. Keep the blade only 2mm above the stock.
  8. When ripping, keep the area in back of the saw free of people in case of kickback.
  9. To control the stock, use push sticks, feather boards, or any other suitable safety device when cutting small or short stock.
  10. Beware of your position at the saw. Stand comfortably, with your feet far enough apart for good balance. Position your body to the left of the blade, so that it is NOT in line with the blade or kickback alley.
  11. Do not over reach behind or over the blade unless the blade has stopped turning.
  12. Make sure that the blade has stopped moving before you remove scrap pieces from the table or adjust for another operation.

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