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CUTTING OFF SAFELY

a man cutting off safely with a table saw

 
Cutting off is one of the most popular application, often known also as cutting, sawing, sitting, slitting, grapping, parting ...Before you select the correct wheel, you need to know the machine it will be used on.

Hand held machine

 
Machine is held in the hand guided by hand; the material being cut must be stable (held firmly). There are angle grinders or petrols saws. These are most popular commodity DIY abrasives products.

Angle grinder

      an angle grinder for cutting-off on a white background

   

Petrol saw

a petrol saw for cutting off seen on its profile 

 

Stationary machines - Machine is fixed in place

 
Safety information for these machines and saws are under development.


Chop saws

a chop saw for cutting off

    

Table saws

a table saw for cutting off

 
For your information, safety aspects in transportation, storage, use and disposal of chop and table saws are presented in FEPA's safety codes available for sellers and users of abrasives machines.

cover page of the safety code for bonded abrasives

 

FEPA Safety Code for for bonded abrasives and precision superabrasives. Click here to download an order form.

cover page of the FEPA safety code for the use of superabrasives

 

FEPA Safety Code for superabrasive products for stone and construction. Click here to download an order form.

Mobile machine

 
Machine is guided but not supported by hand, and is moving while it is cutting. There are floor saws or swingframe cutting-off machines.These are professional equipment.

Safety information pages for these machines and abrasives are under development.

Suspended swing frame machine

a suspended swing frame machine for cutting off 

Floor saws

a floor saw for cutting off 

 
For your information, safety aspects in transportation, storage, use and disposal of abrasives used on suspended swing frame machines and floor saws are presented in FEPA's safety code for bonded abrasives available for sellers and users of abrasives machines.
For the floor saws, you can also read FEPA's safety code for superabrasives.

cover page of the safety code for bonded abrasives

 

FEPA Safety Code for for bonded abrasives and precision superabrasives. Click here to download an order form.

cover page of the FEPA safety code for the use of superabrasives

 

FEPA Safety Code for superabrasive products for stone and construction. Click here to download an order form.

 
This website is intended to give information on safe use of abrasives in compliance with European standards, and not to give advice on product selection. You should read the information given on the product or its packaging to determine suitability. For any specific question, contact the retailor who supplied you the product.