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Starting A Cut - Craftsman 172.108510 Owner's Manual

7 1/4-in. circular saws
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TO ADJUST
BLADE
DEPTH
1. Unplug the saw.
I Z_ WARNING:
Failure to unplug the saw could result in accidental
starting causing possible serious personal injury.
2. Raise depth adjust lever to loosen. (See Fig. 8).
3. Determine the desired depth of cut.
4. Locate the depth-of-cut scale on the back of the upper blade guard.
5. Hold the base of saw flat against the workpiece and then raise or lower the saw
until the indicator mark on the bracket aligns with the notch on the blade guard.
6. Lower depth adjust lever to tighten.
STARTING A CUT
1. ALWAYS use your saw with your hands positioned correctly (See Fig. 9).
I /_ WARNING:
ALWAYS maintain proper control of the saw to make
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sawing safer and easier. Loss of control of the saw could cause an accident
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resulting in possible serious injury.
NEVER use the saw with your
hands positioned as shown
in Fig. 10!
TO HELP MAINTAIN
CONTROL
1. ALWAYS support the workpiece
near the cut.
2. ALWAYS support the workpiece so
the cut will be on your right.
3. ALWAYS clamp the workpiece
so it will not move during the cut.
Place the workpiece with the good
side down.
NOTE: The good side is the side
where appearance is important.
Before starting a cut, draw a guideline
along the desired line of cut. Then place
the front edge of the saw base on that
part of the workpiece, that is solidly
supported (See Fig. 9).
4.NEVER place the saw on the part of
the workpiece that will fall off when
the cut is made (see Fig. 10).
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5.ALWAYS keep the cord away from the
cutting area. ALWAYS place the cord so it does not hang up on the
workpiece when making a cut.
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