Level and tension circular saws

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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for repair

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

1.2. Work order is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

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

1.4. Levelling and tensioning process is planned in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

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

2. Assess saw condition

2.1. Saws are handled safely without damage to teeth

2.2. Foreign material built up on saw surfaces is cleaned for inspection

2.3. Saw is inspected to assess condition of teeth and saw plate

2.4. Saw is declared unserviceable where hazardous defects are found

2.5. Unserviceable saws are segregated and disposed of in line with site procedures, manufacturer's requirements and environmental requirements

3. Level saw

3.1. Radial and circular ridges or lumps are assessed and matched on both sides of the blade

3.2. Gauges and straight edges are used in both radial and circular directions and monitored for accuracy

3.3. Ridges or lumps are progressively removed through levelling, the use of structure rolls or levelling rolls to achieve flatness

3.4. Hammering and rolling patterns are controlled to reduce internal blade stresses to avoid spring-back and re-occurrence of defects

4. Tension saw

4.1. Consistency of blade curvature is assessed with a straight edge or tension gauge

4.2. Tension requirements are determined from assessment of curvature consistency and curvature required for site production requirements

4.3. Blade is tensioned using appropriate tools and equipment in line with required standard

4.4. Final checks are made to ensure tension amount, distribution, placement and level in line with site production requirements

4.5. Saws damaged in the levelling and tensioning process are repaired/sent for repair and those that cannot be repaired are disposed of in line with site procedures, manufacturer's recommendations and environmental requirements

4.6. Levelling and tensioning process and equipment faults are investigated, recorded and reported in line with site requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPISAW3213B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30805 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI30705 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring
  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing