away from cutting
area and blade.
Keep your second
hand on the auxiliary
or motor housing.
If both hands are holding the saw, they cannot be cut by the blade.
keep your body positioned
to either side of the saw blade, but
not in line with the saw blade. Kickback could cause the saw to jump
Causes It and Ways to Prevent It on pages 7-8).
2. DO NOT reach underneath
the work. The guard cannot protect you from
the blade beneath the work.
check lower guard for proper closing
DO NOT operate
the saw if the lower guard does not move freely and
Never clamp or tie the lower guard in the open position.
If the saw is accidentally
dropped, the lower guard may be bent. Raise the
lower guard with the retracting
Make sure that it moves
does not touch the blade or any other part in all angles
and depths of cut.
check the operation
of the lower guard spring.
If the guard and the spring
are not operating
they MUST be
before use. The lower guard may operate sluggishly,
or a buildup
lower guard should
ONLY for making
cuts, such as pocket
raise the lower guard
As soon as the blade enters the material,
lower guard MUST
For all other sawing, the lower guard
make sure that the lower guard is covering
the blade BEFORE
the saw down on a work bench
blade will cause the saw to walk backwards,
is in its path.
Make note of the time it takes for the blade to stop spinning
switch is released.
7. NEVER hold the piece being cut in your hands or across your legs.
It is important to support the work properly in order to minimize body
exposure, blade binding, or loss of control.
8. ALWAYS hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when performing
an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its
own cord. Contact with a 'live" wire will make the exposed metal parts of
the tool "live" and shock the operator,
9.When ripping, ALWAYS use a rip fence or straight edge guide. This
improves the accuracy of the cut and reduces the chance of the blade binding.
10. ALWAYS use blades that have the correct size and shape (diamond
vs. round) arbor holes. Blades that do not match the mounting hardware
of the saw will run erratically and will cause loss of control,