To Reduce The Risk Of Kickback - Black & Decker Firestorm FS1300CSL Instruction Manual

7-1/4 inch (185mm) circular saws
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642742-00 01 FS1300 FS1500CSL
• STAY ALERT AND EXERCISE
CONTROL. Keep body positioned to one
side of blade. Always maintain a firm grip
and control of saw with both hands. Do
not change hand grip or body position
while saw is running. Take precaution to
avoid injury from cut off pieces and other
falling material during operation.
DANGER: RELEASE SWITCH
IMMEDIATELY IF BLADE BINDS OR
SAW STALLS
GUARD AGAINST KICKBACK
• KICKBACK CAN BE CAUSED BY the
saw blade becoming pinched, twisted or
bound while cutting, or when the saw
stalls. When 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 cut and move
suddenly back toward the operator.

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF KICKBACK

• Keep a firm grip on saw with both hands
at all times.
• Stay alert – exercise control.
• Support long overhanging materials. As
the material is cut and weakens, it will
sag, causing a pinched blade.
• Support large panels as shown (Fig. 1).
Material supported only at the ends (Fig.
2) will lead to blade pinching.
• Avoid sawing overhead. Material can
sag and will pinch blade.
• Keep blades sharp and clean.
• Use fence or straight edge guide when
ripping. Be careful as the cut off strip can
sag or twist, closing the cut and pinching
the blade, leading to KICKBACK.
• Don't force tool. Wood variables such as
knots, hardness, toughness, wetness,
pressure treated and freshly cut green
lumber can heavily load the saw which
can lead to stalling. Push the saw slower
when this occurs.
• Don't remove saw from work during a cut
while the blade is moving.
• Allow saw to reach full speed before
blade contacts material to be cut.
Starting the saw with the blade against
the work or pushed forward into cut can
lead to stalling or sudden backward
movement of saw.
• Never attempt to lift saw when making a
bevel cut. This leads to blade binding
and stalling.
• Always secure work to prevent
workpiece movement during cut.
• Do not try to force saw back on line if
your cut begins to go off line. This can
cause KICKBACK. Stop saw and allow
blade to coast down to a stop. Withdraw
from cut and start a new cut on the line.
• Set depth adjustment of saw such that
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one tooth of the blade projects below the
workpiece as shown in (figure 8).
• Do not back up a rotating blade in the
cut. Twisting the saw can cause the
back edge of the blade to dig into the
material, climb out of the work and run
back toward the operator.
• Avoid cutting nails. Inspect for and
remove all nails from lumber before
cutting.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS -
DANGER: Laser radiation, avoid
direct eye exposure, serious eye
injury can result.
• Do not use optical tools such as a
telescope or transit to view the laser
beam.
• Position the laser so unintentional eye
contact will be avoided.
• Do not operate the laser around
children or allow children to operate the
laser.
• Do not disassemble. Modifying the
product in any way can increase the risk
of laser radiation.
WARNING: Use of controls or
adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified in
this manual may result in hazardous
laser radiation exposure.
• Do not operate in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases, or dust.
• Store idle product out of reach of
children and other untrained persons.
Lasers / power tools are dangerous in
the hands of untrained users.
• Use only accessories that are
recommended by the manufacturer for
your model. Accessories that may be
suitable for one laser / power tool, may
create a risk of injury when used on
another laser / power tool.
• Repairs and servicing MUST be
performed by a qualified repair facility.
Repairs performed by unqualified
personnel could result in serious injury.
• Do not remove or deface warning labels.
Removing labels increases the risk of
exposure to radiation.
• For indoor use only.
• This product is intended for use in a
temperature range of 41°F(5°C) -
104°F(40°C).
NOTE: Laser is set at the factory and is
not adjustable.
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