Circular saws user manual
Warning! When using electric tools, the following
basic safety precautions should always be taken to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal
injury. Read all these instructions before attempting to
operate the product and save this booklet.
For safe operation:
• Keep the work area clean. Cluttered areas and
benches invite injuries.
• Consider the work area environment. Do not expose
the power tool to rain and do not use in damp or wet
locations. Keep the work area well lit. Do not use
the power tool where there is a risk to cause fire
• Guard against electric shock. Avoid body contact,
where possible, with earthed or grounded surfaces
(e.g. pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators).
• Keep children away. Do not let visitors touch the
tool or extension cord. All visitors should be kept
away from the work area.
• Store idle tools. When not in use, tools should be
stored in a dry, high or locked place, out of reach
• Do not force the tool. It will do the job better and
more safely at the rate for which it was intended.
• Use the right tool. Do not force small tools or
attachments to do the job of a heavy duty tool.
Do not use the tool for purposes not intended; for
example, do not use a circular saw to cut tree
limbs or logs.
• Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewellery as they can be caught in moving parts.
Rubber gloves and non-skid footwear are
recommended when working outdoors. Wear
protective hair covering to contain long hair.
• Use safety glasses. Use a face or dust mask as well,
if the operation is dusty or if the tool is being used in
• Connecting dust extraction equipment. If devices
are provided for the connection of dust extraction
and collection ensure these are connected and
properly used, especially in confined areas.
• Do not abuse the cord. Never carry the tool by its
cord or yank it to disconnect it from the socket. Keep
the cord away from heat, oil and sharp edges.
• Secure the work. Use clamps or a vice to hold the
work. It is safer than using a hand and it frees both
hands to operate the tool.
• Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
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• Maintain the tool with care. Keep a cutting tool
sharp and clean for better and safer performance.
Follow the instructions for lubricating and changing
accessories. Inspect the tools cord periodically and,
if damaged, have repaired by an authorised service
facility. Inspect the extension cord periodically and
replace if damaged. Keep the handles dry, clean and
free from oil and grease.
• Disconnect the tool when not in use, before
servicing and when changing accessories such as
blades, bits and cutters.
• Remove adjusting keys and wrenches. Form the
habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting
wrenches are removed from the tool and replaced in
the storage area before switching on.
• Avoid unintentional starting. Do not carry a
plugged-in tool with a finger on the switch.
Ensure the switch is off when plugging in.
• Use an outdoor extension cord. When a tool is used
outdoors, only use an extension cord intended for
outdoor use and so marked.
• Stay alert. Watch what you are doing, use common
sense and do not operate the tool when tired.
• Check damaged parts. Before further use of the tool,
a guard or other part that is damaged should be
carefully checked to determine whether it will
operate properly and perform its intended function.
Check for alignment of moving parts, free running 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 authorised
service centre unless otherwise indicated in the
product booklet. Have defective switches replaced
by an authorised service agent. Do not use the tool if
the switch does not turn it on and off.
• Warning! The use of any accessory or attachment,
other than recommended in the product booklet,
may present a risk of personal injury.
• Have the tool repaired by a qualified person. The
electrical tool is in accordance with the relevant
safety requirements. Repairs should only be carried
out by qualified persons using original spare parts,
otherwise, this may result in considerable danger to
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR
Plugging into the mains, switching on and off
• Always ensure that the power tool is switched off
before plugging into the mains.
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