AVOID KICKBACKS (work thrown back toward you) by:
a) Keeping blade sharp.
b) Keeping rip fence parallel to the saw blade.
c) Keeping spreader, anti-kickback pawls, and blade guard
in place and operating.
d) Not releasing the work before it is pushed all the way
past the saw blade using a push stick.
e) Not ripping work that is twisted or warped or does not
have a straight edge to guide along the fence.
f) When bevel ripcut, make sure the rip fence is on the right
side of the blade.
NEVER CUT METALS, CEMENT BOARD, OR MASONRY.
These materials need to be cut by other special tools.
Cutting them with this tool can result in damage to the
saw and personal injury.
IF THE POWER SUPPLY CORD IS DAMAGED, it must be
replaced only by the manufacturer or by an authorized
service center to avoid risk.
AVOID AWKWARD OPERATIONS AND HAND POSITIONS
where a sudden slip could cause your hand to move into
the cutting tool.
MAKE SURE THE WORK AREA HAS AMPLE LIGHTING to see
the work and that no obstructions will interfere with safe
operation BEFORE performing any work using the table
If this saw makes an unfamiliar noise or if it vibrates
excessively, cease operating immediately, turn unit o and
unplug the tool until the problem has been located and
corrected. Contact a CRAFTSMAN factory service center, a
CRAFTSMAN authorized service center or other quali ed
service personnel if the problem can not be found.
Never leave the POWER TOOL unattended without first
unplugging the power cord.
When the tool is in maintenance or servicing or not in use,
ALWAYS turn o saw and unplug the saw. The saw will
automatically shut down when in a power failure, restart
the machine by pressing the green "I" button on the on/o
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 44115-2651
(www.powertoolinstitute.com). Information is also
available from the National Safety Council, 1121 Spring
Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-3201. Please refer to the U.S.
Department of Labor OSHA 1910.213 Regulations.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. Refer to them frequently and
use to instruct other users. If you loan someone this tool,
loan them these instructions also.
CAUTION: Follow safety instructions that appear on
Double insulation is a concept in safety in electric power tools,
which eliminates the need for the usual three-wire grounded
power cord. All exposed metal parts are isolated from the
internal metal motor components with protecting insulation.
Double insulated tools do not need to be grounded.
WARNING: The double insulated system is intended
to protect the user from shock resulting from a break
in the tool's internal wiring. Observe all normal safety
precautions to avoid electrical shock.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electrical shock,
double-insulated tools are equipped with a
polarized plug (one blade is wider than the
other). This plug will t into a polarized outlet
only one way. If the plug does not t, contact a
quali ed electrician to install a polarized outlet. Do not
change the plug in any way.
WARNING: Double insulation does not take the place
of normal safety precautions when operating this tool.
CAUTION: Servicing of a product with double
insulation requires extreme care and knowledge of
the system and should be performed only by a
quali ed service technician. For service, we suggest
you return the tool to your nearest authorized service
center for repair. Always use original factory
replacement parts when servicing. Do not use power
tools in wet or damp locations or expose them to rain
WARNING: Do not touch the plug blades when
inserting or removing the plug from an outlet.
This tool has a precision-built electric motor. It should be
connected to a power supply that is 120 volts, 60 Hz, AC only
(normal household current). Do not operate this product on
direct current (DC). A substantial voltage drop will cause a loss
of power and the motor will overheat. If the tool does not
operate when plugged into an outlet, double check the power
GUIDELINES FOR EXTENSION CORDS
Use a proper extension cord. Make sure extension cords are in
good condition. When using an extension cord, be sure to use
a cord that is heavy enough to carry the drawn current needed
by the saw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line
voltage, resulting in loss of power and overheating.