• Safety goggles
• Ear protection
• Long sleeves to protect from rock shards
• Long hair should be tied back.
• In case of prolonged use, breathing protection is recommended.
• There is a waterproof apron available to protect yourself from spray water.
• Fill out the form lying out in the lab. This is to make any potential contamination traceable.
• Clean the saw and the entire working surface.
• Remove the top plate, through which the blade protrudes, and fill the tank with water until the blade is immersed 1-2 cm into the water. Make sure that the red pipe in the back is turned to the vertical position to prevent unwanted drainage.
• Reinsert the top plate.
Use and Operation
• To turn the saw on, turn the red knob clockwise.
• Make sure that the blade is wet by carefully checking for water spraying out from the blade.
• If the blade runs dry during the process, turn off the saw and refill the water tank.
• To cut your sample, place it behind the saw and gently pull it towards you.
• The saw should be able to easily and smoothly cut through the sample. Work slowly and do not apply unnecessary force or attempt to change the sawing direction as this can break the saw and lead to injury.
• After usage, turn off the saw, drain the water from the tank and thoroughly clean the saw and the entire working surface.
Preparation for next steps
• You can rinse the cut sample with water to avoid contamination from the saw.
• For the jaw crusher, the samples need to be perfectly dry. They can be dried using the pressurized air gun.
• To fit into the jaw crusher, the samples must be smaller than 4 cm. If any pieces are still too large after sawing, you can use the automatic press to break them down.