Although the “diamond blade” has revolutionized the construction industry, it requires special care. Here are some key safety tips to keep in mind when using a Diamond Blade.
Effect of inhaled silica
Diamond saw blades produce dust when used on any surface such as concrete, stone, clay or tile, and some of them contain silicon dioxide. Repeated exposure to silicon dioxide after inhalation of highly carcinogens can lead to silicosis and affect the lungs. Every year, 230 people develop lung cancer when they are exposed to silica dust at work. The Australian Association of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) recommends that the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of crystalline silica should not exceed 0.05 mg / m3. Therefore, when operating the cutting blade, you must take appropriate measures to avoid breathing harmful metals and use protective respirators. Another way to control the mixing of silica with the atmosphere when using cutting blades is to use a wet cutting system.
Use the right blade
Diamond saw blades are known for their strength and durability, but speed is a factor. It is extremely important that the blade speed does not exceed the maximum RPM when in use. BSP diamond saw blades are marked with the maximum RPM across the entire range.
Next, make sure that the blade is inserted into the machine in the correct direction and that it has been used according to its product specifications. Diamond saw blades are specifically designed for use in wet or dry conditions, it is important to follow the saw blade recommendations.
Because diamond saw blades are used at such high pressures, it is important to check them before using them to ensure that there are no cracks, missing pieces, damaged or excessively worn blades.
Avoid bouncing and locking
To avoid kickbacks, workshops must ensure that they use diamond saw blades that have been certified to safety standards and are suitable for work. After installing the blade on the machine, make sure that the machine is idling for at least 30 seconds at the running speed. Cut the material straight at a 90 degree angle. When cutting, avoid applying any force on the blade or machine.
When the cutting material moves or moves, it usually results in a lock, which can cause the blade to get stuck between the materials. To avoid locking, make sure the material is clamped firmly so that it does not shift during cutting.
Use of personal protective equipment
When using diamond saw blades, safety is of paramount importance. Before starting work, the tray should wear the recommended safety gear. Wear appropriate safety clothing such as hard hats, masks, safety gloves and glasses. Non-slip work boots will also provide additional support. Avoid using flammable materials or loose clothing when using blade machines. For projects that require a lot of blade cutting work, a full face respirator is recommended for added protection.
While cutting and using them effectively, keep in mind that diamond blades are the best blades in the industry and ensure seamless cutting in the field. In addition, the quality of diamond blades is best distinguished from others. BSP is proud to be a leader in diamond saw blade technology and offers a variety of diamond saw blades to meet your specific cutting requirements. When it comes to diamond saw blades, quality is of paramount importance, and we ensure that our tools excel in every task. Click here to see our extensive range of diamond saw blades.