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WAC 296-806-48034

Provide kickback protection for radial saws used for ripping wood products.

(1) You must provide nonkickback fingers or dogs that are both:
(a) Located on both sides of the saw to resist the tendency of the saw to pick up material or throw it back toward the operator; and
(b) Designed to hold any thickness of material being cut.
(2) You must make sure when ripping or ploughing that you feed the material from the end where the blade teeth enter the upper guard, which is against the direction in which the saw turns. See, Ripping with a radial arm saw, illustration 480-3.
(3) You must make sure the direction of saw rotation is clearly marked on the hood.
(4) You must fasten a permanent label at the rear of the guard hood, at about the level of the arbor, where the blade teeth exit the upper hood during saw operation that:
(a) Reads, "danger: do not rip or plough from this end."
(b) Is colored standard danger red.
(c) Is not less than one and one-half inches by three-quarters inch with standard proportional lettering.
Illustration 480-3
Important requirements for ripping with a radial arm saw.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-48034, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-48034, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]