ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES FOR TABLE SAWS
DO NOT OPERATE THIS MACHINE until it is
OBTAIN ADVICE FROM another qualified person if
you are not familiar with the operation of this machine.
FOLLOW ALL WIRING CODES and recommended
USE THE GUARDS WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Check
to see that they are in place, secured, and working
KICKBACK IS THE NATURAL TENDENCY OF THE
WORKPIECE TO BE THROWN BACK AT THE
OPERATOR when the workpiece initially contacts the
blade or if the workpiece pinches the blade. Kickback
is dangerous and can result in serious injury.
AVOID KICKBACK by:
A. keeping blade sharp and free of rust and pitch.
B. keeping rip fence parallel to the saw blade.
C. using saw blade guard and spreader for every
possible operation, including all through sawing.
D. pushing the workpiece past the saw blade prior
E. never ripping a workpiece that is twisted or
warped, or does not have a straight edge to guide
along the fence.
using featherboards when the anti-kickback
device cannot be used.
G. never sawing a large workpiece that cannot be
H. never using the fence as a guide when
never sawing a workpiece with loose knots or
ALWAYS USE GUARDS, SPLITTER, AND ANTI-
KICKBACK FINGERS whenever possible.
REMOVE CUT-OFF PIECES AND SCRAPS from the
table before starting the saw. The vibration of the
machine may cause them to move into the saw blade
and be thrown out. After cutting, turn the machine off.
After the blade has come to a complete stop,
remove all debris.
NEVER START THE MACHINE with the workpiece
against the blade.
NEVER run the workpiece between the fence and a
10. CUTTING THE WORKPIECE WITHOUT THE USE OF
A FENCE OR MITER GAUGE
"FREEHAND" CUTTING. NEVER perform "free-hand"
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
IS KNOWN AS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Refer to them often
and use them to instruct others.
operations. Use either the fence or miter gauge to
position and guide the workpiece.
11. HOLD THE WORKPIECE FIRMLY against the miter
gauge or fence.
12. CUTTING COMPLETELY THROUGH THE WORK-
PIECE IS KNOWN AS "THROUGH-SAWING".
Ripping and cross-cutting are through-sawing
operations. Cutting with the grain (or down the length
of the workpiece) is ripping. Cutting across the grain
(or across the workpiece) is cross-cutting. Use a fence
or fence system for ripping. DO NOT use a fence or
fence system for cross-cutting. Instead, use a miter
gauge. USE PUSH STICK(S) for ripping a narrow
13. AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS AND HAND
POSITIONS where a sudden slip could cause a hand
to move into the blade.
14. KEEP ARMS, HANDS, AND FINGERS away from the
15. NEVER have any part of your body in line with the path
of the saw blade.
16. NEVER REACH AROUND or over the saw blade.
17. NEVER attempt to free a stalled saw blade without first
turning the machine "OFF".
18. PROPERLY SUPPORT LONG OR WIDE workpieces.
19. NEVER PERFORM LAYOUT, assembly or set-up work
on the table/work area when the machine is running.
20. TURN THE MACHINE "OFF" AND DISCONNECT
THE MACHINE from the power source before
installing or removing accessories, before adjusting or
changing set-ups, or when making repairs.
21. TURN THE MACHINE "OFF", disconnect the
machine from the power source, and clean the
table/work area before leaving the machine. LOCK
THE SWITCH IN THE "OFF" POSITION to prevent
22. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the safe
and proper operation of power tools (i.e. a safety
video) is available from the Power Tool Institute,
1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2851
(www.powertoolinstitute.com). Information is also
available from the National Safety Council, 1121
Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-3201. Please refer
to the American National Standards Institute ANSI
01.1 Safety Requirements for Woodworking Machines
and the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA 1910.213