Table Saw Safety - Hitachi C 10FR Instruction Manual

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1. ALWAYS USE SAW BLADE GUARD, splitter
and antikickback pawls for every operation for
which they can be used, including through sawing.
Through sawing operations are those in which the
blade cuts completely through the workpiece when
ripping or crosscutting.
2. ALWAYS HOLD WORK FIRMLY against the miter
gauge or rip fence.
3. ALWAYS USE a push stick, especially when ripping
narrow stock. Refer to ripping instructions in this
Operator's Manual where the push stick is covered
in detail. A pattern for making your own push stick is
included on page 23.
4. NEVER PERFORM ANY OPERATION FREEHAND,
which means using only your hands to support
or guide the workpiece. Always use either the
fence or the miter gauge to position and guide
the work.
WARNING: FREEHAND CUTTING IS THE MAJOR
CAUSE OF KICKBACK AND FINGER/HAND
AMPUTATIONS.
5. NEVER STAND or have any part of your body in
line with the path of the saw blade. Keep your hands
out of the saw blade path.
6. NEVER REACH behind or over the cutting tool for
any reason.
7. REMOVE the rip fence when crosscutting.
8. DO NOT USE a molding head with this saw.
9. FEED WORK INTO THE BLADE against the
direction of rotation only.
10. NEVER use the rip fence as a cut-off gauge when
crosscutting.
11. NEVER ATTEMPT TO FREE A STALLED SAW
BLADE without first turning the saw OFF. Turn
power switch OFF immediately to prevent motor
damage.

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12. PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPPORT to the rear
and the sides of the saw table for long or wide
workpieces.
13. AVOID KICKBACKS (work thrown back towards
you) by keeping the blade sharp, the rip fence
parallel to the saw blade and by keeping the splitter,
anti-kickback pawls and guards in place, aligned
and functioning. Do not release work before passing
it completely beyond the saw blade. Do not rip work
that is twisted, warped or does not have a straight
edge to guide it along the fence.
14. AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS and hand
positions where a sudden slip could cause your
hand to move into the saw blade.
15. NEVER USE SOLVENTS to clean plastic parts.
Solvents could possibly dissolve or otherwise
damage the material. Only a soft damp cloth should
be used to clean plastic parts.
16. MOUNT your table saw on a bench or stand
before performing any cutting operations. Refer to
ASSEMBLY AND ADJUSTMENTS on page 10.
17. NEVER CUT METALS or materials that may make
hazardous dust.
18. ALWAYS USE IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA.
Remove sawdust frequently. Clean out sawdust
from the interior of the saw to prevent a potential
fire hazard. Attach a vacuum to the dust port for
additional sawdust removal.
19. NEVER LEAVE THE SAW RUNNING
UNATTENDED. Do not leave the saw until the blade
comes to a complete stop.
20. For proper operation follow the instructions in this
Operator's Manual entitled ASSEMBLY AND
ADJUSTMENTS (Page 10). Failure to provide
sawdust fall-through and removal hole will allow
sawdust to build up in the motor area resulting in a
fire hazard and potential motor damage.
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