Safety Rules for Circular Saws. If the lower blade guard is missing or not working
properly, have the saw serviced before using. To assure product safety and
reliability, repair, maintenance and adjustment should be performed by an
authorized service center or other qualified service organization, always using
identical replacement parts.
To minimize the risk of eye injury, always use eye protection. Carbide is a
hard but brittle material. Foreign objects in the work piece such as wire or nails can cause
tips to crack or break. Only operate saw when proper saw blade guard is in place. Mount
blade securely in proper rotation before using, and always use a clean, sharp blade.
properly and to hold the saw firmly to prevent loss of control which could cause
personal injury. figure h illustrates typical hand support.
follow all important safety warnings and instructions prior to using tool.
your circular saw is designed for use with 5-1/2 inch (140 mm) diameter blades
that have a 3/8 inch (10 mm) diameter bore. Blades must be rated for 6000 RPM
operation (or higher). DO NOT use any abrasive wheels.
assembly, adjustment and set up instructions.
Make sure lower guard operates. Select the proper blade for the material to be cut.
• Measure and mark work for cutting.
• Support and secure work properly (See Safety Rules and Instructions).
• Use appropriate and required safety equipment (See Safety Rules).
• Secure and maintain work area (See Safety Rules).
• With battery inserted, make sure switch turns saw on and off.
Saw is equipped with a switch lock-off feature to prevent unintentional operation.
• To operate the tool, press in on the lock-off button (2) from either side of the saw and
hold it in as you depress the trigger switch (1).
• After you have depressed the trigger and the tool is running, release the lock-off button.
The tool will continue to run as long as the trigger is depressed.
• To turn the tool off, release the trigger switch.
NOTe: This tool has no provision for locking the tool on, and the switch should never
be locked on by any other means.
AUTOMATIC eLeCTRIC BRAke
your saw is equipped with an electric blade brake which stops the saw blade within 1-2
seconds of trigger release. This is automatic and requires no adjustment.
: To reduce the risk of serious personal injury,always hold the tool with both hands.
• Let the blade run freely for a few seconds before starting the cut.
• Apply only a gentle pressure to the tool while performing the cut.
• Work with the shoe pressed against the workpiece.
hINTS fOR OPTIMUM USe
• As some splintering along the line of cut on the top side of the workpiece cannot be
avoided, cut on the side where splintering is acceptable.
• Where splintering is to be minimized, e.g. when cutting laminates, clamp a piece of
plywood onto the top of the workpiece.
POCkeT CUTTINg (fIg. N)
Never tie the blade guard in a raised
position. Never move the saw backwards when
pocket cutting. This may cause the unit to raise up
off the work surface which could cause injury.
A pocket cut is one that is made when the edge of the
material does not push the lower guard open, but the bottom
edge of the rotating blade cuts into the middle of the material.
• Adjust the shoe (5) so the blade cuts at desired depth.
• Tilt the saw forward and rest front of the shoe on
material to be cut.
To reduce the risk of injury
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