Standardization|02/05/18

New standards for circular saws and wedge splitters for firewood

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An analysis of accidents over several years by German insurance organization SVLFG revealed that people other than the machine operator were involved during the cutting of firewood, in particular to place down and remove the wood, and that they also risked being injured, often seriously.

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