Traditional pipe cutting poses many high-risk and dangerous conditions for staff working in the water network and construction industries. The incredible power behind hand-held pipe-cutting tools, designed to cut through thick material quickly can become potentially lethal within the blink of an eye.
These tools are vulnerable to the violent pressures unleashed when the blade of a saw jams inside a cut. These forces are quite tough and often impossible to control leaving the operator or bystanders at risk of potentially lethal injury from such an uncontrollable saw. Working regularly with these hand-held tools of this capacity exposes a liability to a wide range of hazards that no amount of supervision, instruction, or training could prevent.
While some hazards are a lot more common like a sudden kickback of a heavy saw or a blade break, others are slightly less noticeable when you aren’t looking for risks. Loud noise, toxic fumes and dust, and the vibrations from saws won’t always cause immediate injuries but can cause the body harm if endured for a length of time.
Modern & Safe Pipe Cutting Methods
While there are many dangers associated with traditional pipe cutting, modern and safer methods are becoming more available. Ensuring reliable, controlled water to the Australian Water Industry, our Wachs Pipe Cutting Saws are designed to the highest of standards and built for safe and efficient operation.
Wachs Diamond Wire Saws strap securely onto the pipe eliminating the danger of kickback accidents while the Pinch Proof Technology along with the guillotine shape and style prevents any offline cuts and blade jams. With consistently smooth cuts and a quick, easy setup and operation, workers no longer are required to endure long hours of physical labour and exposure to harmful fumes and dust, minimizing operators’ fatigue.
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