Safety Sheet - Core Drill Bits

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

CAIMAN® CORE DRILL BITS

U.S.A. - ANSI B7.1 and OSHA regulations; Canada – CSA

1.            Observe the working safety site regulations.

2.            Keep bystanders and/or animals out of the work area.

3.            The use of OSHA approved safety goggles, gloves, footwear, ear and head protection and a mask are recommended.

4.            Before use, examine the Caiman® diamond core bit for any cracks or other damage.  Do not use if damage is suspected.

5.            Ensure that the Caiman® diamond core bit is suitable for the material being cut.

6.            Disconnect power to the machine before mounting the Caiman® diamond core bit.

7.            Ensure that the Caiman® diamond core bit is securely fastened to the machine.  If the Caiman® diamond core bit does not securely fit, a washer may be put between the Caiman® diamond core bit and the machine to ensure a tight fit.

8.            Ensure that the coring surface is clean from debris.

9.            Use of the Caiman® diamond core bit is recommended on a stationary core machine.  If using the Caiman® diamond core bit on a hand-held machine, maintain a straight cutting plane to avoid side load or twist.  The use of a guide or pilot may help the Caiman® diamond core bit maintain a straight core through the material being cut.

10.          Maintain a firm grip on the tool during coring.

11.          Ensure that adequate water is properly disbursed to the Caiman® diamond core bit so that there is sufficient cooling.  A water containment device is recommended for coring indoors.

12.          Ensure that the proper RPM is used to avoid overheating and glazing.

13.          Before coring, let the tool run for a few seconds without load.  If the Caiman® diamond core bit wobbles, vibrates or has an unusual noise, stop the tool immediately.  Examine the Caiman® diamond core bit for damage or incorrect mounting.

14.          To ensure longer diamond life, avoid sharp or abrupt contact with the material being cut.

15.          If using a hand-held machine, do not rock the Caiman® diamond core bit side to side when coring.  Rocking may cause the segments (or continuous diamond wall) of the Caiman® diamond core to detach from the shank and possibly cause injury.  Simply use adequate pressure on the Caiman® diamond core bit while maintaining a straight cutting plane.

16.          Do not use the Caiman® diamond core bit for extensive periods. Excessive heat can cause vibration and glazing.  To assist cooling, simply lift the Caiman® diamond core bit out of the cut for several seconds and then continue coring.

17.          Reduce pressure as the Caiman® diamond core bit reaches the point of break through on the material being cut.