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(Original instructions)
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.
f. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly
maintained cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less
likely to bind and are easier to control.
g. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc. in
accordance with these instructions, taking into
account the working conditions and the work to be
performed. Use of the power tool for operations different
from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
5. Service
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.
Additional power tool safety warnings
Warning! Additional safety warnings for
Circular saws
Keep hands away from cutting area and the blade.
Keep your second hand on auxiliary handle, or motor
housing. If both hands are holding the saw, they cannot
be cut by the blade.
Do not reach underneath the workpiece. The guard
cannot protect you from the blade below the workpiece.
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.
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 of control.
Hold power tool by insulated gripping surfaces 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 give the operator an electric shock.
When ripping always use a rip fence or straight edge
guide. This improves the accuracy of cut and reduces the
chance of blade binding.
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.
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
Safety instructions for all saws
Causes and operator prevention of kickback:
kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound or
misaligned saw blade, causing an uncontrolled saw to lift
up and out of the workpiece toward the operator;
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 operator;
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 the operator.
Kickback is the result of saw misuse and/or incorrect operating
procedures or conditions and can be avoided by taking proper
precautions as given below.
Maintain a firm grip with both hands on the saw and
position your arms to resist kickback forces. Position
your body to either side of the blade, but not in line
with the blade. Kickback could cause the saw to jump
backwards, but kickback forces can be controlled by the
operator, if proper precautions are taken.
When the blade is binding, or when interrupting a cut
for any reason, release the trigger and hold the saw
motionless in the material until the blade comes to a
complete stop. Never attempt to remove the saw from
the work or pull the saw backward while the blade is
in motion or kickback may occur. Investigate and take
corrective actions to eliminate the cause of blade binding.
When restarting a saw in the workpiece, centre the
saw blade in the kerf and check that saw teeth are not
engaged into the material. If saw blade is binding, it may
walk up or kickback from the workpiece as the saw is
Support large panels to minimise the risk of blade
pinching and kickback. Large panels tend to sag under
their own weight. Supports must be placed under the
panel on both sides, near the line of cut and near the edge
of the panel.
Do not use dull or damaged blades. Unsharpened or
improperly set blades produce narrow kerf causing
excessive friction, blade binding and kickback.
Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking levers must
be tight and secure before making cut. If blade
adjustment shifts while cutting, it may cause binding and
Use extra caution when making a "plunge cut" into
existing walls or other blind areas. The protruding blade
may cut objects that can cause kickback.
Safety instructions for circular saws with outer or
inner pendulum guards and with tow guard
Check lower guard for proper closing before each
Do not operate the saw if lower guard does not
move freely and close instantly. Never clamp or tie the
lower guard into the open position. If saw is
accidentally dropped, lower guard may be bent. Raise the
lower guard with the retracting handle and make sure it
moves freely and does not touch the blade or any other
part, in all angles and depths of cut.
Check the operation of the lower guard spring. If the
guard and the spring are not operating properly, they
must be serviced before use. Lower guard may operate
sluggishly due to damaged parts, gummy deposits, or a
build-up of debris.
Lower guard should be retracted manually only for
special cuts such as "plunge cuts" and "compound
cuts". Raise lower guard by retracting handle and as
soon as blade enters the material, the lower guard
must be released. For all other sawing, the lower guard
should operate automatically.
Always observe that the lower guard is covering the
blade before placing saw down on bench or floor. An
unprotected, coasting blade will cause the saw to walk
backwards, cutting whatever is in its path. Be aware of the
time it takes for the blade to stop after switch is released.
Residual risks
Additional residual risks may arise when using the tool which
may not be included in the enclosed safety warnings. These
risks can arise from misuse, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety regulations
and the implementation of safety devices, certain residual
risks can not be avoided. These include:
Injuries caused by touching any rotating/moving parts.
Injuries caused when changing any parts, blades or ac-
Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool. When using
any tool for prolonged periods ensure you take regular
Impairment of hearing.
Health hazards caused by breathing dust developed when
using your tool (example:- working with wood, especially
oak, beech and MDF.).
Laser (CS1250L only)
This laser complies with class 2 according to EN60825-
1:2014. Do not replace a laser diode with a different type.
If the laser is damaged, have the laser repaired by an
authorised repair agent.
Do not use the laser for any purpose other than projecting
laser lines.
(Original instructions)
An exposure of the eye to the beam of a class 2 laser is
considered safe for a maximum of 0.25 seconds. Eyelid
reflexes will normally provide adequate protection.
At distances greater than 1m, the laser complies with
class 1 and is therefore considered completely safe.
Never look into the laser beam directly and intentionally.
Do not use optical tools to view the laser beam.
Do not set up the tool where the laser beam can cross any
person at head height.
Do not let children come near the laser.
Saw blades
Do not use blades of larger or smaller diameter than
recommended. For the proper blade rating refer to the
technical data. Use only the blades specified in this
manual, complying with EN 847-1.
Warning! Never use abrasive wheels.
Safety of others
Warning! Wear ear protection when using this tool
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
The declared vibration emission values stated in the technical
data and the declaration of conformity have been measured
in accordance with a standard test method provided by EN
60745 and may be used for comparing one tool with another.
The declared vibration emission value may also be used in a
preliminary assessment of exposure.
Warning! The vibration emission value during actual use of
the power tool can differ from the declared value depending
on the ways in which the tool is used. The vibration level may
increase above the level stated.
When assessing vibration exposure to determine safety
measures required by 2002/44/EC to protect persons regularly
using power tools in employment, an estimation of vibration
exposure should consider, the actual conditions of use and the
way the tool is used, including taking account of all parts of the
operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off
and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time.



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