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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Select required material
  2. Machine blank
  3. Machine required profiles

Knowledge Evidence

A person competent in this unit must be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

purpose, features and operation of tools and equipment used to machine and profile blanks for cutting tools

importance of profiling cutting tools to match requirements for:

characteristics of various materials sawn

speed of the cutting process

direction of the cutting process

cutting angle

cutting tool specifications

methods for:

calculating cutting tool dimensions

machining and profiling blanks to required profile

assessing surface finish and measuring dimensions of finished tool against specifications and tolerances

industry standard and organisational tolerances

organisational procedures specific to manufacturing cutting tools:

workplace health and safety with particular emphasis on equipment lock out and use of personal protective equipment

communication reporting lines

recording and reporting processing problems and equipment faults

environmental protection practices for machining tools and equipment in forest products factory settings:

reducing water and energy use

cleaning plant, tools and equipment

disposing of, recycling and reusing materials