General Safety Information


Owner’s Responsibility:

(1)               To provide information, training, and allow time for operators of machinery to review and understand operating and safety information for this machinery.

(2)               To provide the machine operator with information to understand and use cutting tools at the proper rpm.

(3)               To provide machinery and cutting tools that are safe and adequate to do any work required.

(4)               To provide the machine operator with safe and adequate safety equipment such as eye protection, hearing protection, respiratory protection, work gloves, head protection and proper ventilation of work area.

(5)               To never allow anyone to operate machinery while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or certain prescription drugs or when excessively tired or under stress.

(6)               To provide safety tape, cones, signs, etc., etc. to restrict people being able to access work area.

(7)               To be aware and comply with any local, state and federal safety laws and follow ANSI-B7.1 and OSHA regulations.


Operator’s Responsibility:

(1)               To be knowledgeable in all aspects of operating the machinery to be used.

(2)               To be knowledgeable in the use of the above machinery and the cutting tools to be used, including proper rpm of each.

(3)               To not operate any machinery or cutting tools that are unsafe.

(4)               To wear safety glasses, respiratory protection, gloves, and hearing protection, head protection and boots.

(5)               To make sure all other personnel in the immediate area also wear the protective gear above, especially respiratory protection if dry cutting.

(6)               To never operate machinery when under the influence of alcohol, drugs, certain prescription medications, or when excessively tired or under stress.

(7)               Always try to operate machinery in proximity to others rather than alone in case of an accident.

(8)               Do Not operate gas or diesel powered machinery inside of structures where adequate ventilating is not available.

(9)               Do not operate machinery where fumes or combustible materials are present in case of sparks causing a fire.

(10)          Do not wear loose fitting clothing that can get caught in the machinery.

(11)          To be aware of and comply with any local, state and federal safety laws and follow ANSI-B7.1 & B7.5 and OSHA regulations.


Owner And Operator:

(1)               Be sure that the blade, bit, grinding wheel, etc., etc., are of the proper specification and rpm to adequately do the work.

(2)               Cutting Dry - Be sure to not breath dust from cutting without proper respiratory protection and be sure all people in the immediate area of the cutting also have and use respiratory protection.  Dry diamond blades can be used with water and should be when ever possible to reduce the possibility of serious respiratory damage.

(3)               Make sure the cutting tool and the machine you are using are  compatible.

(4)               Never use a damaged diamond tool. Look for core cracks, out of round wear, core discoloration, lack of flatness, or missing segments.

(5)               Wet cutting tools must have a continuous flow of water to prevent damage.

(6)               Be careful when mounting a cutting tool.

Note: It is best to un-plug machinery or pull the coil wire on a gas machine to eliminate the possibility of accidental start up.

(7)               Make sure the tool guard is in good shape and its water tubes are clear and not cut.

(8)               Inspect the drive shaft for loose bearings, flat drive plates (flanges), drive pin alignment, or dirt that can cause the diamond tool not to run properly.

(9)               When installing the blade, make sure it is tightened well and will not allow the blade to come loose.

(10)          When deep sawing (over4”) start with a smaller blade and keep going up in blade size to achieve the proper depth. If you start with a large blade the cut will almost always wander off the cut line because the blade core bends.

(11)          Never, Never operate any diamond tool without proper A.N.S.I. approved guard!

(12)          Be careful when re-fueling any gasoline or diesel powered machine. The danger or fire is real and serious!

Value Diamond Tool Company
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