This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events as listed in Clause 4 which are relevant to single blade edging circular rip sawing machines with power driven saw unit and manual loading and/or unloading, hereinafter referred to as "machines", designed to cut solid wood, chipboard, fibreboard and plywood when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer including reasonably foreseeable misuse. This European Standard applies to machines where the workpiece is stationary, the vertical and horizontal movements of the saw unit are power driven, and where the machine is provided with workpiece clamping. The workpiece may or may not be clamped during cutting. This European Standard does not apply to machines: - where the workpiece is fed to the saw blade during cutting; - designed for cutting veneers; - provided with a device situated behind the line of cut, which moves in a direction parallel to the line of cut, for automatically unloading the workpiece during the return of the saw unit to the rest position. This document is not applicable to machines manufactured before its date of publication as EN.