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SAVE THIS
INSTRUCTION
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTION FOR TABLE
SAW
WARNING
To avoid mistakes that
!
could cause serious injury, do not plug
the tool in until you have read and
understood the following.
• ALWAYS USE SAW BLADE GUARD,
riving knife and anti-kickback pawls
assembly for every through–sawing
operation. Through–sawing operations
are those in which the blade cuts
completely through the workpiece when
ripping or crosscutting. Always be sure
blade guard is tightened securely.
• ALWAYS HOLD WORKPIECE FIRMLY
against the miter gauge or rip fence.
Use rip fence for all rip cuts and miter
gauge for all crosscuts. Never use the
miter gauge and rip fence together
• ALWAYS USE a push stick or push
block, especially when ripping narrow
stock. Refer to ripping instructions in
this Operator's Manual where the push
stick is covered in detail.
• NEVER PERFORM ANY OPERATION
FREEHAND, which means can using
hands to support the workpiece, but
always use either the fence OR the
miter gauge to position and guide the
workpiece.
WARNING
!
the major cause of kickback and
finger/hand amputations. Never
use the miter gauge and fence
simultaneously.
• 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.
• NEVER REACH behind or over the
cutting tool for any reason.
• REMOVE the rip fence when
crosscutting.
• DO NOT USE a molding head with this
saw.
• DIRECTION OF FEED. Feed work into
a blade against the direction of rotation
of the blade.
• NEVER use the rip fence as a
cut-off gauge when crosscutting.
Freehand cutting is
• NEVER ATTEMPT TO FREE A
STALLED SAW BLADE without first
turning the saw OFF. Turn power switch
OFF immediately to prevent motor
damage.
• PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPPORT to
the rear and the sides of the saw table
for long or wide workpieces.
• AVOID KICKBACKS (work thrown
back towards you) by keeping the
blade sharp, the rip fence parallel to the
saw blade and by keeping the riving
knife, anti-kickback pawls assembly
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. Do not
attempt to reverse out of a cut with the
blade running.
• AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS and
hand positions where a sudden slip
could cause your hand to move into the
saw blade.
• 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.
• MOUNT your table saw on a bench or
stand before performing any cutting
operations. Refer to ASSEMBLY
on page 15. Secure tool properly to
prevent unexpected movement.
WARNING
!
masonry products with this tool.
This table saw is designed for use
on wood and wood-like products
only.
• 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.
• NEVER LEAVE THE SAW RUNNING
UNATTENDED. Do not leave the saw
until the blade comes to a complete
stop.
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Never cut metals or

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