hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in property damage.
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ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES:
WARNING: Some dust created by
power sanding, sawing, grinding,
drilling, and other construction
activities contains chemicals known
to cause cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Some examples
of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and
cement and other masonry products,
• arsenic and chromium from
chemically-treated lumber (CCA).
Your risk from these exposures varies,
depending on how often you do this type
of work. To reduce your exposure to these
chemicals: work in a well ventilated area,
and work with approved safety equipment,
such as those dust masks that are
specially designed to filter out microscopic
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust
from power sanding, sawing,
grinding, drilling, and other
construction activities. Wear
protective clothing and wash
exposed areas with soap and water.
Allowing dust to get into your mouth,
eyes, or lay on the skin may promote
absorption of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can
generate and/or disburse dust, which
may cause serious and permanent
respiratory or other injury. Always use
NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory
protection appropriate for the dust
exposure. Direct particles away from
face and body.
CAUTION: Wear appropriate hearing
protection during use. Under some
conditions and duration of use,
noise from this product may
contribute to hearing loss.
• Snagging the lower guard on a
surface below the material being cut
can momentarily reduce operator
control. The saw can lift partially out of
the cut increasing the chance of blade
twist. Ensure there is sufficient
clearance under the workpiece.
• When necessary to raise lower guard
manually, use the retracting lever.
• KEEP THE BLADES CLEAN AND
SHARP. Sharp blades minimize stalling
and kickback. The use of dull and/or dirty
blades can increase the saw loading
causing the operator to push harder
which promotes twisting.
DANGER: LACERATION HAZARD.
KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING
AREA. Keep hands away from blades.
Never place hands in front of or behind
the path of the blade while cutting. Do
not reach underneath work while blade
is rotating. Do not attempt to remove cut
material when blade is moving.
• SUPPORT LARGE PANELS. Large
panels must be supported as shown
(figure 1) in this manual to minimize the
risk of blade pinching and kickback.
Material supported only at the ends
(figure 2) will lead to blade pinching.
When cutting operation requires the
resting of the saw on the workpiece, the
saw shall be rested on the larger portion
and the smaller piece cut off.
• USE ONLY CORRECT BLADES AND
BLADE ASSEMBLY COMPONENTS
WHEN MOUNTING BLADES. Do not
use blades with incorrect size holes.
Never use defective or incorrect blade
washers or bolts. Follow blade assembly
• ADJUSTMENTS. Before cutting be sure
depth and bevel adjustments are tight.
• SUPPORT AND SECURE THE WORK
PROPERLY. Insure that the material to
be cut is clamped (figure 3) and solidly
supported and balanced on a strong,
stable and level work surface. Support
the work so that the wide portion of the
saw shoe is on the portion of the
material that doesn't fall after the cut is
made. Never hold cut off piece by hand