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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 15. Sawmills

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§6352. Circular Head Saws.

(a) Circular head saws shall not be operated at speeds in excess of 10,000 peripheral feet per minute, unless specially tensioned and recommended by the manufacturer for the higher speeds, in which case the saw shall be distinctively marked to indicate the higher speed.

(b) When saws are repaired, remanufactured, or retensioned to change their operating speeds, the saw shall be tagged, painted, marked, or otherwise flagged to indicate the new operating speed.

NOTE: The following table shows revolutions per minute of saws operated at the rim speed of 10,000 feet per minute:



Diameter of                  Diameter of 
saws, inches        R.P.M.  saws, inches          R.P.M. 
 8................. 4,774    46                    830  
 9................. 4,244    48....................800  
10................. 3,819    50....................764  
11................. 3,472    52....................734  
12................. 3,183    54....................707  
14................. 2,728    56................... 682  
16................. 2,387    58....................658  
18................. 2,122    60....................636  
20................. 1,910    62....................616  
22................. 1,736    64....................597  
24................. 1,592    66....................579  
26................. 1,469    68....................562  
28................. 1,364    70....................546  
30................. 1,273    72....................530  
32................. 1,193    74....................516  
34................. 1,123    76....................502  
36................. 1,061    78....................490  
38................. 1,005    80....................477  
40................... 955    82....................465  
42................... 910    84....................455  
44................... 868 

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. Amendment filed 2-6-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 6).

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