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This document gives the safety requirements and measures for stationary and displaceable circular saw benches (with or without sliding table and/or demountable power feed unit), also known as "table saws" (in the USA), hereinafter referred to as "machines", designed to cut wood and material with similar physical characteristics to wood.

NOTE 1 For the definition of stationary and displaceable machine, see ISO 19085‑1:2017, 3.4 and 3.5.

It deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events as listed in Clause 4 relevant to these machines when they are operated, adjusted and maintained as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer including reasonably foreseeable misuse. Also, transport, assembly, dismantling, disabling and scrapping phases are taken into account.

NOTE 2 For relevant but not significant hazards, e.g. sharp edges of the machine frame, see ISO 12100:2010.

It is also applicable to machines fitted with one or more of the following devices, or working unit, whose hazards have been dealt with:

— device for the main saw blade and scoring saw blade to be raised and lowered through the table;

— device to tilt the main saw blade and scoring saw blade for angled cutting;

— device for scoring;

— device for grooving with milling tool with a width not exceeding 20 mm in one pass;

— demountable power feed unit;

— additional manually operated sliding table;

— powered work-piece clamping device.

NOTE 3 Circular saw benches are used for ripping, cross cutting, dimensioning and grooving.

This document does not apply to:

a) transportable/displaceable machines intended for outdoor use on building sites;

NOTE 4 Building site saws (contractor saws) are covered by the requirements of ISO 19085‑10:2018.

b) hand held woodworking machines including any adaptation permitting their use in a different mode, i.e. bench mounting;

c) machines intended for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere;

d) machines manufactured before the date of its publication as an International Standard;

e) transportable machines with a maximum saw blade diameter of ≤315 mm.

NOTE 5 Transportable motor-operated electric tools are dealt with in IEC 62841‑1:2014 and IEC 62841‑3‑1:2014.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2019-04
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 48
  • :
    ISO/TC 39/SC 4
    Woodworking machines
  • 13.110
    Safety of machinery
    79.120.10
    Woodworking machines

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