Before using the saw
each time, check the following:
• The blade is tightened to the arbor.
• The blade lock knob is tightened.
• If ripping, make sure the rip fence is
locked into position and is parallel to
the miter gauge groove.
• The blade guard is in place and
• Safety glasses are worn.
Failure to adhere to these common
safety rules, and those printed in
the front of this manual, can greatly
increase the likelihood of injury.
RIPPING (FIGURE OO, PP)
To prevent serious injury:
• Never use a miter gauge when
• Never use more than one rip fence
during a single cut.
• Do not allow familiarity or frequent
use of your table saw to cause
careless mistakes. Remember that
even a careless fraction of a second
is enough to cause a severe injury.
• Keep both hands away from the
blade and clear from the path of the
• The workpiece must have a straight
edge against the fence and must not
be warped, twisted, or bowed when
• Remove the miter gauge and store
it in the "storage" located on the saw
• Secure the rip fence to the table.
• Raise the blade so it is about 1/8 in.
higher than the top of the workpiece.
• Place the workpiece flat on the table
and against the fence. Keep the
workpiece away from the blade.
• Turn the saw ON and wait for the blade
to come to full speed.
• Slowly feed the workpiece into the
blade by pushing forward only on the
workpiece section (1) that will pass
between the blade and the fence.
• Keep your thumbs off the table top.
When both of your thumbs touch the
front edge of the table (2), finish the cut
with a push stick (3).
pushing forward on the section of the
workpiece that passes between the
blade and the fence. Never perform any
narrower than 2 in., the push stick
cannot be used because the blade
guard will interfere. Use the auxiliary
fence (5) and push block (6) as shown
in Figure PP.
• Continue pushing the workpiece (4)
with the push stick (3) or push
block (6-Figure PP) until it passes
through the blade guard and clears the
rear of the table. (Figure OO)
• Never pull the piece back when the
blade is turning. Turn the switch Off.
When the blade completely stops, you
can then remove the workpiece.
workpiece backwards during a cutting
operation. This will cause kickback
and serious injury. When the blade
completely stops, raise the anti-kickback
pawls assembly (7) on each side of the
riving knife and slide the workpiece out.
AVOID KICKBACK by
When width or rip is
Never attempt to pull the