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c. Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or
the battery pack from the power tool before
making any adjustments, changing accessories,
or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
d. Store idle power tools out of the reach of children
and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power
tool or these instructions to operate the power
tool. Power tools are dangerous in the hands
of untrained users.
e. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment
or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and
any other condition that may affect the power
tools operation. If damaged, have the power tool
repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained power tools.
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are
less likely to bind and are easier to control.
a. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified
repair person using only identical replacement
parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power
tool is maintained.
6. Electrical safety
Your tool is double insulated; therefore no earth
wire is required. Always check that the main voltage
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
WARNING: If the power cord is damaged, it must
be replaced by the manufacturer, authorized
BLACK+DECKER Service Center or an equally
qualified person in order to avoid damage or
injury. If the power cord is replaced by an equally
qualified person, but not authorized by
BLACK+DECKER, the warranty will not be valid.
7. Labels on tool
The label on your tool may include the following symbols
FOR ALL SAWS
DANGER: Keep hands away from cutting area and
the blade. Keep your second hand on auxiliary handle
...... Class II
or motor housing. If both hands are holding the saw, they
cannot be cut by the blade.
a) Do not reach underneath the workpiece. The guard
cannot protect you from the blade below the workpiece.
b) Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness of the
workpiece. Less than a full tooth of the blade teeth
should be visible below the workpiece.
c) Never hold piece being cut in your hands or
across your leg. Secure the workpiece to a stable
platform. It is important to support the work properly
to minimize body exposure, blade binding, or loss
d) Hold the power tool by insulated gripping
surfaces only, when performing an operation
where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring
or its own cord. Contact with a "live" wire will also
make exposed metal parts of the power tool "live"
and could give the operator an electric shock.
e) When you close throughout rule always use a support
or a parallel guide. This improves the accuracy of cut
and reduces the chance of jamming the blade.
f) Always use blades with correct size and shape
(diamond versus round) of arbour holes. Blades
that do not match the mounting hardware of the saw
will run eccentrically, causing loss of control.
g) Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers
or bolt. The blade washers and bolt were specially
designed for your saw, for optimum performance and
safety of operation.
f Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound or
misaligned saw blade, causing an uncontrolled saw
tolift up and out of the work piece toward the operator.
f When the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the
kerf closing down, the blade stalls and the motor
reaction drives the unit rapidly back toward the
f If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut,
the teeth at the back edge of the blade can dig into the
top surface of the wood causing the blade to climb out
of the kerf and jump back toward operator.
f Kickback is the result of tool misuse and/or incorrect
operating procedures or conditions and can be
avoided by taking proper precautions as given below.
a. Maintain a firm grip with both hands on the
saw and position your body and arm to allow
you to resist KICKBACK forces. Kickback forces
can be controlled by the operator, if proper
precautions are taken.
b. When blade is binding, or when interrupting
a cut for any reason, release the trigger and
hold the saw motionless in the material until
CAUSES AND OPERATOR
PREVENTION OF KICKBACK