Use all components of the guarding
system (blade guard assembly, riving knife
and anti-kickback assembly) for every
operation for which they can be used
including all through cutting.
If you elect not to use any of these
components for a particular application
exercise additional caution regarding
control of the workpiece, the use of push
sticks, the position of your hands relative
to the blade, the use of safety glasses,
the means to avoid kickback and all other
warnings contained in this manual and
on the saw itself. Replace the guarding
systems as soon as you return to thru-
cutting operations. Keep the guard
assembly in working order.
KICKBACKS: Kickbacks can cause serious
injury. A kickback occurs when a part of the
workpiece binds between the saw blade
and the rip fence, or other fixed object, and
rises from the table and is thrown toward
the operator. Kickbacks can be avoided by
attention to the following conditions.
How to Avoid Kickbacks and Protect
Yourself from Possible Injury:
• Be certain that the rip fence is parallel
to the saw blade.
• Do not rip by applying the feed force
to the section of the workpiece that will
become the cut-off (free) piece. Feed
force when ripping should always be
applied between the saw blade and the
fence; use a push stick for narrow work,
6 in. (152 mm) wide or less.
• Keep saw blade guard assembly, riving
knife and anti-kickback assembly in
place and operating properly. If anti-
kickback assembly is not operational,
return your unit to the nearest
authorized service center for repair.
The riving knife must be in alignment
with the saw blade and the anti-
kickback pawls assembly must stop
a kickback once it has started. Check
their action before ripping by pushing
the wood under the anti-kickback
assembly. The teeth must prevent the
wood from being pulled toward the
front of the saw.
• Plastic and composite (like hardboard)
materials may be cut on your saw.
However, since these are usually quite
hard and slippery, the anti-kickback
pawls may not stop a kickback.
Therefore, be especially attentive to
following proper set up and cutting
procedures for ripping.
• Use saw blade guard assembly, anti-
kickback pawls assembly and riving
knife for every operation for which it
can be used, including all through-
• Push the workpiece past the saw blade
prior to release.
• Never rip a workpiece that is twisted
or warped, or does not have a straight
edge to guide along the fence.
• Never saw a large workpiece that
cannot be controlled.
• Never use the fence as a guide or
length stop when crosscutting.
• Never saw a workpiece with loose
knots, flaws, nails or other foreign
• Never rip a workpiece shorter than
10 in. (254 mm).
• NEVER use a dull blade – replace or
• NEVER use a rip fence and miter
• Keep hands out of saw blade.
POWER SUPPLY AND MOTOR
To avoid electrical
hazards, fire hazards, or damage to the
tool, use proper circuit protection. Use
a seperate electrical circuit for your
tool. Your table saw is wired at the
factory for 120 V operation. Connect
to a 120 V, 15 Amp circuit and use
a 15 Amp time delay fuse or circuit
breaker. To avoid shock or fire,
if power cord is worn, cut, or
damaged in any way, have it