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WAC 296-806-48040

Limit the travel of swing saws.

This section applies to swing saws that are mounted above the table.
(1) You must provide saws with a device that:
(a) Automatically returns the saw to the back of the table when the saw is released at any point in its travel.
(b) Does not depend on a rope, cord, or spring to function properly.
(2) You must make sure devices that use a counterweight meets these requirements:
(a) The bolts supporting the bar and the counterweight use cotter pins.
(b) The counterweight is prevented from dropping by one of these methods:
(i) A bolt passing through both the bar and the counterweight.
(ii) A bolt through the extreme end of the bar.
(iii) A safety chain to hold it to the bar if the counterweight does not completely encircle the bar.
(3) You must provide limit chains or another equally effective device to prevent the saw from swinging either:
(a) Beyond the front or back edge of the table; or
(b) Forward to a position where the gullets of the lowest saw teeth will rise above the table top.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 15-24-102, § 296-806-48040, filed 12/1/15, effective 1/5/16; WSR 04-14-028, § 296-806-48040, filed 6/29/04, effective 1/1/05.]
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