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2.11 Portable Circular Saw


Considerations

  • Pre-Operation Checklist is a prerequisite for ANY operation.
  • Tool/Machine Manufacturer's safety rules and guidelines are followed.
  • Stock is supported and secured from movement.
  • Hands remain firmly on saw throughout entire cut.
  • Saw is moved in smooth, continuous motion.
  • Appropriate stance and hand position are utilized for optimum balance and part control.
  • Saw is pointed away from body while cutting.
  • Clears machine and cleans work area after operation.
  • Required OSHA approved personal protective equipment is worn.
  • Lock-out/Tag-out procedure is in place and followed.
  • Operations are completed in a timely manner.

Pre-Operation Checklist

Level 1

Performance Standard -
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and proper use of all tool specific controls.
  • Ensures operational path has no obstructions to material and operator.
  • Verifies sole plate is installed correctly and tight.
  • Verifies area below cutting line is clear for blade travel
  • Verifies jigs and/or fixtures are secure and operating effectively.
  • Verifies switch is off before plugging in tool.

Level 2

Performance Standard -
  • Installs cutting tool properly.
  • Verifies cutting tools are secure and free of defects.
  • Installs and properly adjusts required jigs and fixtures.
  • Verifies sole plate is free from obstructions, and calibrated to 90° with blade.
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard.

2.11.1 - Straight Line Cutting

Level 1

Given material and tool set up and ready to operate, rip or crosscut solid stock or sheet material (> 12" [300 mm]) to a specified dimension.
Performance Standard -
  • Material is properly supported in clamp or vice
  • Base of saw remains in full, flat contact with stock
  • Dimension tolerance of ±0.8 mm (1/32") [0.0312"]
  • Cut edge is 90º to face of panel
  • Cut surfaces exhibit uniform saw marks without burn or defects
  • Cut off material is safely supported, without binding or splitting

Level 2

Given material, set up equipment with the proper blade for material being cut, mark and rip or crosscut solid stock or sheet material (> 12" [300 mm]) to a specified dimension.
Performance Standard -
  • Marks stock to specified dimension/pattern
  • Selects and installs proper blade
  • Meets Level 1 performance standards

2.11.2 - Plunge Cutting

Level 1 - N/A

Level 2

Given material, set up equipment with the proper blade for material being cut, layout stock and perform operation.
Performance Standard -
  • Marks stock to specified dimension/pattern
  • Selects and installs proper blade
  • Material is properly supported in clamp or vice
  • Area below cutting line is clear for blade travel
  • Eases running blade into workpiece
  • Base of saw remains in full, flat contact with stock
  • Cut edge is 90º to face of panel.
  • Dimension tolerance of ±0.8 mm (1/32") [0.0312"]
  • Cut surfaces exhibit uniform saw marks without burn or defects