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ASTM F1790 2005 Edition, January 1, 2005
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Superseded By: ASTM F1790/F1790M
Standard Test Method for Measuring Cut Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing
Includes all amendments and changes through Change/Amendment , January 1, 2005
Additional Comments: W/D S/S BY ASTM F1790/F1790M
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This test method covers the measurement of the cut resistance of a material when mounted on a mandrel and subjected to a cutting edge under a specified load.

This procedure is not valid for high-porosity materials which allow cutting edge contact with the mounting surface prior to cutting.

Test apparatus may have limitations in testing thicker materials; see the Annex, or the equipment manufacturer's specifications.

The values stated in SI units or in other units shall be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.