Removing the blade guard and anti-
kickback pawls assembly (Figure T, W)
To avoid injury from an
accidental start, make sure the switch
is in the OFF position and the plug is
disconnected from the power
• Raise the blade to the maximum height
position by turning the blade elevation/
tilting handwheel clockwise.
• Loosen the blade lock knob and turn the
handwheel to 90° on the bevel scale.
• Tighten the blade lock knob.
• Remove the anti-kickback pawls
assembly by lifting the anti-kickback
pawls lever (2). (Figure T)
• Remove the blade guard assembly by
pressing down the red spring button (5).
AVOIDING KICKBACKS (FIGURE X)
To avoid kickbacks (having the work
thrown violently back toward you), keep
the blade sharp, keep the rip fence
parallel to the saw blade and keep the
riving knife, blade guard and anti-kickback
pawls in place, aligned and functioning.
Do not release the work before passing it
completely beyond the blade. Do not rip
work that is twisted, warped or does not
have a straight edge to guide it along the
fence. Do not attempt to back out of a cut
with the blade running.
Improper riving knife
alignment can cause "kickback" and
INSTALLING THE RIP FENCE
• Lift upward on the rip fence handle (1)
so that the holding clamp (2) is fully
• Place the rip fence on the saw table
and engage the holding clamp (2) to
the rear rail of the saw. Lower the front
end onto the front rail (3).
• Push down the rip fence handle (1) to
miter gauge together.
Never use a rip fence and