SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES AND/OR SYMBOLS
Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may con-
tact hidden wiring or its cord. Contact with a "live" wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool "live" and
shock the operator.
Additional Rules For Safe Operation
■ Know your power tool. Read operator's manual
carefully. Learn its applications and limitations,
as well as the specific potential hazards
related to this tool. Following this rule will reduce
the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious injury.
■ Always wear safety glasses. Everyday eye-
glasses have only impact-resistant lenses;
they are NOT safety glasses. Following this rule
will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
■ Protect your lungs. Wear a face or dust mask if
the operation is dusty. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
■ Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection
during extended periods of operation. Following
this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal
■ Inspect tool cords periodically and, if dam-
aged, have repaired at your nearest Factory
Service Center or other Authorized Service
Organization. Constantly stay aware of cord
location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock or fire.
■ Check damaged parts. Before further use of
the tool, a guard or other part that is damaged
should be carefully checked to determine that
it will operate properly and perform its in-
tended function. Check for alignment of mov-
ing parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts, mounting, and any other conditions that
may affect its operation. A guard or other part
that is damaged should be properly repaired or
replaced by an authorized service center.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of shock,
fire, or serious injury.
■ Do not abuse cord. Never carry the tool by the
cord or yank it to disconnect it from the recep-
tacle. Keep cord away from heat, oil, and sharp
edges. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock or fire.
The operation of any circular saw can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes,
which can result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear
safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed. We
recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses
with side shields, available at Sears Retail Stores. Always wear eye protection which is
marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
■ Make sure your extension cord is in good
condition. When using an extension cord, be
sure to use one heavy enough to carry the
current your product will draw. A wire gage
size (A.W.G.) of at least 16 is recommended for
an extension cord 100 feet or less in length. A
cord exceeding 100 feet is not recommended.
If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The
smaller the gage number, the heavier the cord.
An undersized cord will cause a drop in line
voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating.
■ Inspect for and remove all nails from lumber
before cutting. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of serious personal injury.
■ Drugs, alcohol, medication. Do not operate tool
while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or
any medication. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
■ Save these instructions. Refer to them fre-
quently and use them to instruct others who
may use this tool. If you loan someone this
tool, loan them these instructions also.
Some dust created by power
sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities contains chemicals known
to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproduc-
tive harm. Some examples of these chemicals
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement
and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-
Your risk from these exposures varies,
depending on how often you do this type of
work. To reduce your exposure to these
chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and
work with approved safety equipment, such as
those dust masks that are specially designed to
filter out microscopic particles.