WARNING: FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, READ INSTRUCTION MANUAL
BEFORE OPERATING SAW
• ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION
• DO NOT WEAR GLOVES, NECKTIES, JEWELRY OR LOOSE CLOTHING
• CONTAIN LONG HAIR
• KEEP HANDS AND FINGERS OUT OF THE SAW BLADE PATH — USE EXTRA CAU-
TION WHEN BEVELING
• ALWAYS USE BLADE GUARD AND SPREADER FOR EVERY OPERATION FOR WHICH
IT CAN BE USED, INCLUDING THROUGH SAWING
• USE A "PUSH STICK" WHEN REQUIRED
• KNOW HOW TO AVOID KICKBACKS — SEE MANUAL
• ALWAYS SUPPORT WORK WITH TABLE AND FENCE OR MITER GAUGE
• NEVER USE FENCE AND MITER GAUGE TOGETHER
• NEVER REACH AROUND OR OVER SAW BLADE
• SECURELY MOUNT SAW BLADE BEFORE OPERATING
• NEVER REMOVE JAMMED OR CUT-OFF PIECES UNTIL POWER IS OFF AND BLADE
• DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN OR USE IN DAMP LOCATIONS
• DO NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL
• FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE WARNINGS MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS PER-
WARNING: When using electric tools, basic safety precautions should always be
followed to reduce risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury, including the fol-
In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance for
electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This tool is equipped with an electric cord
having an equipment-grounding conductor and grounding plug. The plug must be plugged
into a matching outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances. Do not modify plug provided — if it will not fit the outlet, have the prop-
er outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric
shock. The conductor with insulation having an outer surface that is green with or without yel-
low stripes is the equipment-grounding conductor. If repair or replacement of the electric cord
or plug is necessary, do not connect the equipment-grounding conductor to a live terminal.
Check with a qualified electrician or service personnel if the grounding instructions are not
completely understood, or if in doubt as to whether the tool is properly grounded.
Use only 3-wire extension cords that have 3-prong grounding plugs and 3-pole receptacles
that accept the tool's plug.
REPAIR OR REPLACE DAMAGED OR WORN CORDS IMMEDIATELY.
Grounded tools intended for use on a supply circuit having a nominal rating less than 150
volts: This tool is intended for use on a circuit that has an outlet that looks like the one illus-
trated in Figure A. The tool has a grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in Figure
A. A temporary adapter, which looks like the adapter illustrated in Figures B and C, may be
used to connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle as shown in Figure B if a properly grounded
outlet is not available. The temporary adapter should be used only until a properly grounded
outlet can be installed by a qualified electrician. The green-colored rigid ear, lug, and the like,
extending from the adapter must be connected to a permanent ground such as a properly
grounded outlet box. The adapter (C) is not for use in Canada.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• KEEP GUARDS IN PLACE and in working order.
• REMOVE ADJUSTING KEYS AND WRENCHES. Form habit of checking to see that keys
and adjusting wrenches are removed from tool before turning it on.
• KEEP WORK AREA CLEAN. Cluttered areas and benches invite injuries.
• DON'T USE IN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT. Don't use power tools in damp or wet loca-
tions, or expose them to rain. Keep work area well lighted.
• KEEP CHILDREN AWAY. All visitors should be kept safe distance from work area.
• MAKE WORKSHOP CHILD PROOF with padlocks, master switches, or by removing starter
• DON'T FORCE TOOL. It will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
• USE RIGHT TOOL. Don't force tool or attachment to do a job for which it was not designed.
• USE PROPER EXTENSION CORD. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of
power and overheating. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on cord
length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the
gauge number, the heavier the cord.
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in Feet
• WEAR PROPER APPAREL. Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties, rings, bracelets, or
other jewelry which may get caught in moving parts. Nonslip footwear is recommended. Wear
protective hair covering to contain long hair.
• ALWAYS USE SAFETY GLASSES. Also use face or dust mask if cutting operation is dusty.
Everyday eyeglasses only have impact resistant lenses, they are not safety glasses.
• DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
• MAINTAIN TOOLS WITH CARE. Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest perform-
ance. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
• DISCONNECT TOOLS before servicing; when changing accessories, such as blades, bits,
cutters, and the like.
• REDUCE THE RISK OF UNINTENTIONAL STARTING. Make sure switch is in off position
before plugging in. If power is interrupted to tool, turn off switch before restoring power.
• USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES. Consult the instruction manual for recommended
accessories. The use of improper accessories may cause risk of injury to persons.
• NEVER STAND ON TOOL. Serious injury could occur if the tool is tipped over or if the cutting
tool is unintentionally contacted.
• CHECK DAMAGED PARTS. Before further use of the tool, a guard or other part that is
damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform
its intended function–check for alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage