Sharpen tipped circular saws

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver FPISAW3212B, 'Sharpen tipped circular saws'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for sharpening

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to sharpening tipped circular saws are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

1.3. Tipped circular saw blades to be sharpened are removed or appropriate equipment fitted to allow saw to be sharpened in machinery

1.4. Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations

1.5. Sharpening process is planned in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

1.6. Communication with others is established and maintained in line with OHS requirements

2. Assess condition and set up sharpening equipment

2.1. Cutting performance of blade is assessed for sharpening requirements and blade replacement reviewed in line with site requirements

2.2. Condition of teeth, straightness of blade and prior repairs are assessed for suitability to site requirements

2.3. Sharpening machine with suitable wheel diameter is selected and grinding wheel changed or dressed

2.4. Machine settings are adjusted to suit required blade geometry and blade set to manufacturer's recommendations

2.5. Saw is set up in grinder or grinder set up on saw while in machine to ensure tooth profile and geometry are maintained

3. Sharpen tipped circular saw blade

3.1. Pre start-up checks are carried out on equipment in line with site requirements

3.2. Grinding coolant system is prepared in line with site requirements

3.3. Saw and grinding wheel angles, speeds and feeds are selected to suit saw

3.4. Teeth face and gullet are ground to achieve the sharpened finish requested and to maintain original profile

3.5. Tooth profile and pitch are maintained to industry standards

3.6. Variations in tooth height and depth of cut are brought within industry tolerances for concentricity

3.7. Feeds of wheel and saw are set to minimise wear and to avoid burn marks

3.8. Tipped circular saws that cannot be sharpened or are damaged in the sharpening process and cannot be repaired are disposed of in line with site procedures, manufacturer's recommendations and environmental requirements

3.9. Sharpening and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPISAW3212B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30705 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring
  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing