Basic Safety When Working With Diamond Blades

Always wear eye and hearing protection, and suitable clothing!
Wear respiratory mask for dry cutting! Consider using a PAPR (powered air purifying respirator).
For more info on silica, see Safe Work Australia's info here.

Careless or improper use of a diamond blade could cause personal injury!

  • Do not use any tools if damage is suspected.
  • Beware of sun damage to the operator
  • Have a fire extinguisher and first aid kit nearby
  • Install the blade with the arrow pointing in the rotation direction of the tool.
  • Use a blade that is suitable for the machine and the material to be cut.
  • Check for suitability before cutting dry.
  • Check diamond blade for damage before installing.
  • Check machine condition before performing any cutting operations.
  • Check for a tight fit to the shaft of the machine.
  • If using a hole adaptor, always ensure your blade flanges will clamp the adaptor in place - otherwise the adaptors may come out when used with dished flanges
  • Check condition of blade regularly.
  • Check all electrical cords and plugs (if applicable) and protect them from water.
  • Never cut without the safety guards in place.
  • Be aware of fume build up even in open buildings
  • Do not apply side pressure or use it as a side grinder.
  • When workers cut, crush, drill, polish, saw or grind products that contain silica, particles are created, which are one-hundredth of the size of a grain of sand. These can get  stuck deep in the lungs. Ensure precautions to limit exposure to dust are in place.
    Use a half face respirator or a PAPR (Powered air purifying respirator). See the WA government's info on silica dust here.
  • If you are cutting wet, the slurry created can dry out and create a hazard for other users - dispose of slurry as per your local regulations.

This NSW Government video explains in 3 minutes the dangers of working with silica dust.
It also  shows how to manage the risks involved when working with silica dust.

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