The current standard test methods do not specify one particular test material or range of test materials. It is therefore unclear to what type of material the manufacturers’ declared emissions relate. Results have shown that for a tool cutting three different types of material, the vibration value can vary.
The aims of the report were:
- To assess the pneumatic and electric tools emission tests for usability and repeatability.
- To assess reproducibility by comparing our results with manufacturers’ declared results and verifying.
- To compare vibration emission values with vibration magnitudes measured under real operating conditions.
- To assess vibration emission data as an indicator of vibration hazard.