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KEY INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW:
•Carbide blades stay sharp much longer than steel blades. Use a carbide blade
•A dull blade will cause slow, inefficient cutting.
•Always support work properly. (See illustrations on work support in this manual.)
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INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO Y PÓLIZA DE
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CAT. NO. C2020
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite accidents.
Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids,
gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.
Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to
Double Insulated tools are equipped with a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug
will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it
still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install a polarized outlet. Do not change the plug in any
way. Double Insulation
eliminates the need for the three wire grounded power cord and grounded
power supply system.
Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
(JUN 98 -1)
• When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement pa
section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failur
a risk of electric shock or injury.
Keep hands away from cutting area an
handle, or motor housing. If both hand
• Keep your body positioned to either side of the saw blade
could cause the saw to jump backwards. (See "Causes and
• Do not reach underneath the work. The guard cannot prot
• Check lower guard for proper closing before each use. Do
freely and close instantly. Never clamp or tie the lower gu
dropped, lower guard may be bent. Raise the lower guard
freely and does not touch the blade or any other part, in all
• Check the operation and condition of the lower guard spr
operating properly, they must be serviced before use. Low
damaged parts, gummy deposits, or a buildup of debris.
• Lower guard should be retracted manually only for specia
Cuts". Raise the lower guard by Retracting Lever. As soon
be released. For all other sawing, the lower guard should o
• Always observe that the lower guard is covering the blad
An unprotected coasting blade will cause the saw to walk b
aware of the time it takes for the blade to stop after switch i
• NEVER hold piece being cut in your hands or across your
minimize body exposure, blade binding, or loss of control.
• Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing
contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a "live
tool "live" and shock the operator.
• When ripping, always use a rip fence or straight edge gu
reduces the chance for blade binding.
• Always use blades with correct size and shape (diamond
the mounting hardware of the saw will run eccentrically, ca
• Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers or bolts.T
designed for your saw, for optimum performance and safet
CAUSES AND OPERATOR PREVENTION OF KICKBACK
• Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, bound or misa
lift up and out of the workpiece toward the operator.
• When the blade is pinched or bound tightly by the kerf clos
drives the unit rapidly back toward the operator.
• If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned in the cut, the tee
top surface of the wood causing the blade to climb out of th
• Kickback is the result of tool misuse and/or incorrect opera
by taking proper precautions as given below.
• Maintain a firm grip with both hands on the saw and pos
KICKBACK forces. KICKBACK forces can be controlled by t
• When blade is binding or when interrupting a cut for any
motionless in the material until the blade comes to a comp
from the work or pull the saw backward while the blade i
and take corrective action to eliminate the cause of blade b
• When restarting a saw in the workpiece, center the saw b
engaged into the material. If saw blade is binding it may w
saw is restarted.
• Support large panels to minimize the risk of blade pinchin
under their own weight. Supports must be placed under the
the edge of the panel.
• Do not use dull or damaged blade. Unsharpened or impro
excessive friction, blade binding and KICKBACK.
• Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking levers must be tig
adjustment shifts while cutting, it may cause binding and KI
• Use extra caution when making a "Pocket Cut" into existi
blade may cut objects that can cause KICKBACK.
The label on your tool may include the following symbo
........................ Class II Construction
........................safety alert symbol
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RUL
• Snagging the lower guard on a surface below the materia
control. The saw can lift partially out of the cut increasing th
clearance under the workpiece.
• When necessary to raise lower guard manually, use the r
• KEEP THE BLADES CLEAN AND SHARP. Sharp blades mini
dirty blades can increase the saw loading causing the oper
KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM CUTTING A
hands in front of or behind the path of th