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close this bookOperations with Routing Machines - Course: Mechanical Woodworking Techniques. Trainees' Handbook of Lessons
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View the document1. The Purpose of Routing Machine Milling
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View the document3. Routing machine tools
View the document4. Tool Guiding Possibilities
View the document5. Basic Provisions of Labour Safety when Operating Routing Machines

5. Basic Provisions of Labour Safety when Operating Routing Machines

The routing machine is a wood working machine giving rise to the lowest number of accidents. The required labour safety provisions can be easily ensured. The requirements in point are the following:

- order and tidiness around the machine are essential preconditions for accident-free operations

- the tool spindle must glide automatically into the top rest position during boring operations. This process ensues through the compensating mass

- the tool spindle must be capable of arrest at the highest position during milling operations. This requirement is met with the help of a retainer pin at the spindle guide. By means of removal and turning through 90º the pin no longer operates. This is necessary when switching to drilling operations

- the tool must evidence its highest setting within the protective device, the guard basket

- the guard basket must prevent the hands from touching the workpiece

- only use sharp tools. Blunt tools can cause accidents

- copying devices must include chucking elements for workpiece clamping. Handle grips are required

- persons with long hair must do on a head covering

- finger rings must be removed prior to commencing work operations

Figure 10 - Guard basket for operations on the routing machine