Handheld Jigsaws

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Details

  1. Hitachi CJ90VST 90mm
  2. Bosch PST650 500W

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Condition Notes

Hitachi CJ90VST is new, given to us by Hitachi on a sponsorship deal.
Bosch PST650 - not sure

Owners

<List of @usernames who are responsible for maintenance>
Will anyone take on this responsibility?

Details

  1. Hitachi CJ90VST 90mm
  2. Bosch PST650 500W

include photos

Condition Notes

Hitachi CJ90VST is new, given to us by Hitachi on a sponsorship deal.
Bosch PST650 - not sure

Owners

<List of @usernames who are responsible for maintenance>
Will anyone take on this responsibility?

Induction

Induction

General Woodshop Induction Waiting List

Risk Assessment

RESTRICTIONS
• Do not use this tool if you have not had an induction (or have not used one before?).
• Do not use if you are alone in the space.

HAZARDS
Flying material It is possible for broken saw blades or the tips of tungsten tipped blades to be ejected from the machines.
User injury Human contact with rotating parts can cause cuts or abrasions.
Tripping Power leads present a tripping hazard and may be damaged, presenting electrical hazards.
Entanglement Long hair, dangling jewellery or loose clothing can become entangled with moving parts.
Manual handling “Kick back” can occur under some circumstances
Dust Fine dust is caused by these machines especially when cutting manufactured boards.
Strobing Lights The mains lights in the makerspace strobe in a way that is not visible to the human eye but which can make a moving blade appear stationary.
Electric shock The user could cut through the cable with the jig saw blade, causing electric current to move to ground through the body.

LIKELIHOOD OF RISK
Flying material Ejection of broken blades is rare, but ejection of the tungsten tips is more common.
User injury There is a high risk that trainees will put hands or fingers in hazardous places and experienced users may attempt short cuts.
Tripping Trailing leads present a real risk of tripping and damage.
Entanglement The risk is minimal if the user wears appropriate clothing and ties hair back.
Manual handling Handling heavy components or awkward manipulation will not occur frequently but will present a real risk. Novices may have difficulty controlling the tool.
Dust There would be a significant risk when cutting manufactured board.
Strobing lights This is a high risk in the makerspace with the mains lighting circuit and the strip lights.
Electric shock This is likely to occur if the user does not keep the cable out of the way of the workspace.

RISK CONTROL MEASURES
• Care should be taken to ensure trailing leads do not become entangled with the operator
• Use RCD device to stop electric shocks
• Halogen light must be on in the woodworking workshop as this doesn’t strobe and will negate the effects of the other lights strobing.
• Long hair and loose clothing should be tied back
• A damaged cutter should not be used
• Users should not touch the saw blade when tool is switched on
• The blade should be securely fitted to the machine and should only be used on materials specified by the manufacturer
• The blade should be inspected for damage prior to each use.
• Damaged blades should not be used
• Users should be assessed as competent before using the jig saw by undertaking a short induction.

PPE (PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT) RECOMMENDATIONS
• Safety goggles must be worn
• No loose clothing / long sleeves / jewellery
• Long hair must be tied back
• Ear protection recommended
• Dust mask recommended

Handheld Jigsaw Risk Assessment

Before Use

During Use

After Use

Maintenance

References

https://www.bosch-do-it.de/media/media/garden/gardenmedia/manuals/972217_160992A0RA_201411pdf..pdf

eg. instruction manuals, tutorial videos etc.