This European Standard specifies all significant hazards, hazardous situation and events as listed in Clause 4, relevant to stationary and displaceable manual horizontal cutting cross-cut circular sawing machines with one saw unit (manual radial arm saws), hereinafter referred to as "machines", designed to cut solid wood, chipboard, fibreboard, plywood and also these materials if they are covered with plastic edging and/or plastic laminates, when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer including reasonably foreseeable misuse.
NOTE 1 For the definition of stationary and displaceable machine, see 3.2.3 and 3.2.4.
The requirements of this document apply to all machines whatever their method of control e.g. electromechanical and/or electronic.
This document does not apply to:
a) machines set up on a bench or a table similar to a bench, which are intended to carry out work in a stationary position, capable of being lifted by one person by hand; the bench can also be an integrated part of the machine if it consists of hinged legs which can be extended down;
NOTE 2 Transportable motor-operated electrical tools are dealt with in EN 61029-1:2009 together with
b) machines fitted with hydraulically powered machine actuators;
c) machines fitted with powered work-piece positioning;
d) machines fitted with the facility for either ripping, milling (including trenching and grooving), sanding and/or drilling;
e) machines equipped with more than one saw spindle speed;
NOTE 3 A standard to cover machines that can be used for ripping and moulding will be considered at the next revision.
NOTE 4 Semi-automatic and automatic horizontal cutting cross-cut circular sawing machines with one saw unit (radial arm saws) are dealt with in EN 1870-11:2003+A1:2009.
f) machines with integrated feed.
This document is not applicable to manual horizontal cutting cross-cut circular sawing machines with one saw unit (manual radial arm saws) which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.