13. Maintain tools with care
Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer
performance. Follow instructions for lubricating
and changing accessories. Inspect tool cords
periodically and, if damaged, have repaired by
authorized service facility. Inspect extension
cords periodically and replace if damaged. Keep
handles dry, clean and free from oil and grease.
14. Disconnect tools
When not in use, before servicing, and when
changing accessories such as blades, bits and
15. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches
Form the habit of checking to see that keys and
adjusting wrenches are removed from tool before
turning it on.
16. Avoid unintentional starting
Don't carry plugged-in tool with finger on switch.
Be sure switch is off when plugging in.
17. Outdoor use extension cords
When tool is used outdoors, use only extension
cords intended for use outdoors and so marked.
18. Stay alert
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense.
Do not operate tool when you are tired.
19. Check damaged parts
Before further use of the tool, a guard or other
part that is damaged should be carefully checked
to determine that it will operate properly and per-
form its intended function. Check for alignment of
moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage
of parts, mounting, and any other conditions that
may affect its operation. A guard or other part
that is damaged should be properly repaired or
replaced by an authorized service center unless
otherwise indicated elsewhere in this instruction
manual. Have defective switches replaced by
and authorized service center. Do not use tool if
switch does not turn it on and off.
The use of any other accessory or attachment
other than recommended in this operating
instruction or the catalog may present a risk of
21. Have your tool repaired by an expert
This electric appliance is in accordance with the
relevant safety rules. Repairing of electric appli-
ances may be carried out only by experts other-
wise it may cause considerable danger for the
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES
Avoid cutting nails. Inspect for and remove
all nails from the workpiece before operation.
Don't cut hollow pipe.
Do not cut oversize workpiece.
Check for the proper clearance beneath the
workpiece before cutting so that the blade
will not strike the floor, workbench, etc.
Always wear eye protection conforming with
current national standard. Severe eye injury
Hold the tool firmly.
Make sure the cord is out of your way and not
in the line of cut.
Make sure the blade is not contacting the
workpiece before the switch is turned on.
Keep hands away from moving parts.
10. When cutting through walls, floors or wher-
ever "live" electrical wires may be encoun-
tered. DO NOT TOUCH ANY METAL PARTS
OF THE TOOL! Hold the tool only by the insu-
lated grasping surfaces to prevent electric
shock if you cut through a "live" wire.
11. Do not leave the tool running. Operate the
tool only when hand-held.
12. Always switch off and wait for the blade to
come to a complete stop before removing the
blade from the workpiece.
13. Do not touch the blade or the workpiece
immediately after operation; they may be
extremely hot and could burn your skin.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
Installing or removing the saw blade
• Always be sure that the tool is switched off and
unplugged before installing or removing the blade.
• Always clean off the blade and blade holder before
installing the blade. Chips or foreign matter on them
may cause insufficient securing of the blade, possi-
bly resulting in blade breakage or serious injury.
• Do not switch on the tool with the clamp protruding
from the blade holder. The clamp, blade holder or
roller may be damaged.
For 4304T (Fig. 1, 2 & 3)
Pull the blade installing lever in the (A) direction
until it stops while lifting is slightly.
Rotate the blade installing lever in the (B) direc-
tion and the clamp on the blade holder will open.
Open the clamp a little more than the thickness
of the blade to be installed.
With the blade teeth facing forward, insert the
blade into the blade holder as far as it will go.
Make sure that the back edge of the blade fits
properly into the groove of the roller.
With the blade held against the blade holder,
rotate the blade installing lever in the (D) direc-
tion to tighten the clamp.
With the blade installing lever held in this posi-
tion, move it in the (E) direction. Then the blade
installing lever in the (F) direction to return it to its