July 24, 2017

On May 12, 2017, the CPSC Published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Relating to Blade Contact Injuries on Table Saws (16 CFR 1245)

DATE: Submit comments by July 26, 2017.

EXERPTS:

 1245.3(b) Test. All table saws, when powered on, shall limit the depth of cut to 3.5 mm when a test probe contacts the spinning saw blade at a radial approach rate of 1.0 meter per second (m/s).

(c) Test Probe. The test probe shall act as the surrogate for a human body/finger and allow for the accurate measurement of the depth of cut to assess compliance with paragraph (b) of this section.