Saw, Cold Cut - MEP Scorpio 300

Aliases Cold Cut Saw
Other References
Official Maintainer TBA

Working

Machine is working as expected.

This machine requires induction to use.

Book an induction in Eventbrite.
https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/metalshop-inductions-804979

This machine is a part of the Drill Press, Linishers and Vertical bandsaw induction.

  1. Ensure that there is coolant in the tank and that the coolant is flowing when you turn it on.
  2. If there is no coolant flow ensure that there is enough coolant in the tank. Add more if necessary without overflowing the tank.
  3. Clamp the work in the vice securely.
  4. Use the slow speed (1) for cutting ferrous materials and fast (2) for non-ferrous materials.

Cutting Capacity

Blade Removal

  1. Turn off the power to the tool
  2. Remove the thumbscrew for the blade guard mechanism. This is to allow you to hold the blade later.
  3. Use the large socket (on the shelf under the tool) to undo the large nut holding the blade on. This is a REVERSE thread!
  4. Remove the nut and mounting plate and remove the blade. Note: the blade may be very sharp!
  5. Do not loose the nut and plate. If not replacing the blade then re-mount these to the tool.
  6. Replace the large socket to the shelf under the tool!

Note: The internal hex bolt in the middle of the spindle need not be touched while removing the blade. This is for the clutch mechanism.

Required Always wear AS/NZS 1337.1 compliant safety glasses while operating this machine.
Required Enclosed shoes are required, no open sandals, thongs etc
Required Restrain hair while operating machine
Prohibited Loose clothing and jewellery not to be worn while operating this machine.
Recommended We recommend hearing protection.
Warning Entanglement hazard present while wearing gloves.
Maintenance Disconnect power to the machine before performing maintenance, including wheel changes
Name Value
Blade Size 300×2.5×32
Speeds 30/60 rpm
Max Vice Width 145mm

Manufacturer

MEP Saws However this saw is from the 1980's and is not on their web site. The Falcon series is the modern equivalent.

Date Description Workaround Proposed Remediation
9/08/2022 Blunt blades There is no workaround at this time The blades are currently out for sharpening.
Date Modified By Description Remediation Cost
09/08/2022 Ben Jackson Loss of coolant flow Coolant was blocked by the swivel joint. This is not required, not is the valve as we always want to use full flow. These have been removed and the hose connected directly to the nozzle. $0
Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location Buy from
Accessory Anti-burr Device On the shelf under the saw.
Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location Buy from
Blade Replacement Blade
Replacement HSS blade.
On the shelf under the saw.
Interval Task
Monthly Clean chip tray to ensure quick return of coolant
Annual Sharpen Blades

Task / Action Executive Cause Leader
Cause Team
Named Maintainer Trainers Cause Membership Implementer
Modification and Repairs - AC C I I I R
Induction changes C RACI RC I I I R

Ref / ID Pre-Mitigation Mitigations / Warnings / Remedies Post Mitigation
Risk Risk Severity Risk Likelyhood Risk Level Risk Severity Risk Likelyhood Risk Level Acceptable to Proceed
0001 Death Severe Possible 15 Induction to train users in correct usage. Severe Very Unlikely 5 Yes
0002 Electric Shock Major Unlikely 8 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Ensure power cables are properly connected and off the floor.
Cables are tested and tagged and inspected for damage.
Minor Very Unlikely 2 Yes
0003 Noise Moderate Likely 12 Train users to wear hearing protection. Insignificant Unlikely 2 Yes
0004 Tripping Hazard Moderate Possible 9 Train users to maintain a clean working area.
Keep all cables off the ground and secured out of the way.
Insignificant Unlikely 2 Yes
0005 Insufficient Lighting Minor Possible 6 Turn on shop lights.
Open metal-shop doors for natural lighting.
Insignificant Unlikely 2 Yes
0006 Entanglement Major Possible 12 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Remove any possible entanglement items such as long sleeves, gloves, watches, jewellery, etc.
Tie back long hair.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0007 Impact Injury Major Possible 12 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Train users in correct use of the chuck/fixture plate as per the induction.
Train users in chuck key discipline (never leave the chuck key in while performing another task).
Train users to remove the chuck key before engaging the spindle motor.
Train users in appropriate use of tailstock support.
Require use of appropriate PPE.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0008 Slip Major Possible 12 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Train users in correct use of coolant to avoid spilling on the floor.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0010 Respiratory/Skin Irritation Moderate Unlikely 6 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Train users in the risks related to metalworking fluids.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0011 Inhaliation of Fumes Moderate Possible 9 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Open metal-shop door to allow ventilation.
Fans are provided top assist in ventilation.
Train users to use the appropriate type and volume of coolant.
Require use of appropriate PPE.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0012 Laceration/Dismemberment Major Possible 12 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Train users to keep clear of the cutting tool and the part.
Require that the cutting tool is securely fixed (in the quick change tool-post or tail-stock).
Require use of appropriate PPE.
Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
0013 Burn from workpiece Moderate Possible 9 Induction to train users in correct usage.
Allow parts to cool after cutting.
Train users to ensure adequate coolant is used.
Require assessing workpiece temperature before handling.
Insignificant Unlikely 2 Yes
0014 Crushing Severe Unlikely 10 Induction to train users in correct usage. Minor Unlikely 4 Yes
Ref / ID Decision Details Impact Proposed Date Proposed By Status Approved By Date Resulting Actions and Comments
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