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Safety Instructions For Table Saws - Craftsman CMXETAX69434502 Instruction Manual

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protected supply. Use of an GFCI reduces the risk of
electric shock.
3) Personal safety
a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power
tool while you are tired or under the in uence of drugs,
alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious personal
b) Use personal protective equipment. Always wear eye
protection. Protective equipment such as dust mask,
non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection
used for appropriate conditions will reduce personal
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure the switch is in
the o -position before connecting to power source
and/or battery pack, picking up or carrying the tool.
Carrying power tools with your nger on the switch or
energizing power tools that have the switch on invites
d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the
power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a
rotating part of the power tool may result in personal
e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times. This enables better control of the power tool in
unexpected situations.
f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
g) If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of dust collection can
reduce dust-related hazards.
h) Do not let familiarity gained from frequent use of tools
allow you to become complacent and ignore tool safety
principles. A careless action can cause severe injury
within a fraction of a second.
4) Power tool use and care
a) Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool
for your application. The correct power tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
b) Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it
on and o . Any power tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
c) Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or
remove the battery pack, if detachable, from the power
tool before making any adjustments, changing
accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive
safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power
tool accidentally.
d) Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool or
these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools
are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
e) Maintain power tools and accessories. Check for
misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of
parts and any other condition that may a ect the
power tool's operation. If damaged, have the power tool
repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained power tools.
f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained
cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to
bind and are easier to control.
g) Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits, etc., in
accordance with these instructions, taking into account
the working conditions and the work to be performed.
Use of the power tool for operations di erent from those
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
h) Keep handles and grasping surfaces dry, clean and free
from oil and grease. Slippery handles and grasping
surfaces do not allow for safe handling and control of
the tool in unexpected situations.
5) Service
a) Have your power tool serviced by a quali ed repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
WARNING: Read and understand all instructions.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may
result in electric shock, and/or serious personal injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.

Safety instructions for table saws

1) Guarding related warnings
a) Keep guards in place. Guards must be in working order
and be properly mounted. A guard that is loose,
damaged, or is not functioning correctly must be
repaired or replaced.
b) Always use saw blade guard, riving knife and
anti-kickback device for every throughcutting operation.
For throughcutting operations where the saw blade
cuts completely through the thickness of the workpiece,
the guard and other safety devices help reduce the risk
of injury.
c) Immediately reattach the guarding system after
completing an operation (such as rabbeting, dadoing or
resawing cuts) which requires removal of the guard,
riving knife and/or anti-kickback device. The guard,
riving knife, and anti-kickback device help to reduce the
risk of injury.
d) Make sure the saw blade is not contacting the guard,
riving knife or the workpiece before the switch is turned
on. Inadvertent contact of these items with the saw
blade could cause a hazardous condition.
e) Adjust the riving knife as described in this instruction
manual. Incorrect spacing, positioning and alignment
can make the riving knife ine ective in reducing the
likelihood of kickback.
f) For the riving knife and anti-kickback device to work,
they must be engaged in the workpiece. The riving knife
and anti-kickback device are ine ective when cutting
workpieces that are too short to be engaged with the
riving knife and anti-kickback device. Under these
conditions a kickback cannot be prevented by the riving
knife and anti-kickback device.
g) Use the appropriate saw blade for the riving knife. For

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