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PREN 1870-6

2012 Edition, October 2012

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SAFETY OF WOODWORKING MACHINES - CIRCULAR SAWING MACHINES - PART 6: CIRCULAR SAWING MACHINES FOR FIRE WOOD



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Superseded By: BS EN 1870-6

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W/D S/S BY BS EN 1870-6
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This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events as listed in Clause 4 which are relevant to firewood cross-cut sawing machines with manual loading and/or unloading, hereinafter referred to as "machines", designed to cut solid wood when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer including reasonably foreseeable misuse.

This document does not apply to:

Combined circular sawing machines for firewood with additional units e.g. Log splitting units or Circular saw bench units/mode of operation;

NOTE 1 Circular saw benches are dealt with in prEN 1870-19:2012.

NOTE 2 Log splitting machines are dealt with in EN 609-1+A1:2009 and EN 609-2+A1:2009.

Log sawing machines where the saw unit moves to cut the workpiece;

machines where the saw blade is capable of tilting;

hand-held motor-operated electric tools or any adaptation permitting their use in a different mode, i.e. bench mounting;

NOTE 3 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools and saw benches to form an integrated whole with a hand-held motoroperated electric tools are covered by EN 60745-1: 2009 together with EN 60745-2-5:2009.

Machines driven by an internal combustion engine

This document is primarily directed at machines which are manufactured after the date of its publication as EN.

NOTE 4 Machines covered by this document are listed under 1.1 and/or 1.2 of Annex IV of the Machinery Directive